25+ Tips for Eating Vegetarian While Traveling (from the People Who Know Best)

iStock 000019707363XSmallHow do you eat vegetarian or vegan while you’re traveling?

And how do you do it healthily, especially if you’re an athlete?

These are almost as common as the protein question, only they’re usually asked by newish vegetarians and vegans, rather than the veg-curious.

And so I set out to write a post to answer the questions. But in the process, I started to understand that any one person’s approach to eating while traveling is unique to them, and might not work for everyone.

What’s more, I haven’t traveled all that much. Last year I had the pleasure of visiting Portland, Austin, San Francisco, San Diego, and Boston, but you’ll notice that these are among the most vegan-friendly cities in the country. So I didn’t exactly have to rack my brain — it was easier to eat in these places than it was at home (before I moved to Asheville)!

That’s when it dawned on me to reach out to some friends — vegetarian and vegan athletes, authors, and bloggers, all of whom travel quite a bit — to assemble a massive collection of healthy, plant-based travel tips from the people who know how to do it better than anyone else in the world.

Here’s what they submitted. I hope you enjoy the advice and, if you’re in the veg-curious camp, find reason to cross yet another common objection off the list.

Plant-based travel tips from athletes, authors, and bloggers

Scott Jurek, ultrarunner, author of the upcoming book Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness:

1. Look up natural food stores and grocery stores in the area you will be traveling to that carry the foods you will need. Do this before you leave so you have a smooth transition when you arrive to your destination. Do the same for vegetarian restaurants if you plan to eat out or will need to do so occasionally for business and entertainment.  If vegan options are not available search out ethnic eateries and those that are plant-based friendly.

2. For longer stays a kitchen or even a hot plate with pots and pans will enable you to prepare homemade meals.  Search for studios, kitchenette suites or VRBO rental options.

3. Pack a meal or two and snacks for the plane or car ride. Don’t rely on the food served on airplanes, as most of the time they are not plant-based or healthy options.

4. For the rest of the trip, pack protein powders and other essentials that may be hard to find once you arrive to your destination. Plant-based protein might be the hardest item to find, so having portable protein can be key to supplement the carbohydrate and fat that is readily available.

5. If you’re stuck in an airport and needing to eat airport concession food, usually the best plant-based options are Mexican, Asian, Mediterranean or Middle Eastern.  I have even found plant protein at the worst of airports. You can usually find plant-based protein even in rural areas and restaurants. Many times kidney or garbanzo beans are served in salad bars. Ask your server if they have any beans or legumes on hand, even if they are not listed on the menu or in a dish.

6. When you arrive to your hotel, request a mini fridge if your hotel room does not come with one. I have even emptied the mini bar items in a pinch.

Leo Babauta, blogger at Zen Habits and author of several books on productivity and simplicity:

When I travel I usually will look up good vegetarian and veg-friendly restaurants in the city I’m going to, on Happy Cow and vegan blogs based in that city. Then I’ll create a Google Map for the city with good options marked on the map, so wherever I go in the city I’ll have spots to choose from. I like to eat from supermarkets, farmer’s markets and health food stores, where you can usually find cheap and healthy vegetarian food to prepare or eat as is. That said, I always allow myself to indulge a bit while traveling — that’s part of the fun! I just make sure to get lots of veggies in before I indulge, so I don’t overdo it.

Courtney Carver, blogger at Be More with Less:

1. Most restaurants have vegetarian options, but if you don’t see something on the menu, ask. Check to see if the chef has a vegetarian recommendation or find an item on the menu you like and ask for a meat free version.
2. Pack a small collapsible cooler and after checking into your hotel, visit a local grocery store and keep fruits, veggies and other healthy snacks on hand.

Brendan Brazier, Ironman triathlete, author of Thrive, formulator of Vega:

Graze: get used to eating small amounts throughout the day. Fruit, nuts, seeds, vegetables.

You don’t have to eat meals…grazing is easy when traveling. Of course Vega One and Vega bars car help. Or can make the bars yourself and pack with you.

Of course, one of the reasons I developed Thrive Foods Direct was to make eating on the road easier. Especially for those who do enjoy complete meals…or for those transitioning to plant-based.

