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The Most Vegetarian-Friendly Countries In The World
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The Most Vegetarian-Friendly Countries In The World

Although vegetarian travel is improving, the herbivores among us can sometimes be faced with a restrictive diet when travelling. Now a new index will help people find the most vegetarian-friendly countries in the world before booking their flights.

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Source Image: Getty Images

The Global Vegetarian Index was compiled by Oliver’s Travels who looked at data from 183 countries to make up their list. They examined the number of vegetarian restaurants in the country and then compared the number in relation to its population size and also looked at the annual meat consumption per capita. The combination of those data points awarded every country a score on the index.

The Seychelles came out top, thanks to a combination of its low meat consumption and a high number of veggie-friendly restaurants in relation to its small population, with Thailand coming a close second and Malaysia third.

Vegetarian Thai food | Google Image
Vegetarian Thai food | Google Image

The vast USA had the largest number of vegetarian restaurants but it lost out on a top 20 spot due to the world’s highest meat consumption at a whopping 120 kilograms per capita. On the other end of the scale, the tiny nation of Bhutan consumed just 3kg per capita.

If you can’t afford to go long-haul for a delightful vegetarian culinary holiday, these are the top countries in each continent:

Africa: Seychelles
Asia: Thailand
Europe: United Kingdom
North America: Belize
South America: Peru
Oceania: Solomon Islands

Source Image: Lonely Planet News
Source Image: Lonely Planet News

Source : Oliver's Travels website

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