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10 Best Cities for Vegetarians Around the World

10 Best Cities for Vegetarians Around the World

When planning your next vacation, keep these vegetarian-friendly cities in mind

Here are 10 of the world's best cities for vegetarians.

Sir Paul McCartney is a dedicated vegetarian, singer Carrie Underwood gave up meat at 13, and actor Christian Bale was only nine when he went vegetarian after reading Charlotte’s Web. Author Leo Tolstoy wrote, “A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.”

Almost 7.3 million Americans would agree, suggests a 2013 Vegetarian Times study that shows there are at least that many vegetarians in the United States, while 22.8 million follow vegetarian-inclined diets. As the movement grows, so do menu options across the globe – especially since many countries, such as India, were great vegetarian travel destinations from the get-go. (In 2007, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ranked India the world’s lowest consumer of meat.) Websites like Happy Cow and its app VegOut are useful for finding the best veg-friendly restaurants when you’re in a new city. Our own methodology for this list included using pre-existing roundups, a 2013 research study, and a computation of the number of vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants on Google reviews. If you’re currently planning a vacation, we’ve listed the 10 best cities for vegetarians around the world.


The Most Popular Countries and Cities for Vegans in 2018

The unstoppable rise of veganism – how a fringe movement went mainstream, – reads the headline of the Guardian newspaper in April 2018. Veganism is on a major rise world-wide and the days of meat eaters are slowly coming to an end.

And indeed, Google confirms the massive rise of veganism world-wide. In 2018, searches in the Veganism category, which comprises vegan-related searches made in any language (e.g. “veganism”, “vegan restaurants”, “vegan rezepte”, “vegan recipes“), surpassed by a wide margin searches made in previous years. The popularity of vegan-related searches was 11% higher than 2017 and 35% higher compared to 2016.

We used Google Trends data to compare the popularity of veganism across the world. Google assigns a score for each location (broken down by country and city) that shows the interest level of a given topic by comparing searches made for that topic to all Google searches made in that particular location.

<< Check out our latest report (2020!) on the rise of veganism worldwide >>

For example, if Google assigns a 100 score to Australia for veganism searches and a 78 score for the United States, it means that the percentage of Aussies who searched for veganism is much higher than the percentage of Americans searching for the same topic.

It doesn’t mean that, in absolute terms, there were more searches for veganism in Australia compared to the US – this would be quite unusual as Australia has a population 10 times smaller than the US.

Let’s take a look at the countries and cities where veganism was most popular in 2018.


The Most Popular Countries and Cities for Vegans in 2018

The unstoppable rise of veganism – how a fringe movement went mainstream, – reads the headline of the Guardian newspaper in April 2018. Veganism is on a major rise world-wide and the days of meat eaters are slowly coming to an end.

And indeed, Google confirms the massive rise of veganism world-wide. In 2018, searches in the Veganism category, which comprises vegan-related searches made in any language (e.g. “veganism”, “vegan restaurants”, “vegan rezepte”, “vegan recipes“), surpassed by a wide margin searches made in previous years. The popularity of vegan-related searches was 11% higher than 2017 and 35% higher compared to 2016.

We used Google Trends data to compare the popularity of veganism across the world. Google assigns a score for each location (broken down by country and city) that shows the interest level of a given topic by comparing searches made for that topic to all Google searches made in that particular location.

<< Check out our latest report (2020!) on the rise of veganism worldwide >>

For example, if Google assigns a 100 score to Australia for veganism searches and a 78 score for the United States, it means that the percentage of Aussies who searched for veganism is much higher than the percentage of Americans searching for the same topic.

It doesn’t mean that, in absolute terms, there were more searches for veganism in Australia compared to the US – this would be quite unusual as Australia has a population 10 times smaller than the US.

Let’s take a look at the countries and cities where veganism was most popular in 2018.


The Most Popular Countries and Cities for Vegans in 2018

The unstoppable rise of veganism – how a fringe movement went mainstream, – reads the headline of the Guardian newspaper in April 2018. Veganism is on a major rise world-wide and the days of meat eaters are slowly coming to an end.

And indeed, Google confirms the massive rise of veganism world-wide. In 2018, searches in the Veganism category, which comprises vegan-related searches made in any language (e.g. “veganism”, “vegan restaurants”, “vegan rezepte”, “vegan recipes“), surpassed by a wide margin searches made in previous years. The popularity of vegan-related searches was 11% higher than 2017 and 35% higher compared to 2016.

We used Google Trends data to compare the popularity of veganism across the world. Google assigns a score for each location (broken down by country and city) that shows the interest level of a given topic by comparing searches made for that topic to all Google searches made in that particular location.

<< Check out our latest report (2020!) on the rise of veganism worldwide >>

For example, if Google assigns a 100 score to Australia for veganism searches and a 78 score for the United States, it means that the percentage of Aussies who searched for veganism is much higher than the percentage of Americans searching for the same topic.