Gena Hamshaw, blogger at Choosing Raw and frequent VegNews contributor:

1. Whenever you’re near a health food store or Whole Foods, stock up on boxed almond milk, snack bars, nut butter, kale chips, and other vegan snacks. You never know when you’ll have another chance, so take advantage when opportunity calls! And if you’re staying with friends, ask if they wouldn’t mind giving you time to do a grocery run. It will make everyone’s life easier–yours and theirs alike.

2. Call restaurants ahead of time and ask (kindly) if vegan staples–like steamed or grilled veggie plates, simple rice, or beans (right out of the can is fine) can be added to a salad dish. If not, a baked potato with a side salad is a fine dinner, and remember: travel is about the experience, and food is only one part of that.

3. Use HappyCow.net to find vegan restaurants near you!

Rich Roll, Ultraman triathlete, author of the upcoming book Finding Ultra:

With today’s GPS-enabled smart phones it’s never been easier to be prepared to maintain healthy eating habits on the road.  With a modicum of forethought, it’s snap to locate the closest health food market and vegan-friendly eateries in the vicinity of your out-of-town whereabouts.  For in-between meals, pack some healthy snacks for the road or flight to stave off cravings that could lead to a sudden unhealthy choice.  My favorites are dried fruit and nuts, a large thermos of green smoothie, and/or a tupperware container of brown rice, lentils and/or black beans with some avocado and hot sauce.

Julie Morris, author of Superfood Cuisine:

I always bring insurance when I travel — aka superfoods (extra nutrient-dense foods). Since you never know what kind of accessibility you’ll have to a good, healthy meal, I find it really helpful to pack a small collection of superfoods and have on standby… just in case a baked potato really is the only vegetable a restaurant has in the kitchen. If you think about it, carrying around dried mixes of superfoods is how many ancient cultures stayed strong during their nomadic travels … so it’s not such a stretch for us to look to do the same! A few favorites include:

Dried greens powder – I use wheatgrass powder, chlorella, or a blend of greens, and mix them into water or juice when fresh veggies or a big salad isn’t an option. Plus, it’s a light ingredient to bring.

Chia seeds – They’re easy to sprinkle on anything, including restaurant food, and provide healthy fats and fiber.

Hemp seeds – Premium veggie protein on the go! Can also be sprinkled or mixed into just about anything.

Dried goji berries – With a high concentration of over 20 vitamins and minerals, goji berries have got many basic micronutrient needs covered. Plus, they support the immune system – always a plus while traveling.

Robert Cheeke, author of Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness — The Complete Guide to Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet:

1. The best thing you can do when you travel is be prepared. That is what great athletes do. Prepare bulk quantities of food such as brown rice, potatoes, yams, lots of whole fruits, nuts and so on, and transport them in resealable containers in a travel cooler. When you’re prepared with sufficient quality whole foods, you’ll be able to maintain your meal frequency necessary to sustain energy and muscle mass no matter how hectic your travel plans are.

2. Whether you’re traveling by plane, boat, car, bike or other mode of transportation, always take food with you. Since food is our fuel, our sources of recovery after exercise (along with rest and sleep), and what nourishes us and sustains us, it behooves us to travel with sufficient quantities of prepared foods. Travel with a diversity of whole foods including fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and of course a water bottle to stay hydrated.

3. When people ask me how I maintain my vegan diet when I travel to remote places that don’t seem exceptionally vegan-friendly such as Alabama and Mississippi, or France or Poland, I am quick to remind people that every small and large town I have ever been to anywhere in the world, has grocery stores and some have farmers markets. One doesn’t  have to find a vegetarian restaurant to find vegetarian food. Grocery stores are stocked full of produce. Go eat it.

Terry Walters, author of CLEAN Food and CLEAN Start:

Once I reach my destination, I can always find locally sourced, creative and delicious clean food. But it’s the travel itself that’s the greatest challenge, not only because airport options are so limited, but because sitting for an extended period can make even the healthiest meal feel heavy and one’s digestion feel compromised. I eat light when I travel and always bring a selection of raw snacks and pouches of powdered green drink! My favorites are Rachel Jean’s Empowered Herbals and Green Vibrance (I keep their individual serving packs in my bag at all times!).

Benny Lewis, blogger at Fluent In 3 Months, currently traveling somewhere in the middle of China:

No matter where you go, there are always plenty of options! Just remember that printed on a piece of paper does not mean written in stone. I generally simply ask when eating out (if I don’t see something immediately) if they can prepare an otherwise nice looking dish, but instead of chicken etc. to use vegetables I see on other dishes. Almost everywhere has been flexible with me!

