Head to Paris with a vegan, and they’re likely to subsist off nothing more than French fries and salads—at least, that was the case for Angela Lowe, co-founder of red-hot Brooklyn vegan pop-up series Culinary Collective, when she went to the land of cheese and pastry. Her business partner, Jay Astafa, says the same about visits to his family in Montenegro: “They just don’t understand quite what it means to be vegan there. I always end up going to the farmers’ markets and cooking for myself instead.”
Indeed, vegans and vegetarians deal with some serious challenges on the road. But there are places you can go that are truly amazing—if you know where to look. Luckily, the globetrotting chefs have a tip or two up their sleeve. Not least is Lowe’s own Clinton Hill, Brooklyn brownstone, where the duo dishes out intimate tasting dinners for the lucky few that can buy tickets for their sought-after, one-night-only events (they plan to open a true brick-and-mortar pop up in the East Village this July). Consider their worldwide list one worth bookmarking—and sharing with every roaming vegetarian you know.