Top Vegan Friendly Cities Around the World

Natalie Arney, 17.10.19
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There’s no avoiding it - the vegan movement is growing - and demand for vegan products, vegan food, vegan holiday destinations, and vegan in flight meal options is following suit. But where is good for vegans to visit, and why? We thought we’d share some of our recommendations for vegan cities and holiday destinations to help you to decide on your next vegan-friendly trip.

Top Vegan Cities in Europe

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Lisbon, Portugal

Why is Lisbon good for vegans?

Veganism is becoming more popular in Portugal, particularly in Lisbon, a city known more for seafood. As mentioned in our Instagrammable Spots in Lisbon blog post, the city is beautiful and up-and-coming as a city break destination.

Top places to eat

Veganeats Caffe, Ao 26 - Vegan Food Project, Organi Chiado, Green Beans, O Botanista

Take me to Lisbon

Fly to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) with easyJet, Ryanair, Delta Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, Vueling, Wizz Air, British Airways, Air Canada Rouge, Aer Lingus, and more vegan junk food bar amsterdam by veganplayground Photo Credit: Vegan Playground

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Why is Amsterdam good for vegans?

The quality of vegan food in the culture packed, party city of Amsterdam is incredibly high. You’ll be spoilt for choice when paying a visit to Amsterdam - however, due to the city experiencing overtourism, we recommend staying outside of Amsterdam and visiting for the day.

Top places to eat

Men Impossible, Vegan Junk Food Bar, Little Plant Pantry, Koffie ende Koeck

Take me to Amsterdam

Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) with Corendon Dutch Airlines, Flybe, KLM, TUI fly Netherlands, Transavia, United Airlines, and more

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Glasgow, Scotland

Why is Glasgow good for vegans?

Alongside London, Brighton, and Norwich, Glasgow is one of the top cities for vegans in the UK. It has fully embraced veganism, and the majority of eateries have a good amount of vegan options on their menus.

Top places to eat

Stereo, Mono, Rose and Grants, The 78, Bloc, Flying Duck, Lotus Vegetarian Cuisine

Take me to Glasgow

Fly to Glasgow Airport (GLA) with Jet2.com, Blue Air, Air Transat, Westjet, Loganair, and more

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Turin, Italy

Why is Turin good for vegans?

For a city of its size, Turin is packed full of vegetarian and vegan eateries, and the number grew since mayor Chiara Appendino pledged to make her city more vegan friendly.

Top places to eat

L'Orto Cafe, Ratatouille, Soul Kitchen, Mezzaluna, Sale in Zucca

Take me to Turin

Fly to Turin Airport (TRN) with Air France, Iberia Regional, Blue Air, Blue Panorama Airlines, TUI Airways, Volotea, and more

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Berlin, Germany

Why is Berlin good for vegans?

Bohemian hub Berlin is seen by many as the vegan capital of the world. From vegan versions of traditional German dishes such as currywurst and schnitzel, to healthy salads and smoothies, to burgers, visitors to Berlin are spoilt for choice for vegan food - in fact, Berlin is also home to Europe’s first vegan supermarket - Veganz.

Top places to eat

AtayaCaffe, Vedang plant burger, Brammibal's Donuts, Feel Seoul Good, Cafe Vux, Lucky Leek

Take me to Berlin:

Fly to Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) with Eurowings, TUI fly Deutschland, airBaltic, Air Canada, American Airlines and more Fly to Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF) with Aeroflot, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Belavia, Wings of Lebanon, Pegasus Airlines, Georgian Airways, El Al, and more

Top Vegan Cities in Asia

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Mumbai, India

Why is Mumbai good for vegans?

India is a vegetarian’s paradise, and with the growth of veganism in India, the sprawling metropolis of Mumbai leads the way as India’s most vegan friendly city.

Top places to eat

Earth Cafe, Earthlings Cafe, Imagine Cafe, Rare Earth, PRISiM at PRISiM Healing Institute

Take me to Mumbai

Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) with Air India, IndiGo, Spicejet, Air France, Vistara, Malaysia Airlines, and more

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Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Why is Ubud good for vegans?

Ubud is known as vegan paradise - beautiful, warm weather, culture and an abundance of vegan restaurants!

Top places to eat

Bella by Sage, Zest Ubud, Siboghana Waroeng, Wulan Vegetarian Warung, Yellow Flower Cafe, Prima Warung

Take me to Ubud

Fly to Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) with Garuda Indonesia, China Eastern Airlines, Scoot, Wings Air, Virgin Australia, Batik Air, and more

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Taipei, Taiwan

Why is Taipei good for vegans?

The vegan scene in Taipei makes it one of Asia’s most dynamic vegan friendly destinations. From traditional cuisine, to cute, Instagrammable sweet treats, there’s plenty of choice for vegans.

Top places to eat

Vege Creek, Shàng Dǐng HuángJiā 上頂皇家 , Hoshina 穗科, Plants, Loving Hut

Take me to Taipei

Fly to Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) with China Airlines, EVA Air, Hainan Airlines, Peach, Korean Air, United Airlines, Emirates and more

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Singapore, Singapore

Why is Singapore good for vegans?

