These Are the Top 10 Most Vegan-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

These cities are vegan havens.

With more and more people opting for a meat- and dairy-free lifestyle, vegan food options are growing increasingly common around the country.

It's been estimated that over 10 million people in America have now adopted a vegan diet. With that in mind, Myprotien set out to answer a hotly debated question: Which city in the United States is the most vegan friendly? The results might surprise you.


Though it's getting easier to be vegan in just about any larger city, these 10 American cities are home to the highest percentages of vegan options. Did your city make the cut?


10. Denver, Colorado

Denver

Denverites are known for their appreciation of the outdoors, and that love for Mother Nature translates into the city's vegan options. Whether you're in need of morning fuel for a sunrise hike or relief from your late-night munchies, Denver offers an endless supply of vegan options around the clock for any craving.

9. Los Angeles, California

9. Los Angeles, California

The only surprising thing about Los Angeles being on the list of America's most vegan-friendly cities is that it only ranks at Number 9. Still, the City of Angels is a known hotspot of vegan options that cater to any additional dietary needs. From no-frills burger stands to high-end dine-in experiences, L.A.'s vegan options are tasty enough to please even the most skeptical omnivores.

8. Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

Sure, Sin City might be best known as the place to test your luck, but it's also an unexpected jackpot for vegan eaters. Whether you're in the mood for a casual lunch or a luxurious dinner and cocktails, Las Vegas' vegan options keep the good times going.

7. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The East Coast vegan options just don't stop. Philadelphia boasts a great selection of meals free of animal products, including pastries, pizzas, and—of course—veganized Philly cheesesteaks.

6. Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

The numerous universities in and around Boston mean Massachusetts' capital draws a great deal of progressive-thinking eaters. With everything from grilled cheese to classic East Coast "seafood," the city is becoming a vegan's paradise.

5. Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

If the (slightly) exaggerated selective eaters of Portlandia weren't enough of an indication, this city is a vegan's heaven. Portland is home to countless vegan restaurants, food trucks, and bakeries, as well as one of the country's first all-vegan cheese shops.

4. Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago doesn't mess around with much—including vegan food. The Midwest's most populous city hosts a growing list of no-frills vegan establishments, making the choice of cutting out meat and dairy seem much less daunting.

3. Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

While Seattle might not have quite as many restaurants as some other cities on this list, a good percentage of the eateries offering takeout right now feature vegan options—35 percent, in fact. Among those is Pizza Pi, which claims to be the oldest vegan pizzeria in the country.

2. Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

Though the south might be better known for hearty meals like barbeque and chicken fried steak, Atlanta offers a surprising number of vegan options. Whether you're in the market for a health-conscious meal or just want what grandma used to make minus animal products, this southern city is an unexpected champion of vegan eating.

1. New York City, New York

New York City, New York

It shouldn't come as a surprise that the city with over 20,000 total dining establishments would also offer the best array of vegan food in the country. About 40 percent of all restaurants offering takeout during quarantine include vegan options on their menu. And because this is the Big Apple, after all, you can expect to find veganized versions of just about anything you could want, from hot dogs to Thai to chicken and waffles.

Read More from Journiest

Subscribe now

Related Posts

Finally, we are done with 2020! Between all the highs and lows, it felt like 5 years packed into one, so I'm excited to start fresh in 2021. I'm taking my New Year's resolutions to the next level: cook more, read more, and get back to things I truly love like arts & crafts and morning runs (okay, most likely walks).

Honestly, I could go on forever about the new year, new me thing but actually getting started is my biggest hurdle. I realized that my motivation comes from my mood which directly relates to my environment … and for the past year, my house has been my habitat. So, it's not looking too great after all the wear and tear. The dirt and the mess have accumulated right under my nose.

It's not that I'm bad at it, I just feel so overwhelmed. When my house is clean, I feel much more in control and motivated, and right now it's far from it. When I was venting about my cleaning woes the other day, my friend recommended Handy.

Handy allows you to book local professional cleaners and sign up for monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly plans. Plus, you can schedule appointments at a time that works for you with availability 7 days a week from 7am-11pm. So to get me in the right headspace to tackle my goals, I'm going to be signing up for Handy. I'm looking forward to letting the experts take over.

Although having people in your home may sound a bit strange right now, Handy has rolled out the Handy Safety Standard to help promote the health and safety of the customers and professionals who use their platform. Some of these measures include requiring Pros to wear face coverings during bookings and mandatory daily in-app check-ups to verify they are in good health before claiming a booking. They even have a section on their site dedicated to keeping customers and professionals updated on the latest CDC health and safety guidance.

To top everything off, all of the Cleaning Pros booked through Handy are vetted and background checked. And you can even check out each Pro's ratings and reviews before you book.

