The British city of Bristol has been dubbed the vegan capital of the world following extensive research conducted by Chef's Pencil.
It feels like there was a time not so long ago when it was something of a struggle to be vegetarian. When eating out, many places didn't offer vegetarian options and if they did, they weren't exactly the most appetizing dishes. Thankfully those days are long behind us. The battle is now to make the world more vegan-friendly, and that battle is going extremely well too.
More and more people are opting to adopt plant-based diets for a variety of reasons. Whether it be to help the environment, due to the way animals are treated in certain industries, or simply for your own health and wellbeing. However, you may be a vegan reading this and wondering what we mean when we say eating vegan is becoming easier and easier. If that's not the case for you, then perhaps you should pay a visit to Bristol.
Bristol in the UK has recently been dubbed the world leader when it comes vegan-friendly cities. Researchers from Chef's Pencil underwent the arduous task of finding out where in the world a vegan lifestyle was the most embraced and discovered Bristol to be the leader. The research involved analyzing Google searches from around the world and determining the interest level in veganism that way.
If you live in Bristol or have paid the city a visit recently, then this might not come as much of a surprise to you, especially if you're vegan. Not only is the city one of the best in the UK for food hands down, but the options for vegans are plenty. A personal favorite of ours is Bristol burger chain Oowee's vegan branch. You can take a look for yourself at why we love it so much via the photo above.
Fear not, Chef's Pencil's research did not only label Bristol a great place for vegans. Portland unsurprisingly came in second, Edinburgh third, while Seattle and Vancouver rounded out the top five. When it comes to entire countries, the UK actually came in second despite boasting two of the top five city spots. Australia is currently the best place for vegans in terms of an entire nation.