22 Most Vegan Friendly Cities USA Has To Offer

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Before we get started with this article, we just wanted to let you know that Caavakushi also have an article about the 21 Most Vegan Friendly Countries In The World, which is definitely worth a read if your a vegan world traveller. In this article we’re going to tell you about the 10 most vegan friendly cities USA has to offer. This information can come in particularly useful to a lot of different types of people. Those who are considering travelling to these cities, working or even relocating to them.


If history is anything to go by then your chances of finding vegan friendly cities in the USA might be very slim. Fortunately over the last decade we have seen a steady rise in the popularity of veganism across the USA. That in turn has lead to a whole lot more businesses around the country creating vegan friendly options.

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It’s a great start for veganism in American. But there’s always room for improvement, isn’t there? The plant-based lifestyle is fast gaining momentum. Statistical trends are showing that it looks like the number of vegan friendly businesses in the US could triple within a years time. Great news for animals & vegans! Wouldn’t you agree?

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22 Most Vegan Friendly Cities USA

So without further ado let’s jump right into it. We know that your itching to find out the best vegan friendly cities to visit. So we’ve got to work and listed them in no particular order below.

1. Los Angeles

It’s probably not a shock to anyone’s system that Los Angeles is on this list. Some people have crowned LA the vegan Capital of America. If you’re looking for a burger in LA, we’ve got you covered. Just take a look at our article about the Top 15 Vegan Burger Restaurants Los Angeles Has To Offer. We guarantee it’ll help you find the best plant-based burger. Fast food is not the only vegan option available in Los Angeles. There are so many different types of cuisine to choose from. Nearly every restaurant and hotel in LA has vegan options. The W Los Angeles in West Beverly Hills has vegan choices on their menu. It’s the perfect place to stay as the hotel is close to the West Hollywood restaurant scene. No need to worry as most of the restaurants in West Hollywood have great vegan options on their menus.

2. New York City

Manhattan is one of the most densely populated islands in the US. Millions of people go in and out of the city everyday. So there’s plenty of plant-based hot spots across this city. Restaurants, hotels, cafes and bars all over New York City are slowly adding vegan choices to their menus. If you have the cash to splash we suggest staying at the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in New York City. They have a delicious selection of plant-based high tea options.

3. Portland

Portland, Oregon is one of the most naturally beautiful cities in America. Located in the Pacific Northwest it is home to breathtakingly beautiful mountains and forests. This city is paradise for those who love the great outdoors and has a good range of vegan friendly hotels & eateries. We suggest staying at the Sentinel Hotel, especially if you like hotels with a bit of charm. This hotel has a wine bar and vegan restaurant with plenty of incredible plant-based options.

4. Minneapolis

Minneapolis is another shocker on our list. Who would have ever thought that a city in Minnesota could be filled with vegan friendly restaurants and hotels? Well it’s 100% true. The Hyatt Regency Bloomington in Minneapolis has plenty of plant-based options for guests.

5. Seattle

Seattle in the great state of Washington is best known for being the home of Starbucks. So it may not be much of a surprise to you that the city who birthed a coffee shop giant also has an abundance of vegan friendly hotels and restaurants. If you’re willing to venture just outside of the city, you’ll be in for a treat. The Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie is a experience you will never forget. The views are phenomenal and this lodge has a beautiful spa too. If that’s not good enough for you, this little bit of information might sway you. The Salish Lodge & Spa let’s you bring your furry friends so stay and most importantly they’ve got a vegan menu.

Seattle USA

6. Austin

Texas is not a place that is usually synonymous with veganism. In fact it’s known for BBQ. But surprisingly enough many restaurants in Austin have been adding vegan friendly BBQ and other options to their menus in recent years. Unfortunately we have struggled to suggest a hotel that offers a selection of vegan food on it’s menu. We can only hope that the hotels in Austin can draw some inspiration from the vegan friendly restaurants in this city. But what we can suggest is staying at either the ARRIVE Austin, Canopy by Hilton Austin Downtown, Carpenter Hotel or Hotel Magdalena. That’s because all of these hotels are close to a number of interesting vegan friendly restaurants in Austin. So is Texas one of the most vegan friendly cities that the USA has hidden from the world?

