When it comes to setting down roots, having the most vegan options is a heavy contender.
Priceonomics teamed up with Datafiniti to analyze more than 18,000 U.S. restaurants that either self-identify as offering vegan cuisine, or which have “vegan” in their names. Predictably, the team found that big metro areas offer the most vegan restaurants. But per capita, small western cities and college towns brought some competition, too, by way of offering the most options by population.
So while Allentown falls to the bottom of the list, New York (563!?), LA, and San Francisco took the top spots for metros with the most vegan options. But when vegan-friendly restaurants were studied against resident populace, Portland and Seattle joined San Fran in offering the greatest numbers.
The analysis shows that big cities have the most options, but vegans in mid-size metro areas are likely to face the least competition when it comes to finding a table. That’s how Sante Fe, Bend, and Eugene topped the last list, below, too.
More vegan options can be seen where there are more vegans, it’s a no brainer. But whether or not you’re looking to settle down or travel through these cities, you can’t help but wonder how many of hundreds of options available you can try at once. And people still argue that vegan food isn’t convenient?