Once my house is in order, the fresh feeling will have a domino effect on so many other areas of my life:

✔ Read More

Lying on my cozy couch without inhaling all the dust I'd chosen to ignore, despite my clear uptick in sneezing the last few months. My reading list is chock-full of thrillers and fantasy. And with my new clean slate, I've even added some books about organization.

✔ Get Cooking

Nothing makes cooking more enjoyable than a sparkling kitchen. I'm inspired by a clean space and all the new recipes I'll be whipping up in 2021 already have me drooling.

✔ More Exercise (aka walking!)

I won't feel guilty getting out for a walk on-the-daily when I know I'm not neglecting any household chores thanks to Handy. And when I come home I'm not greeted by any reminders to clean.

You can specify exactly what you want to be cleaned before your Pro arrives and if you like them, you can request to have the same Pro come every time. I can already imagine how exciting it will be to walk into my spotless space.

I cannot wait to book my cleaning through Handy so I can get my 2021 resolutions rolling. My New Year is all about my wellness and my environment plays such a big part in it. I'm signing up for bi-weekly appointments. But their plans are super flexible and if I need, I can always change to a weekly or monthly cleaning plan — sometimes they even have bookings available as soon as the next day!

With Handy, I'm leaving that rough 2020 in the dust and jumping into 2021 feeling fresh and ready-to-go.

Update: Handy is offering a limited time discount for our readers! Follow this link today to get a special offer on your first time cleaning plan.

This perfect low-key vacation is not your average camping experience.

Locations

Atlanta, Austin & San Antonio, Boston, Charlotte & Raleigh, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh & Cleveland, Portland, and Washington, DC.

Getaway's outposts are a maximum 2-hour drive from these major cities.

getaway cabin all seasons

Why Getaway?

It's an escape for the always on. Leave your work, technology and worries at home, and lean into an experience that allows you to reconnect and center yourself in nature.

Each cabin features 1 (or 2) queen-sized bed as well as a full indoor bathroom, both heat and a/c, and reliable electricity. The kitchen is stocked with food staples and cookware and there is a fire pit and outdoor seating. All cabins are family-friendly and dogs are permitted.

getaway essentials

Booking & Price

Book through the Getaway site. Cabins fit 1 - 4 guests and cost as low as $129 a night.

Safety

Cabins are already distanced (50-150' feet apart) from one another and go through a deep disinfection process between guest stays. Check-in is contactless, and each guest accesses their cabins through a personalized key code.

getaway activities

UPDATE: Plan Your Winter Escape Today With Getaway! Take $20 Off Your Stay With Code Winter20!

Given the nature of the pandemic, it can be tough to find the best ways to spend the usual festivities that New Year's Eve brings.

Luckily, if you're comfortable enough to step outside for the occasion, there are great places still open and worth visiting. Although you should always keep COVID-19 safety precautions in mind, here are three of the most stunning places to spend Near Year's Eve in the U.S.

New York City (New York)

No guide to stunning places to spend New Year's Eve in the U.S. would be complete without the presence of New York City, New York. The Times Square ball drop is a must-see annual event, though this year it will be a bit different due to the pandemic. Thankfully, the city will still be throwing an event for all to enjoy that will keep social distancing in mind and focus on bringing people together virtually.

While there might be live events for some to enjoy, none have been officially announced just yet. Even if you're enjoying the festivities virtually, there are few better places to spend this special occasion than at the tip of the NYC skyline.

New York City New Years Eve New York City New Years EveForbes

Lake Travis (Texas)

Lake Travis is a brilliant body of water in Texas that provides a versatile collection of ways to enjoy its beauty. If you'd prefer to keep your party secluded due to the pandemic, you can enjoy the evening on a boat in the waters of this lake, which is home to the famous "Devil's Cove" party destination.

If you're comfortable spending the evening in a venue that practices COVID-19 safety precautions, consider relaxing on one of the three decks on display at The Oasis. Even if you don't stick around to ring in the New Year, viewing the sunset from The Oasis is an incredible experience in itself.

Lake Travs Lake Travislaketravis.com

Cape Cod (Massachusetts)

If you're looking for a quainter way to ring in the new year, consider visiting Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Aside from the cool weather and stunning scenery, when spending New Year's Eve in Cape Cod you can visit places such as the Belfry Inn & Bistro. This lovely location has a focus on good dining, stylish and comfortable living, and COVID-19 safety, all of which they put on display via their website.

If you'd prefer not to spend too much time in a restaurant or bar, you can indulge in the incredible appearance of areas like Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. Simply wandering around the area and taking in the scenery before enjoying an intimate evening inside makes for an unforgettable adventure.

Cape Cod New Years Eve Cape Cod New Years Evebluegreenvacations.com

Due to the ever-changing nature of certain venues during the pandemic, be sure to regularly check-up on any venues you wish to visit. That way, you can remain in the loop on their availability, activities, and safety precautions upon arrival.