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The Most Veg-Friendly Cities in North America

Written by PETA | July 14, 2010
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With so many smart folks going veg, the number of restaurants and other business catering (often literally) to our appetites is booming, which makes our task of compiling lists of vegetarian-friendly cities tougher each time. But we never shrink from a challenge—or from the chance to discover totally delish new veggie eateries—so we’re proud to present our list of the top 10 large and small North American cities for vegans and vegetarians.

Large Cities

  1. Washington, D.C.
    Although Congress may be populated by purveyors of “pork,” Washington is making a bid to become the nation’s capital of veggie dining. Folks on both sides of the aisle could surely reach a bipartisan consensus on the faux turkey club sandwich from Java Green, ratify the vegan pepperoni and mozzarella pizza at Busboys and Poets, and put an end to the gridlock for a trip to Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant in nearby Falls Church, Virginia, to enjoy Popeye’s Favorite—a potato pie mixed with spinach, soy protein, and veggie bacon in a black-pepper sauce—followed by egg-free and milk-free organic pumpkin pie or almond-blueberry pie.
  2. Portland, Oregon
    Portland’s volcanoes may be extinct, but the city’s vegan scene has erupted—enough to propel Portland into our number two position. From the luscious lasagne at Papa G’s Vegan Organic Deli to the sizzling TLP (tempeh bacon, lettuce, and peppers) at Red and Black Café, to the barbecue tempeh platter at the Blossoming Lotus, vegan Portlanders have plenty of reasons to be happy with their hometown.
  3. Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Going vegan in Albuquerque is easier than learning how to spell the city’s name! You’ll find vegan options aplenty, such as the veggie chicken nuggets and boba tea at the Fei Health Café and the tofu scramble at Flying Star Café. Also check out both locations of Annapurna’s World Vegetarian Café, offering a selection of vegan bakery items and ayurvedic cooking classes.
  4. Atlanta, Georgia
    Life for Georgia’s vegans is increasingly peachy, with restaurants such as Café Sunflower (offering stuffed mushroom caps in a miso mushroom sauce), Green Sprout (presenting veggie pork with tofu and Szechuan sauce), and Ria’s Bluebird (serving up Southwest tofu scramble with veggies). The South will rise again—and ask for seconds.
  5. Seattle, Washington
    Seattle has a reputation for being rainy, but even when it’s overcast, Seattle is a sunny place for vegans. For instance, Araya’s Place curries favor with a Thai red curry with tofu, Thrive tops its fiery Chili con Marvelous with onion cashew cream, and Wayward Vegan Café dazzles with the Warlock, a faux-chicken sandwich spiced up with a savory chipotle-tahini sauce.
  6. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    While we had our differences with the recent Olympic Games held there, we can’t hold that against this beautiful city. Especially not while they’re serving up almond masala cakes at Organic Lives, spicy falafel wraps at Gorilla Food, and a golden rice bowl with marinated Gardein strips, mock shrimp, and sautéed tofu at Loving Hut.
  7. San Francisco, California
    The City by the Bay has opened its Golden Gate to a wide variety of vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and cafés. While celebrated spots such as Millenium and Greens are well worth a visit, don’t miss out on the “Neatloaf” at Ananda Fuara, the Broccoli Beef & Black Mushroom entrée at Golden Era, or the grilled portobello mushroom over creamy polenta, sautéed spinach, and crostini at the all-vegan Herbivore.
  8. Los Angeles, California
    The City of Angels offers a wide range of heavenly delights for residents and visitors alike. Start with Flore Vegan Cuisine, where you can indulge in vegan Griddle Cakes (with strawberries), or perhaps you’d prefer the signature “TV dinner”—with veggie loaf, mashed potatoes, golden gravy, and vegetables—from Real Food Daily. Better yet, try both, and then have a Santa Fe Crispy Chickin’—made with crispy fried chillin’ chickin’, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, and a southwestern-spiced vegan mayo—made by Veggie Grill.
  9. New York, New York
    They may live in the city that never sleeps, but Big Apple residents are clearly using those extra waking hours to think up more great vegan stuff to eat. With choices like the pumpkin noodles with sautéed vegetables at HanGawi, a marinated and grilled Bamburger or spaghetti and “meatballs” at Red Bamboo, and spinach omelets, pesto noodles, or Unchicken Nachos at the all-vegan Caravan of Dreams, no wonder Gothamites are staying up nights!
  10. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Canada’s largest city comes through for the hungry vegetarians of the Great White North. No one who’s had the raw vegan Pasta Bolognese at Rawlicious, the eggplant in ginger sauce at Commensal, or the beer-battered deep-fried tofu with cornmeal at Fressen would be surprised to find Toronto rounding out our list in style.

