Cities with Most Vegan Options, Ranked

Data shows that while New York and Los Angeles have the most vegan restaurants, diners in Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle have the most options.


Ever wonder how your city fares when compared to the density of vegan options around the country? Data website Datafiniti compiled a report of vegan restaurants across the country to glean which cities are the most (and least) veg-friendly. The company relied on a database of 18,000 restaurants to determine which offer vegan-friendly menu items and compiled city-specific data to map their findings. When it comes to large metropolitan cities, New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco (with 563, 494, and 247 such restaurants, respectively) are the top three cities on the list, followed by Seattle (184), Houston (167), and Portland, OR (150). With 71 veg-friendly restaurants, Austin settles at number 13 right behind Philadelphia’s 83 restaurants at number 12. The bottom three (or least vegan-friendly cities) are Indianapolis, IN, Jacksonville, FL, and Allentown, PA, with only 18, 18, and 17 vegan-friendly restaurants, respectively. When population is taken into account, the data skews to reveal that the top three cities are Portland, OR, San Francisco, and Seattle (at 6.3, 5.3, and 4.9 vegan restaurants per 100,000 residents, respectively). In this iteration of the data, Boston, Charlotte, NC, and Philadelphia find themselves at the bottom of the list with only about one vegan restaurant per 100,000 residents. The data further reveals that smaller cities along the west coast and college towns have the highest density of veg-friendly restaurants per 100,000 residents, and the top three types of cuisine served at all vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants across the country are American, Italian, and Asian.

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