Talk:Vegetarian and vegan food

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Umf. Is this really an article? Jpatokal 08:37, 7 Apr 2005 (EDT)

It seems like a useful travel topic, but I don't like the name -- Mark 08:40, 7 Apr 2005 (EDT)
Perhaps this should be called something like Travel tips for those with special dietary requirements. It could cover a wide range of dietary requirements from those who are Vegetarians and Vegans as a lifestyle choice, to Kosher and Hal-Al etc. for religious reasons, all the way through to medical or health diets, such as salt free, gluten free, or allergic reactions to nuts or other foods. -- Huttite 09:34, 7 Apr 2005 (EDT)
Hmm, I agree (as a semi-veg myself) that this could be useful, but I'm not sure how to package it. So far we have been adding veggie information to the Eat sections of countries/regions and specific veggie-friendly restaurants to city articles. I'm just wondering how different diet issue when traveling than, say, going out when at home or eatting at someone elses house. Everything I can think of is going to be country/region/city-specific anyway, so maybe it's just best delt with on destination pages? I just hate to see place-specific info get clumped together away from the place articles... Majnoona 11:44, 7 Apr 2005 (EDT)
I also want to say I already disagree with the text-- the UK is not what comes to mind when thinking of veggie-friendly places. Southeast Asia, southern India, most of the US (certainly the West Coast)... and even most of Europe is pretty easy these days... Anyway, just more to the point that it's going to be hard to sum up general travel/diet tips that aren't destination-specific... 11:46, 7 Apr 2005 (EDT)
I would actually disagree with the comments immediatly above. In the UK many restaurants mark vegetarian food as being such with a Green 'V'. I've never seen that in Europe. I've also had to resort to specifically vegetarian restaurants in Madrid for example (at least in order to eat anything more appitizing than cheese on toast. I'd agree that possibly special dietary requirements is a more appropriate name, I didn't really think about Hal-al etc. Also in response to another comment - I'd say diet whilst travelling is different as there's a language barrier and different cultures to deal with aswell. I do however agree that this shouldn't contain country specific information so maybe this isn't the best place for it - sjeapes
I concur. The UK is very Vegi-friendly esp. compared with Spain (though Barcelona has had a bit of a vegi-friendly renaissance in the last few years.) Sometimes it seems to me that a lot of folks like to talk about UK dining based on some old pre-conceptions which were probably true as recently as the 80s but definitly are not any longer. -- Mark 06:38, 14 July 2006 (EDT)

Suggestions for vegetarian restaurants abroad websites

>>Suggestions for vegetarian restaurants abroad websites??

I try to cover the topic as best I can for all of the places I visit (and thus can write about). I'd like to encourage my fellow Wikitravellers to put a tiny amount of effort into it, even those of you who are not yourselves vegi. -- Mark 06:38, 14 July 2006 (EDT)