Small Cities  

  1. Olympia, Washington
    Blue Heron Bakery: Vegan spelt muffins, brownies, walnut–chocolate-chip cookies, and peanut-butter cookies
    Tofu Hut: Tofu Sweet and Sour (deep-fried tofu with pineapples, bell peppers, onions, cucumbers, wild mushrooms, and carrots in a tangy sweet-and-sour sauce)
    Vic’s Pizzeria: Vic’s Vegan Calzone (stuffed with black olives, mushrooms, white onions, spinach, fried sweet peppers, red sauce, and a choice of yellow or white sauce
  2. Burlington, Vermont
    Magnolia Bistro: The Incredible Mr. Limpett: (vegan tuna-salad sandwich with pickles); Garbanzo Burger (garbanzo beans, oregano, and scallions); Magnolia French Toast (organic bread with walnuts in a wash of soy, rice, vanilla, and cinnamon)
    Bueno Y Sano: East/West Burrito (Asian stir-fried veggies, basmati rice, and grilled tofu topped with an Asian plum sauce)
    Bite Me Organic Pizza: Vermont Intervale Ghosts Pizza (cheese-free pizza with marinated tofu, baby spinach, a variety of squash, roasted peppers, red beets, caramelized onions, yellow and red tomatoes, and lemon-oil drizzle)
  3. Iowa City, Iowa
    The Red Avocado: College Green Sunset (layered herbed white-bean pâté, tempeh sausage, tofu ricotta, and caramelized onions wrapped in a flaky filo pastry purse on spinach polenta with horseradish-root vegetable–sweet-corn relish, roasted-red-pepper sauce, and a fine drizzle of sweet balsamic reduction)
    Fair Grounds Coffeehouse: Grilled Vegan Panini Cheeseburger (Boca burger with your choice of vegan cheese and veggies served on panini bread)
    Thai Flavors: Massaman Curry (coconut milk with onions, potatoes, and peanuts, served with a cucumber salad and your choice of tofu or gluten-based meat substitute)
  4. Bloomington, Indiana
    Siam House: Gang Garee (yellow curry with coconut milk, sweet potatoes, onions, and white, yellow, or fried tofu, served with jasmine rice). All dishes can be prepared without fish sauce on request.
    Bloomingfoods Market and Deli: Meatless Mondays at the Deli (menu varies)
    Laughing Planet: Cuban Burrito (organic brown rice, black beans, salsa fresca, sweet potatoes, plantains, housemade barbecue sauce, and your choice of tofu or seitan, served with tropical fruit salsa on the side)
  5. Syracuse, New York
    Strong Hearts (all-vegan restaurant): Supreme Vegan Pizza (four vegan meats and soy cheese with a tasty tomato sauce), Tofurky sandwich, grilled “cheese” sandwich, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, cakes, pies, and milkshakes
    Alto Cinco: BBQ Tofu Burrito (rice, black beans, salsa, and crispy tofu with a chipotle barbecue sauce), Vegan Quesadilla (grilled tortilla with roasted-tomato pesto, sautéed spinach, roasted eggplant, guacamole, and salsa)
    Sparky Town: The Jocko Sandwich (grilled tempeh, lettuce, tomato, artichoke, red pepper, red onion, black-bean paste, sun-dried tomato spread, and avocado spread)
  6. Topeka, Kansas
    Blackbird Espresso Bar and Bistro: Hummus and veggie wraps and vegan bakery items such as chocolate-chip cookies and banana-nut bread.
    Globe: Baingan Bartha (fresh eggplant baked over an open flame, served with green peas and gently tempered with aromatic herbs and spices), Chana Masala (whole chickpeas cooked with onion, tomato, garlic, ginger, herbs, and spices)
    Tup Tim Thai: Thai Curry Triangles (golden wontons filled with veggies such as sweet potatoes and celery, flavored with turmeric and served with chili-garlic sauce), Massaman Tofu Curry (with peanuts, potatoes, and vegetables). Any curry can be made with tofu and without fish sauce.
  7. Worcester, Massachusetts
    Belmont Vegetarian Restaurant: Spaghetti and veggie balls, macaroni and soy cheese, barbeque “chicken” and rice (all items rotate)
    Nancy Chang: Sesame Vegan Chicken, Mango Vegan Chicken, Sizzling Vegan Shrimp With Japanese Tepanyaki Sauce, and more than 50 vegan items on the menu
    Loving Hut: Kung Pao Wow (soy chicken, baby corn, carrots, snow peas, bamboo, water chestnuts, onions, bell peppers, celery, cucumbers, and cashews)
  8. Lincoln, Nebraska
    Maggie’s Veggie Café: Baked Tofu Wrap (oven-baked organic tofu, red onions, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, and sweet mustard sauce), Curried Tofu Wrap (organic tofu marinated in mild coconut curry with red onions, tomatoes, and lettuce, served cold)
    Taj Mahal: Aloo Matar Tofu (potatoes, fresh garden peas, and tofu chunks in a sauce with exotic spices), Mushroom Matar (green peas and mushrooms in a sauce with exotic herbs and spices)
    Grateful Bread/Freakbeat Vegetarian: Different vegetarian soups every day, plus at least one vegan soup every day, including African Peanut, Moroccan Tomato, Cuban Black Bean, Egyptian Red Lentil, Irish Stew, and Thai Carrot
  9. Providence, Rhode Island
    AS220: Pulled-Pork Sandwich (“pulled” tofu, spicy tomato spread, and vegan cheddar on a sourdough baguette), Spicy Chorizo Sandwich (vegan housemade chorizo, crumbled tofu, vegan cheddar, and R1 hot sauce), Vegan Reuben (corned seitan, housemade sauerkraut, vegan Swiss, and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread)
    Garden Grille Café: Chipotle seared seitan with wasabi mustard dipping sauce, “crab” cakes with Veracruz sauce and saffron aioli over millet polenta and sautéed greens, eggplant rollatini grilled and stuffed with herb tofu-nut cheese, crispy polenta, garlic sautéed spinach with housemade pomodoro sauce
    Julian’s: Vegan Steak & Cheese Wrap (house seitan, onions, mushrooms, peppers, and soy cheese in a tortilla)
  10. Boise, Idaho
    Shangri-La Tea Room and Vegetarian Café: Corn Chowder (corn, potatoes, and a bit of onion in a veggie broth seasoned to perfection), Mock Toona and Crackers (housemade Mock Toona spread and raw housemade crackers made with sprouted almonds and flaxseed), Curry Wrap (tofu, potatoes, and red peppers in a scrumptious red curry sauce, wrapped in a warm tortilla)
    Boise Fry Company: Vegan Burger and Fries (made with your choice of russet, white, gold, sweet, yam, purple, or Okinawa potatoes)
    Mai Thai: Black Pepper Steak (veggie black-pepper steak sautéed with mixed veggies in vegetarian sauce), vegan orange chicken sautéed with mandarin oranges and mixed with veggies in a special sauce), Veggie Citrus Spareribs (sautéed in a special sauce and served on a bed of fresh lettuce with fresh pineapple chunks)
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  • Henry Derengo says:

