Home to the Food & Drink Guides’ office as well as a vibrant, exciting, and rapidly growing foodie scene, the bustling city of Bristol is just bursting with a brilliant and diverse range of restaurants, cafes, bars, and pubs that cater to foodies no matter their dietary requirements or preferences – and this Veganuary, Bristol’s culinary scene has a lot to feel great about.

According to a recent study conducted by researchers from Chef’s Pencil which used Google Trends data to find vegan-related searches across the internet, Bristol is the world’s most popular city for veganism, beating trendy cities across the globe known for their great foodie scenes such as London, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Vancouver, and Portland.

In news that is sure to make Piers Morgan’s big head spin, UK cities took 6 of the top 10 spots, with Bristol in first place, Edinburgh taking third, Manchester sixth, London seventh, Leeds eighth, and Glasgow tenth. The UK was also found to be the second most popular country in the world for vegan-related searches, losing out only to Australia.

Top countries:
1. Australia
2. United Kingdom
3. New Zealand
4. Sweden
5. Canada
6. Israel
7. United States
8. Ireland
9. Austria
10. Germany

Top cities:
1. Bristol, UK
2. Portland, US
3. Edinburgh, UK
4. Vancouver, CA
5. Seattle, US
6. Manchester, UK
7. London, UK
8. Leeds, UK
9. Los Angeles, US
10. Glasgow, UK

Surpassing every other city around the world, Bristol’s concentration of vegan-related searches makes this small, humble but trailblazing location in the South West the world’s best place to be if you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or you’re curious about adopting this lifestyle.

What may come as a surprise to the world is no doubt no real surprise to the many vegans and vegetarians that call this city their home and who have been taking advantage of the many vegan restaurants, cafes, and hair and beauty salons that occupy the city for years.

If this study makes you curious and you want to check out Bristol’s fantastic foodie scene for yourself, make sure you pick up a FREE copy of our Bristol Food & Drink Guide, featuring many restaurants and cafes that offer some stunning selections for vegans and vegetarians.

Also, check out the following list of some great vegan and vegetarian eateries in the city below.

Oowee Vegan Bristol

Café Kino

Suncraft Vegan Restaurant

Flow Bristol

Vegan Vendh

Eat Your Greens




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