Top Vegan Friendly Cities

Looking to plan a vacation but, want to make sure you have an abundance of vegan options and restaurants to choose from when on your trip? While there are surely many places around the world that make it less convenient to be vegan in, it’s clear the world is becoming increasingly vegan friendly. Here is a list of a few cities around the world that will cater to your vegan needs!

Berlin, Germany

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In Berlin, you’ll find fully vegan restaurants within 2 or 3 miles of each other! Besides the over 28 restaurants that only serve vegan dishes, many other restaurants will have clearly marked vegan options. Berlin even has its own vegan grocery shop, Veganz. Here are a few restaurants and other vegan establishments to help you kick start your vegan journey in this beautiful city.

Lucky Leek : Located in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, dubbed  “the vegan avenue” of Berlin, Lucky Leek is serving up fully vegan dishes with an emphasis on fresh veggies and fruits.

Vöner : This vegan and vegetarian restaurant is a haven for savory, greasy, vegan junk food. Looking for a cruelty free way to indulge? At Vöner, you can buy french fries with vegan cheese and fried onions, alongside a vegan burger.

Non food:

DearGoods: Located in Prenzlauer Berg, this store sells clothes, jewelry, bags, and other accessories that are friendly to animals, humans, and the environment!

New York, NY

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The most populous city in the U.S.A has a wide array of vegan restaurants and establishments to choose from.

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By Chef Chloe : Created by Chef Chloe Coscarelli, the first vegan to win a TV cooking show with her winning of Cupcake Wars, By Chef Chloe features a wide array of mouth-watering plant-based cuisine guaranteed to satisfy the vegan and omnivore alike. From mac and cheese with shiitake ‘bacon’ to classic guac burgers, Chef Chloe is serving up classic favorites with unique spins that urge you to come back for more.

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Peacefood Cafe : With 2 locations in NYC, Peacefood Cafe has a variety of sandwiches, salads, focaccia, pizzas, desserts and baked goods for you to choose from. A unique aspect about this restaurant? They have many raw dishes on the menu, from their raw sushi and lasagna, to their raw pizza made from buckwheat and sweet potato. They also have raw deserts, including a cashew cream cheesecake. Um, yes!

Sydney, Australia

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Australia’s largest city has been increasingly awake to the growing popularity of veganism. Between visiting the opera house and exploring other parts of the city, grab a bite to eat at one of these joints :

Funky Pies : Pies are a classic Aussie staple- now you can experience a classic Australian dish 100 percent vegan! Choose from savory “chicken” pot pies to sweet gluten-free apple pies. Located in Bondi Beach.

Iku Wholefood : This whole food plant based restaurant emphasizes wholesome living and uses only organic ingredients whenever possible. Choose from an array of macro burgers, curries, casseroles, and various deserts!

Govindas : Located in Darlinghurst in Sydney, this chain of vegetarian and vegan restaurants serves up a vegetarian buffet that is mainly vegan. Choose from classic Indian curries, rice dishes, and much, much more.

Portland, Oregon

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Portland is literally vegan heaven. All vegans should make it a mission to visit Portland at least once in their lifetime. From vegan donuts to vegan barbecue joints, you will be dazzled at all the things that vegans can eat in this city. Here are a couple of extra special restaurants/food joints all people (vegan or not) should think about eating at whenever in the area.

Voodoo Doughnut : While not a vegan donut joint, this unique Portland store offers vegan donuts (usually fruit cakes) topped with maple or chocolate frosting, and covered with various toppings. Definitely a must-have.

Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ : A fully vegan BBQ restaurant say whaaa? At Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ, you can find classic veganized sandwiches such as Reuben’s, Philly No-Cheesteak, and ‘chicken’ sandwiches as well.

Tel Aviv, Israel

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With Israel’s growing vegan population, it is no surprise that one of the country’s largest cities is thriving with various different vegan eateries. You won’t be deprived of anything when in Tel Aviv, as there are a wide array of restaurants to serve you some good vegan eats.

Nanuchka : This all vegan restaurant is serving up vegan versions of Israeli dishes, including pastries filled with various fillings like mushrooms, asparagus, eggplant, and spinach.

Anastasia Cafe : this cafe is serving up vegan drinks, various breakfast foods including a chickpea omelet made from chickpea flour, and various sandwiches and deserts.

Other places to look out for in Tel Aviv :

Alex Potatoes

Buddha Burgers

Mezze (vegetarian with many vegan options)

 

Los Angeles, California

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Home to the obsession with kale, Los Angeles has so many amazing vegan restaurants for you to choose from. Not only can you find fully vegan American food restaurants, but you can also find fully vegan ethnic restaurants, including Thai and Ethiopian restaurants.

Donut Friend : This donut shop serves up incredible vegan options, from maple and coconut bacon donuts to cream filled vanilla donuts. There is always something at Donut Friend to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Doomie’s Home Cookin : Looking for vegan junk food? Doomie’s has you covered. You can choose from a classic burger, to a vegan big mac, and even to animal fries. There are also deep fried oreos, shrimp, and tons of cakes and other cookies available for purchase to take away or to eat in house.

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Gracias Madre : This Mexican, 100% plant-based vegan restaurant is a staple for LA vegans and a must if you are in LA. Enjoy sipping on various cocktails, including an alcoholic snow cone, while ordering or indulging with a sweet potato quesadilla with cashew cream.

Others to visit :

Crossroads Kitchen

Chavela (plant based Latin cuisine)

Native Foods (while this is a chain with various other locations throughout the US, many are in LA)

Thai Vegan

Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine

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