How do you find the best vegan cities?
Option 1: Grab your passport, spin the globe, finger a spot, and hope you don’t land in the middle of the ocean. While we’re adventurous at heart, we’re also pragmatic. Enter: Web data and analytics.
If you felt your eyes begin to glaze over, stay with us! When we assembled this guide to the best vegan cities in the world, we were sure to include plenty of pretty pictures and graphs. Feel free to jump down to those now. If you want to know more about how we found these cities, read on.
Best Vegan City Factor #1: Food. You saw this coming. If not, you haven’t been following us on Instagram. We love food, so it’s no surprise that restaurants and food options are a big factor when tallying votes for the best vegan cities for travel. After all, who wants to spend their vacay eating iceberg side salads at dive bars? Okay, maybe us, depending on the proximity to the beach…
But really, food unites us. When we travel, meal time is always when stories are told and plans are made. So, our favorite vegan-friendly cities are all places where food options are both delicious and inventive.
Best Vegan City Factor #2: People. Of course, you can’t just eat your way through a city without talking to anyone (side note: Of course you can. No judgements here—sometimes all you need is a little smashed avocado.) Vegan or not, most travelers will agree the best cities are always the ones where people are welcoming and open-minded. Our list of the best cities for vegans to travel to takes note of how important travel and veganism are to residents, according to Google Trends, Twitter, and Instagram data.
Without further ado, let’s rock! Here are our picks for the top 13 cities for vegan travel!
Best Cities for Vegan Travel | Google Trends
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- New York
- Washington D.C.
More Info: Top Vegan Cities for Art, Food, & Fun
Top 5 Vegan Cities: Who’s Hungriest?
Feeling torn? Here’s a look at the relative popularity of the search phrase vegan restaurants among residents in the top 5 vegan cities. In other words: The Brits (purple) search for vegan restaurants more than twice as much as residents in the other 4 cities.
F*ck What We Say, Go Your Own Way!
Prefer to blaze your own trail? We got you covered! For anyone who wants to find their own way in a region that is likely to have good eats and positive vibes, check out the insights below.
5 Countries Most Interested in Vegan Travel | Google Trends
According to data gathered by Google, searches related to vegan city travel have been most popular in the following countries:
- United Kingdom
- United States
Top Countries Using #Vegan
Hashtags tell us a lot about a place and the people who live there. Below, hashtag data tells us where the topic of veganism is most popular (source: Hashtagify).
- United States: 53.47%
- Great Britain: 19.37%
- Canada: 7.86%
- France: 4.27%
- Italy: 3.99%
- Australia: 3.12%
- Germany: 2.45%
- Spain: 1.99%
- India: 1.83%
- Cameroon: 1.65%
Looking at the data, we can tell that U.S. residents are responsible for about 54% of all Tweets and Instagram posts tagged with #vegan. Great Britain is responsible for about 20%. No surprise there, since the Trends data above indicates the Brits search for vegan restaurant way more than any other vegan city in the world. Canada, France, and Italy round out the top 5, although #vegan is significantly less popular in those countries.
Drop us a line. If you find yourself cruising through one of these countries, top down hair blowing, be sure to drop us a line on here or on Instagram. We’re always on the lookout for new cities to share with our community of vegan travelers. Don’t forget to snap pictures and tag @the_electric_soul for a chance to be featured!
Download Free City Guides for Vegan Travel
Vegan city-hopping can be tough. To help, we created Vegan City Guides on our favorite destinations. Head on over to our Vegan City Guides section to download a totally free, 100% awesome guide to vegan-friendly cities like Portland, Miami, Los Angeles, and more!
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