Wanderlust

Vegan travelling to Maui, Hawaii

Aloha vegans,

a few weeks ago I lived in a nice guesthouse from a really kind family on Maui, Hawaii. It was such a great time and I was so thankful that they let me live in their house and the best: they were vegan friendly and cooked awesome dishes for me.

We drank delicious kale margaritas,

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ate sushi,

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drank green smoothies and had good coffee and just a good time together.

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I always had complete other pictures in my head when I thought about Hawaii. I dreamed of white sandy beaches, relaxed happy people and stuff. But I was a bit disappointed when I arrived there. Don’t get me wrong I had a good time and Maui for example is nice, but not „that“ nice. I missed the happiness and…. yeah, the „amazingness“ there. I quickly felt homesick for Asia 🙂

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Lots of coffee shops in Maui offer vegan options like soy and almond milk. A few of them even got vegan sandwiches and sweets, like the „Wailuku Cofee Co.“ in Wailuku.

My favorite coffee shop is „Sip Me“ in Mackawao:

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Unfortunately Hawaii is really- REALLY – expensive so I didn’t go out for dinner. I bought my stuff in the supermarket and had dinner at my family’s house 🙂 But there are lot of vietnamese and thai restaurants. But in the end I think you*re better off buying your stuff in a grocery store than going to a restaurant. I couldn’t find that much vegan options when I looked in the menus from the restaurants on the shore.

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Vegantravelling to Sri Lanka…

Ayubovan, vegans…

I’m sitting on the balcony of my guesthouse in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka watching the sunset and I know, it’s defi time for some update and of course, another nlogpost. So sorry, but travelling is such a busy time 🙂 I like Sri Lanka, it’s a crazy island with lots of kind people, good but spicy food and awesome animals. The landscape is stunning and there are mountains over rain forrests, coasts and lots more to see. But the one thing I don’t like at all is the transportation. There is really a problem when it comes to backpacking here- well, if you want to go to other places than just the south. You need to take buses, local non air conditioned and super fast buses. Sometimes you think you’re gona die in these crazy vehicles and a way of 230 km takes you about 8 hours. BUT I’m glad being here and that’s the way it is here in Lanka.

In the beginning I lived in the house of a friend of mine in Kandy, the holy city. There were a lot of invitations from friends and Sri Lankan people could eat the whole day. 😉

Well there are great vegan options like rotthi, if it’s made with oil. You could eat it spicy or not, but it is really delicious! The best I’ve had was in Hikkaduwa, in the south.

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The mum of my friend always cooked for us in the evening, that was real Sri Lankan vegan food and so tasty. I had jackfruit curry, lentils, chickpeas, soybeans and much more options every day.

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The fruit is like everywhere else in Asia just awesome…

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Every morning I’m eating fresh papaya, pineapple, bananas, mangoes (I learned eating them with my hands. Happens if youre travelling 8 hours by bus) and things like woodapples.

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I don’t know what I should think about these fruit. It was not delicious neither bad… But it’s supposed to be super healthy so give it a try once you’re here.

Another thing you have to try is real Sri Lankan breakfast. Have a tea (or coffee) and some kind of this:

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I’m staying here until the 2nd of June and after Anuradhapura I’m going to the beach, FINALLY! After Sri Lanka I will go to Bali- not sure yet for how long.

Have you been to Sri Lanka? Which kind of food have you tried here? Any recommends?

XOXO, Alex

Erin McKenna’s Bakery in NYC

Hey Vegans,

I just found it: the vegan heaven on earth 🙂

As I walked around the blocks in the East Village I just found that tiny cute bakery at 248 Broome Street. It’s a place with lots of pink where you could have a rest from the busy city. It seems like the world turns much more slowly there.

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They offer only vegan treats and theres a bunch of great options when it comes to tea, cakes, muffins, doughnuts and much more.

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I get myself a green tea and a vanilla cupcake top with a creamy vanilla frosting and it just tastes awesome. And I’m really into the frosting, without any difference to the frostings I know from magnolia long time before- but you don’t have that stuffed feeling afterwards 🙂

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My friend just get a green tea as well and a cinnamon cake which was delish too. She is an omnivore and was kinda excited trying her first vegan cake- she loved it!

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I had to try some more for sure…

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If you want to bring that Erin McKenna feeling to your own home you got the chance to just buy it there:

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I could highly recommend that great bakery to you guys. If you are around the corner just hop in.

Their Hours of Operation are:
Monday : 10am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 10am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: 10am-8pm

Inform yourself:  http://www.erinmckennasbakery.com/new-york-city/

I really hope that you enjoyed this post. Have you ever been there and did you like it that much as I did?

Have a great day everyone…

XOXO,

Alex