Is it hard to find vegan food in Brazil? I'm going there this summer and I am a bit worried about the food situation, because I've heard that all they're eating down there is meat..
This trip will be kind of a "capoeira boot camp" with lots of exercise, so I will need to eat healthy food. Problem is me and my (meat-eating) friends will eat at restaurants most of the time, I'm guessing there will be not much time for home cooking.
Do you know whether the restaurants in Brazil are familiar with vegan food? I have absolutely no demands about the taste, as long as it vegan.
So, in what city are you staying in? Are you familiar with portuguese? Here you can buy "regular" food for REALLY cheap(rice, beans, lentils, veggies and fruits). TVP is also very cheap. Those can be found in virtually any city you stay in.
If you are going to a big city, chill out because here when people eat out they like to eat the same things that they eat at home, so you will find many self service places, and many today even have whole grain rice, chickpea salads, TVP, etc. Just be careful to ask if they add meat or bacon to the beans, because here apparently those are different things.
In the bigger cities(Rio, São Paulo, Salvador) you will find vegan restaurants really easy, usually downtown.
Good luck and have a nice trip!