I spent my Fall Break traveling to San Antonio. It was my first visit to San Antonio and I loved it! It was such a beautiful, quiet, clean city and the food scene did not disappoint! Since switching to a Vegan diet, one of my initial concerns was finding food when I was out to eat or traveling. I made the change 3 years ago and I’ve never had trouble finding Vegan options when traveling. It’s really not an issue at all. Some cities have better options than others, but with apps like Happy Cow, and doing simple Google searches, it’s really not that hard to find what you want.
The first restaurant that deserves a major shout-out is Señor Veggie. They specialize in locally sourced, hand-crafted Vegan food. From the moment I arrived, I loved the atmosphere and knew the food would be delicious. It was my favorite meal of the trip, and we had lunch outside on their patio.
Other favorite restaurants included: La Fonda on Main, Supper, and Tower of Americas.
The theme of our meals was Mexican, which made me one happy traveler! Even if a restaurant doesn’t have a Vegan option listed on their menu, most places now-a-days are more than happy to accommodate. All you have to do is ask!
People ask me for tips on how to stay on track with my diet and exercise while traveling, and I am happy to share those! It’s not always easy, but it IS doable! My first piece of advice that really helped me upon arriving to San Antonio, was to place an Instacart order on the first day. Although I wasn’t planning on cooking during this trip, I wanted some staples on hand that would help me stay on track. I placed an Instacart order from Costco and ordered bottle water, salads, a fruit tray, and some healthy snacks. That way, if I missed a meal, needed a snack, or wanted to eat breakfast in the room before going out, I had some food on hand that I was use to eating on a regular basis.
We also made the decision to skip a car rental for this trip and walk everywhere. Although I took the entire week off from working out on vacation, I was still burning a lot of calories from walking everywhere. Normally, I will pack a couple pair of workout clothes and aim to workout at least twice while on a vacation, but this trip I wanted to rest my body from some injuries I have been battling.
I made the decision to skip dessert during this trip and just focus on all appetizers ( Chips + Guac X 100 ) and main courses + cocktails. Making little decisions like that can really make a big difference, so when you come home from vacation you aren’t feeling sluggish, out of shape and bad about yourself.