Increasing awareness levels regarding issues such as climate change and animal welfare, along with other factors such as personal health, are continuing to drive people to embrace veganism. Once a fringe movement, it is now firmly mainstream, something that is being reflected by increasing vegan options in restaurants and supermarkets. Some cities are more vegan-friendly than others and a recent study analyzed the places that have the most options for people on a plant-based diet.
Hayes & Jarvis conducted an analysis of Tripadvisor listings in the world's 50 most-visited cities to determine the ones with the highest percentage of vegan-friendly restaurants. Ireland's capital Dublin came out on top with 21.1 percent of its restaurants classified as either vegan or providing vegan options. Thai tourist hotspot Phuket came second with 20.1 percent of its restaurants rated vegan-friendly while Amsterdam came in third with 19.8 percent. The U.S. had two cities in the top-10 - Orlando (17.3 percent) and New York (16.4 percent).