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Bristol Named Top Vegan City In The World

Bristol has been ranked most popular city for veganism.

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

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It seems the south west do vegan best!

Bristol has come out on top as the most popular city in the world for veganism based on a global list created by food magazine, Chef’s Pencil.

Bristol has claimed the top spot for the third year in a row, with a vegan popularity score of 100, beating former winner Portland in the US, which scored 76 this year. UK cities, Edinburgh and London, shortly followed Portland, nabbed third and fourth place.

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Credit: Koocha Mezze Bar

The UK surpassed Australia to take the title of most popular country for veganism, and the research also showed that veganism is twice as popular as it was five years ago. The annual study conducted by Chef’s Pencil uses Google Trends to analyse the search interest level for veganism across the world, by looking at words and phrases such as “vegan restaurants” and “veganism”.

It’s no surprise that Bristol is so popular for vegans based on the selection of plant-based restaurants available in the city. Koocha on Zetland Road is a well-known favourite for vegan food in Bristol. Just off from Gloucester Road, Koocha offers an entirely vegan menu and serves an array of mezze plates to share. If you’re also looking for a meat-alternative to the typical post-club grub, Koocha serves up vegan kebabs, burgers and dirty fries (one of which comes with a vegan egg!). Word on the street is that the seitan doner kebab is enough to turn a meat-eater’s head.

Don’t forget Oowee, who have two locations in Bristol (Baldwin Street and Picton Street), as well as stores in Brighton and Dalston, London. Oowee have a delicous crispy fried chick’n burger selection including chick’n caesar and chick’n kiev. Plus, for all you Marmite fans out there, vegan or not, Oowee do Marmite butter tater tots and fries.

More vegan food and drink locations to add to the list include Gopal’s Curry Shack in Wapping Wharf, vegan deli and cafe Flip in Southville, vegan cake shop Earthcake and Eat a Pitta for falafel lovers. With so much choice available for vegans, it’s clear why Bristol has beaten other cities for the third year running.