Manchester, Edinburgh, and Leicester are the best cities in the UK for vegans to visit, according to new research from holiday lettings company Holidu.
The research looked at which cities offer the most vegan and vegan-friendly eateries in relation to population size, using data from Happy Cow.
The study looked at the best and worst plant-based cities in Europe as well as the UK – Amsterdam topped the bill overall, with London and Birmingham bottom of the heap.
Just missing a top three ranking was Bristol – reportedly home to the country’s biggest vegan ‘junk food’ cafe – aka VX.
It was followed by Glasgow (a former PETA winner when it comes to being vegan-friendly), the Welsh capital of Cardiff, and Liverpool.
It should be noted that the bottom three cities – Leeds, London and Birmingham – are densely populated, so the methodology (which compared number of eateries to population size) would rank them lower.
In fact, both Leeds and London offer vegans a range of options – with London clocking in at more than 600 vegan and vegan-friendly eateries.
Birmingham – which is home to The Vegan Society – is seeing more veg-friendly options pop up all the time.
Europe’s top spots
Top three cities for vegans heading to Europe are Amsterdam, Paris and Lisbon.
They are followed by Stockholm, Berlin and Copenhagen – a surprisingly low ranking for Berlin. The German capital often comes top of the charts with its vast offering of vegan cafes and restaurants, as well as a plant-based supermarket chain Veganz.
Tourist-favorite Prague follows Berlin, just beating Vienna and Oslo.
Once again, London is beaten into last place – but again, the research methodology and large scale of the city means that despite a huge offering of plant-based cuisine, England’s capital was unable to fare well in the survey.