Vegan-Friendly Top 10 Cities In UK Revealed By Research

UK’s Top 10 Most Vegan-Friendly Cities Revealed

Vegan-friendly cities in the UK have been ranked using data from Happy Cow


(updated 6th September 2022)

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Brighton is the most vegan-friendly city in the UK Brighton has been crowned the most vegan-friendly city in the UK - Media Credit: Ben Guerin

The UK’s top 10 most vegan-friendly cities have been revealed by new research.

Holiday rental search engine Holidu analyzed data from Happy Cow – a free online resource providing vegan and veggie restaurant listings, reviews and more – in order to compile its list.

In essence, it compared the number of vegan-friendly restaurants and cafés in relation to the size of the population in each city. Given these points, it created the list below.

Vegan-friendly cities

Some of the vegan-friendly cities on the list will be of little surprise to some. For example, Brighton which scooped the top spot on this occasion, often wins plaudits for its meat-free offerings.

Conversely, London will be a glaring omission for many. After all, consumer experts at recently crowned London Europe’s most vegan-friendly city in a list.

However, their methodology was different. By comparison, they considered a wider range of metrics. For example, the number of speciality restaurant and the number of speciality takeaway services in a city.

In addition, they analyzed the cost of a classic home-cooked meal for each diet; the cost of energy to cook a homemade meal; and the number of speciality cooking classes.

London city
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Best UK cities for vegans

  1. Brighton – 9.14 restaurants / 15,000 inhabitants
  2. Oxford – 5.81 restaurants / 15,000 inhabitants
  3. Edinburgh – 5.50 restaurants / 15,000 inhabitants
  4. Cambridge – 5.39 restaurants / 15,000 inhabitants
  5. York – 4.63 restaurants / 15,000 inhabitants
  6. Newcastle – 4.56 restaurants / 15,000 inhabitants
  7. Glasgow – 4.56 restaurants / 15,000 inhabitants
  8. Norwich – 4.21 restaurants / 15,000 inhabitants
  9. Nottingham – 3.99 restaurants / 15,000 inhabitants
  10. Cardiff – 3.77 restaurants / 15,000 inhabitants
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