Amsterdam and Utrecht are two of Europe’s most vegan-friendly cities

Amsterdam and Utrecht are two of Europe’s most vegan-friendly cities

A new ranking has named both Amsterdam and Utrecht as two of Europe’s top ten cities for vegans. 

The most vegan-friendly cities in Europe

Last year, Amsterdam was named the fifth-best city in the world for vegan eating, and it seems the city’s standard hasn’t slipped in 2021. In a recent ranking, CIA Landlord, a UK-based insurance company catering to landlords, looked into the global catering industry in the post-coronavirus world and has uncovered Europe’s best cities for vegans. 

The ranking compared the population size of cities across Europe with the proportion of restaurants in the city that offered vegan-friendly food. The Netherlands, Germany, and Italy all performed particularly well, nabbing multiple spots in the top ten, whereas - perhaps unsurprisingly - French cities performed poorly. Toulouse, Nantes, Lyon, and Marseilles all landed spots at the bottom of the ranking, with fewer than 6,5 percent of each city’s restaurants accommodating vegans.

Want to eat vegan? Go to Amsterdam or Utrecht!

Amsterdam was named the third-best city in Europe when it came to the availability of vegan-friendly restaurants. According to the ranking, 21,9 percent of the over 4.000 restaurants in the Dutch capital offer plant-based options for diners. The city was awarded an overall score of 9,1 out of 10. 

Utrecht also performed extremely well. While the city doesn’t have nearly as many restaurants as Amsterdam, an impressive 17,2 percent of Utrecht’s restaurants also cater to vegans. The city therefore received an overall score of 7,3 out of 10.

The top ten European cities for vegans

According to the ranking, the most vegan-friendly cities are:

  1. Florence, Italy
  2. Dublin, Ireland
  3. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  4. Galati, Romania
  5. Athens, Greece
  6. Rome, Italy
  7. Berlin, Germany
  8. Utrecht, the Netherlands
  9. Bologna, Italy
  10. Munich, Germany

For more information about the ranking, visit CIA Landlords' website.

Victoria Séveno


Victoria Séveno

Victoria grew up in Amsterdam, before moving to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York and completing her NCTJ course at the Press Association...

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