Traveling veggie on a budget: dining with the Hare Krishna
If you’re from a bigger city, you might have noticed a group of people chanting “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna” dressed in some kind of peach colored Indian looking outfit your local park. I haven’t had a deeper look into their ideology, but they’re extremely friendly and I’m definitely into their cuisine.
As a vegetarian, sometimes it can be a bit challenging to find a nutritious and CHEAP meal. Being a pescatarian I’m not having a too hard time, but still I was delighted when I was introduced to the 5-euro Hare Krishna lunch in Madrid. I had a huge meal filled with delicious vegetables, beans, dessert and something to drink. Next time I have the cravings for some vitamins I definitely know where I’m heading. Rumor has it they’re even handing out free lunch at LSE in expensive London, and we all like free stuff don’t we? By the way, many of the centers are just open at lunch-hour. All Hare Krishna Temples have weekly Sunday Vegetarian Feasts, just be aware of that there might be some chanting involved…
Why not try to have lunch Hare Krishna style in one of these destinations next time:
- New York
- Madrid (in Spanish): Calle Espíritu Santo 19, Tribunal
- Barcelona (in Spanish): Calle Escudellers 14
- Lisbon (veggie restaurant overview)
Enjoy your greens!
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