Not only does this northern Thai city have beautiful mountains and lovely locals, but Chiang Mai is also a paradise for vegan food!
I spent the first 2 months of this year living and working in wonderful Chiang Mai. It’s made a name for itself in recent years as a digital nomad hub and has a large expat community. And the great thing about this? So many incredible places to find vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, raw options- I mean, you can even find a Sunday dinner in the middle of the old city if you wanted!
Chiang Mai has become a hub of remote workers, freelancers and online entrepreneurs over the past couple of years. With the super low cost of living, amazing wifi everywhere and the beautiful Thai culture, why wouldn’t you want to spend time here!
At the end of December last year my flight touched down in the beautiful northern Thai city.
With 10 days of accommodation booked and no plans for after that, the Chiang Mai digital nomad experiment began!
Before coming to Budapest I’d researched where to find great vegan food in the city; turns out there are tonnes of vegan and vegetarian places to try! Here’s the low down on where you need to try…
How can you thrive and eat foods when you’re not only vegan but gluten intolerant/ celiac?
A couple of years ago, before choosing veganism, I discovered that I’m gluten intolerant. Going gluten-free made a fantastic difference to my health, and let’s face it, it’s not hard to find the free-from section in any supermarket these days.
Upon deciding to fully commit to the vegan lifestyle, the doubts about how difficult it would be to eat out, find my favourite foods and manage the sheer palava of this change crept in.
I’m not going to lie and say it’s a breeze, easy peasy, but it’s much easier than you would think. With some planning, you can totally do it!
One of the quotes on my vision board reads:
‘Be fearlessly authentic’
So today I was thinking about what to share with my little corner of the internet. I had this post in mind but thought “oh people won’t want to read that” and “that probably won’t be SEO optimised”.
But, I just wanted to write. I wanted to be ‘fearlessly authentic’.
Travelling is one of the beauties of life, getting to experience exciting new foods and cultures. However, if you’re vegan travel can seem a little tricky; think navigating language barriers and cultural differences! You could end up ordering the steak by accident or living on salad.
It doesn’t have to be like this though! With a little thought and planning, you can happily eat your way around the world.
Featuring Shampoo Bars, Bamboo Toothbrushes, Natural Deodorant & Almond Oil to Remove Makeup
Vegan products such as toiletries and beauty have become much more easily available in recent years. If however, like me you want environmentally friendly products with natural ingredients, I’ve put together this post to share some of the many great options!