Top Vegan-Friendly Cities in the World

Top cities for vegans according to your votes...

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#1 Berlin

With over 28 pure vegan restaurants and hundreds of listings on HappyCow, Berlin is fast becoming the vegan Mecca of the world. Most of the restaurants listed are within 3 miles of each other and easy to access by metro or bicycle. Additionally, it seems like nearly all restaurants & cafes in the city have some labeled vegan options on their menus.

Also see: Cities with most vegan restaurants | Cities with most listings

#2 New York City, NY

The ultra-hip city that never sleeps offers an array of international mix in vegetarian food - cafes, bistros, diners, gourmet restaurants, and bakeries as diverse as its inhabitants! Eat on the cheap or dine extravagantly, NYC offers exotic and abundant choices for the veggie food lover. Amazingly, NYC has 63 fully vegan restaurants as of July 2014.

#3 Portland, Oregon

Recognized as one of the most livable cities in the world, Portland is commonly referred to as a haven for vegans and vegetarians. It's also family friendly, pedestrian friendly, and ecologically friendly in its public policies. With over 20 solid veggie places to find something to eat, vegheads can easily explore without starving (and you don't need a car to get around).

#4 San Francisco, CA

Wonder why young and old progressives meet and stay here? Beautiful weather with hilly streets offering glimpses of downtown, the bay and its famous bridges, San Francisco boasts dozens of cozy cafes, trendy vegetarian restaurants, and health food stores that offer raw, vegan, vegetarian, and vegetarian-friendly fare. Eating is easy here, and so is getting around by public transit, bicycle, or by foot.

#5 London, England

Since the outbreak of mad cow disease in the early 2000s, more people than ever in the UK are embracing vegetarianism. New London vegetarian restaurants are sprouting up all throughout the city all the time. To see what kinds of vegetarian and vegan fare the English are serving, click on the city name (above).

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Los Angeles, California
Although it's spread out as a huge urban sprawl, the LA vegan scene has really taken off in the past couple years. Now with more vegan options than any other city (*500+ listings within a 15 mile radius), one can eat veg easily nearly anywhere in the city. The quality of options has also improved and L.A. now boasts upscale vegan restaurants like Tal Ronnen's "Crossroads" and gourmet Japanese vegan cuisine such as Shojin with 2 locations.

Chiang Mai, Thailand
The main city center of the northern city of Chiangmai, at only 2 square kilometers in each direction, is the most vegetarian-friendly city in all of Thailand. Food is mostly Thai style with lots of fresh local produce, soy products, and local flair.

Singapore
HappyCow lists over 100 vegetarian and vegan restaurants serving a variety of vegetarian Asian and Chinese cuisine in Singapore! Check out the list for yourself.

Toronto, Canada
Offering affordable Chinese, Indian, and International vegetarian food and natural food organic markets.

Taipei, Taiwan
A Buddhist dominant country with many inexpensive veggie and vegan buffet-style dining facilities serving up to 100 different options. Taiwan is famous for its offerings of mock meat varieties and down home cooking.

Did your city make the list? Other noteworthy veg-friendly cities around the world are Seattle, Vancouver, Hong Kong, and...

Cities with the Most Vegan Restaurants:

* location count within a 15 miles radius of city center (as of Jan 2015)


HappyCow's list of cities with the most Listings:

* location count within a 15 miles radius of city center (Top 50 as of Jan 2015)