2020’s top 10 vegan-friendly cities in the UK have been revealed – Totally Vegan Buzz
Brighton top 10 vegan-friendly cities
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Holidu, the search engine for holiday rentals, has analysed data from Happy Cow to find out which cities boast the greatest number of vegan-friendly restaurants and cafés in relation to the size of the population in each city.”

2020’s top 10 most vegan-friendly cities in the UK have been ranked by Holidu, ‘the search engine for holiday rentals’. The findings are based on the amount of vegan-friendly restaurant and café options available in relation to each city’s population size.

Coming out on top for the second year in a row is Brighton, with 9.14 vegan-friendly restaurants per 15,000 residents. 

The seaside city is leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the UK, as Oxford, which came in second place, offers only 5.81 vegan-friendly restaurants per 15,000 residents. 

English cities on the list

Other cities from across England that made it into the top 10 include Cambridge in fourth place, York in fifth place, Newcastle in sixth place, Norwich in eighth place, and Nottingham in ninth place.

Cambridge top 10 vegan-friendly cities
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Cambridge narrowly missed out on coming third, While York and Newcastle only have a difference of 0.07 in vegan-friendly restaurants per 15,000 residents. 

Oxford’s second place ranking came as a surprise to Holidu as it “was never known for being a particularly vegan-friendly place”, but they say the city “has really upped its game recently”. 

Scotland and Wales make the top 10

Cities from both Scotland and Wales made the list, with Edinburgh in third place, Glasgow in seventh place, and Cardiff in tenth place. 

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Both Edinburgh and Cardiff’s numbers were very close to the cities that placed directly above them, while Glasgow is technically tied with Newcastle, as both have 4.56 vegan-friendly restaurants per 15,000 residents.

Northern Ireland and London not ranked

The only country in the UK that did not have any cities make it into the top 10 was Northern Ireland. The list is largely dominated by English cities, with only a few Welsh and Scottish entries. 

One of the more surprising outcomes of this study was that London was not ranked, despite boasting a variety of vegan options. However, this is likely due to the extremely high number of residents living in the capital, as well as the fact that it’s the UK’s largest city. 

The top 10

Here is the full list of the UK’s top 10 vegan-friendly cities in 2020 as ranked by Holidu:

1. Brighton – 9.14 vegan-friendly restaurants per 15,000 residents.

2. Oxford – 5.81 vegan-friendly restaurants per 15,000 residents.

3. Edinburgh – 5.50 vegan-friendly restaurants per 15,000 residents.

4. Cambridge – 5.39 vegan-friendly restaurants per 15,000 residents. 

5. York – 4.63 vegan-friendly restaurants per 15,000 residents.

6. Newcastle – 4.56 vegan-friendly restaurants per 15,000 residents.

7. Glasgow – 4.56 vegan-friendly restaurants per 15,000 residents.

8. Norwich – 4.21 vegan-friendly restaurants per 15,000 residents.

9. Nottingham – 3.99 vegan-friendly restaurants per 15,000 residents.

10. Cardiff – 3.77 vegan-friendly restaurants per 15,000 residents.

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