Food - Drink
The Reason London Is A Top City For Vegans
By CLAIRE REDDEN
From New York City to Tokyo, Zurich to Milan, and Shanghai to Los Angeles, Tasting Table's list of the 14 Best Vegan Restaurants Around The World shows that there are more quality vegan restaurant options than ever. But when it comes to vegan eating, London is a city that stands out from the rest.
Named the most vegan-friendly city by Happy Cow in November 2022, the vegan lifestyle for Londoners compromises nothing — not even the pleasure of visiting a deli for your vegan butcher items. Even though only about 1.16% of the British population is vegan, per The Vegan Society, the trend is considered much more mainstream than in other parts of the world.
While cultural attitudes play a role in the adoption of veganism in the UK, another major reason London has become the capital of vegan food is simply that it's good for business. The National Food Strategy for England reported that developing and manufacturing plant-based proteins, instead of importing them, could create over 16,000 jobs in the UK.