21 Most Vegan Friendly Countries In The World

The 21 Most Vegan Friendly Countries In The World



World Foods

Every country has their own unique dishes. But not every country is as vegan friendly as the next. So that’s why we thought we’d do the hard work for you, by compiling a list of the most vegan friendly countries in the world. We just wanted to help make plant-based travellers lives just a little bit easier.


Although veganism seems like quite a new concept, the idea has actually been around for many years. Being vegan is a kind and compassionate way of living. It’s about not hurting other species in our quest to nourish ourselves. That’s why it’s unfortunate that some people still believe that veganism is just merely a diet. Yes, it does mean one must only consume plant-based foods. But it also has a much deeper message behind it. It is a way of life. Veganism requires nothing but empathy for animals. Just a small act of not using animals for our own selfish needs. Not inflicting murder, torture, rape and imprisonment upon helpless vulnerable creatures. This way of life teaches people to live side by side with animals in peace.

Vegan Food

These days when you walk around a supermarket in most countries around the world, you’re almost guaranteed to find vegan products. Vegan food is now becoming mainstream and not just in certain countries. It’s becoming a global movement. Is veganism taking over the world?

Vegan Restaurants

Just a few years ago plant-based restaurants were a rare site. No matter what part of the world you were in, it was extremely difficult to find vegan options. But now it seems that every other restaurant is promoting their vegan menus. Did you ever think this would be possible?

Vegan Friendly Hotels

When you’re traveling, it’s important to find a place that has food that you like to eat. Food is as much part of the travel experience as the sightseeing and adventures. It’s so important and convenient for plant-based individuals to stay at hotels that provide vegan options.

The Most Vegan Friendly Countries In The World

The world is rapidly changing and a lot of people are seeing the benefits in veganism. Some of the most vegan friendly countries in the world may surprise you. The Caavakushi list is made up of a collection of 21 vegan friendly countries around the world. It’s nice to see veganism spreading like wildfire across the globe.


The 21 Most Vegan Friendly Countries In The World Infographic



The USA is one of the countries that consumes the most food per person on the planet. But we’re happy to announce that they are also one of the leaders in the vegan movement. In the last five years alone, vegan restaurants and food products have been consistently outperforming their meat and dairy counterparts in the US. If you’re thinking about visiting the USA, the best places to find vegan friendly food would be the big cities. Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Miami Atlanta have some of the best vegan restaurants & hotels that this country has to offer.

Vegan Friendly Food In USA


Although England is a small country, it does have a rising vegan population. In fact, it has one of the most vegan friendly cities in the world. London is becoming a hotspot for vegan restaurants & hotels, with new ones popping up all the time. People in this city are literally spoiled for choice when it comes to plant-based options. All supermarkets across the UK have an ever expanding range of vegan options for their customers. Shoreditch in East London has become a popular vegan hangout. This is thanks to its abundance of plant-based restaurants in BoxPark.

Vegan Friendly Food Boxpark Shoreditch



Some people claim that Israel is the most vegan friendly country in the world. Which is surprising because they have a large kosher meat industry. Most restaurants & hotels in Tel Aviv and other major cities in Israel have vegan options on their menus. Veganism promotes a cruelty-free and kinder of way of life. Most vegans have a lot of empathy and compassion for animals. We can only hope this plant-based lifestyle helps to brings peace to the Middle East.

Vegan Food In Tel Aviv Israel


When people think about Germany a few things normally come to mind. World War II, the Berlin Wall, Octoberfest, Beer maids, schnitzels and bratwurst are probably the first few things that pop into most people’s heads. But that might all be about to change. A lot of the younger population in Germany are going vegan. Plant-based hotels & restaurants are popping all over Germany. But the elderly are still hesitant to try this new way of life. Despite that plant-based numbers are rising every year.