It doesn’t mean that, in absolute terms, there were more searches for veganism in Australia compared to the US – this would be quite unusual as Australia has a population 10 times smaller than the US.

Let’s take a look at the countries and cities where veganism was most popular in 2018.


The Most Popular Countries and Cities for Vegans in 2018

The unstoppable rise of veganism – how a fringe movement went mainstream, – reads the headline of the Guardian newspaper in April 2018. Veganism is on a major rise world-wide and the days of meat eaters are slowly coming to an end.

And indeed, Google confirms the massive rise of veganism world-wide. In 2018, searches in the Veganism category, which comprises vegan-related searches made in any language (e.g. “veganism”, “vegan restaurants”, “vegan rezepte”, “vegan recipes“), surpassed by a wide margin searches made in previous years. The popularity of vegan-related searches was 11% higher than 2017 and 35% higher compared to 2016.

We used Google Trends data to compare the popularity of veganism across the world. Google assigns a score for each location (broken down by country and city) that shows the interest level of a given topic by comparing searches made for that topic to all Google searches made in that particular location.

<< Check out our latest report (2020!) on the rise of veganism worldwide >>

For example, if Google assigns a 100 score to Australia for veganism searches and a 78 score for the United States, it means that the percentage of Aussies who searched for veganism is much higher than the percentage of Americans searching for the same topic.

It doesn’t mean that, in absolute terms, there were more searches for veganism in Australia compared to the US – this would be quite unusual as Australia has a population 10 times smaller than the US.

Let’s take a look at the countries and cities where veganism was most popular in 2018.


The Most Popular Countries and Cities for Vegans in 2018

The unstoppable rise of veganism – how a fringe movement went mainstream, – reads the headline of the Guardian newspaper in April 2018. Veganism is on a major rise world-wide and the days of meat eaters are slowly coming to an end.

And indeed, Google confirms the massive rise of veganism world-wide. In 2018, searches in the Veganism category, which comprises vegan-related searches made in any language (e.g. “veganism”, “vegan restaurants”, “vegan rezepte”, “vegan recipes“), surpassed by a wide margin searches made in previous years. The popularity of vegan-related searches was 11% higher than 2017 and 35% higher compared to 2016.

We used Google Trends data to compare the popularity of veganism across the world. Google assigns a score for each location (broken down by country and city) that shows the interest level of a given topic by comparing searches made for that topic to all Google searches made in that particular location.

<< Check out our latest report (2020!) on the rise of veganism worldwide >>

For example, if Google assigns a 100 score to Australia for veganism searches and a 78 score for the United States, it means that the percentage of Aussies who searched for veganism is much higher than the percentage of Americans searching for the same topic.

It doesn’t mean that, in absolute terms, there were more searches for veganism in Australia compared to the US – this would be quite unusual as Australia has a population 10 times smaller than the US.

Let’s take a look at the countries and cities where veganism was most popular in 2018.


The Most Popular Countries and Cities for Vegans in 2018

The unstoppable rise of veganism – how a fringe movement went mainstream, – reads the headline of the Guardian newspaper in April 2018. Veganism is on a major rise world-wide and the days of meat eaters are slowly coming to an end.

And indeed, Google confirms the massive rise of veganism world-wide. In 2018, searches in the Veganism category, which comprises vegan-related searches made in any language (e.g. “veganism”, “vegan restaurants”, “vegan rezepte”, “vegan recipes“), surpassed by a wide margin searches made in previous years. The popularity of vegan-related searches was 11% higher than 2017 and 35% higher compared to 2016.

We used Google Trends data to compare the popularity of veganism across the world. Google assigns a score for each location (broken down by country and city) that shows the interest level of a given topic by comparing searches made for that topic to all Google searches made in that particular location.

<< Check out our latest report (2020!) on the rise of veganism worldwide >>

For example, if Google assigns a 100 score to Australia for veganism searches and a 78 score for the United States, it means that the percentage of Aussies who searched for veganism is much higher than the percentage of Americans searching for the same topic.

It doesn’t mean that, in absolute terms, there were more searches for veganism in Australia compared to the US – this would be quite unusual as Australia has a population 10 times smaller than the US.

Let’s take a look at the countries and cities where veganism was most popular in 2018.


The Most Popular Countries and Cities for Vegans in 2018

The unstoppable rise of veganism – how a fringe movement went mainstream, – reads the headline of the Guardian newspaper in April 2018. Veganism is on a major rise world-wide and the days of meat eaters are slowly coming to an end.

And indeed, Google confirms the massive rise of veganism world-wide. In 2018, searches in the Veganism category, which comprises vegan-related searches made in any language (e.g. “veganism”, “vegan restaurants”, “vegan rezepte”, “vegan recipes“), surpassed by a wide margin searches made in previous years. The popularity of vegan-related searches was 11% higher than 2017 and 35% higher compared to 2016.

