VEGANUARY: Index reveals the most vegan friendly cities in the UK

The UK has no shortage of people making the transition to becoming vegan, with a 62% increase in veganism over the past 12 months.

So with Veganuary in full swing, which UK city is the most vegan-friendly? To find out, considered several criteria and created an index to find out the answer. The results were somewhat surprising!

Which UK city is the most vegan-friendly?

Bristol is the most vegan-friendly city in the whole of the UK! With an overall score of 133 – it has 197 vegan-friendly restaurants, 18 organic health food shops, 14 supplement stores, 2,350 monthly ‘vegan’ searches, and came in at number one when looking at the searches per 1,000 of their local population at 3.43.

Contrary to what you may believe, England’s capital is not the most vegan-friendly city! London claims second place with a final score of 120. It may be high for vegan-friendly restaurants (286) and organic/health food shops (19), but for the supplement stores, London has just 48 compared to Bristol. The number of people searching the word ‘vegan’ maxes out in London with a massive 24,520 searches.

If you’re in Scotland and wondering which city is best for vegans, SaveOnEnergy can reveal Edinburgh places as the third most vegan-friendly area – with a total score of 113.

It has 185 vegan-friendly restaurants – as well as 16 organic or health food shops. In terms of Google searches, there were 1,630 Google searches containing keywords ‘vegan’.

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