Hotels across the globe are adding vegan menus
Lodgings worldwide are introducing vegan menus at their restaurants, cocktail bars, afternoon teas, and in their guest rooms. “Hotels are placing more of an emphasis on wellness, and plant-based cuisine is part of that,” said Los Angeles-based chef and restaurateur Matthew Kenney, who recently opened Alibi, an upscale vegan restaurant at the Ovolo Woolloomooloo hotel in Sydney.
This month, guests at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills can order a veg-focused fare on the in-room dining menu. Travellers don’t have to compromise flavour or the dining experience to get the health benefits of eating plant-based food.
Your shopping experience can be animal-free too
As the meat-free revolution steadily inches toward the mainstream, its effects are reaching beyond the plate. Portland, Oregon, is home to the country’s first vegan mini-mall, while a vegan food hall, Vshops, recently opened in Miami.
Toronto boasts Vegandale, an entire city block of vegan stores, whose annual Vegandale Food Drink Festival has expanded to Chicago, New York City and Houston.
“Festivals are a great way for people to learn more about vegan values, experience the lifestyle, sample products and eat delicious food,” said chef Todd Erickson, co-owner of Miami restaurant Glam Vegan and the culinary director of Miami’s Seed Food and Wine festival, which takes place annually during World Vegan Month.
“There’s something for everyone at every price point, from burger battles to private chef dinners,” he said. “Vegan food is not just kale and tofu anymore.”