Sadly, through my travels, I’ve encountered many cities that aren’t as vegan-friendly as I had hoped. Fortunately, there are also some gems amongst the cities that are amazing for people like me. If you’re a vegan gourmet travelling, these are a must-visit.
Today, I’ll be sharing with you the top five cities that cater to vegans. Since there’s no official way of ranking this, these are all my opinions, but I’m sure you’ll love these cities just as much as I do.
New York City
One of the most well-known cities in America, New York City is a key location in many films and stories. Actually, NYC is fantastic for all senses. When I went there, I enjoyed a synesthesia taking in the sights and sounds, smells, and even tastes. Here are places which delighted my tastebuds.
This great bakery got inspired by the Simpsons and now serves the delicious confectionary that Homer himself can’t resist. The doughnuts are organic and handcrafted, delivering a taste of quality and creativity.
Candle 79 aims to share wholesome and delicious plant-based food that can energize and amaze without sacrificing satisfaction or flavor. I love how they’re focused on maintaining an earth aware style and consciously try to lower their carbon footprint.
Seattle sprouts many delicious vegan eateries. And, for those with meat-eater friends, they also have over 200 animal-friendly ones. At Seattle, you don’t need to settle for second best.
WAYWARD VEGAN CAFE
This family-owned restaurant proudly serves veganized diner style food. The cafe was established in 2004, located in a residential space that had been serving the plant-eating community for 30 years.
A loved vegan restaurant that’s been around since 2009, this bistro offers tasty comfort food that is local, sustainable, and organic. Menu items range from salads, sandwiches, and seasonal treats to burgers.
With a town famous for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries, the fact that there are plenty of vegan options around is by no means a surprise.
Started in a spare bedroom in the year 2002, the goal was to create ethically made clothing that looked amazing. The company aims to spread the word about living cruelty-free. After a few years, they moved to a store that now stocks many cruelty-free and vegan products.
SWEETPEA BAKING COMPANY
Started in 2005, this is Portland’s first all-vegan retail bakery. Their menu offers cakes as well as breakfasts, soups, bagels, and so many more tasty goodies. They’ve set out to prove that no animals need to be harmed to create a perfect cake.
While it may be nicknamed “The Beautiful City” I think it should be changed to “The Green City.” It’s also known as the theme park capital of the world, meaning that there’s already plenty of reason to visit – even aside from the vegan treats.
THE VEGAN HOTDOG CART
Named the number one vegan hotdog in America by PETA, they can be found serving hotdogs in downtown Orlando seven nights a week. Yep, this is a late night munchies supplier.
Founded by colonists from Spain, this city has now become a vegan welcoming colony. Bet the Spaniards never saw that one coming! It may be the last on the list, but we’re still left with plenty to experience.
Offering gourmet cinnamon rolls that are entirely free from animal products, Cinnaholic strives to empower others to make a positive change in the world. They’re also great for catering any function, making this an ideal choice for every party you may organize in the future.
There are so many beautiful cities catering to alternative diets that I was slightly taken aback. While veganism is gaining popularity, I never expected it to have grown to such a degree. If you travel or live in one of these cities, I highly recommend checking out all that they can offer.