Vegetarian in South America

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1. Posted by Bee22a (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I am heading to South America, Chile, Peru and Bolivia in September this year and I am a vegetarian, how much trouble am I going to encounter trying to find food I can eat? :(

Does anyone know if I can take sealed vegetarian food from Australia over there?

Also want to know how crutial is it going to be to have proper Hiking Boots if I am going to be doing the Inca Trail?

I am finding it hard to find non-leather boots and was wondering if I would be able to get away with runner/jogger type of shoes?


2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Bee,

I dont think you should have too much trouble - I have eaten in some really nice veggie restaurants in both CHile and Argentina, and it didnt seem to be a problem for people in Peru and Bolivia either. They even do a veggie option for you on the Inca Trail if you tell them in advance! :)

Argentina is definitely all about the meat! but itñs possible to eat well as a vegetarian.

As for the hiking boots, I was very glad I had mine because they give great support to your ankles on the roughest parts of the trail. That said, there were people who just had good walking shoes, adn even one crazy Irish girl who managed to do it in flip-flops! (thongs)

Hope that helps!


3. Posted by bentivogli (Respected Member 2398 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

no problem whatsoever, not even in meat-eating Mekka, Argentina. There's an older thread re this issue; might contain useful tips.


[ Edit: Edited at Jun 26, 2006 12:43 AM by bentivogli ]