Just keep in mind that a translation of ‘vegetarian’ is not so useful and may include chicken or even ‘thin’ slices of other meat, so I generally like to emphasise no-meat-no-fish in a way that’s clear.
happycow.net, the online database of veggie restaurants, is a great resource for when you get to choose the restaurant.

When stuck, you can always order several starters, but to be honest I’ve rarely (in 10 years and dozens of countries) had to sacrifice having a nice filling meal. It’s easier than you think!

Caitlin Boyle, blogger at Healthy Tipping Point:

I travel fairly frequently for work, making about 20 flights a year.  The key to finding a healthy vegetarian meal at the airport is definitely walking the entire concourse or food court.  I usually do a complete walk-through, looking over the menus and noting healthier choices (and prices).  I consider things like whether the buffet has brown rice, if the bread, wrap, or pasta is whole wheat, and if I can find a non-dairy vegetarian protein source.  Here are all my tips on eating healthy in an airport, if you’re interested in more!

Karol Gajda, blogger at Truth. No Consequences. and author of one of my favorite posts on vegan travel:

1. Check HappyCow.net.
2. Check if there’s a national dish (something available mostly everywhere) that happens to be vegan. (e.g. Costa Rica has gallo pinto, vegan if you get it just as rice/beans)
3. Learn how to say ‘no beef, pork, chicken, eggs, or cheese.’

Danielle Elliot, director of the documentary Pushing PB:

At this point I’ve traveled as a vegan through Japan, Southeast Asia, Central America, Europe and South Africa. I’ve got a ton of tricks up my sleeve!

Whenever I’m heading out of town I pack a few instant oatmeal packets (the good ones, with flax or hemp seed), green juice powder, dried mango and raw almonds. Even if you can’t find healthy foods, there is always hot water somewhere nearby.

Mention your lifestyle to the cook. While backpacking through Greece, I thought I should keep it to myself, but my sister kept telling the restaurant owners in these tiny island cafes. Much to my surprise, a few of them were excited to prepare something vegan – and they said it wasn’t too difficult, as they always cook with vegetables and healthy oils when cooking for their families.

And this one comes from Anthony [Baugh, subject of Pushing PB], as we just spent a week in Europe: Don’t expect the label to say vegan. Just be aware of what ingredients make up a vegan food – abroad, the label might say ‘suitable for vegetarians’ but it definitely won’t say anything about being vegan.

Great stuff, huh? Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to this list (and on pretty short notice, too). And, folks at Happy Cow — you can just send the check directly to me and I’ll divide it up among everyone. icon smile

As for me? Score another one for Happy Cow. (I swear they didn’t really pay us.) And whenever possible, I bring a blender, even if it’s just an immersion one with a plastic cup. Usually I’ll mix together all the dry ingredients for several days’ worth of smoothies and bring that in one container, and buy a few frozen items at the store once I get where I’m going.

How about you?

You can help make this list even better by adding your own favorite tips in the comments. How do you plan to keep eating healthy (and vegetarian or vegan) on vacation this summer?

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  1. Our nutritionist lists the exact foods she travels with in this article:
    http://www.digitalrunning.com/2191/healthy-food-road-trip/

    Also, if I’m just out and about all day running errands, not really “traveling”, I keep an apple, granola and water bottle with me.

  2. Both Chipotle and Panera Bread have decent, low-calorie vegetarian options, if you’re in an area that has restaurant chains.

    To add to the commercial: the Happy Cow app on my phone, which searches for veg-friendly restaurants around you, not only helps enormously on road trips but has also led to the discovery of several restaurants in my own area.

    • jennifer says:

      I am not sure if anyone is in Texas, but Freebirds is a great alternative to Chipotle. Same concept, but very different tastes.

      • I am in Louisiana and we have a place called Izzo’s Burritos – same concept. I have recently gone vegetarian and in South Louisiana there is nothing but terrible foods (including seafood) mostly fried or with crazy butter sauces and so forth. It is a struggle to find healthy places to eat.

        I have rarely eaten out, which is good, but yesterday I went to Izzo’s – got a black bean and rice burrito with various veggies on whole wheat tortilla (didn’t check to see how much whole wheat is used) – overall I feel like that is a very good alternative to eating meat (substituting beans + rice) and still tastes delicious.

