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The UKs most vegan-friendly city revealed – and its not London

The top ten cities for veganism have been revealed, with some surprising results (Picture: Jo Sonn/U..

By admin , in Food , at July 15, 2019

The top ten cities for veganism have been revealed, with some surprising results (Picture: Jo Sonn/Unsplash)

London certainly isnt running short of vegan cafes, bakeries and restaurants, with new sites popping up every week.

But it seems the capital could be doing more to accommodate plant-based eaters, according to a new study.

The report examined the number of searches for the term vegan and vegetarian restaurants for several major cities, and cross referenced them with the number of meat-free restaurants per area.

But the results are somewhat surprising.

The research found that Norwich scooped top place for the most vegan-friendly city in the UK, with 2,094 people in the city per vegetarian/vegan restaurant.

It was a good turnout for Scotland too, with Edinburgh and Glasgow placing second and third place, with 2,631 and 3,000 people per restaurant respectively – regardless of the fact that 100% of Edinburgh residents stated they would never go completely meat-free.



Cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol and Newcastle all placed in the top ten and – despite its rich culinary scene – London fell short, placing at number 11. Seaside resort Brighton failed to make the list at all.

Impressively, 40% of Mancunians surveyed said they visited vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the city at least once a week. Bristolians followed close behind at 20%.

Results also showed a fifth of the Southampton residents surveyed identified as vegan or vegetarian but the remaining 80% admitted they never visited meat-free restaurants.

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While cities such as London and Brighton failed to secure a top ten spot, its worth noting that the sample size of the survey was only 1,000 people.

Heres the full list of the UKs top 10 vegetarian/vegan-friendly cities, according to the survey:

  1. Norwich
  2. Edinburgh
  3. Glasgow
  4. Newcastle
  5. Bristol
  6. Manchester
  7. Liverpool
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