Vegan Food In Germany


Veganism is probably not the first thing you think about when it comes to Thailand. Stunning beaches are what this beautiful country is renowned for. Lo and behold Thailand is in fact one of the most vegan friendly countries on the planet. When looking around Bangkok it may not feel as though there are many vegan choices. But all is not as it seems. There are plenty of hidden plant-based treasures tucked away on the menus of certain Bangkok restaurants, market stalls & hotels. You just have to know where to look. In fact Thailand has a handful of cities that are more vegan friendly than Bangkok. One of the most popular amongst tourists is Chiang Mai. This city is filled with vegan restaurants and hotels alike.

Vegan Friendly Food In Thailand


India has a large vegetarian population. Now some of these vegetarians are turning to veganism. This may be in part thanks to the internet as vegetarians in this country are now seeing the true horrors of the dairy industry. Traditional vegetarian states like Gujarat are know seeing a rise in vegan dishes on restaurant & hotel menus. Along with most cities in the country. They are noticing a rise in the demand for plant-based options on grocery store shelves, restaurants & hotels.

Vegan Friendly Food India



Singapore is a very aesthetically pleasing city. It is known as the “garden city” because of its beautiful parks. The parks offer a glimpse of nature amongst the busy city life. Singapore is undoubtedly the most vegan friendly cities that the country has to offer. There are plenty of plant-based restaurants, cafes & hotels to try out in this stunning city. Have visited Singapore? What did you think about their plant-based options?

Vegan Friendly Food In Singapore


For decades, Australians have struggled with health issues resulting from poor meat heavy diets. Now with the rise of veganism, a lot of Australians are looking to improve the quality of their lives by making better food choices. This has resulted in less incidences of obesity and cancer. Does this have anything to do with some Australians adopting a plant-based diet? Or even the growing number of plant-based hotels & restaurants opening up around the country? 

Vegan Friendly Food In Australia


Most of the major cities in Canada now have vegan options readily available on restaurant & hotel menus. It’s also not that difficult to find vegan cheese, milk, butter, and other plant-based options at most grocery stores across the country. A lot of young Canadians are going vegan to help save the planet. Climate change is a huge issue that is propelling veganism in the youth of Canada. Remember, when in Canada one must try some vegan poutine. Most cities in Canada have an abundance of plant-based options. Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal have some of the top vegan restaurants & hotels in the country. But there are definitely vegan communities all around the country including much smaller cities like Halifax in Nova Scotia, Burlington and Ottawa in Ontario and Victoria in British Columbia.

Vegan Friendly Food In Canada


The plant-based lifestyle is on the rise in Mexico because of the growing concerns around climate change. People are turning to a vegan diet to help reduce the devastating effects of deforestation in South America. In Mexico the most popular vegan hotspot has to be Mexico City. Vegan Mexican food sounds muy delicioso. There are plenty of plant-based options from hotels, restaurants and street food to choose from in Mexico city. You can find anything from vegan tacos to vegan huevos rancheros.

Vegan Friendly Food In Mexico City




One of the most famous Polish animal rights advocates is actually a vegan Polish American model Joanna Krupa. She might have had a thing or two to do with publicizing and popularizing veganism in Poland. The Polish national dish is Bigos stew. This is a meat stew normally consisting of rabbit, pork or venison. But these days the Polish people are opting for more plant-based options. Vegan hotels & restaurants are popping up in most cities in Poland. Not only are the Polish people becoming more health-conscious but they’re also becoming more compassionate.

Vegan Food In Poland


The Caavakushi team were actually shocked that Taiwan made it on our list. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that, Taiwan is one of the most vegan friendly countries on earth. Maybe it’s because both China and Taiwan have the reputation of being some of the biggest meat consuming countries in the world. But is that all changing? Are people in Taiwan becoming more compassionate? Most people in cities are becoming more health conscious and realizing the benefits of a plant-based diet. Thanks to social media and animal rights activists. The younger generations in Taiwan are becoming more aware of the cruelty and torture involved in the meat and dairy industries. These young people are turning their backs on meat and diary. If your visiting Taiwan, Taipei has a number of vegan restaurants, hotels, cafes, bakeries and night market stalls.

