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Top 7 Vegan and Gluten Free Travel Destinations In 2023

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

Traveling can be a challenge if you're a vegan with gluten intolerance. However, that doesn't mean giving up what's on your bucket list! Regardless of your diet, there's a place to visit and eat in many city destinations worldwide.

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A vegan dish at a restaurant in Toronto. Photo by Eaters Collective

One must indulge in the unique local culinary offerings when exploring megacities. Cozy cafes and restaurants offer many options for diverse dietary preferences, including gluten-free and vegan diets. From exotic salads to interesting meat-free mains to the luscious vegan chocolate cake dessert, there is no shortage of goodies to enjoy while exploring the city.

The catch? They're only a few everywhere. Thanks to our team, who diligently traveled to seven different cities to come up with a comprehensive list of cafes and restaurants that cater to everyone regardless of their diets.

If you haven't planned your next vacation yet? Consider one of these top vegan and gluten free travel destinations for an unforgettable allergy-free experience.

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The Brandenburg gate in Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Known for its trendy vegan scene, Berlin has many plant-based and gluten-free options. From street food to high-end restaurants, you'll find something to suit every taste bud.

  1. Lucky Leek - serves creative vegan dishes focusing on seasonal and regional ingredients and plenty of gluten-free options.

  2. Cookies Cream - is a Michelin-starred vegetarian and vegan restaurant that offers a variety of exciting plant-based and gluten-free dishes, including a tasting menu.

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Portland City skyline

Portland, USA

With a focus on sustainability and farm-to-table cuisine, Oregon's capital, Portland, has a vibrant vegan and gluten-free culinary scene. You'll find everything from vegan doughnuts to gluten-free beer.

There are many great neighborhoods in Portland with vegan and gluten-free options. Here are some of them:

  1. Harlow - known for its clean and healthy food, offers primarily vegan and gluten-free brunch, lunch, and dinner. Their dishes include gluten-free pancakes, bowls, and salads.

  2. Blossoming Lotus - is a 100% plant-based restaurant serving organically sourced ingredients.

  3. Virtuous Pie - is a gluten-free, vegan pizzeria that offers creative pizza toppings such as cashew mozzarella and truffle almond ricotta.

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The port of Jaffa, Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel

Home to some of the world's best vegan food, Tel Aviv offers a range of vegan and gluten-free options in every corner of the city. Look for the classic Israeli breakfast, which can be vegan and gluten-free.

  1. Anastasia - is where vegan and gluten-free dieters can enjoy many healthy dishes like salads, burgers, and desserts.

  2. 416 - a hippy-vegan restaurant serving many gluten-free options, including burgers, bowls, and wraps.

  3. Meshek Barzilay - is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant that offers gluten-free options and serves Mediterranean-inspired dishes made with organic and seasonal ingredients.

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Melbourne city skyline by the sea.

Melbourne, Australia

A foodie's paradise, Melbourne is known for its innovative and diverse gastronomy. Many vegan and gluten-free restaurants exist along the bustling city streets, from plant-based burgers to vegan dim sum.

  1. Smith & Deli - is a famous 100% vegan deli offering a wide range of sandwiches, salads, and baked goods - mostly gluten-free.

  2. Transformer - is an innovative and plant-focused restaurant that offers gluten-free options and serves dishes with global influences, such as Middle Eastern, Asian, and Mediterranean.

  3. Vegie Bar - is known for its vegan and gluten-free nachos, burgers, and small-plate savory canape-tapas dishes.

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The iconic Tokyo Tower

Tokyo, Japan

Although Japan isn't typically associated with vegan and gluten-free food, Tokyo has many restaurants catering to plant-based and wheat-free diners. You'll find plenty of options, from vegan sushi to gluten-free ramen.

  1. Ain Soph - menu revolves around plant-based, free-from meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey, and other animal-derived products.

  2. T's Tantan - a station café-restaurant for vegan noodles, dumplings, and ramen with gluten-free options for noodles and soups.

  3. Brown Rice Café - an elegant setting with a leafy courtyard restaurant offering creative Japanese vegan dishes with set meals.

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The oldest temple in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is a vegan and gluten-free paradise, with abundant plant-based and gluten-free options in its many markets, street food stalls, and restaurants.

  1. Vegan Heaven - is a vegan restaurant offering many gluten-free options, including Thai curries and noodle dishes.

  2. Anchan Vegetarian Restaurant - is one of the most visited vegetarian and vegan restaurants with excellent gluten-free options. They serve mainly Southeast Asian cuisine.

  3. AUM vegetarian food - is a vegetarian, vegan restaurant that serves healthy, whole-food meals with great gluten-free offerings.

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The picturesque Toronto skyline by the lake

Toronto, Canada

Toronto has an ever-growing vegan and gluten-free food scene, with options ranging from plant-based poutine to gluten-free cakes and pastries.

  1. Planta - is a cozy vegan restaurant serving gluten-free dishes like pasta, burgers, and sushi rolls.

  2. Kupfert & Kim's slogan is "Wheatless and Meatless" - a perfect place for all vegan and gluten-free.

Whether you're a seasoned vegan or new to the lifestyle, these cities offer plenty of plant-based eateries. Most of them have countless gluten-free cafes and restaurants too.

So pack your bags, hit the road, or head to the airport, then get ready to explore and indulge in these diet-friendly city destinations. We promise you won't be disappointed!

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