EUROPE

Barcelona, Spain (on las ramblas)-MAOZ: vegetarian fast food; quick, clean, salad bar options

Barcelona, Spain (on las ramblas)-EL CHOQUITO: paella; a great place to try paella (includes a vegetarian option)

Berlin, Germany-DADA FALAFEL: falafel and more; some of the best falafel I’ve ever had in my life

Tivoli, Denmark-WAGAMAMAS: chain noodle bar; many vegetarian options, quick and delicious

Budapest, Hungary-FATAL: huge portions, large menu, amazing food

Vienna, Austria-ROSENBERGERS: great salad bar with many options; a bit pricey; but one of the few in a land of meat

Vienna, Austria-FIGELMUELLER: best schnitzel in town

Brussels, Belgium-FRITERIE TABORA: incredible Belgian fries with exotic sauces (try the Andalouse)

Southbank, London, UK-GIRAFFE: healthy eating chain restaurant; many vegetarian options

Leicester Square, London, UK-WAGAMAMAS: noodle bar

London, UK-WEST CORNWALL PASTY SHOP: best pasties around (including vegetarian options)

London, UK-BALANS: cafe, diner style with great breakfast/brunch items

AFRICA

Capetown, South Africa- HUDSON’S BURGER JOINT: delicious and interesting burgers 

Lambert’s Bay, South Africa- MOUISSBOSKKERM: open air restaurant on the beach-utensils are shells; a must see!

Solitaire, Namibia-SOLITAIRE BAKERY: best apple streudel in the world; home to Moose McGregor

Windhoek, Namibia- JOE’S BEERHAUS: game/meat restaurant; little for vegetarians; sand on the floor (awesome); 

Maun, Botswana- NANDOS: portugese chicken and more; great veggie burger and yummy chips; great sauces

AUSTRALIA

Melbourne, Australia- SUSHI SUSHI: delicious handrolls; a sushi staple and some of the best in Melbourne

Docklands, Melbourne, Australia-HEALTHY HABITS: healthy wraps and more

Balaclava, Australia-GLICKS: bagels and Jewish deli

Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia-JOE’S GARAGE: classic food, big portions

Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia-BROTHER BURGER AND THE MARVELOUS BREW : excellent burgers and beer/ciders 

Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia-PINK PENGUIN: fish and chips, awesome veggie burgers, great chips

Melbourne CBD, Australia-LORD OF THE FRIES: chips and sauces (vegetarian) 

Melbourne, Australia-GRILL’D: burgers & chips; my most favorite veggie burgers & best chips in the world (get the herbed mayo) 

Melbourne, Australia-BOOST: delectable smoothies (King William is the chocolate one)

Melbourne, Australia-PIE FACE: Aussie pie shop (authentic) 

Melbourne CBD, Australia-MEKONG: Vietnamese Pho (just about as good as Vietnam) 

Melbourne CBD, Australia-SCHNITZ: sandwich shops (small and large size sandwiches) 

Sydney Road, Melbourne, Australia-NOODLE HUT: noodle shop (great to watch it get made the way you like)

Melbourne Central-MAX BRENNERS CHOCOLATE SHOP: desserts (more than you can imagine) 

Broad Beach, Gold Coast, Australia-ONYX: yummy continental cuisine

Melbourne CBD, Australia-THE MILL: slightly fancy pub food

Melbourne CBD, Australia-LINDT CAFE: delicious chocolate lava cake and yummy goodness 

Melbourne CBD, Australia-SUMO SALAD: well stocked salad bar; create your own

Melbourne, Australia-JIMS TAVERN: delicious Greek food

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia-MAKO: fish and chips (awesome; and cool building on the water)

NORTH AMERICA

Huntington Beach, California, USA-THE SUGAR SHACK: awesome brunch place 

Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA-THE PHO SHOW: good Vietnamese; nice

Visalia, California, USA- CAFE INDIA: great people and flavourful food with incredible spices

South Lake Tahoe, California, USA- ARTEMIS LAKEFRONT CAFE: friendly staff, excellent food, extra-seasoned fries/chips

Santa Monica, California, USA-BRU’S WIFFLE: fabulous waffle place; great setting for brunch

Solana Beach, San Diego, California, USA-BEACH GRASS CAFE: good food, nice atmosphere

San Diego, California, USA-SHAKESPEARE PUB & GRILLE: great British food & market, fabulous fish & chips

San Diego, California, USA-SNOOZE: a fabulous brunch spot with many yummy eggs benedict dishes & amazing pancakes

San Diego, California, USA-ELIJAH’S RESTAURANT: New York deli in southern California

San Diego, California, USA –BLUE WATER SEAFOOD MARKET AND GRILL: delicious seafood market and fabulous fish tacos and fresh grilled fish anything

San Diego, California, USA – THE MISSION: delicious breakfast/brunch spot with a Mexican flair

San Diego, California, USA – IKIRU SUSHI: neighborhood Japanese restaurant with delicious, fresh and beautifully presented sushi and welcoming staff