Vegan Friendly Food In Taipei


A lot of restaurants & hotels in Indonesia have vegan dishes on the menu. But most of these dishes are accidentally vegan. Most Indonesians do consume meat in their daily diet. But is that about to change? The rise in the popularity of veganism throughout Indonesia could be changing the tide. Indonesia is seeing a slow but study rise across the country. Jakarta and Bali are the top two vegan friendly places in Indonesia. In these cities you will surely be able to enjoy some delicious traditional Indonesian plant-based dishes.

Vegan Friendly Food In Indonesia


Scotland is famous for it’s haggis, Highlands, castles and the Loch Ness monster. These days it’s also becoming quite a hub for veganism. Cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh are seeing a arise in vegan dishes being added to hotel & restaurant menus. Vegan food is also becoming readily available in supermarkets across Scotland. Are you brave enough to try some vegan haggis?

Vegan Friendly Food In Scotland


New Zealand

The kiwis aren’t really known for their culinary skills in particular. In fact, when you think of New Zealand you probably think of the beauty of the land and their national rugby team. Healthy eating options in this country weren’t much of a concern until recent years. With people becoming more conscious of their food choices, the inevitable shift to a plant-based diet is taking effect. Auckland and Christchurch are where you’ll find most of the vegan friendly hotels & restaurants. But surprisingly the other cities are catching on to the plant-based lifestyle. Wellington and Nelson have also been seeing a spike in plant-based choices appearing in local hotels & restaurants.

Vegan Food In New Zealand


Switzerland is a country of abundant wealth. Being one of the most expensive countries in the world, it didn’t come as a shock for us to find out that the rich Swiss want to take care of their health. Veganism is definitely one of the best ways to improve your health from the inside out and the Swiss definitely know it. Switzerland is one of the most expensive vegan friendly countries to visit. Plant-based hotels & restaurants can become very pricey.

Vegan Food In Switzerland


The French diet typically consisted of a lot of meat. These days, French people are becoming more aware of the cruelty involved in the production of their favourite meals. Some of their famous dishes inflict a lot of cruelty, pain and suffering to animals. Most notably frogs legs, escargot and foie gras. The horrors surrounding the production of these dishes have been widely publicized around France and the world. Resulting in many French animal lovers deciding to adopt a cruelty-free lifestyle. Paris and Nice, have some of the best vegan restaurants & hotels that France has to offer.

Vegan Friendly Food In France

Czech Republic

Although veganism is not a traditional part of the Czech culture, most people around the country are aware of what a plant-based diet is. Prague has a steadily growing vegan community. This city has many vegan friendly hotels & restaurants. Prague is definitely the centre of the plant-based community in the Czech Republic.

Vegan Food In The Czech Republic



This is definitely one of the most shocking countries to be put on our list. That’s because in some parts of Vietnam animals are treated extremely poorly. Some people even eat cats and dogs. Unfortunately they have become popular dishes at Vietnamese restaurants around the country. That’s because Vietnam currently doesn’t have any laws protecting the rights of animals. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. Thankfully there has been a rise in demand for vegan food in Vietnam. Lots of vegan hotels & restaurants are popping up all over the place, especially in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vegan Friendly Food In Vietnam


The Netherlands is a contrary best known for it’s beautiful flowers, red light district and cannabis cafes. But did you know that one of its largest cities Amsterdam is a multicultural melting pot? In this very progressive city, for sometime now there has been vegan hotels & restaurants popping up all over the place.

Vegan Friendly Food In The Netherlands


The Red cliffs of the Algarve in the south of Portugal are not the only thing that has been attracting people to this beautiful country. The capital city Lisbon has seen a huge rise in vegan restaurants & hotels opening up over the last few years. Other restaurants are joining in and adding vegan dishes to their menus.

Vegan Friendly Food In Portugal


Which vegan friendly country have you visited on our list? What country on our list do you think is the most vegan friendly? Are their any countries you think we have missed on our list? Let us know on Twitter and Instagram. You can also discuss the topic in more detail on the Caavakushi forum. Find out more information on the vegan options available in these countries by using the Caavakushi vegan search engine.


21 Most Vegan Friendly Countries In The World

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