4 European Destinations I Want To Return To As A Vegan

4 European Destinations I Want To Return To As A Vegan

When reminiscing on past travel destinations, I always picture the smells, sights and tastes. Food can make or break an experience and ever more so since turning vegan. As I have visited many of my favourite cities before I was vegan, I’d love to share with you 4 beautiful European destinations that I would like to return to in order to sample their delicious plant-based cuisine and explore the sights.

4 European Destinations I Want To Return To As A Vegan

Florence, Italy

Florence is a city full of Art, culture and beauty. I last visited for my 21st birthday and ate my weight in Nutella croissants, Margherita pizza and seafood pasta. Despite seeing my fair share of Botticelli, D’Angelo and a Cindy Sherman exhibition, I want to return to eat my weight in delicious pizza and experience more than just the Arts.

I’d like to eat at:

Universo Vegano for their legendary sandwiches

Crepapelle to try delicious vegan savoury and sweet crepes

I’d like to visit:

The outdoor pool, Piscina Comunale Costoli and Boboli Gardens Sculpture Park

4 European Destinations I Want To Return To As A Vegan

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The one and only time I visited Amsterdam was on a college trip whilst studying for my Foundation diploma. It’s safe to say it was full of socialising, going against the grain and doing anything but looking at photographs and paintings. Back then, food was never of importance to me nor did I care much about what I put into my body. Now, as a Vegan, I’d love to return and sample all of the incredible food they offer, cycle along the canal and soak up the true Dutch culture not just what the Dam is known for.

I’d like to eat at:

The Vegan Junk Food Bar to try the Original VJFB burger

Koffie Ende Koeck to try the High Tea with delicious plant-based cakes and warm drinks

I’d like to visit:

The Anne Frank Museum, Flea Market and cruise down the canal

4 European Destinations I Want To Return To As A Vegan

Paris, France

On a cold November whilst at University I took a trip to the French capital for Paris Photo week. Oversaturated by photographs, museums and late night drinking, we left little time for good food and immersing oneself in the Parisian culture. I’d like to return in the warmer months, book a long weekend away and discover the city by foot and all it has to offer.

I’d like to eat at:

Cloud Cakes for coffee, cake and Sunday brunch

 Love Juice Bar for an acai bowl and fresh juice

I’d like to visit:

The Eiffel Tower and climb to the top and explore the Catacombs

4 European Destinations I Want To Return To As A Vegan

Naples, Italy

Italy is without a doubt my favourite European country. It has stolen my heart on multiple occasions and the coast south of Naples being one of my highlights. On the trip I explored Pompeii, drove the Amalfi coast and stayed in Sorrento. The short trip meant that I didn’t get enough time to explore Pompeii in its entirety nor sample enough of the delicious Italian cuisine. On this trip I survived off of Nutella, freshly squeezed orange juice and meaty pizzas. A vegan return is definitely on the cards.

I’d like to eat at:

O Grin to sample the daily changing menu in their zero waste restaurant

Antica Pizzeria Da Michele to see where Julia Roberts dined in the fabulous Eat Pray Love (and eat pizza of course!)

I’d like to visit:

The island of Capri on a day trip and explore Positano

These were four of my European destinations that I’d love to return to as a vegan.

Have you visited any? What was the vegan food like?




  1. jessicagatfieldphotography@hotmail.com
    October 24, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    I have! It’s amazing – I should have a post or two on here! I need to visit Glasgow!

  2. October 24, 2017 / 10:04 am

    Have you ever visited Berlin? O.M.G it’s Vegan paradise! I’ve also heard the same said for Glasgow.

  3. jessicagatfieldphotography@hotmail.com
    October 19, 2017 / 9:12 am

    They are such fantastic cities and can be visited over a weekend for definite. I do hope you get to plan a trip soon!

  4. October 18, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Sounds glorious. It’s been over 10 years since I visited anywhere outside of the UK and I’m not vegan so any be much help. I really want to visit Sweden and Norway though amongst so many other places.

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