Help maintain the health of our planet one bite at a time on your next Real Food Adventure.
In its most recent report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said plant-based foods were one of the biggest opportunities when it comes to limiting climate change. With this in mind, every Intrepid Real Food Adventure includes at least one plant-based meal. It's a delicious and easy way for you to help maintain the health of our planet while you're out exploring.
Plant-based foods generally have a much lower carbon footprint than animal-based foods and showcase regional produce at its best. Enjoying a tasty plant-based meal that highlights local fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds is just one way you can make your travel greener.
Our Real Food Adventures
Take a 9-day culinary journey through Mexico, tasting the flavours of Oaxaca, Puebla,...
Take an 8-day Intrepid tour to Thailand, full of adventure, fun and flavour. Explore...
Lift the lid on local cuisine on a 12-day food adventure through Morocco, taking in...
Travel the breadth of Vietnam, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, experiencing Halong Bay,...
Eat your way through tantalising Turkey on a Real Food Adventure. Visit markets in...
Taste your way across Armenia and Georgia on an unforgettable 10-day food adventure...
Take a food-filled journey through Sri Lanka, spending 12 days cooking and eating in...
Relish the sights and flavours of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai and Goa on this...
Explore the traditional delights of Italian cuisine while travelling through the...
Feast on Portugal and Galicia on this eight-day Real Food Adventure through Santiago de...
Visit energetic China, where culture, history and cuisine come together to create a...
Meet passionate cooks and producers on a food adventure in Greece, via amazing ancient...
Slurp, crunch and spoon your way into the heart of South Korean cuisine, snacking at...
Taste your way from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela, through Logrono, San Sebastian...
Indulge in the tastes of Eastern Europe sampling regional, seasonal delicacies as you...
Travel from Tokyo to Takayama, Kanazawa, Osaka, Koya-san and Kyoto in 12 days on a food...
Our plant-based meal highlights
Immerse yourself in monastic life during a temple stay in Gyeongju, including a plant-based dinner with chanting meditation and, if you’d like, a martial arts class on a Real Food Adventure in Korea.
Israel & the Palestinian Territories
In Nazareth, visit a restaurant that has been owned by the same family for over 40 years. Those years have been well spent perfecting their hummus. Try it with falafel, pita, pickles and cabbage salad on a Real Food Adventure in Israel & the Palestinian Territories.
Get hands on with local village women in Janche, North Macedonia, for a cooking class focused on making local flaky porcini mushroom pastries on a Real Food Adventure in The Balkans.
Take a walk in the countryside of the M'Goun Valley, where your leader will point out local crops of tomatoes, apples, walnuts and figs. On a Real Food Adventure in Morocco, these will be showcased in a plant-based dinner of soups, tagines and couscous.
Be welcomed into a local home in Jaipur and learn how to make ker sangri, a Rajashtani vegetable dish. Tuck into this and other plant-based dishes in a peaceful garden on a Real Food Adventure in India.
Dine on a plant-based spread at a local restaurant specialising in dishes from the Isthmus region of Oaxaca – gorditas, tamales with huitlacoche, tlayudas and local fruits – on a Real Food Adventure in Mexico.
Why choose Intrepid
We've teamed up with our expert local leaders to find the best plant-based meals in each destination. Whether it’s tracking down the most delicious hummus in Israel or the tastiest tamales in Mexico, they know just the place to find your next foodie hit.
Real life experiences
We love the highlights, but for us the real magic is found off the beaten path. We’re talking authentic cooking classes with local chefs, shopping at markets and other hidden gems you’ll only discover with Intrepid.
Big coach buses and flag-toting tour guides just aren’t for us. With a maximum group size of 12, our groups are able to travel under the radar and visit spots many big tour groups can’t. It also means we can accommodate dietary requirements, and offer plant-based meals in the first place.
You don’t have to eat vegan or vegetarian food at home to enjoy the plant-based meals on our Real Food Adventures. As long as you enjoy eating delicious, authentic food when you travel, you should relish every flavour-packed bite. On these trips you’ll be travelling responsibly: eating, sleeping and getting around locally and respecting animal welfare. We’ll also carbon offset your trip on your behalf.
A plant-based meal is entirely made from plant sources – fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, seeds, nuts, legumes, beans and oils.
Veganism is a philosophy and way of living that stems from animal exploitation and cruelty. Vegans not only eat plant-based diets, but they also do their best to avoid animal products like leather and down, and venues that use animals as forms of entertainment (zoos, circuses, etc). Plant-based eating focusses solely on food sources, and the reasons people choose a plant-based diet often include sustainability and concern for the environment.
You’ll be with a local leader for the entire duration of your Real Food Adventure. So even when you’re enjoying your free time or a plant-based meal is not included, they’ll be able to provide you with suggestions and advise you on where to find more delicious plant-based meals.
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