October 30, 2020
Whether you are vegan or not you have probably noticed more vegan friendly shops and restaurants popping up in your neighborhood. But the big question remains, what are the top vegan friendly cities in the us? From food to culture, these towns are at the forefront of plant-based trends, and here’s a sneak peek at the top 5 vegan-friendly cities in the country.
Los Angeles, CA
The City of Angels is home to a diverse community of people who have different beliefs, diets and cultures. The city is bursting with a plethora of plant-based eateries opening around town and an increasing number of vegan festivals and events, all of which reflect a change in behavior and eating choices.
Portland boasts the first ever vegan mini-mall – a partnership between clothing company The Herbivore Clothing Company, bakery Sweet Pea Baking Co., grocery store Food Fight and tattoo shop Scapegoat Tattoos. The mini-mall is basically vegan heaven and if you ever get the chance to visit Portland, make sure that it is your first stop!
New York, NY
New York City is pretty much at the forefront of everything, let’s say the capitol of the world. The city’s beautiful lights and amazing energy attracts people from all over the world. Around 800 different languages are spoken in the city which just shows how the city embraces people’s differences. This is probably one of the many reasons why NYC offers almost everything vegan. If you can’t find it in NYC, then it probably doesn’t exist.
Miami might be a little bit behind some of the big cities in the US, but the spread of cruelty-free cuisine has been very fast. With high-end vegan restaurants and the plant-based Seed Food and Wine Festival, Miami has been making a name for itself as a vegan city. A great place to visit when a vegan friend comes to town is, Atlas Meat-Free Delicatessen, Miami’s first plant-based butcher with a ravishing menu.
For the first time Dallas lands a spot on PETA’s ‘Most Vegan Friendly Cities’ list. Dallas, referred to as Big D boasts one of the biggest vegan dining scenes around, according to PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman. People normally think of Dallas as a big hair and cowboy boots kind of city, although you can actually get vegan boots there, in reality it is a very different city.