Best Cities for Vegans and Vegetarians
October 1, 2019 – 12:04 am | Comments Off on Best Cities for Vegans and Vegetarians

Personal finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians.
To determine the “best and cheapest” places for following a plant-based diet, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 17 …

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Best Cities for Vegans and Vegetarians

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vegetablesPersonal finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians.

To determine the “best and cheapest” places for following a plant-based diet, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 17 key indicators of vegan- and vegetarian-friendliness. The data set ranges from the share of restaurants serving meatless options to the cost of groceries for vegetarians to salad shops per capita.

Top 20 Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians

1 Portland, Oregon
2 Los Angeles, California
3 Orlando, Florida
4 Seattle, Washington
5 Austin, Texas
6 Atlanta, Georgia
7 New York, New York
8 San Francisco, California
9 San Diego, California
10 Tampa, Florida
11 Scottsdale, Arizona
12 Anaheim, California
13 Chicago, Illinois
14 Madison, Wisconsin
15 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
16 Washington, D.C.
17 Las Vegas, Nevada
18 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
19 Houston, Texas
20 Charlotte, North Carolina

Best vs. Worst

Scottsdale, Arizona, has the highest share of restaurants serving vegetarian options, 20.14 percent, which is 12.5 times higher than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the lowest at 1.61 percent.

Scottsdale, Arizona, has the highest share of restaurants serving vegan options, 11.16 percent, which is 26.6 times higher than in Newark, New Jersey, the city with the lowest at 0.42 percent.

San Francisco has the most community-supported agriculture programs (per square root of population), 0.0161, which is 20.1 times more than in San Antonio, the city with the fewest at 0.0008.

New York has the most salad shops (per square root of population), 0.2724, which is 27.5 times more than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the fewest at 0.0099.

Where does Your City Rank?

To view the full report and your city’s rank, online.

(And, psst: Did you know that October 1 is World Vegetarian Day, and November 1 is World Vegan Day?)

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