When booking a city trip or holiday, the local restaurant offer tends to be an important part of our decision-making process. Sure, things like culture and activities are nice too, but after a long day filled with discoveries, our stomach is aching for a treat. Nothing worse than going to bed in a hangry mood, be it because the portions were too small or because the food just wasn’t any good and you preferred not to finish it. Yet all people are different and that’s also the case for their diets. Whereas some of us eat pretty much everything, others are more restrained in what they can or cannot eat.
There’s a multitude of reasons for which you might have chosen a specific diet and we won’t go into them all today because that would simply lead us too far. Yet fact is that nowadays, a good chunk of people are keeping to a vegetarian or vegan way of life. Maybe your stomach can’t digest anything else, maybe you’re worried about the environment or can’t stand to hurt any animals – whatever the reason, the outcome is the same: wherever you are in the world, you’ll have to look out for veggie or vegan friendly places. And that’s not always that easy.
Don’t get us wrong, there are many countries out there which are known for their vegan-friendliness. They make for the perfect destinations when living a plant-based life. Yet there are also many destinations out there where finding a dish without meat can be the challenge of a lifetime, meaning it’s all about knowing where to go and where not.
To make that quest easier on you, Happy Cow took on the task of finding the 10 most vegan-friendly cities out there. They based their opinion not only on the number of vegan restaurants in those cities but also on a number of other criteria. What is the density of vegan businesses per capita? How easy is it to find vegan options, how well do locals understand the concept of veganism and is there an active vegan community? How many new vegan businesses have opened since last year? Those and many other questions were asked and answered. The result is a list to keep close and cherish if you’re on a plant-based diet.
The most vegan-friendly cities in the world
- London, United Kingdom
- Berlin, Germany
- New York City, United States
- Melbourne, Australia
- Los Angeles, United States
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Warsaw, Poland
- Barcelona, Spain