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Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly Cities 2018

Nov. 1 is World Vegan Day, in preparation, the personal-finance website WalletHub  released its report on 2018’s Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians.
WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 16 key indicators of vegan- and vegetarian-friendliness. Including the total number of restaurants per location that were serving meatless options as well as the cost of vegetarian options in grocery stores

Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly Cities
1 New York, NY 11 Washington, DC
2 Portland, OR 12 Tampa, FL
3 Orlando, FL 13 Chicago, IL
4 Seattle, WA 14 Phoenix, AZ
5 San Francisco, CA 15 Miami, FL
6 Los Angeles, CA 16 Atlanta, GA
7 Austin, TX 17 Anaheim, CA
8 Scottsdale, AZ 18 Nashville, TN
9 San Diego, CA 19 Houston, TX
10 Las Vegas, NV 20 Madison, WI

Best vs. Worst – Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly Cities

  • Scottsdale, Arizona, was noted to have the most restaurants serving vegetarian options and the most restaurants serving vegan options.


  • San Francisco has the most community-supported agriculture programs.  They also happen to have the highest cost for groceries for vegetarians, which is interesting. San Francisco also has the most Farmer’s Markets.


  • New York’s specialty is their salad restaurants and New Jersey has the least.  New York also has the most Smoothly Bars.


  • Affordablity Rating: Least Affordable: Honolulu, Hawaii, then San Francisco


  • Number 1 Vegetarian Lifestyle is Anaheim, California.


  • Best city for Vegetable Nurseries per capita is Miami, Fl.


  • San Diego ranked 9  in the Top 20 Cities for Vegans and Vegetarians.