    I hope I can visit all of these places to eat nom nom Vegan food! ^_^

  • nsjacq says:

    There were no small cities from Canada in the list so I will add Halifax which has the delicious Satisfaction Feast and the also delectable Heartwood Cafe.

  • Goshere says:

    Are you kidding me? Where is Minneapolis on this list? They have at least three all vegetarian restaurants, and almost every restaurant in the city has a good helping of vegan options…AND, there are three co-ops where you can buy all kinds of organic vegetarian/vegan snacks, many varieties of produce and tasty baked goods.

  • LN says:

    go to any indian restaurant and you should find something veggie, or make indian friends and you will be invited to their home for dinner

  • Chinese foods says:

    As a significant part of Chinese culture, Chinese food is a kind of art for the cooks. The cooks always devote themselves to the dish. A good Chinese dish should be a great combination of taste and appearance. Also, the dishes always have creative and elegant name.

  • Tonyt says:

    Albuquerque – Fei’s, Thai Vegan, 20 Carrots, Annapurna’s and Flying Star. The best part is that they’re all affordable! So you don’t have to be a snob from Nob Hill to be a vegan…My problem with the list is that restaurants mean very little. Who can afford to eat out all the time? The best part about Albuquerque is that between Sunflower Farmer’s Market, Natural Grocers, Trader Joe’s and Pro’s Ranch Market you have some of the most affordable vegetables and grains in the country. That is way more important than having 50 vegan or raw restaurants for the rich. The culture of ABQ is also accepting of various lifestyles (such as vegan) unlike Utah where I regretfully reside now (and hear mortified gasps when I mention I’m vegan). (I still get “You eat chicken and fish though, right?” or when they find out our whole family is vegan: “You’re killing your daughter!”)

