Tokyo is one of the foodie capitals of the world, but it doesn’t have the best reputation for vegetarians. It’s true that if you wander into a random restaurant you’ll struggle to avoid meat and fish, but with a little planning you can find amazing vegetarian food in Tokyo. The food was a highlight of our stay and the quality was outstanding from high-end restaurants to simple ramen shops.
Being a vegetarian in Japan can be difficult, but with some effort and pre-planning it can also be very rewarding. Although we despaired at times of finding a veggie-friendly meal, we also had some of the most unusual and delicious meals we have ever eaten. We loved the foodie culture in Japan and found the food to be high quality, beautifully presented, and healthy.
Cape Town is foodie heaven! In this beautiful city you can enjoy a creative, international mix of cuisines at world-class restaurants or casual food markets, many of which use locally grown produce and serve excellent wine from the nearby Cape Winelands. Good vegetarian options are easy to find and we ate very well during our two months in the city.
Food is one of the reasons we’re back in Bali for another extended stay. Ubud is one of the most vegetarian-friendly places in the world with many affordable restaurants serving delicious, healthy (and not so healthy), plant-based local and international cuisine. And this vegan heaven just keeps getting better.
Franschhoek is a gorgeous village in South Africa’s Cape Winelands, just an hour from Cape Town. Despite its tiny size, it’s a foodie town with a remarkable number of fine dining restaurants in the village and on nearby wine estates. Most Franschhoek restaurants take advantage of the bountiful local produce with creative, seasonal menus.