Ve­gans, veg­e­tar­i­ans gain­ing more va­ca­tion op­tions

Per­cent­age of Amer­i­cans choos­ing to be ve­gan has risen to 6 per cent in past 3 years

StarMetro Calgary - - DAILY LIFE - Nora Walsh

With an in­creas­ing num­ber of places cater­ing to all types of ve­gan trav­ellers, there is a lot to cel­e­brate. (And per­haps not much to make fun of: The ed­i­tor of a Bri­tish food mag­a­zine re­cently lost his job over an email in which he ridiculed ve­gans.) Ac­cord­ing to a re­port pub­lished by Global Data, the per­cent­age of ve­gans in the United States has risen to 6 per cent from 1 per cent in the past three years and Pin­ter­est says it has seen a near-200-per cent spike in searches for ve­gan food travel guides since last year. Whether it is for health, re­li­gious or en­vi­ron­men­tal con­cerns, one thing is cer­tain, the ve­gan com­mu­nity is grow­ing and busi­nesses are re­spond­ing to its needs. ho­tel in Syd­ney.

This month, guests at Four Sea­sons Los An­ge­les at Bev­erly Hills can or­der Ken­ney’s veg-fo­cused fare on the in­room din­ing menu. “Tal­ented chefs are el­e­vat­ing ve­gan cui­sine around the world,” he said. “Trav­ellers to­day don’t have to com­pro­mise flavour or the din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to get the health ben­e­fits of eat­ing plant-based food.” His next restau­rant will open in­side Casa Sur in Buenos Aires, the meat-lov­ing cap­i­tal of Ar­gentina — a tes­ta­ment to the diet’s widespread ap­peal.


A ve­gan burger bat­tle is held an­nu­ally at Seed Food and Wine Fes­ti­val, an all-ve­gan food fes­ti­val in Mi­ami, Fla.

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