There is no doubt that veganism has taken the world by storm, growing by 500 per cent since 2014!
But these vegan travel experiences are so good that everyone will want to join in. To celebrate World Vegan Day we have rounded up some unusual vegan experiences around the world for all vegans and aspiring vegans alike.
Vegan wine tour in Sonoma County
Did you know that not all wine is vegan?! Some production methods actually use animal by-products! But never to fear, you can now attend a vegan wine tour in the heart of California’s wine country! La Belle Vie Tours has recently launched a six-hour vegan wine tour in Sonoma County, California. Guests will begin in the rolling green countryside in a local farm animal sanctuary where they will meet rescued goats, cows, horses, chickens and pigs, making this a truly feel-good vegan adventure. Then head to two local vegan wineries with a gourmet box-lunch, chocolate tasting and wine tasting in the garden.
Prices start from $130 per person.
Fork and Walk Tour in Berlin
Berlin undoubtedly has one of the most thriving vegan scenes in the world and is rated the number one city for excellent vegan cuisine. The Fork and Walk Tour of Berlin shows guests not only fully vegan restaurants, but also street-food, stalls, local restaurants and fine dining hotspots while you learn about the history of communist Berlin. Fusion dumplings, vegan donuts, pilsner beer and vegan currywurst…All while you uncover the gems of local, trendy neighbourhoods.
Prices start from $146 per person.
Farm Sanctuary in New York
Farm Sanctuary provides a desperately needed oasis of healing and compassion. The sanctuaries are home to hundreds of rescued cows, pigs, turkeys, and other farm animals - and each has a special story of struggle and survival. Guests will gain insight into the realities farm animals face in the modern factory-farming industry, but also introduce them to inspiring individuals through their heart-warming tales. Immerse yourself in the Farm Sanctuary experience with a stay at one of the cosy cabins or luxurious tiny houses!
Prices start from $10 per person.
Raw Food Menu aboard a SeaDream Yacht
Imagine indulging in carefully crafted array of dishes, prepared only with raw, organic and vegan ingredients whilst sailing on a luxury yacht in the Mediterranean or Caribbean. SeaDream Yacht Club has introduced a raw food menu, none of which is heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit. The menu, created in conjunction with the Hippocrates Health Institute, includes dishes such as Watercress Tang, a liquid mélange of watercress, Anjou pear, lime and pineapple; Asian Cashew Curry Salad; Blood Apple Blaster, a blend of apple, ginger, red beet, lime juice and agave; and Vegetable Lasagne, a medley of pasta-like noodles made from spinach leaves and coconut meat, layered between a spicy cauliflower mash topped with a sun-dried tomato marinara.
Stay in the Stanford Inn by the Sea in Northern California
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and only a few hours’ drive from San Francisco lies the Stanford Inn by the Sea – the USA’s only vegan resort. The eco-resort features organic gardens, yoga retreats, nature tours, cooking classes and a wellness centre. The resort, located in Mendocino, is 100 per cent vegan, growing most ingredients used in their Raven’s Restaurant recipes on site. This haven allows you to reconnect with nature. Its walls are panelled in pine and redwoods, and paddling experiences in redwood outrigger canoes are also at your leisure.
Eat Drink Vegan, LA
Known as the “Vegan Coachella”, the Eat Drink Vegan Festival features highly curated restaurants and food vendors, over 250 vegan beverages, and a plant-based marketplace that showcases everything from clothing and candles to packaged foods & skin care. Eat Drink Vegan started off as a small gathering in The Roxy Theatre parking lot on the Sunset Strip back in 2009, now a renowned vegan beer festival where plant-based beer drinkers could enjoy a day of celebration that was worry-free of animal product!
Desert VegFest, Greater Palm Springs
Vegans mark your calendars for December 7th because Desert VegFest is your #VegChella! An all vegan festival featuring delicious food pop-ups and food trucks, vendors for holiday shopping, films, informative speakers, music and more!