Vegetarians in Spanish-Speaking Countries

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Vegetarians in Spanish-Speaking Countries Mar 16, 2011
Being vegi (and no doubt worse vegan) can be a nightmare abroad.

If your a cosy western lad like myself, used to clearly labelled products and menus, you might find mealtimes a tad more stressful than you like.

The first thing to acknowledge is that many countries class foods containing fish as vegetarian. Fishy foods may even be labelled as vegi on the menus.

My first order in Spain took three attempts because I didn't know this.

The second thing to know is at least a little bit of the language.

This applies to all countries but I only know Spanish (Castillan) - hence the title.

So if you are ordering out:

1) State clearly you are vegi.

"Soy vegetariano."

2) Order - I would like ..... .

"Me gustarĂ­a ...... ."

3) Reaffirm your veginess - with no meat or fish please.

"Con no carne o pescado, por favor."

EG: "Soy vegeteriano, me gustarĂ­a una pizza con no carne o pescado, por favor."

This is basic Spanish so you won't sound like a poet but it gets across the whole vegi thing well enough to stop your salads coming with fish heads.
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