Best International Destinations for the Vegetarian Foodie
Foodie destinations have become a leading vacation trend in 2016. However, for vegetarians it can be difficult to locate meatless options while on holiday that venture beyond salad and pasta. Booking.com, the world leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has compiled their top five international destinations that host some of the most exquisite vegetarian and vegan cuisine across the globe. Be sure to pack your appetite before heading out to one of these locales for an indulgent experience in world class gastronomy.
The Leela Palace Udaipur, India
Often considered the birthplace of vegetarianism, India has no shortage of fine meat-free cuisine. The Leela Palace in Udaipur provides guests with unique gastronomical experiences where they can enjoy authentic Indian flavours. Each of the three onsite restaurants offer impressive traditional vegetarian dishes that have been perfected to satisfy all taste buds. The hotels itself boasts a remarkable waterside view and enriching cultural experience.
BeingSattvaa Vegetarian Retreat Villa, Indonesia
The luxurious BeingSattvaa Vegetarian Retreat Villa is the ultimate health and wellness experience. Situated in the midst of lush greenery in central Bali, guests can rejuvenate in the infinity pool, participate in daily yoga sessions, experience pampering treatments and undergo relaxing massages. Featuring onsite rice fields and an organic vegetable garden, the villa serves only the freshest gourmet meals â€“ all of which are meat free.
The Country House Montali, Italy
With sweeping views over the Umbrian hills, Country House Montali offers a peaceful stay and an award-winning vegetarian restaurant. Rooms have a balcony and feature the traditional stone walls. Family-run Montali has an outdoor pool and sun terrace with panoramic countryside views. Guests can stroll in the landscaped gardens or enjoy a game of billiards in the games room.
Stanford Inn by the Sea, California
Located along the Mendocino coastline, this resort offers an indoor salt water pool, a hot tub and a restaurant. Ocean views, rustic wood dÃ©cor, white plush linens and a fireplace are featured in room. Cooking classes, a wellness centre and yoga classes are available for guests to enjoy. Offering vegan cuisine, Ravenâ€™s Restaurant is located at Mendocino Stanford Inn by the Sea. Sourced from local produce, a full breakfast menu is offered daily.
Prinz Myshkin Parkhotel, Germany
The newly renovated Prinz Myshkin Parkhotel welcomes its guests in Munichâ€™s first vegetarian hotel. In the restaurant â€˜gardenâ€™ or terrace, guests are pampered with vegetarian and vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner from all over the world. As well as this, they cater for lactose free diet, gluten free diet and raw food diets.