        • I’m a barefoot, vegetarian runner living in the heart of Cajun Country,Lafayette in LA. I love Izzo’s. They also serve spinach tortilla ,which is very good too. Living in Louisiana, your veggie options are very limited almost to nil ,but if you specify (no meat,no fish,no chicken stock ), they go out of their way to make something up for you. Good places to try are Zoe’s at River Rance , Zeus. For evening dining,if you ever go to Bonefish Grill ,ask them for the special veggie pasta.

  3. What about fast/faster food options? I get caught out on a day trip and am looking for a taco bell, at best.

    • I used my iPhone to look up ethnic restaurants on a recent road trip. Much easier to get plants at these places. For ‘fast food’ I have had success with Baja Fresh (grilled veggie burrito, request no cheese, no oil, and substitute avocado for the sour cream), Taco Del Mar’s “Vegan Mondito” burrito, and even some Wendy’s have a baked potato bar in a pinch, although I prefer not to give them my $$. Be aware of “authentic mexican food” restaurants. We went to one thinking we could get beans, rice, and veggies. They had bacon in their black beans and lard in their pintos. Some Thai places will make your vegan meal with little or no oil. Tofu Phad Thai is amazing.

      • Don’t laugh, but Chipotle is my fast-food fall back when traveling and needing a vegetarian or vegan fix. The pinto beans are NOT vegetarian (FYI).

  4. Check out sites like meetup.com for vegetarian groups in the city/country you are visiting.

    A few years ago I was at a street market in Bern, Switzerland and happened upon someone selling raw flaxseed crackers. We talked a bit about sourcing raw/vegetarian food and I mentioned the meetup group here in Phoenix. He then told me there was a raw food meetup group in Geneva.

    Check ahead of time and get the word directly from the veg-locals.

  5. I would just note that rice and beans aren’t always an easy vegetarian option- many Mexican restaurants cook their rice with chicken broth and their beans with lard. Just about broke my heart when I found out!

    • (If you are in an area of the US that has Taco Del Mar, everything except the meat is vegetarian-friendly, rice and beans included)

      • Taco Del Mar’s “Vegan Mondo Burrito” or “Vegan Mondito” for smaller (female) appetites. Excellent options. They will serve them in a bowl as well.

    • Same here. There was a mexican restaurant near my workplace back in the mid 90’s. I always [almost daily!] ordered the vegetarian, beans and rice base, burrito. I heard about the chicken stock aspect with cooking rice and decided to give them a call.

      Me: “Do you use chicken stock to cook the rice for the vegetarian burrito?”

      Mgr: “Yeah”

      I repeated the question and he repeated his answer to my shock.

  6. When I travel I make a bunch of green smoothies and freeze them. If I have access to a fridge / freezer I will put them in the freezer and before I go to bed I place one in the fridge to defrost…it’s great to start the day with a green smoothie no matter where I am.

    If I won’t have access to a fridge or blender, then I pre-portion protein powder with fruit and veggie powder, then all I need is a shaker bottle and fresh water.

    I have also been known to pre-make soup, vacuum pack it and freeze it to bring along on the journey. This is especially helpful when we go on active vacations (i.e.) skiing and come back exhausted (in a good way) from a day of skiing. When we know we have hearty / healthy food waiting for us that we just need to warm-up, it is not as tempting to go to a restaurant.

  7. Tori @ In Love and Peanut Butter says:

    Great tips, I can definitely relate. Here are some of mine: http://inloveandpeanutbutter.com/2012/02/04/how-i-survive-traveling-and-dining-out/

  8. Perfect timing on your post! I’m traveling to your parts of the world (Asheville, NC) at the end of the month to visit family and wanted to know if you could recommend any good vegan restaurants? Thanks in advance. I love your blog.

    • You’ll love Asheville. I’ve visited there a few times for work and you shouldn’t have any trouble finding vegan options. Unfortunately, once you leave that little oasis in NC, your choices become much more limited. I’m vegetarian and have never felt restricted in my options in Asheville. HTH!

    • There are so many! Laughing Seed, Plant (haven’t been but people say it’s great), Rosetta’s for healthy, cheap lunch, Green Light Cafe… and pretty much every normal restaurant has a decent vegan option or two. Enjoy your visit!

