Vegan food has found its way into virtually every dining scenario; from fast food to fine-dining, one can easily find plant-based options at every price point. Even high-end restaurants are moving away from foie gras and experimenting with mushroom mousse. For those who love to travel, check out these vegan-friendly bucket list restaurants and book your vacation rental along with your reservations.


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1. Sketch, London
Known as much for its stunning interior as for its food, Sketch is potentially the hottest restaurant in London right now. This swanky space offers a vegan afternoon tea service in addition to a vegan (upon request) tasting menu for dinner in its elaborate Michelin two-star restaurant, the Lecture Room & Library. Expect delicate vegan scones and dainty pastries during tea service and perfectly plated vegetable-forward dishes at dinner. Just be sure to specify that you’re vegan. Looking for a place to stay? These super posh London vacation rentals will suit just fine.


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2. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris
Alain Ducasse is just shy of royalty in the culinary world. While this Michelin-starred chef owns restaurants all around the world (most of which can accommodate almost any dietary preference), Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée is the most vegan-friendly. The concept is focused on the state of “naturalness,” making vegan the obvious choice. Inform your server of your dietary preference (“Je suis vegetalien”), and you will be accommodated. Feel like a true Parisian by staying in one of these local Paris vacation rentals.


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3. Empire State South, Atlanta
Some fine-dining restaurants can seem stiff and even intimidating, but Empire brings a sense of southern comfort to the scene. Many of the sides—from the boiled peanuts to the broccoli and shishito peppers—are inherently vegan, but several of the larger dishes can be tailored to a vegan request, such as the Carolina Gold Rice Grits. Satisfied by a good ole southern meal, head back to your home away from home by booking one of these Atlanta vacation rentals.


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4. Eleven Madison Park, New York City
While scoring a reservation at Eleven Madison Park is a challenge, finding a vegan option is simple. This iconic New York restaurant is known for its impeccable customer service, and the kitchen happily accommodates vegans. Just be sure to contact them as soon as you secure your reservation. To continue your over-the-top New York experience, stay in one of these extravagant New York vacation rentals, even if it’s just for a night.


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5. M on the Bund, Shanghai, China
Part trendy restaurant, part community center, part literary festival, M on the Bund offers a dining experience that goes far beyond just food. Its dedicated vegan menu features items such as a refreshing celery soup, a robust salad, cottage pie, a roasted cauliflower entrée, and two enticing desserts. Reservations are a must, along with booking your stay at one of these chic Shanghai vacation rentals.


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6. Amber, Hong Kong
The newly renovated Amber reflects the vibe of Hong Kong perfectly—it’s cool, sophisticated, and cutting-edge. While not vegan, the kitchen offers a “Vegetarian Experience” menu that can easily be modified for vegans. Prepare yourself to taste the best tofu of your life, along with a number of other mind-blowing yet simple plant-based courses. Tasting menu complete, retire to one of these super modern Hong Kong vacation rentals.


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7. El Jardín, San Diego
Based on the name, we would expect nothing less than a plethora of vegan options at this much talked about beach city restaurant. Not only is the menu clearly marked with vegan and vegetarian items, but there is also a “Chef’s Whim” option. For vegan diners, this produces a meal straight from the restaurant’s garden, gussied up a bit with classic culinary techniques. Chill out and enjoy your stay in this surf town at one of these local San Diego rentals.


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8. Sage at Aria; Las Vegas, Nevada
Known for sourcing the best possible local produce, a vegan menu just makes sense at this fine-dining concept inside the Aria hotel. Allow Chef Shawn McClain to entertain your palate with dishes such as Sunchoke Tartare, Roasted Eggplant, and Raspberry Coconut Semifreddo. Save your money for the slots (or more exceptional vegan food) and book your stay at one of these reasonably priced Las Vegas vacation rentals, all under $250 a night.


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9. Craigie on Main, Boston
Most vegans have no trouble navigating a non-vegan restaurant menu, but when prix fixe is the only option, finding something to eat without paying a ridiculous amount for a plate of arugula can be challenging. However, Craigie on Main offers a vegan option for each course of its standard tasting menu, allowing vegans to get their money’s worth and enjoy a substantial high-end meal. Make your reservations and look forward to dishes such as Zhug-Roasted Japanese Cauliflower and House-Made Coconut Sorbet. Book a few nights at one of these popular Boston vacation rentals and spend your days exploring the Boston Freedom Trail and sampling the other vegan options this historic city has to offer.


Courtney Robinson is a freelance travel writer who has contributed to Reuters News Service, Yahoo! Travel, and the Huffington Post, among many other outlets. She is currently an editor of

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