THIS City is the Most Vegan-Friendly – and it’s Not London!
Andrew Crook - NFFF President
January 19, 2021

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 restaurants18 organic health food shops14 supplement stores2,350 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’. 

Coming in last place is Bradford with a total score of 19. The number of vegan restaurants in Bradford totals 129, sixth from the bottom of the list. When it comes to organic and health food shops, Bradford places at the bottom of the list with only 10. Bradford also had the penultimate result when looking at search volumes, with a total number of just 310 a month. 

In second to last place with a total score of 39 is the city of Southampton. If you’re travelling to the south coast of England, and have these specific dietary restrictions, Southampton may be the best city to avoid. With only 88 vegan or restaurants, it placed bottom of the list for having the vegan-friendly restaurants.

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