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"Vegan Food" Tops 2016 Google Search in NYC

In addition to keywords Trump, Michael Phelps, Prince, and Powerball, New Yorkers are googling nearby vegan food.

New York news outlet NY1 recently identified the top search inquiries made in 2016 by city residents. When it comes to keywords, top searches included President-elect Donald Trump, winning lottery numbers for Powerball, late musician Prince, and Olympic swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. When it comes to keywords connected to the search term “nearby,” New Yorkers most often looked for “vegan food” and “juice bars,” indicating a desire to locate and visit those establishments. New York has had a big year in terms of vegan restaurant openings, including the Brooklyn expansion of Omaha, NE-based Modern Love, Ravi DeRossi’s veganized eateries Mother of Pearl and Ladybird, vegan pizzaria Screamer’s Pizza, and several new locations of vegan fast casual restaurant by CHLOE—along with its bakery iteration Sweets by CHLOE, which opened in September.

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