Southwest Surprises

I am just back from a weeklong vacation in the amazing Southwest U.S., which included some old favorites: Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Finding vegan (let alone vegetarian) food in some of these remote desert areas and small towns was challenging as sometimes happens when traveling, but grocery stores had […]

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Will Travel for Vegan Food

Kristin Lajeunesse is an adventurous young woman with an upcoming journey that sounds as lovely as her last name. Starting Aug. 27, her five-year anniversary of being vegan, this food lover will drive across the U.S. from Boston on a one year trip, feasting at all the 100% vegan restaurants she can find. In major […]

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Adventures in Uganda – Vegetarian Travel

Uganda is a lovely country of friendly people, a huge concentration of primates and colorful birds, beautiful mountains, and the Nile River. Vegetarians exploring Uganda have various options, but vegans need some creativity. Kampala, the capital city, is vibrant and makes a good place to fuel up on veggie fare. Indian, Greek, Italian and other […]

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Vegetarian Travel in Uganda

I am still jetlagged since returning from lovely Uganda two days ago, but I wanted to share my experiences with vegetarian travel in Uganda. If being a vegetarian, and even more so vegan, is uncommon in the U.S., it was even rarer in Uganda. Someone who had spent a lot of time in Uganda said […]

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Nava Atlas, Expert on Vegetarian Cookbooks

Baffled by what to prepare for dinner? Turn to Nava Atlas, a prolific writer of vegetarian cookbooks whose website is filled with recipes, cooking tips, and a section for veggie kids. Atlas became a vegetarian in high school because she’d always been repulsed by meat, and then learned about the health, ethical, and environmental factors […]

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Vegetarian-Friendly Travel!

Life has significantly improved for vegetarian travelers. Not only are businesses centered on this newfound niche, but an abundance of online resources has burst onto the scene. For instance, to plan an environmentally- or veggie-friendly vacation, you’ll find relief by contacting Donna Zeigfinger of Green Earth Travel. For years she has been organizing volunteer tours […]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

San Diego Vegetarian Options Keep on Growing

New veggie-friendly places are always being discovered in San Diego! Here are some updates since my VegDining.com articles posted under 2007. Rancho’s Store in North Park closed (though their restaurant next door is still hopping, as is the one in Ocean Beach). Earth Food hot dog stand which was run by our awesome local Animal […]

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Updates: Kauai, Hawaii: Gorgeous, Veg-Friendly Paradise

By Paige Newman, Exclusive to VegDining.com See Updates in Comment Section Below Kauai, the “Garden Island” of Hawaii, is not only rife with natural beauty – from lush rainforests and mountains to amazing beaches – but offers a variety of options for vegetarian visitors. I roost on the North Shore, close to the roosters who […]

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Vegetarian in Los Angeles: A Feast of Global Choices

See Comments Section Below for Updates by Paige Newman and Jon Charles Newman, Exclusive to VegDining.com The Los Angeles area is huge, and since it is a greatly international region, you can find numerous vegetarian choices – everything from Mexican eateries and Thai vegan restaurants to farmer’s markets and dozens of health food stores. Tags: […]

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Costa Rica and Nicaragua: VegDining.com

By Paige Newman, Exclusive to VegDining.com After two months touring much of Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua, I found vegetarians would have an easier time than vegans in carnivorous Central America. Sometimes gallo pinto (mixed rice and beans) is a reliable meal, though it may be laden with animal products. Accommodations with kitchens make mealtimes […]

Friday, November 7th, 2008