If you’re currently dabbling with Veganuary, you could be on your way to joining the vegan landscape in the UK. According to a recent survey there are more than 3.5 million vegans in Britain, but it’s not just us Brits adopting a plant based lifestyle, it’s also becoming increasingly popular across the whole of Europe. Even countries you might not expect (such as Turin, Italy’s first vegan-friendly city) are working to embrace and promote the vegan foodie scene.
This is great news for us vegan foodies who love to travel, as more and more amazing vegan eateries are popping up in cities all over the continent. One of my favourite cities to visit is Berlin who are totally on board with delicious plant-based grub and is included in our little trip. To get a taste of what’s out there, recipe box provider Gousto has created the ultimate vegan interrailing trip through Europe, to guide you through the best vegan offerings in each destination, all whilst enjoying some of the most stunning train journeys the continent has to offer.
So, where does the European vegan interrailing journey start?
Starting off in London head to Manna, one of Europe’s oldest gourmet vegetarian restaurants, and in recent times, the owners have opted to become 100% vegan. Manna has a huge menu full of vegan gastronomic delights, but the stand out dish on the menu is the roasted root vegetable masala.
After a delicious meal in London, it’s time to board the Eurostar to Paris and head over to 42 Degrés; a 100% raw vegan restaurant. All the offerings on their menu are raw or dehydrated. Whilst it might sound unconventional or gimmicky, the food will certainly convince you otherwise.
Hopping on over to Germany (a nation once famed for its meaty offerings), you would be surprised just how well vegans were catered for. In fact, Germany is (quite possibly) leading the vegan revolution in Europe, with 18% of all global vegan product launches happening here.
Hamburg is home to Froindlichst The Vegan Musketeers which offers an outrageous number of vegan delights. Berlin is another great vegan hub with so many dining options including authentic vegan Italian pizza at Sfizy Veg which is run by an Italian expat.
Prague is the final stop on the trip and a great destination for any vegan with a sweet tooth. Prague is home to one of the best gelaterias in Europe, Crème de la Crème. This ice cream parlour has an entire section dedicated to vegan gelato – we recommend you try the pistachio flavour.
8 must-try vegan eateries along the interrailing journey
- Manna, London – One of Europe’s oldest and finest gourmet establishments for vegetarian food that is now 100% vegan
- 42 Degrés, Paris – A raw food restaurant where all dishes are made from either raw or dehydrated foods
- Mr and Mrs Watson, Amsterdam – A cheese lovers paradise; they make their own vegan cheese in-house, to accompany their inventive plant based menu
- Froindlichst The Vegan Musketeers, Hamburg – An outrageously large number of dishes on offer, with hearty burgers, burritos & pizza all served with vegan diets in mind
- Sfizy Veg, Berlin – Real Italian pizza in Berlin; owned by an Italian expat (and vegan) who serves pizza made in the traditional north Italian wood-fired style, topped with a range of completely vegan cheeses
- Youmiko, Warsaw – 100% vegan sushi, created with options such as marinated tomato (to replicate tuna nigiri) and crispy shiitake mushroom (tastes just like soft shell crab)
- Moment Cafe, Prague – A cute little cafe tucked away on the outskirts of the city that is the perfect stop for coffee, breakfast, lunch, or dessert
- Crème de la Crème, Prague – If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then this will really hit the spot. This gelateria stocks a heavenly range of creamy vegan ice-creams, perfect for a hot summer’s day or after-dinner treat.
Hopefully this has given you a little bit of food for thought (no pun intended!) when planning your next travel adventures. Now, if someone could just rustle me up a vegan cake I’d be very happy indeed…
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