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    2020’s Best Cities For Vegetarians And Vegans

    2020’s Best Cities For Vegetarians And Vegans

    To determine the best and cheapest places for following a plant-based diet, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 16 key indicators of vegan- and vegetarian-friendliness.

    With Oct. 1 being World Vegetarian Day and Nov. 1 being World Vegan Day, and with synthetic meat products receiving a sales bump due to COVID-19 meat shortages, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians, as well as accompanying videos.

    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 and Vegetarians

    1. Portland, OR
    2. Los Angeles, CA
    3. San Francisco, CA
    4. Orlando, FL
    5. Seattle, WA
    6. Miami, FL
    7. Boise, ID
    8. Fort Wayne, IN
    9. Oakland, CA
    10. Austin, TX
    11. Lexington-Fayette, KY
    12. Tampa, FL
    13. San Diego, CA
    14. Irving, TX
    15. Atlanta, GA
    16. Lincoln, NE
    17. Chicago, IL
    18. St. Paul, MN
    19. Lubbock, TX
    20. New York, NY

    Scottsdale, Arizona, has the highest share of restaurants serving vegetarian options, 27.76 percent, which is 12 times higher than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the lowest at 2.31 percent.

    Best vs. Worst

    • Scottsdale, Arizona, has the highest share of restaurants serving vegan options, 16.01 percent, which is 16.7 times higher than in Garland, Texas, the city with the lowest at 0.96 percent.
    • San Francisco has the most community-supported agriculture programs (per square root of population), 0.0172, which is 21.5 times more than in San Antonio, the city with the fewest at 0.0008.
    • Orlando, Florida, has the most salad shops (per square root of population), 0.2076, which is 16.9 times more than in Garland, Texas, the city with the fewest at 0.0123.

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