When you’re a vegetarian and going out to eat, you often find that menus offer up a single option that, more likely than not, includes the one stereotypically vegetarian food that you just hate. The meat-free soup on the menu was probably made with chicken stock, too. Avoid that no-menu-choice by selecting one of these vegetarian friendly restaurants in Vancouver and proposing it to your carnivorous friends the next time you venture out to eat with a group who still wants to get a meat fix. [Read more…]
Finding restaurants whose menus don’t revolve around meat can be a difficult task if you are a vegetarian or vegan traveler. This is especially true as you travel to some of the poorer countries in the Caribbean and South America. While the culinary traditions of many of these countries are great for fish lovers, strict vegan and vegetarian diners often have a little more difficulty finding a hot dining spot in these pescatarian paradises. Yet, with a little bit of research, you can find excellent vegan and vegetarian dining as well.
El Huerto restaurant in Santiago is a great spot for vegan and vegetarian diners visiting Chile’s capital city. With dreams of creating a gathering place for music, art, and tasty healthy food, owners Jose Filman and Nicole Mintz opened the restaurant in 1980. Since then, El Huerto – which means “The Garden” in Spanish – has been known for its healthy foods, relaxed atmosphere, nice wine list, and the occasional live musical entertainment. The food is natural and so is the décor, with fruit and flowers gracing the all wood surroundings. [Read more…]