  9. I love Happy Cow but we really need to pitch in and donate money for them to update the site. It’s stuck in 2001! :)

  10. My favorite snark comment from a waiter about a month ago was : anything can be vegetarian if we take the meat off.

    This was in response to me asking if they had an popular vegetarian choices he could suggest (even the salads had chopped ham, etc). What he said was true, but the annoyance factor in his voice stunned the table into silence.

  11. Great tips! The happy cow veg-out app has been a life saver for us on our vegan around the world trip. We often make sandwiches from Heath food stores so we back pack with utensils, a multi purpose knife/tool and collapsible silicone bowls. Here is a blog about our trip to Vegan Fest in Itlay! http://voyagevixen.blogspot.it/2012/04/vegan-fest.html

  12. One more tip, I also like the veggie passport app, on iTunes. It has a bunch of phrases regarding vegan needs in multi languages. I used it to show ask an Italian shop keeper if the canned beans had meat in them.

  13. I ALWAYS travel with my Juice PLus Complete,a plant-based protein shake, and also my Juice Plus capsules so that even when I can’t get all my fresh fruits and vegetables, I know my body is getting the nutrients it needs from fruits and vegetables. In fact, when I travel, I take extra Juice Plus capsules.

  14. jennifer says:

    I know everyone plans to eat healthy, but because of the stresses when traveling, you sometimes crave a bit of junk. By going on various websites and reviewing nutritional information, you can plan healthier meals at some places you would never dream of.
    For instance: Taco Bell. Their bean burrito with lettuce, tomato, salsa and guacamole (cheese for those interested) can satisfy any veggie traveler.
    By having a few of these alternatives stored in your computer or phone, you always have quick access to the information.

  15. I spent a summer at a temple in Kyoto, and learned this handy trick from one of the resident monks: When traveling in Asia (and Japan in particular), tell people, “I can’t eat meat or fish because I’m a Buddhist.” Vegetarianism for non-religious reasons is practically unheard of in many Asian countries, but religious vegetariansim is both understood and respected. I had some of the most amazing vegan meals of my life using this method.

  16. Lindsay says:

    I have to add, in Spain [& Europe], they eat dinner around 9 pm and dont open restaurants until then, so be sure to eat properly throughout the day so youre not starving by dinner!

  17. Sabina :) says:

    I have to travel a lot for my international carrier in sports and this will be really helpfull !!! Thank you !!!!!

  18. I pretty much do what Danielle mentioned if I’m traveling or going to be in China/Asia for a long period of time. I recommend oatmeal or similar add hot water items – boiled water is remarkably easy to come by in the most remote places in Asia. The other thing I would bring is Luna bars and trail mix. Some of the advice above suggests dried fruits and nuts, but don’t forget that things like raw fruit and opened bags of food could be seized by customs for agricultural reasons. (Less likely between Europe and North America, but common flying to Asia.)

    Word of advice if you’re vegetarian but not vegan and traveling in Asia: tell them you’re Buddhist and they won’t serve you any meat or fish products! “Vegetarian” does not always mean the same thing in many places of the world, and, at least in China, there is no such thing as “Vegan” – you actually have to say “no dairy, no egg, no animal products” (in CHINESE). I have had considerable success telling them I’m vegetarian, like a Buddhist, but it’s much more difficult to avoid egg. Also, not everything is healthy – sometimes are cooked in a lot of oil or sauces, but they might be your only veggie options. In China, salads are not popular outside of “western” food places – it’s considered “rabbit food” and you’d probably want to avoid anyways because it might not be safe/clean enough to eat unless cooked. With that said: there are many delicious things made with tofu, seitan, and rice, some of the best I’ve ever had!

    If you’re vegan and traveling to a place outside of Europe/N America, I highly recommend doing research on what dishes you might be able to eat (as suggested) and carrying along some sustenance (energy or museli bars) wherever you go, especially if you don’t speek the local language. You never know what they will serve you when you ask for vegetables… there might be bits of meat, egg, or fish in it.

    North America, Europe, and large Asian cities are pretty easy to get vegetarian foods. Check happycow.net and remember to read the directions section! :-)

  19. Okay, this is probably a silly question, but has anyone ever gotten questions from airport security about your caring large bags of protein powder in your carry on luggage?

