- Najja Parker The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Looking for places that fit your plant-based diet needs? You don’t have to travel far, because Atlanta has been named one of the best cities for vegans and vegetarians by WalletHub.
The city snagged the No. 19 spot, while New York and Portland took first and second place, respectively.
The personal finance site came up with its results by analyzing the 100 largest U.S. cities across 15 “key indicators of vegan- and vegetarian-friendliness,” such as cost of groceries, number of restaurants serving vegan options and amount of farmers markets per capita.
Those metrics were then categorized into three major sections: affordability; diversity, accessibility and quality; and vegetarian lifestyle.
Atlanta was among the top 20 thanks to its high diversity, accessibility and quality ranking, which was No. 14. It also had a high score for salad shops per capita, at No. 4.
Overall, California dominated the round-up. Five of its cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim and San Jose, made it to the top 20.
Want to know how other areas fared? Take a look at the map of findings below.