After Taipei, Singapore is known as Asia’s second best city for vegans, and is packed full vegan eateries. The vegan scene in Singapore is still rapidly growing and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down soon.

Top places to eat

Smoocht, NomVnom Bistro, Smoocht x Bold, VeganBurg, The Vegan Bowl, Vege Pot, Well Dressed Salad Bar and Cafe

Take me to Singapore

Fly to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) with Jetstar Asia Airways, Druk Air, AirAsia, Air New Zealand, Scoot, Singapore Airlines and more

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Istanbul, Turkey

Why is Istanbul good for vegans?

There’s more to Turkish cuisine than kebabs and other meat - there’s also lots of vegan options. This, paired with the growing, modern vegan scene in Istanbul means that vegans can soak up the culture and history of the beautiful city and not go hungry.

Top places to eat

Muhtelif Mekan, YUZU by LiT, Community Kitchen, Falafel Zone, VegaNarsist

Take me to Istanbul

Fly to Istanbul Airport (IST) with AtlasGlobal, Onur Air, Turkish Airlines, Zagros Airlines, Aegean Airlines, and more

Top Vegan Cities in North America

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New York, USA

Why is New York good for vegans?

New York is known as a culinary capital and so it makes sense that the five borough city has plenty of plant based delights for vegans to enjoy. From classic New York style pizza slices, to high end eateries and everything in between, New York is a delight for vegans.

Top places to eat

Orchard Grocer, Champs Diner, Delice & Sarrasin, Jajaja, Beyond Sushi, Franchia Vegan Cafe, Peacefood Cafe, Avant Garden, Modern Love, Superiority Burger, Dirt Candy, Scarrs Pizza (not vegan but has great options)

Take me to New York

Fly to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Eagle, Finnair, Copa Airlines, Delta Connection, JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, and more Fly to LaGuardia Airport (LGA) with Southwest Airlines, WestJet, Air Canada Express, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines and more Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) with Alaska Airlines, La Compagnie, Scandinavian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Cathay Pacific and more

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Toronto, Canada

Why is Toronto good for vegans?

Ever been to an entirely vegan neighbourhood? You can do in Toronto! The city is home to Vegandale - a self-described "mecca for the ethically minded and hungry, with the best of vegan food, goods, and services co-existing on one city block in downtown Toronto."

Top places to eat

Apiecalypse Now Pizza and Snack Bar, Tori's Bakeshop, Veggie D'Light, Ital Vital, Bloomer's, The Hogtown Vegan, Doomies, The Imperative, Mythology Diner

Take me to Toronto

Fly to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) with Air France, Azores Airlines, Air Canada, WestJet Encore, Pakistan International Airlines and more

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Bridgetown, Barbados

Why is Bridgetown good for vegans?

Caribbean trips should not be restricted to those who eat animal products and there are plenty of vegan friendly Bajan eateries to enjoy.

Top places to eat

Bongo Light's International Culture, Lion's Share Cafe, Renentet Foods, Roots Reggae Vegetarian Cafe

Take me to Barbados

Fly to Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) with Air Antilles, Caribbean Airlines, Condor, LIAT, British Airways, American Airlines, Air Canada Rouge and more

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Mexico City, Mexico

Why is Mexico City good for vegans?

In the past 3 years the vegan movement in Mexico City has really started to pick up. Vegans in Mexico City are no longer limited to rice and beans, and can enjoy vegan versions of traditional meaty dishes like tacos al pastor and conchiita pibil.

Top places to eat

Por Siempre Vegana Taqueria, Gatorta, La Pitahaya Vegana, VegAmo MX, Forever

Take me to Mexico City

Fly to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) with Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Alitalia, Avianca, Conviasa, Wingo, VivaAerobus, Volaris, and more

Top Vegan Cities in South America

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Why is Sao Paulo good for vegans?

Sao Paulo is the best place in Brazil to be vegan - there’s lots of food to enjoy, including traditional Brazilian eateries but also Japanese food as it’s very popular in the city.

Top places to eat

Sushimar Vegano, Loving Hut, Gran Vegan, Veganeria, Pop Vegan Food, Panda Vegan Restaurant, Teva

Take me to Sao Paulo

Fly to São Paulo–Congonhas Airport (CGH) with Azul Brazilian Airlines, Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Brasil and Passaredo Linhas Aéreas Fly to São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) with Boliviana de Aviación, LATAM Argentina, Qatar Airways, Iberia, South African Airways, Swiss International Airlines and more

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Bogotá, Colombia

Why is Bogotá good for vegans?

Compared to other cities in Colombia, Bogotá has a growing number of vegan friendly eateries, especially in the Usaquén and Chapinero neighbourhoods.