We used Google Trends data to compare the popularity of veganism across the world. Google assigns a score for each location (broken down by country and city) that shows the interest level of a given topic by comparing searches made for that topic to all Google searches made in that particular location.

<< Check out our latest report (2020!) on the rise of veganism worldwide >>

For example, if Google assigns a 100 score to Australia for veganism searches and a 78 score for the United States, it means that the percentage of Aussies who searched for veganism is much higher than the percentage of Americans searching for the same topic.

It doesn’t mean that, in absolute terms, there were more searches for veganism in Australia compared to the US – this would be quite unusual as Australia has a population 10 times smaller than the US.

Let’s take a look at the countries and cities where veganism was most popular in 2018.


The Most Popular Countries and Cities for Vegans in 2018

The unstoppable rise of veganism – how a fringe movement went mainstream, – reads the headline of the Guardian newspaper in April 2018. Veganism is on a major rise world-wide and the days of meat eaters are slowly coming to an end.

And indeed, Google confirms the massive rise of veganism world-wide. In 2018, searches in the Veganism category, which comprises vegan-related searches made in any language (e.g. “veganism”, “vegan restaurants”, “vegan rezepte”, “vegan recipes“), surpassed by a wide margin searches made in previous years. The popularity of vegan-related searches was 11% higher than 2017 and 35% higher compared to 2016.

We used Google Trends data to compare the popularity of veganism across the world. Google assigns a score for each location (broken down by country and city) that shows the interest level of a given topic by comparing searches made for that topic to all Google searches made in that particular location.

<< Check out our latest report (2020!) on the rise of veganism worldwide >>

For example, if Google assigns a 100 score to Australia for veganism searches and a 78 score for the United States, it means that the percentage of Aussies who searched for veganism is much higher than the percentage of Americans searching for the same topic.

It doesn’t mean that, in absolute terms, there were more searches for veganism in Australia compared to the US – this would be quite unusual as Australia has a population 10 times smaller than the US.

Let’s take a look at the countries and cities where veganism was most popular in 2018.


The Most Popular Countries and Cities for Vegans in 2018

The unstoppable rise of veganism – how a fringe movement went mainstream, – reads the headline of the Guardian newspaper in April 2018. Veganism is on a major rise world-wide and the days of meat eaters are slowly coming to an end.

And indeed, Google confirms the massive rise of veganism world-wide. In 2018, searches in the Veganism category, which comprises vegan-related searches made in any language (e.g. “veganism”, “vegan restaurants”, “vegan rezepte”, “vegan recipes“), surpassed by a wide margin searches made in previous years. The popularity of vegan-related searches was 11% higher than 2017 and 35% higher compared to 2016.

We used Google Trends data to compare the popularity of veganism across the world. Google assigns a score for each location (broken down by country and city) that shows the interest level of a given topic by comparing searches made for that topic to all Google searches made in that particular location.

<< Check out our latest report (2020!) on the rise of veganism worldwide >>

For example, if Google assigns a 100 score to Australia for veganism searches and a 78 score for the United States, it means that the percentage of Aussies who searched for veganism is much higher than the percentage of Americans searching for the same topic.

It doesn’t mean that, in absolute terms, there were more searches for veganism in Australia compared to the US – this would be quite unusual as Australia has a population 10 times smaller than the US.

Let’s take a look at the countries and cities where veganism was most popular in 2018.


The Most Popular Countries and Cities for Vegans in 2018

The unstoppable rise of veganism – how a fringe movement went mainstream, – reads the headline of the Guardian newspaper in April 2018. Veganism is on a major rise world-wide and the days of meat eaters are slowly coming to an end.

And indeed, Google confirms the massive rise of veganism world-wide. In 2018, searches in the Veganism category, which comprises vegan-related searches made in any language (e.g. “veganism”, “vegan restaurants”, “vegan rezepte”, “vegan recipes“), surpassed by a wide margin searches made in previous years. The popularity of vegan-related searches was 11% higher than 2017 and 35% higher compared to 2016.

We used Google Trends data to compare the popularity of veganism across the world. Google assigns a score for each location (broken down by country and city) that shows the interest level of a given topic by comparing searches made for that topic to all Google searches made in that particular location.

<< Check out our latest report (2020!) on the rise of veganism worldwide >>

For example, if Google assigns a 100 score to Australia for veganism searches and a 78 score for the United States, it means that the percentage of Aussies who searched for veganism is much higher than the percentage of Americans searching for the same topic.

It doesn’t mean that, in absolute terms, there were more searches for veganism in Australia compared to the US – this would be quite unusual as Australia has a population 10 times smaller than the US.

Let’s take a look at the countries and cities where veganism was most popular in 2018.