Vegan Eats in Barbados

I need to start this off by clarifying that I am not a vegan, just a vegan wanna-be. Although I do limit my meat intake as much as possible, I still eat fish on a regular basis and am considered a pescetarian because of that. Despite my non-vegan ways, I will choose vegan food over non-vegan food anytime I have the opportunity. For my meat-eating followers, try not to look so disgusted at the idea. Vegan food has come a long way with many delicious alternatives being made for what was traditionally a meat or dairy product and quite frankly, vegan dishes are some of the best meals I’ve ever tasted.

One of the concerns many vegetarians and vegans have when traveling abroad is whether or not they will have a good variety of food to choose from. I personally have never found it too difficult, even in places like Southeast Asia. In fact, I found Southeast Asia to have an abundance of vegetarian options available and vegan as well, especially if you know where to go. Local markets where you can pick and choose things to cook on your own are a safe bet. Vegan and vegetarian restaurants are another great way to go and, usually, I’m able to find something in any restaurant that I choose to go.

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If you’re in Barbados for study, cruise, or vacation and you’re looking for delicious vegan eats, I would highly recommend checking out The Good Life restaurant/cafe. Located across from Accra Beach, The Good Life is a small little cafe with a roof but open walls to keep that sea breeze flowing through. When we stopped in for a bite we had the entire restaurant to ourselves. If you show up to nobody dining, don’t let that scare you away! The generous menu, kind staff and delicious food more than makes up for it.

After a long and thoughtful look over the menu, all four of us opted for the coconut curry tofu dish that came with a side of salad– with no regrets! This was easily the best meal I’ve had on the island yet; I’m ready to pick up the phone and place an order just talking about it.

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Probably the best news of all is that they deliver! Even all the way to the university! There isn’t a doubt in my mind that I’ll be frequenting this little restaurant more than a few times during my stay on the island. The smoothie menu is enticing enough in itself that I’m going to want to start at the top and work my way down until I’ve tried every last one.

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With reasonable prices ($2 barbados dollars is $1 american), good music, a great atmosphere and easy access to the beach, you can’t go wrong with checking this place out. If you’ve been or if you make an appearance, don’t forget to tell me how you liked it in the comments below!

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Taste From Heaven: A Vegetarian Restaurant in Chiang Mai.

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must
regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
 -Luciano Pavarotti

Taste From Heaven is a restaurant located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There are three reasons why it is my favorite restaurant in that city. First of all, and an important reason for people wishing to eat there, is that the food is amazing. Every bite is packed with flavor. I have yet to try a dish from there that I didn’t enjoy. The second reason why I love this place is because it is 100% vegetarian.  My third reason for loving this place is because the proceeds go towards helping out the animals at Thailand’s Elephant Nature Park.

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If you’re going to Thailand as a vegetarian, it’s a good idea to read up on a few key Thai words to be sure that you can request your meals without meat or to read the signs on the street vendors. If you don’t know and aren’t comfortable eating from street vendors, which is silly because it’s cheap and delicious, it’s nice to know that there are vegetarian restaurants available to you.

I found that Thailand had a lot of vegetarian options to choose from, Taste From Heaven is just one of them. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, Taste From Heaven’s dishes are delicious and very reasonably priced. It’s the perfect place for any traveler, whether you’re on a budget or not. Oh, and looking for a Thai cooking class? Taste From Heaven has that, too.So how do you get there? Head to Thapae Road and it’s right across from the Krung Thai Bank! Have you ever been to Taste From Heaven? What did you think? Do you have a favorite restaurant in Thailand?