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A new list has revealed the top 10 cities where veganism is most popular.

The list was compiled by Chef’s Pencil, which analyzed Google Trends data (describing it as a ‘reliable source of big data’) and searches for interest levels for veganism across the world.

It found that in 2020, searches in the veganism category (including vegan-related searches made in any language) were at an all-time high in 2020.

‘Added fuel to its popularity’

The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped the rise of veganism but has ‘added fuel to its popularity’, Chef’s Pencil said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

While lockdown has come to an end in most parts of the world and many restaurants have re-opened, searches for vegan recipes have skyrocketed, and continue to go strong.

Search data showed that countries and cities whose cuisine traditionally is greatly meat- and dairy-based are seeing a big rise in veganism, said Chef’s Pencil, which it concluded means that ‘veganism is stronger than ever’.

Top Cities

1. Bristol, UK (Popularity Score: 100)

2. Portland, US (Popularity Score: 76)

3. Edinburgh, UK (Popularity Score: 75)

4. London, UK (Popularity Score: 69)

5. (tie) Amsterdam, NL (Popularity Score: 67)

5. (tie) Berlin, DE (Popularity Score: 67)

5. (tie) Hamburg, DE (Popularity Score: 67)

8. Manchester, UK (Popularity Score: 63)

9. (tie) Leipzig, DE (Popularity Score: 62)

9. (tie) Vancouver, CA (Popularity Score: 62)

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.