  • Michael says:

    Boise does not deserve to be on this list. It’s a meat and potato town with only one true vegetarian cafe. I don’t see how a hamburger place, Boise Fry Company, that offers one vegetarian burger can influence Boise’s ranking. And there’s more to a vegetarian menu than mock-meat like Mai Thai offers. Their chef truly lacks creativity.

  • Steve says:

    Albuquerque doesn’t have a lot of veggie options. Makes it difficult to be vegan and one vegetarian restaurant in town does not qualify as making it in the top 10 list.

  • Linda B says:

    San Diego CA deserves to be on this list with the wide selection of Asian Vietnamese Thai etc.particularly Buddhist restaurants in and around Downtown near UCSD and CSUD and San Diego City College and also many vegan and vegetarian middle Eastern restaurants all over you can always find vegan and vegetarian restaurants in all price ranges. Plus San Diego has awesome farmers’ markets and lots of CSA’s around for DIYer’s including bakers who have wonderful gluten free options. There is even a chain of pizza places zpizza that has vegan yes VEGAN pizza as well as incredible vegetarian pizzas.

  • Toby says:

    I live in Bloomington IN. We do not even have an allvegetarian restaurant in response to another comment Roots serves seafood. Having a few questionably vegetarian options many Asian restaurants for example are unclear on whether or not fish sauce is used in their dishes on an otherwise meatheavy menu does not make a city veganfriendly.

  • Rachael says:

    I currently live in Bloomington IN and while I do think it deserves it’s ranking there’s one other small city I’ve lived in that deserves a spot at least as high as Bloomington Madison WI. I have yet to go to a restaurant in Madison and not find a veggie option which I cannot say about Bloomington.

  • Shelly Brown says:

    for the small town list Durango colorado. They have Turtle Lake Refuge that has two lunch seating a week a couple amazing health food stores that you can get lunch at and spend the day and almost every restaurant in the little college town will veganize any option for you.

  • Linda says:

    Another shout out for Phoenix! In addition those mentioned we also have Pomegranate and Fresh Mint both all veg and mostly vegan!

  • Roger says:

    EugeneOR should definitely be on the list of smaller cities. Probably 1 or at least 2.

  • Em says:

    Sadly here in the south it’s hard to find a salad that’s vegetarian. On the other hand I’ve recently been to Portland San Fran and D.C. and I was able to find yummy vegetarian meals at nearly every restaurant without even having to get creative

  • Monarose says:

    I live in Newport Beach CA. There are 2 veggie grills and 3 trader joe’s within 10 minute drive then 3 more veggie grills up to Hollywood. Raw food restaurants in Huntington Beach and veggie restaurants there. Loma Linda vegetarian capitol see “The Blue Zone” is only an hour away. Everywhere I go people here know what vegan is and rush to help me find what will work rather than acting bewildered. Disneyland has the best doughnuts too! Only 15 minutes away

  • Steven says:

    I’m shocked Washington DC tops your list! That’s a real headscratcher because I live here and I can tell you how desperate we are for good vegetarian. We do have a wide variety of choices from ethnic restaurants but dedicated veg restaurants are sorely lacking.

  • Sheila says:

    loved seeing my hometown Lincoln Nebraska on the list! I heartily echo adding Pepe’s the Cup and others also Bread Cup…we’re getting better all the time here in cow country! Plus re SF area…where is Cafe Gratitude on your list…the most delicious food I have ever eaten. And Philly folks what about The White Dog Cafe? I fell in love with that place on a visit! Fresh local and all about foodsocial justice.

  • Jenn says:

    another vote for Pepe’s and open harvest! as well as our numerous farmers markets! there is at least 4 or 5 now. And many of our restaurants offer yummy veggie options like thai garden or the cup or the Parthenon! Which I took for granted until I visit family in other states and realized the only option there was salad!

  • maggie says:

    pepe’s vegetarian bistro in lincoln nebraska is fresh local and vegan! definitely needs to be added to the lincoln nebraska list. along with the open harvest deli! great people making great food with love and respect!