    • Sabina :) says:

      I did ! And to make sure I dont have any problemes since they asked me ! I put all my powders in my big suit case !!

  20. Packing a meal for the car ride or airplane has become one of my #1 travel plans. I never know what they are going to have available and at least this way I have control not just with veg*an options but portions as well. Just make sure to check the TSA website since there are rules about what food can be taken into the airport.

  21. if you are flying – you are allowed to bring FROZEN drinks. ie – you could bring a frozen smoothie on the plane. just be sure it is still frozen after your drive to the airport.

    this was helpful for long flights as well as something nutrition once off the plane.

    hope all be wonderful :)

  22. Maureen says:

    This is an interesting article, though it seems to only apply for short trips. I am vegan and have a severe allergy to rice (weird, I know). I spent two and a half months out of the country in Asia and Africa, so I went through the food I brought with me after a few weeks, and found that the best option was often to stock up on fruits every morning at breakfast and just snack when you can. Granted for me, in the developing world, not eating rice, when I could was not always often so I did lose 15 lbs in that time period.

  23. Can anyone recommend a good travel blender?

  24. I never understood these questions. “What do you eat while traveling?” or “How the heck do you eat while working out?” You’d think that meat eaters ONLY ate meat while traveling or pre/during/post workout for god sake.

  25. As a vegetarian, another great website that I use when I travel is http://www.veggiesetgo.com to find restaurants because I often travel with people who are not vegetarian. With this, I can find a place that has options for all of us.

  26. I’ve been a vegan for almost 14 years and traveling extensively for the last 16.

    For the first few years on the road, I had to admit I really starved, sometimes eating bread, tomatoes and canned beans only. Fortunately now we have happy cow and I make sure I know where I can eat and what to expect from each country.

    I actually started to write a vegan travel guide/blog, which I’m currently updating giving tips for nomadic vegans on a low budget (www.heartofavagabond.com). Wherever I go, I have nuts or other dried filling rich foods which will stuff my belly while offering a lot of nutrients. While in Asia, water can also be a problem, so having little electrolyte powder bags can be extremely useful.

    Remember to make sure your chosen airline offers vegan meal options, specially on long distance flights.

  27. Ellie Avram says:

    Awesome timing on your post! I’m traveling to various parts of the world at the end of the month to visit friends and loved ones and wanted to know if you could recommend any good vegan restaurants? Really impressive work !

  28. Hello!
    I’m doing Drum and Bugle Corps this summer, and had some questions about nutrition. In case you aren’t familiar, I will be spending late May to mid August, about 3 months total, marching and moving and playing my instrument in the sun for 5-12 hours each day. When we’re not rehearsing, we are driving across the country (12,000 miles total) to perform at the next location. Us athletes/performers burn about 1,000-2,000 calories a day. While my corps is accommodating to different dietary needs, including veganism, let’s just say I won’t be getting my normal 5 cups of leafy greens and head of vegetables each day. I’ll mainly be eating rice, beans, some quinoa, boca burgers, canned fruit and veg, and PBJ’s. lots of PBJ’s. I was thinking of brining some vega protein powder to supplement my diet every few days, and clif/luna bars to eat as snacks or with meals. I don’t have a ton of money to spend on top notch supplements/bars, though. I will be taking a vitamin (trader joe’s prenatal to be exact. no, im not pregnant, but it has almost everything I need). I was hoping you might have some suggestions of things I could bring with me over summer to help me obtain better nutrition then a beans-rice-tortilla-processed peanut butter diet??

  29. When you’re in areas without internet, such as Ghana, where I volunteered last month, you can’t find restaurants. You should never hesitate to ask your hosts for meals that are suited to you. My host family was happy to cook extra vegetarian options for me when I couldn’t eat their chicken or lamb. I would bring packets of good oatmeal, peanut butter, nuts, and dried fruit. On days when the meals aren’t enough a protein bar is usually enough to get me through the night. I also frequented the local market for fresh fruits and avocado and coconut. It was hard to ration the food I brought from home, so some days I just ate a whole avocado and rice.
    Whenever going to a foreign country, make sure to look up traditional dishes that are vegetarian. Most restaurants, even if the option isn’t on the menu, can make a common dish. I always asked for “red red” in Ghana, which is black-eyed peas with a side of fried plantains

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