San Diego, California, USA – ROYAL INDIA: Flavourful, delicious/authentic Indian food with very friendly staff

San Diego, California, USA-BABYCAKES: fantastic cupcake shop, bakery and restaurant (my favourite: the chocoholic cupcake)

San Francisco, California, USA-THE WIPEOUT CAFE: good food, great view

San Francisco, California, USA-GHIARDELLI CAFE: get the chocolate hot fudge sundae

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA-CHEESEBURGERS IN PARADISE: burgers with ‘Buffet’

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA-MERTS: traditional soul food with attitude

Portland, Maine, USA-HOT SUPPA: delicious breakfast/brunch cafe with huge selection & great hot chocolate

Freeport, Maine, USA-ISAMAX WICKED WHOOPIES: incredible selection of insanely good whoopie pies

Baltimore, Maryland, USA-MISS SHIRLEY’S CAFE: fabulous fried green tomatoes, delicious waffles-huge menu

Chicago, Illinois, USA- YOLK: utterly delicious breakfast with something for everyone

Chicago, Illinois, USA- THE PURPLE PIG: festive tapas style bar with yummy food (many suitable for vegetarians)

Evanston, Illinois, USA- BAT 17: awesome sandwiches and burgers piled high with all sorts of awesomeness

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA-CAFE DU MONDE: best beignets around; situated on the Mississippi River

Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, USA-CAPONE’S PUB AND GRILL: Dive bar/pub with absolutely spectacular Idaho nachos

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA-SIDEWINDERS AMERICAN GRILL: Dive bar/pub with awesome stuffed pretzels

Memphis, Tennessee, USA-HUEY’S: best burgers in Memphis; fabulous fish and vegetarian options

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-HASH HOUSE A GO GO: huge portions, fun atmosphere, delicious breakfast all day

Rapid City, South Dakota, USA- MURPHY’S PUB & GRILL: festive pub with high ceilings, continental and traditional food and great staff (tell Erin from Minnesota we said hello)

Portland, Oregon, USA-KENNY AND ZUKES: giant deli sandwiches, fun atmosphere, delicious food including spectacular latkes (potato cakes)

Omaha, Nebraska, USA- SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE: bar, lounge and restaurant with friendly and knowledgeable staff; incredible food including awesome fish and chips

New York City, New York, USA-POMME FRITES: French fry shop with array of sauces

Duluth, Minnesota, USA-BETTY’S PIES: sweet and savory pie shop; decorated like traditional diner

Bozeman, Montana, USA-THE NOVA CAFE: festive, fun cafe with friendly, knowledgeable staff & delicious dishes

Port Jefferson, New York, USA-Toast: delicious cafe with wonderful staff & walls that showcase local artist’s work

Rockville Centre, New York, USA-PRESS 195: awesome sandwich shop; greatest chips in the USA

Island Park, New York, USA-JORDANS LOBSTER FARM: lobster roll, clam chowder & fish & chips on the water

Bayshore, New York, USA-TULA KITCHEN: delicious healthy fare, great choices, fabulous quesadilla

Long Beach, New York, USA-YUMMY YUMMY: huge menu, chinese and japanese including fresh sushi

New York City, New York, USA-KATZ DELI: Jewish Deli (that scene from When Harry Met Sally took place here)

Long Beach, New York, USA-LONG BEACH BAGEL CAFE: best bagels I’ve ever had! (Try a Flagel!)

Point Lookout, New York, USA-JO JO APPLES: cute cafe, great food, lovely staff, amazing atmosphere 

Long Beach, New York, USA-MARVEL: best soft serve ice cream & yogurt 

Long Beach, New York, USA-TUTTI FRUTTI: great frozen yogurt with heaps of toppings 

ASIA

Hanoi, Vietnam-KOTO: restaurant is served by at risk kids who do an amazing job…eat, buy a t-shirt, donate

Hoi An, Vietnam-BANANA LEAF CAFE: good food, nice view (on Le Loi street)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-PHO 2000: the best pho ever; it’s where Bill Clinton had ‘2 bowls’

Downtown Central, Hong Kong-THE LIFE CAFE: delicious vegetarian fare 

Hong Kong-Nha Trang: excellent eclectic Vietnamese fare (a little pricey)

Hong Kong-Crystal Jade: great Shanghainese food

Phnom Penh, Cambodia-FRIENDS: tapas cafe designed to give street kids a skill, excellent food and great service 

CENTRAL, NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA

Buenos Aires, Argentina-THE GRAN PARILLA: great steak restaurant (limited options for vegetarians)

Buenos Aires, Argentina-BIO: excellent vegan/vegetarian restaurant (enjoyed by carnivores & vegetarians alike)

Jaco, Costa Rica-WISHBONE: good fish, seafood & array of international dishes

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-FRONTERA: steakhouse buffet with heaps for vegetarians (including good sushi)

Toronto, Canada-EGGSPECTATION: breakfast and brunch spot with eggs, pancakes and fabulous food

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