222 VeggieVegan, London, England.
“If the word ‘vegetarian’ strikes fear into your carnivore-to-the-core heart, surely the only concept more terrifying is ‘vegan’. But try this trendy little spot in Kensington and you could well find yourself converted by the passionate vegan chef’s imaginative cooking. Dishes such as seitan (wheat gluten) stroganoff and pumpkin noodles with grated coconut will be quite unlike anything you’ve tried before – in a good way!” –TNT Magazine, 01/04/13
Bodhi, Sydney, Australia
“NESTLED between St Mary’s Cathedral and the Cook And Phillip Park Pool is an outdoor restaurant/bar that is home to food in inverted commas. They serve “prawns”, “Peking duck” and “dumplings” among other Asian delights. Why the inverted commas? Because nothing is what it seems at this fresh-air delight.
It’s Buddhist vegan food, largely tofu and soy, crafted by the chefs to resemble the look and taste of the usual meat and seafood offerings. We went there for yum cha where the waiters bring around trays of food which look the same as you would find throughout Chinatown. Everything apart from the meat in the middle is exactly as you would find it elsewhere. We ordered seven dishes ranging from dumplings to noodles and wontons that had a wonderful fresh and light taste.
There’s a choice of local and international beers and a limited selection of wines. We had Crown Lager ($7.95) and a bright semillon chardonnay ($7.50 per glass). The list is limited because even the wine is organic and preservative-free.
The setting itself, at tables under huge Moreton Bay fig trees, is a retreat from the bustling city. There is indoor seating but on a sunny summer’s day the outdoors is the way to go.
Verdict: A refreshing change of pace.” – David Fitzsimon, Daily Telegraph
Dirt Candy, New York, USA
“Many of her dishes are so earnest in their embrace of a single ingredient that you find yourself stopping to really think about that vegetable, as if for the first time.” – The New Yorker
Solo Crudo, Rome, Italy
“Following Happy Cow I had several options to eat vegan next tomy hotel in Rome. Having chosen Solo Crudo was certainly a very good choice: Sushi, Gnocchi and Bavarese were MARVELLOUS! The Roman (!) Lilium Chardonnay amazing. The Team is great, friendly and always available for questions as well as open for different wishes/variations of the dishes. I absolutely enjoyed being here and can highly recommend to go here.” – Joh32 on happycow.com
Loving Hut, Tokyo, Japan
“Best vegan buffet in Tokyo. Plenty of options, ranging from fresh salad to delicious curry and desserts. Seating for about 20-25ppl so you might have to wait. However, they do take reservations for parties of 4 or more and have a 90min time limit (70min if very busy) to help keep the tables turning.” paulkates on happycow.com
Plevel Restaurant, Prague, Czech Republic
“For a diverse menu and regional dishes, head here and be hungry. I chose a homemade potato gnocchi with cabbage, onion and v-ham, a traditional Slovak dish according to my server. So scrumptious, and how many places can we veg-heads try these traditional foods? The ambience is inviting and the staff are friendly. Prices are good too.” – DynaMo on happycow.com