Research your destination before your trip, bring some backup snacks, learn which chain restaurants have vegan options, and look for delicious ethnic cuisines that are vegan-friendly.
Do a little bit of research beforehand about what your dining options will be. You might be going to a destination or passing through a city that has an amazing vegan restaurant, like Vedge in Philadelphia.
Pack a cooler with some of your favorite foods and bring nonperishable/shelf-stable foods. The website happycow. com and the Happy Cow smartphone app can help you find the best vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and stores in any area.
Check with the locals!
Many cities across the country have a Facebook group for vegans local to that area (eg, “Vegan City – Philadelphia” or “Vegans and Vegetarians of Cleveland”). Join those groups and ask for vegan restaurant recommendations.
Don’t count out chain restaurants!
Many airports and rest stops have vegan options, and some fast food chains like Chipotle™, Qdoba™, Baja Fresh™, Taco Bell™, and Moe’s™ have vegan options when you’re on the go. Some chains (like Olive Garden™) even list ingredients to help you determine what menu options are vegan.
Keeps snacks handy like trail mix, popcorn, dehydrated fruit and chips to help curb your hunger on-the-go.
Step outside the box!
Ethnic foods like Indian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Ethiopian and Middle Eastern very often have delicious vegan options .