With Oct. 1 being World Vegetarian Day and Nov. 1 being World Vegan Day and research showing that skipping meat can save the average person at least $750 per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians as well as accompanying videos.
To determine the best and cheapest places for following a plant-based diet, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 17 key indicators of vegan- and vegetarian-friendliness. The data set ranges from the share of restaurants serving meatless options to the cost of groceries for vegetarians to salad shops per capita.
|Top 20 Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians|
|1||Portland, OR||11||Scottsdale, AZ|
|2||Los Angeles, CA||12||Anaheim, CA|
|3||Orlando, FL||13||Chicago, IL|
|4||Seattle, WA||14||Madison, WI|
|5||Austin, TX||15||Milwaukee, WI|
|6||Atlanta, GA||16||Washington, DC|
|7||New York, NY||17||Las Vegas, NV|
|8||San Francisco, CA||18||Pittsburgh, PA|
|9||San Diego, CA||19||Houston, TX|
|10||Tampa, FL||20||Charlotte, NC|
Best vs. Worst
- Scottsdale, Arizona, has the highest share of restaurants serving vegetarian options, 20.14 percent, which is 12.5 times higher than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the lowest at 1.61 percent.
- Scottsdale, Arizona, has the highest share of restaurants serving vegan options, 11.16 percent, which is 26.6 times higher than in Newark, New Jersey, the city with the lowest at 0.42 percent.
- San Francisco has the most community-supported agriculture programs (per square root of population), 0.0161, which is 20.1 times more than in San Antonio, the city with the fewest at 0.0008.
- New York has the most salad shops (per square root of population), 0.2724, which is 27.5 times more than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the fewest at 0.0099.
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