How to eat out if you’re vegan
Which are the best cuisines for vegans? Our chefs and writers tips on what to order, what to avoid and what to ask. Plus, the best vegan-friendly restaurants around the country and where to eat on the high street
Vegetarians are now relatively well catered for in the UK, but if you want to avoid animal products such as eggs and dairy altogether, its tougher to find a restaurant to meet your needs. There are lots of great places if youre open to those that are not exclusively vegan, but it pays to have some careful questions handy.
Go for a curry
India is the centre of the veggie universe. This is no surprise: 40% of the population lives meat-free. No other cuisine matches the subcontinents scale and variety of vegetarian cookery, and while its not all suitable for vegans, a good deal of it is. The food of south India is lighter and fiercer than the north, with hot-sour sambar (lentil stew) and spicy coconut chutney served as addictive embellishments to many dishes. Dosa (rice and lentil crepes) are hugely popular southern staples, and their close cousins, uttapham, are covered in myriad toppings like pizzas.
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