Top places to eat

Mestizo, De/Raíz Cocina Café, Vegoto Fast Food, Herbívoro, Naturalmente Restaurante Vegano

Take me to Bogotá

Fly to El Dorado Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento International Airport (BOG) with LATAM Colombia, Wingo, Viva Air Colombia, Avior Airlines, Air Europa, Satena and more

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Lima, Peru

Why is Lima good for vegans?

Since Lima is South America’s food capital, there’s no surprise that it’s also home to lots of delicious vegan friendly food. We recommend the local hippie hangout neighbourhood of Barranco, alongside Miraflores.

Top places to eat

Raw Cafe, Seitan Urban Bistro, Veda Restaurante, La Verde, SANA Vegan Cafe

Take me to Lima

Fly to Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) with LATAM Perú, Avianca Perú, Estelar Latinoamerica, Sky Airline, Wayraperú and more

Top Vegan Cities in Africa and the Middle East

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Why is Addis Ababa good for vegans?

Since there is a large Orthodox Christian population in Ethiopia who are obligated to fast, and this includes only eating plant based foods, Addis Ababa is home to many vegan friendly eateries or at least those with a ‘fasting’, plant based menu. Ethiopian food is delicious and plentiful, and combined with exploring incredible Abyssinian history, Addis Ababa should be a must visit for vegan travellers.

Top places to eat

Bait Al Mandi, Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food, Five Loaves, Kategna Restaurant, 2000 Habesha Cultural Restaurant

Take me to Addis Ababa

Fly to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) with Ethiopian Airlines, Eritrean Airlines, Kenya Airways, Saudia, flydubai and more

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Cairo, Egypt

Why is Cairo good for vegans?

The ever-changing city of Cairo has lots of vegan friendly gems, and paired with travelling around Egypt to see all of its wonders and the national dish (Koshary) being vegan, makes Cairo a great place for vegans to visit.

Top places to eat

Earthly Delights, Bashandy Restaurant, India Along the Nile, Zooba, Kazaz, Koshary Abou Tarek

Take me to Cairo

Fly to Cairo International Airport (CAI) with EgyptAir, Air Sinai, FlyEgypt, Nile Air, Iraqi Airways, Air Italy, Air Malta, and more

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Cape Town, South Africa

Why is Cape Town good for vegans?

Leading the way with vegan food in South Africa, Cape Town has some great fully plant based or vegan friendly food outlets to enjoy when visiting.

Top places to eat

The Kind Kitchen, Lekker Vegan, Plant, Vegan Test Kitchen, Balducci, Orchard on Long, Honest Chocolate Café

Take me to Cape Town

Fly to Cape Town International Airport (CPT) with Airlink, FlySafair, South African Airways, Rwandair, Air Namibia, Emirates and more

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Tel Aviv, Israel

Why is Tel Aviv good for vegans?

Tel Aviv is the vegan capital of the world! Almost every restaurant, cafe and food stall will have vegan options, with many being solely vegan. Israel now has the highest proportion of vegan residents in the world - 5.2%, meaning that businesses have to adapt to and accept the vegan lifestyle otherwise they will miss out - perfect for those who choose to travel to Israel.

Top places to eat

Dosa Bar, Anastasia, Hatool HaYarok, 416, Meshek Barzilay, Bana, Rainbow Burger, Zakaim

Take me to Tel Aviv

Fly to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) with Arkia, Uzbekistan Airways, ASL Airlines France, El Al, Israir Airlines, Royal Jordanian and more

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Nairobi, Kenya

Why is Nairobi good for vegans?

The tech-savvy metropolis of Nairobi has wonderful vegan food options and cruelty free animal rescue reserves, including The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a rescue and rehabilitation program for orphaned elephants.

Top places to eat

Artcaffé, Tin Roof Café, Boho Eatery, CJ's, The Lord Erroll, Tamarind, Matbronze Cafe, About Thyme, Chowpaty

Take me to Nairobi

Fly to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) with Kenya Airways, Jubba Airways, Jambojet, Uganda Airlines, African Express Airways and more

Top Vegan Cities in Oceania

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Melbourne, Australia

Why is Melbourne good for vegans?

The diverse, cosmopolitan city of Melbourne is home to a growing vegan population and offers lots of delicious plant based foods, shops and things to do!

Top places to eat

Union Kiosk, Lord of the Fries, Crossways, Vegie Bar, Sister of Soul, Red Sparrow, Smith & Daughters

Take me to Melbourne

Fly to Melbourne Airport (MEL) with Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Beijing Capital Airlines, Airnorth, Regional Express Airlines and more

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Auckland, New Zealand

Why is Auckland good for vegans?

Multi-cultural food hub Auckland has a wide variety of places for plant based eaters to enjoy - alongside lots to do, makes this gorgeous city a great location for vegan travellers to visit.

Top places to eat

Tart Bakery, Gorilla Kitchen, Lord of the Fries, Kaiaroha Vegan Deli and Eatery, Sunflower Thai Vegetarian Restaurant, E-PACS Vegan Cafe, Kaiaroha, The Butchers Son

Take me to Auckland

Fly to Auckland Airport (AKL) with Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Chathams, Aircalin and more

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