This is the second part of a series on eating well while traveling. Today’s segment will revolve around eating well while on the go (restaurants). Last time I discussed Eating Well in the Car (packing food). In later segments I’ll discuss eating well in hotels, etc.
Do you struggle to eat well while traveling? It can be difficult but it isn’t impossible even while navigating multiple food allergies and eating a plant-based diet.
Eating Well on the Road Part 2
As you know we pack plenty of food when we travel but we still supplement by eating at restaurants throughout our journey. The following are healthy (or at least healthier) choices you can find along the way. I won’t be listing any Vegan restaurants but will focus on establishments that are easy to find and widely known.
Chipotle: My Happy Place! Chipotle has an amazing burrito bowl that can be ordered with black beans, brown rice, your choice of salsa, and guacamole. You could also get a salad or burrito, both are delicious! I frequent my local Chipotle so often I usually get free drinks.
Taco Bell: I know, not known as the healthiest option but their beans and rice are both vegan. I usually opt for a burrito without cheese and add rice. They also have a Cantina Bowl just that is customizable but avoid the dressing (it contains dairy).
Subway: Who says you need meat on a sub sandwich? I order the veggie delight with avocado. You could also try a salad or a wrap if a sub isn’t your thing.
Wendy’s: I know this is a burger joint but it has some workable options. I like to order the baked potato, some locations have guacamole I use to top my potato. They also have salads that can be made without meat and apple dippers.
Starbucks: Do I really need to say anything here? I order my coffee with soy milk instead of dairy and leave off whip cream. Thanks to a friend who works at Starbuck’s I now know you can order the oatmeal with soy milk also. I once picked up a veggie and hummus pita at an airport but I don’t know if those are found everywhere.
Pizza: I love a good veggie pizza without cheese. My son can’t have gluten so we only get pizza when we find pizza place’s with a gluten-free crust. You may want to do a little research before choosing a restaurant to find out what is the crust.
We’ve also eaten at “regular” restaurants and found things that work for us. Chips and salsa (and guacamole) are usually acceptable. Most restaurants offer salads and baked potatoes. Most vegetables are made with butter or oil so inquire about their preparation.
We found a great restaurant that worked for us on our last trip. I’ll share more about that another time when I offer suggestions for finding hidden gems while traveling. Do you have a favorite and maybe even unexpected restaurant I should mention? Email them to me or leave them in the comments.
Where do you eat while on a trip? Is there a special spot that shouldn’t be missed?