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.

Photo: Steve Bowbrick

Photo: Steve Bowbrick

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:


Check here for a complete list of all Hare Krishna restaurants in the world. Or you can have a look at http://www.krishna.com/

Enjoy your greens!


Kathrine Opshaug Bakke Kathrine Opshaug Bakke, editor at Travelettes from 2009 to 2013, wrote this post. Originating from Norway, she has been living in Berlin, Lisbon, and Stockholm the past 6 years.

She loves cities with imperfect facades, photography, traveling by bike, vintage hunting, and everything that comes with cheese. Follow her visual diary at anchoredpaperplane.com.