We hear you, loud and clear, when it comes to travel, food matters.
Have food will travel, for sure!
As we expected, 2020 is shaping up to spotlight food as a huge component of travel for most Canadians.
Travel magazines have been sharing that local flavours matter where travel experiences are concerned.
Here is a link to ETurbonews where they share:
"Local gastronomy: Nearly one-in-five Canadians say they plan their vacations around trying local cuisine. From Michelin star restaurants to food trucks, the local gastronomist is on the hunt for the best eats. They're the type to research online, watch every foodie show, and ask everyone in their social circles for recommendations before travelling to a destination."
(Photo: local cuisine of mixed vegetables on a plate)The same website shared a story from WalletHub about Top 20 Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians back in 2017.
Can you travel as a whole food, plant-based person?
Food is a very important component of travelling, especially as a vegan or whole food, plant-based person. You can appreciate the culture in a whole different way when you eat like locals, so it's no wonder to us that Canadians are sharing their opinions about the subject. And with so many nations embracing more vegan cuisine, new chefs, with new ideas are springing up all over the globe.
Where will vegan food and travel go moving forward?
I think right where we want it to go!
3. Plant-based goes mainstream.
The Kimpton study said that 51% of respondents predict plant-based meat alternatives will solidify their mainstream status in 2020, and there will be even more plant-based takes on traditional meat dishes. In fact, 30% of chefs predicted vegetable tartare will be infiltrating restaurant menus in the New Year. Chefs will also be adding more vegetables into pasta, pizza, breads, and sauces; and even creating full-vegetable burgers, jerky and chips, made from ingredients like mushrooms, eggplant, sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, or cauliflower.
(Photo: platter of middle eastern vegetables and beans)
So as you can see, vegans are starting to have options that were not available before. Cruising is doable, FIT packages can be tailored to you and your needs as well as airlines offering vegan meal options onboard, the tide is moving towards sunny shores. And this means the world is your oyster....mushroom? (Perhaps we need to start creating some vegan colloquialisms?)