“Approximately 15.2 million adults in the United States are vegan or vegetarian. Unfortunately, it’s not the most convenient way of life to live because finding meatless options in restaurants and shops can be difficult. That is beginning to change, as more and more establishments, including some of the country’s most well-known fast-food franchises, have begun to offer vegetarian or vegan meals,” according to the website.
WalletHub evaluated 100 of the largest U.S. cities across 16 characteristics of vegan and vegetarian friendliness to determine the locations with the greatest and cheapest plant-based options. The cost of groceries for vegetarians, the share of restaurants selling meatless options, and the number of salad shops per population were all considered in each city.
However, the state capital did not fare well in these rankings, owing to the high cost of food. Massachusetts was ranked 85th overall, with 97th in affordability, 40th in diversity, accessibility, and quality, and 23rd in vegetarian lifestyle.
Portland, Oregon, Orlando, Florida, Los Angeles, California, San Francisco, California, Boise, Idaho, Austin, Texas, Seattle, Washington, Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky, Oakland, California, and San Diego, California are the top 10 cities on the list, starting with number one.
While Boston is at the bottom of the list, there are still 15 cities ahead of it.
San Bernardino, California, North Las Vegas, Nevada, Greensboro, North Carolina, Henderson, Nevada, Chula Vista, California, Hialeah, Florida, San Jose, California, Durham, North Carolina, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Anchorage, Alaska, according to WalletHub, have the worst vegan and vegetarian options.