The UK has seen a massive growth in people embracing the meat and dairy free lifestyle in recent years. Along with this, many vegan eateries have sprung up to meet that demand. Avocado toast has become a menu staple in restaurants from London to Glasgow. Furthermore, many chain restaurants have extended their menu options to cash in on the “vegan pound”. Even so, eating out as a vegan isn’t always easy, and the problem can become harder when travelling. While parts of India, Thailand and Taiwan promise to be havens for vegans, with restaurants catering to their Hindu or Buddhist populations, the task of finding somewhere suitable to eat can be more difficult elsewhere. However, multinational chain restaurants can provide a way for vegan travellers to avoid this problem. Though travellers should always make an effort to shop and eat locally, well-known names like McDonald’s and Nando’s can step in and literally “fill the gap” when food options are more limited on the open road. Therefore, we’ve put together a handy guide for vegan travellers detailing the vegan menu options they can purchase in global chain restaurants. Don’t take the list as prescriptive; it’s always worth double checking with a restaurant, particularly as options like fries may be cooked in the same fryer as meat products. In addition, always be extra cautious if you have food allergies and check the restaurant’s allergen advice to see what ingredients different options contain.