Vegan Short Eats in Sri Lanka
‘Short Eats’ is the generic name for a variety of snacks found all over Sri Lanka and they are often vegan.
Vegan short eats in Sri Lanka will help you as a vegan travelling here, you’ll find it hard to go hungry because of the abundance of fried vegan snacks, and like us you might find it hard to resist them.
Lentil vadai, samosas, stuffed rotis… all happily vegan and totally delicious.
Don’t ask us why they are called ‘short’, they aren’t short on flavour, taste or calories that’s for sure. Neither are they short on addictiveness, having become our downfall to healthy virtuous vegan eating whilst on the road as our favourites are all fried, or a bit doughy or both and it’s near impossible to resist them.
They just seem to present themselves at every opportunity where you’re thinking that you might quite fancy a little something, as well creating these opportunities by just generally being everywhere, within a short reach (maybe this is behind the name?).
Taking a bus journey? Stock up on short eats, like delicious roti pancakes, stuffed with spicy potato curry and served in recycled newspaper or exercise books.
Wandering along the street? Oh, how convenient, there’s a little stall selling short eats, why not buy yourself some tasty vegan samosas?
Sat down for a quick bite to eat in a local restaurant? What a surprise, a platter of short eats arrives on your table, just in case you might want one or two (which of course you do). We’ve concluded that its just futile to resist them, they’re too good, plus, because they’re often vegan, we should eat them in a kind of act of solidarity, right?
Have you ever been to Sri Lanka and found yourself tempted by the abundance of short eats?
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We hope our Vegan Guide to Short Eats in Sri Lanka has been helpful, please let us know if we’ve missed out your favourite fried, vegan snack?
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