  • Legend1997 says:

    That is so wrong about Atlanta. You would be hardpressed to find vegetarian restaurants in the Atlanta metro area other than the ones listed in this article.

  • Melissa says:

    Phoenix AZ Loving Hut Green Vegetarian Woodlands Pomegranate Cafe Pita Jungle 24 Carrots ZPizza These are spread out through out the valley.

  • Jane says:

    We moved to Vancouver from the UK. My children have found it difficult to be vegetarian here. In the UK they had many vegetarian friends whereas here they are regarded as freaks and bringing your children up as vegetarian seems to be regarded as some kind of child abuse. Whilst food is generally cheaper here it is not so if you are vegetarian. Our food bill has doubled and trying to exclude Monsanto gm soy from our diet is very difficult. Whilst there are many vegetarian and vegetarian friendly restaurants the meat eaters seem to have exclusivity to the sea frontviews that you would expect in such a beautiful city and frequently there are no vegetarian options on the menu. Vegetarians in our home town in the UK could eat easily at virtually every restaurant. It was rare to find a restaurant without a selection of vegetarian options.

  • Sue E. says:

    Ottawa Ontario should be on this list! Several vegan restaurants have opened in the last 2 years so maybe the author hasn’t caught on to that? Zen Kitchen is an awesome gourmet restaurant Green Earth has a huge selection of vegan entrees appetizers soups desserts that all are yummy. The Table a cool restaurant that is vegetarian and mostly vegan has a great cafeteriastyle selection of food that you pay for by weight. Green Door is another vegetarian restaurant with lots of vegan food. Across the river a new restaurant La Belle Verte just opened this year and serves all vegan food including many raw vegan entrees such as raw pizza and other delights. Go Ottawa!

  • Mahalo says:

    To the people who are praising Asheville … I moved here in 2005 when there were 4 allveg restaurants one being new and entirely vegan. That one and another ovolacto veg restaurant closed within the year for lack of business. Counting farmers’ markets as making a town vegfriendly is bogus. Meateaters eat produce too. Since I’ve lived here I can count the number of true vegans I’ve met and I’ve looked! on one hand and still have a finger left over. Most people who claim to be vegan are eating dairy and eggs whenever the mood strikes and many who claim to be vegetarian apparently think fish and even chicken are vegetables.

  • Kristy says:

    I am floored that Boulder or Denver at that did not make it onto your lists!!!!! Vegetarian and vegan lifestyles are nearly the norm here!!

  • Ally G. says:

    Portland should be 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kelly Thomas says:

    I totally agree with Bloomington being on the smaller city list but what about Ithaca and Asheville?!?! Those are the three small cities that I know of that have amazing veg friendly options in most restaurants… I also agree with many who posted here that DC should not be on the list but I disagree with those who posted that Philly should be on the list. While Philly does have some good spots for veggies most of their restaurants are decidedly NOT veggiefriendly.

  • Melysah says:

    Would be easer to use and see which city offered the most veg friendly restaurants?

  • Jen says:

    I agree where is Philadelphia on this list! There are some absolutely wonderful sit down and take away options Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus has a fantastic seitan dish FuWah Mini Market’s Tofu Hoagie Horizon Restaurant with their oneofakind seasonal menu and so much more!

  • Sunny says:

    Two Sheds there is a Spiral Diner in Dallas as well. It has only been open for a few years.

  • LaNeta says:

    I was reading this list and was very shocked. Mind you I am happy that you come up with these list however D.C. is the worst when it comes to vegan lifestyle hands down the worst. I would love to know where to go in D.C. I was recently in L.A. and I was so so shocked at all the vegan options. I loved it. Give props to California. I am from Colorado and from Denver to Boulder it is also a wonderful vegan lifestyle. But D.C. would not even rank in my top 10 20 or 30 places. It is very hard to find any type of place that offers anything healthy let alone vegan. Just my two cents!!

  • Two Sheds says:

    Regarding Dallas they do have great vegetarian food but the Spiral Diner is actually in Dallas’s western neighbor Fort Worth.

  • Stephanie says:

    I second Austin Texas! We have not one but THREE primarily RAW VEGAN restaurants. Nearly every restaurant caters to vegetarians. We have vegan food trailers a vegan cupcake at the “in” cupcake trailer vegan scones at the “in” tea house and a veggie burger at the coolest drivethru in town. People actually mostly “know” what veganism is! Austin thumbs up!

