Sure, this list may sound subjective. But before your skepticism gets the better of you, we’d like to reassure you that this list has been approved by PETA (actually, they wrote it!).
Eating vegan can mean different things to different people. For some vegans, the line is drawn at the food they spend money on and consume. For others, even a restaurant or other food establishment that isn’t fully plant-based isn’t something they want to fund with their hard-earned dollars.
At the end of the day, one thing is clear: a restaurant can show support for its vegans by doing more than just adding veggie burgers to the menu.
And around the United States, some places are certainly going above and beyond these days. These cities have become famous for being vegan-friendly – both incorporating plant-based items into their culinary experiences, and by encouraging vegans in a variety of social and economic ways to either visit or even move and expand the appreciated local vegan economy. It seems like almost every day new plant-based recipes and with them, new vegan restaurants, are popping up. And thanks to the foodies who have to try it all, it’s no longer hard at all to find the best of the bunch!
The first few cities on this list might be predictable, BUT some of the cities on this list come from areas long famous for a vegan’s worst enemy: meat. While it doesn’t seem like their carnivorous expertise is suffering, they might just have the best of both worlds – and are definitely worth a visit to find out. Plus, any excuse to travel is a great one…
As of 2019, these are the cities topping the vegan-friendly list nation-wide:
1. San Francisco, California
2. Los Angeles, California
3. NYC, New York
4. Portland, Oregon
5. Detroit, Michigan
6. Orlando, Florida
7. Dallas, Texas
8. Nashville, Tennessee
9. Washington DC
10. Tulsa, Oklahoma
Were you surprised by any of the cities that made the list?