Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016

By October 24, 2016Food, Fun, Lifestyle

According to PETA, 2016 is “The Year of Vegan”. Therefore, this is the year to take a look at the way we treat ourselves and Mother Earth. In addition, it’s the year to take a stand against animal cruelty, conserve water, and stop the destruction of the environment and natural resources. Thankfully, progressive cities around the world are going green and becoming vegan friendly. Especially relevant are our top picks for cities with the best vegan scenes:

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016

1. Portland, Oregon

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: Portland, Oregon

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: Portland, Oregon

Considering it was dubbed the #1 Vegan-Friendly city in 2016 by PETA, it’s only natural that Portland makes the list. This green city is boasting with a multitude of vegan, vegetarian, organic and fair-trade eateries and food stores. And that’s just the half of it; it’s also home to an array of vegan-friendly lifestyle services like doctors, bars and a tattoo shop. Seems like I need to take a trip with my girls, ASAP!
Here’s a list of vegan friendly spots in Portland

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016

2. San Francisco, California

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: San Francisco, California

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: San Francisco, California

Similar to its neighbor Portland, San Francisco is vegan-friendly. Its known for embracing an alternative green way of life and incorporating healthy habits into it’s community. Thus, the city is filled with trending vegan restaurants and healthy-lifestyle sanctuaries that help people transition into a vegan way of life.
Here’s a list of vegan friendly spots in San Francisco

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016

3. Los Angeles, California

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: Los Angeles, California

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: Los Angeles, California

Searching for new and innovative ways to stay young and healthy? In a city where people seem to be chasing the fountain of youth, the vegan way of life is key. The City of Angels has more listings on HappyCow—a website that lists regional vegan and vegan-friendly eateries and events—than any other U.S. city. Moreover, its the home to an animal rights–related museum and PETA’s West Coast headquarters.
Here’s a list of vegan friendly spots in LA

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016

4. New York City

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: New York City, New York

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: New York City, New York

It should come as no surprise that the Big Apple has made the list. With a thriving pulse of cultural diversity, the city serves up an endless variety of healthy dining options. Making ‘The City That Never Sleeps’ the vegan capital of the East Coast.
Here’s a list of vegan friendly spots NYC

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016

5. Berlin, Germany

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: Berlin, Germany

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: Berlin, Germany

While it’s primarily known for bratwurst and beer, it’s surprising to find that Berlin is considered Europe’s Capital of Vegan. With more exclusively vegan restaurants than any other city on the continent, Berlin takes the cake. The city is said to be shaping veganism into an avant-garde culinary art form. Their culture is taking a completely innovative approach to the vegan menu… And we love it!
Here’s a list of vegan friendly spots in Berlin

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016

6. Tel Aviv, Israel

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: Tel Aviv, Israel

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: Tel Aviv, Israel

This seaside city is home to the world’s largest vegan festival, Vegan-Fest Tel Aviv. It was also ranked the #1 Best Destination for Vegan Travelers by The Daily Meal. The city is fairly new to the green scene; the vegan frenzy only took off as recent as 2012 after the city was featured in Table Magazine. Since then, British Airways’ in-flight magazine reported that 1 in 20 residents describe themselves as vegan.
Here’s a list of vegan friendly spots in Tel Aviv

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016

7. Taipei, Taiwan

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: Taipei, Taiwan

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: Taipei, Taiwan

With a high concentration of Buddhism, Taipei is the largest city advocating for cruelty-free eating. In part, this is due to their cultural respect towards animals. An astonishing 1.7 million people do not eat meat, making the island a vegan paradise with an endless list of vegan-friendly restaurants and markets. Taipei’s chefs are reinventing traditional Taiwanese cuisine by mixing fresh local ingredients with international flavor.
Here’s a list of vegan friendly spots Taipei

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016

8. Chennai, India

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: Chennai, India

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: Chennai, India

With nearly half of the citizens having meat-free diets, there certainly are no issues finding vegan options. The city of Chennai is 4 million-strong and India’s leader of the vegan way of life. This is mainly due to its location in South India, a region known for using less dairy products and meats in everyday cuisine.
Here’s a list of vegan friendly spots in Chennai

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016

9. Glasglow , Scotland

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: Glasgow, Scotland

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow was voted by PETA UK as the friendliest place for vegan travelers in the United Kingdom. This city is the hometown for cutting edge healthy cuisine that is both Earth and animal friendly. The history of activism paired with the vibrant youth culture is noted as the main reason why veganism has swept Glasglow. The University of Glasgow was the first college in the UK to be accredited by the Vegan Society, hence attracting younger vegan people to the city.
Here’s a list of vegan friendly spots in Glasglow

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016

10. London, England

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: London, England

Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016: London, England

After the crazed outbreak of mad cow disease back in the early 2000s, more people in London began embracing vegetarianism. Not usually known for its food, the city has vegetarian restaurants sprouting up all the time.
Here’s a list of vegan friendly spots in London

About Diane Vukovic

Diane Vukovic is a vegan mom, health nut, and kitchen diva. When she’s not deducing veggie nutritional facts, she’s probably dancing crazily with her daughter or traveling somewhere in Europe.

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