  • geneva jones says:

    Can ya’ll please get someone into New Orleans and make some veggie althernatives to their sea foodpo boys and all that other animal fare. Please get someone to start a good vveggie restaurant andk please advertise it. Thanks for the good works you do.

  • Lauren Gillman says:

    Minneapolis MN should definitely be included in this list. has 469 listings of vegfriendly restaurants and it is continuously growing. Hard Times Cafe on the University of Minnesota west bank offers awesome tofu scrambles and vegan bakery among their completely vegetarian fare. Pizza Luce and Galactic Pizza turn out some awesome vegan pizzas daily. Then there are the various ethnic restaurants around town that always have veganfriendly entrees without advertising it…because that’s just how they roll. I could list a ton more but check out the site as you please. Minneapolis is a necessity for the top ten!

  • Khat says:

    Woop Woop ALBUQUERQUE! Finally some recognition

  • trav says:

    vancouver has some pretty good veg restaurants I wont argue about that but in victoria bc just a short ferry ride from vancouver we got some great places too west indy jerk tofu rotis at the reef mmmm the rebar also good the ALL vegan green cuisine which has so many great choices to pile on your plate and best of all… the lotus pond cafe which not only has THE BEST chinese food I’ve ever head its 100 VEGAN you have to try the feux chicken balls to believe it…it had me fooled p

  • Anita says:

    The Great Sage in Clarksville Maryland is an awesome vegan restaurant!

  • chander kumar soni says:

    excellent. keep it up…..!!!!!! thanks.

  • Sulpicio Mariano says:

    San Francisco also has Chaya’s a Japanese vegetarian restaurant and ShangriLa serving Chinese and Kosher approved vegetarian meals.

  • Jason 'Great White' (Shark: Beings Rights Person) Nall says:

    While this is a great list for those trying to make the jump to Vegetarianism this really does very little for me and other Vegans. Where is The Best Vegan Friendly Cities? My brother has told a few times that I would love City of Seattle and State of Washington because there are so many Vegans groups and Vegan restaurants. of course he lives in Seattle Washington

  • Tasha says:

    Winter park Orlando Florida area has tons of vegan options! Ethos vegan kitchen The Drunken monkey Cafe 118 raw food Raphsodic Cooperative Company Bakery The Loving hut Dandelion Communitea Cafe The Whole Foods Market And there’s even a vegan hot dog cart Downtown. There are also numerous chain restaurants that have vegan options such as Pf Changs The Olive Garden Tijuana Flats Chipotle and many more!

  • Marie-Ann Frenden says:

    Blind Faith Cafe Evanston Illinois…. Vegetarian with Vegan Options. A Restaurant and Bakery. Large variety and Deliciously fresh.

  • Debra says:

    Troller That all sounds well and good but it is just another justification to continue the sadistic and cruel treatment to helpless creatures who were not placed here for that purpose! We would all feel different I’m sure if we lived in the days of animals frolicking and grazing in meadows and then humanely killed! Not the case and until we become people of compassion once again it simply is wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • paloma says:

    any suggestions for critter loving countries? I want to move soon and have done lots of animals rescue work here and away. The problem as I see it is legal intervention outdated political legislation and the weird religious superstitions and propaganda. Where is the best country to live and love the animals?

  • Katy says:

    Austin TX! I have vegetarian options just about everywhere I go along with solely vegetarian restaurants. Austin is a GREAT city for being a Veg.

  • Kate says:

    I’m really surprised by this list as well. I’m a Virginia native and I always found the vegan options in DCNorthern VA sorely lacking. RegardlessI’m shocked that you didn’t mention Sticky Fingers in DC. I’ve bounced back and forth between Portland and Austin over the last few years and it was like stumbling upon a vegan mecca! I can’t imagine Portland being behind DC on a veg friendly list. I mean come on vegan donuts at Voodoo Donuts!

  • Brittany says:

    I was so surprised that Boulder CO was mentioned in your list. I have never been to a city with more vegetarian optionsrestaurants. Everyone is veg friendly

  • kas says:

    I don’t quite know if we’re small enough but a couple of the small cities listed included restaurants where you had to do things like special order no fish sauce… Pittsburgh has vegan and vegetarian restaurants and enough ethnic food options that makes it a pretty decent city to live in for vegetarians! There is also a small but active vegan community. Through that a woman named Anne Lynch created a vegan guide to Pittsburgh with where to eat and what is safe to order. It’s awesome! It’s published through Animal Advocates so they might be able to provide more info.