Some argue that we, vegetarian travelers, lose on significant cultural opportunities by often refusing to eat the traditional foods of the countries we are visiting. Others go as far as calling us bad travelers for not blending in and risking to offend locals by being “finicky”. As if pleasing others was more important than sticking to deep-rooted beliefs. As if we made the decision to be vegetarians out of sheer arrogance and petulance.
The following list is not intended to act as a deterrent for vegetarians, it is meant to bring awareness and preparedness to those who are not ready to compromise on their ethics, but still wish to experience what these countries have to offer.