Post # 1
To all the vegetarian brides out there/those who often eat veggie/those whose SO is a veggie:
My Fiance and I are HUGE foodies!! A priority for the both of us when choosing where to honeymoon is the food. I’m the vegetarian in the relationship and I want to make sure that I’m not going to be left eating side salads and complex carbs the entire time. We’re looking at doing a mini-moon due to going to Europe a month after the wedding for a friends wedding and a bigger honeymoon there. And with the cost of Europe, the mini-moon post-wedding will probably be at a nice resort in the continental US or somewhere in the Caribbean.
Where have you gone and had lots of look with food? Also, would you recommend doing all-inclusive and risk eating the same thing every day (when if you did non-inclusive, you could simply go elsewhere since you hadn’t prepaid for it!)?
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA
Hi! I don’t have any advice, just wanted to let you know how lucky you are!! I am a recently vegetarian (its been about 11 months) and my boyfriend is an avid meat eater. He was a vegetarian for 3 years when he was younger before I knew him but I guess it just wasn’t for him. I don’t eat meat for moral reasons so i try not to dwell on our different beliefs too often or it actually starts to bother me. I am usually stuck eating just salads when we go out! Although he actually does like vegetarian food so he doesn’t mind going to veg restaurants occasionally. Good luck in your search! And congrats! 🙂
Post # 4
My Fiance is definitely a meat eater, but only when we eat out because there isn’t any meat in our home- I do the grocery shopping, he doesn’t eat things like lunch meat, and he thinks it’s disrespectful to cook meat in the house since I don’t like or approve of it (also, our place is quite small and he made bacon one time and everything smelled of it, even our bath towels!). I’m lucky in that he will eat anything and everything I put in front of him and he enjoys it (Minus sweet potatoes. Weirdo.).
I know he’ll be fine eating whatever on our honeymoon, but I just don’t want to be stuck with rice and lettucs.
Post # 5
I’m from the west coast.. but BC, Canada. From what I hear though, there’s a big vegetarian movement in California, if you’re looking for it. The consiousness is there. So if you want to stay in the US for the mini moon, maybe a weekend in Cali?
I think no matter where you go, if you search for something, you’ll find it. Look for veggie eating guides and reviews online and such.
And I think you’ll be fine in Europe. where exactly is the other wedding? Kinda crazy but kinda nice that you can “use” this other wedding to make a honeymoon for yourselves! if I was you, I’d probably want to save all my money for the Europe trip, and keep the weekend mini moon post-wedding pretty affordable and close to home… oh wait, I;m doing that anyway. And I’m not going to Europe! haha!… 🙂
Post # 6
I am a vegetarian! Whatever you do, do not go on a cruise! There was SO MUCH FOOD there, but I could only eat a very small amount of what was offered. I actually lost weight on my honeymoon.
Post # 7
I’m a vegetarian. It was difficult for me to find nice, adult meals in Hawaii, Texas and Mexico. The UK is good, always several choices on resturant menus. The West Coast is amazing when it comes to vegetarian options as well.
Post # 8
@peasantsong: I’m surprised that there weren’t tons of food options on a cruise for a veggie. We’re kind of anti-cruise anyway, at least the kind that goes to the caribbean.
@tcanne: Thinking more and more about going out to wine country for a few days and staying at a resort. At least if I don’t find much to eat I can just be drunk on grapes the whole time 🙂
Post # 9
I’ve been vegetarian my whole life and vegan the pasTyear. My boyfriend will hardly eat any thing that doesn’t include meatlol.
Places are soooooo much better now then they ever have been with having a dish or two that is a truly good vegetarian option. I would ask even if it isn’t on the menu or learn how to order things special.
Ive gotten a burger without the meat. A lot of dishes are good withteat substituted for extra veggies.
Have fun =]
Post # 10
you will have no problems in europe (even german train stations have amazing fresh veggie friendly sandwiches for 5 euros), but I’m not so sure about the inclusive resorts – I mean from what i’ve been told many of them have “an american” an “italian”, a “french” options for dinner, but I would bet options are limited. I guess lunches are like a buffet, so who knows what’s there. Fiance is a vegetarian so these were his concerns about the caribbean and why he doesn’t want to go. although if we are traveling and they have a special dish he will take a “meat vacation” bc i totally saw him eat curywurst sausage in berlin
you will likely have a number of options in califoria, seatle, portland, new york etc (bascially major cities, even college towns cater to a degree) – Sometimes when looking for veggie friendly options, we look for ethnic restaurants. urbanspoon.com also gives you a quick look at places/menus and their reviews. Sometimes nicer restaurants will make dishes for you – we were in san fran and i was craving seafood, horrified i realized there was nothing for him on the menu, but we asked the waiter and he said it was no probelm. asked a couple questions and they just prepared something off the menu (legit tasty not the plateful of rice my grandma serves him when we visit)
Post # 11
@peasantsong: Really? We went on a cruise and they bent themselves backwards to feed me once I told them I was vegetarian (though it still makes me giggle to remember when they found out I don’t eat fish, they kept saying ‘You’re a real vegetarian!’ Too cute!) I’m sorry to hear about your cruise experience though.
Post # 12
I am a vegetarian and allergic to peanuts. I work with a lot of couples who are vegan, allergic to shellfish, gluten intollerant and more. Many of the all-inclusive resorts offer meals for people with special food needs. There’s one chain in particular in Mexico where the chef will sit down with you upon check-in, go over your needs, and then make recommendations for the restaurants on the property.
I did travel to Punta Cana a couple of years ago and found that finding great vegetarian meals was challenging. But I’ve never had issues in Mexico.
Post # 13
I’ve been to several places because some of my in-laws have moved a lot. I never had trouble eating vegetarian in Virginia/D.C. Went to a place in Maryland, about half an hour or so from Baltimore, and also had no trouble eating vegetarian. Where I live, it’s impossible to get vegetarian Korean, Chinese or Japanese food (Thai, of course, is almost always a safe bet).
Our Honeymoon in Florida was disappointing. In my area, when tofu is fried, it is *fried* and has a consistency similar to fried chicken. In Florida, they lightly fry the outside and the inside is mush (I’m guessing maybe they just use soft tofu, too). We were right around Fort Lauderdale. And I found all of the food there very bland.
Post # 14
I think that most of the very liberal towns in the US have lots of vegetarian restaurants. Places that come to mind are Boulder, CO, Chapel Hill, NC, probably most of CA, especially the bay area (which has amazing food in general), Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Austin, TX, etc. You can probably also Google something like “best US cities for vegetarians.” Good luck!
Post # 15
@Bliss Honeymoons: “There’s one chain in particular in Mexico where the chef will sit down with you upon check-in, go over your needs, and then make recommendations for the restaurants on the property. “
Would you mind telling me what chain this is? I’m a vegetarian and this would be really helpful! Thanks.
Post # 16
Any big city will have great veggie food! I’m a recent convert, and my SO lives in Atlanta. I never have a hard time finding great places to eat out there! My best tip is to experiment with different ethnic cuisines. Indian, Vietnemese, and even Mexican food all tend to be more veggie-friendly than typical American cuisine.