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Only barely. Vegetarianism in general and veganism in particular is very poorly understood in Japan, and this r/japan thread goes into gruesome detail on what a world of pain you're about to find yourself in.The one vegetarian sushi place I'm aware of in Tokyo (Potager) has now closed. The only vegan items you are likely to encounter in the average sushi ...


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You (as well as PLL, who commented and RoboKaren, who answered) need to straighten the confusion here. On the one hand, there is "sushi" (let's call this sushi1), which is an American food, hinted from Japanese cuisine and originated in California, and is usually served by Korean-Americans, Chinese-Americans, or other Americans. It uses normal rice, and is ...


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Vegan is more than possible in Japan. There are a number of blogs on the topic that I suggest you look at. In terms of the specifics of a sushi restaurant, the vegan basics are: Kappa maki - cucumber roll  カッパ巻き Natto maki - roll with natto 納豆巻き Abokado nigiri/maki - avocado nigiri or maki アボカドにぎり Ume shiso maki - Plums paste with shiso herbs -- see ...


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In the UK, there are a wide variety of non dairy "milks" for sale, and all chain coffee shops offer soy. There are also lactose free dairy milks in stores. Unsure about the other countries in the list, but would anticipate major supermarkets stocking it


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In all the countries you have listed, soy milk is easy enough to find; most supermarkets will sell it. In France, you should be able to find it in Super U, Auchan, and Carrefour, and maybe in some Aldi and Lidl too if they're big enough. In Switzerland, I got many links to Reform Haus; you can find those in most of the northern part of the country. In ...


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Yes, I've seen it (and various other non-diary milks) in markets (even smallish ones) in the UK, the Netherlands, and France — coincidentally, because I don't actually drink soy milk. So I'm thinking if it's so common that I remember seeing it even though I don't look for it, it must be fairly common. It may be useful to take a list with you of ...


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I went to Japan on Feb. 2014, I am allergic to shellfish. I did a lot of research. First thing, it is illegal to bring an epi-pen to Japan and almost impossible to get a special permit to get them in the country. I got the printed card and also a pandora charm that said I was allergic to shellfish. I carried with me Benadryl everywhere. Server at restaurants ...


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Either you've been misinformed, or we're travelling on different airlines... For a flight I have next week, I've just logged into the "Manage My Booking" section of the airline's website (BA). Once I pick the flight, I see this: By picking the Special Requirements link, I can request a special meal, and additionally on the right hand menu of special ...


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Airlines provide special meals as an accommodation for special needs (religious, medical, etc), not as an a la carte option. As such they make it something you have to request direct, to indirectly limit it to those who really need it. Allowing passengers to essentially order a la carte online makes catering the flight more difficult and more expensive. ...


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I am no definite expert on the topic but this customization of a flight, called ancillary services, are usually marketed to travel agents as a profit generator. First let's clarify the different actors. The airlines offer and operate flights, the GDS (Global Distribution System) companies distribute the flights to travel agents and the latter sell to the ...


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I can't give you any specific information about the Palace on Wheels, but I can tell you that Indian's are very accommodating to people with dietary restrictions. Indian culture encourages individuality in religious practice, and that individuality often shows up as self imposed dietary restrictions (Gandhi is an excellent example). In rural parts of India ...


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It's common in Italy, too. Most supermarkets have it. You may have more trouble in restaurants and bars (although there are many places where you can get dairy-free Cappuccino); remember to specify your dietary restriction when you eat at restaurants.


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In Germany and Austria you can buy soy milk in most supermarkets. If you are interested in a broader selection of soy and tofu products you will find a Reformhaus in every larger city. These supermarkets are specialized on food with special ingredients.


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This is the survival vegan tip I learnt on my travels: whenever you arrive to a country where normal supermarkets don't have soy milk (which is rare, most of them do), go to an Asian supermarket or try to find an asian neighbourhood (chinese, vietnamese, etc) and you'll get those things there. Sometimes soy milk will necessarily have sugar (ough!) like in ...


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In Germany, even discounters like Aldi have soy milk and some other soy products. However, if you want more soy products than just soy milk, it's probably better to go to a supermarket like Rewe, Edeka or Kaufland. The supermarkets provide other plant based milk (e.g. milk from rice, oats or almonds), too.


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Finding gluten-free and especially vegetarian food is still very tricky in Peru. Why: (Due to differences in languages and culture) Vegetarian food without meat (comida sin carne) often means food without every meat except chicken. Because "carne" does not include "pollo" or processed meat like ham, salami, ground meat. It is a common missunderstanding in ...


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Dianping is a food and restaurant guide website in China. It lists out most of the vegetarian restaurant in Guangzhou. The website is written in Chinese only. Use baidu translate and baidu map to find out more information about the restaurant. In addition, although they claim they are vegetarian restaurants but no certification is done. And not every ...


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I don't think I've been to a major grocery store in Europe that didn't have soy milk. (And rice milk, and almond milk, and...) Kind of surprised me, actually.


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2 Raw Cafés in Lima facebook.com/rawcafeclub probably more but we love the Raw Café, highly recommend the Nuggets and the Pizza Classic, the Burger is great too ;) in Cusco I know the GreenPoint with vegan and raw option, only a few contain gluten but it's all marked greenpointveganrestaurant.com and the Shaman Vegan Raw Restaurant shamancenter.org in ...



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