7. San Diego

Being one of the most southern large cities in California, San Diego attracts a lot of tourists. In fact, during the summer months, the tourists actually outnumber the locals. We believe that’s why the city follows popular food trends that they know their visitors will be excited to taste. This city has a lot of vegan friendly places to dine at and stay the night. Pendry is a beautiful 5 star hotel located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. We can’t say enough good things about their vegan dinning options. For the best plant-based drinks and dishes they have to offer you must try their restaurant Provisional or bar Fifth & Rose (you won’t regret it!).

8. Atlanta

These days it does seem as though every Georgia Peach is trying out the vegan diet. Whether it be for the animals, health reasons or even weight loss, this has not gone unnoticed by the restaurant industry. In fact, it has encouraged the opening of a lot more vegan friendly restaurants & hotels. One of the most successful and famous new vegan spots in Atlanta is the Slutty Vegan. This extremely popular burger joint has cues for miles. But if your looking for hotels that are close to vegan friendly restaurants we recommend staying at the either the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hilton Atlanta, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel or The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta. These hotels are also centrally located and are a stones throw away from museums, shops and Georgia State University.

9. Philadelphia

Pennsylvania is home of the Amish and they probably have no idea what veganism is. Some might say it’s also home to Philadelphia’s national treasure, the Philly cheesesteak. But Philadelphia has also become the home of some pretty popular vegan friendly restaurants and hotels. We suggest staying at one of these hotels Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square, Alexander Inn, Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City or Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City. Mainly because they are pretty close a a number of vegan friendly eateries including HipCityVeg and Luhv Vegan Deli.

Philadelphia USA

10. Oakland

The city of Oakland in California has a very busy port. It’s also home to the Oakland raiders football team. With so many new people going in and out of the city everyday we are 100% sure that some these people will be looking to find some plant-based food options. The Hampton Inn Oakland Downtown-City Center & Oakland Marriott City Center are very close to most of the vegan friendly hotspots in the city.

11. Denver

Denver, Colorado is home to picturesque mountain views. But the Rocky Mountain range is not the only attraction that’s drawing people to this city. Denver has a thriving plant-based community which is catching the attention of people from around the country. Staying at the Warwick Denver, The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection or Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel are the perfect choice because they’re near by some fantastic vegan friendly places to eat. Restaurants like Bang Up To The Elephant, The Corner Beet, City O’ City & True Food Kitchen should definitely be visited by all who love plant-based food.


12. Dallas

20 years ago in Dallas Texas, the most popular item on the menu at most restaurants would have been steak. But are things changing? Well, it kind of looks like they are. Now more and more Restaurants and hotels in Dallas are adding plant-based options to their menus. Just like Flower Child, Tiki Loco Deep Ellum & Belse Restaurant. Hotels nears these and other plant-based establishments to stay the night at are the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, The Kimpton Pittman Hotel or The Ritz-Carlton.

13. Nashville

Most people recognize Nashville as the country music capital of the world. It’s also great to see that people who enjoy country music are also beginning to enjoy plant-based options. Did you ever think you’d find Nashville on a list of the most vegan friendly cities USA has to offer? Hotels and restaurants in this city are definitely taking note too. When in Nashville you have to eat at Avo Health Food Restaurant it has some amazing plant-based food on the menu. The Wild Cow Vegetarian Restaurant & The Southern V also have a good selection for vegans. Vegan restaurants to visit closer to the city centre are Vege-licious Cafe LLC & Copper Branch. Some of the best hotels to stay at while visiting this city, which are also not far from vegan hot spots are the Bobby Hotel, The Hermitage Hotel & JW Marriott Nashville.

Nashville USA

14. Detroit

No, your eyes did not deceive you. Detroit is actually on our list. Unfortunately, the last few decades have not been kind to the city of Detroit. It has been through a lot over the last few years. Thankfully, Detroit is now going through somewhat of a rebirth. People are slowly moving back to this city. It is being rebuilt one brick at a time. If your visiting Detroit we recommend staying in the heart of the city which is close to quite a few restaurants that serve plant-based dishes. You can’t go wrong staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown, The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit or Atheneum Suite Hotel. While in this rebirthed city we think you should try a few plant-based hotspots like The Brooklyn Street Local LLC, Seva & Chili Mustard Onions.

15. Washington DC

Washington DC is the capital of the United States of America. The capital city of most countries is where you normally find progression and change taking place. New ways of thinking and lifestyle changes may have been adopted in Washington DC long before all the other cities in America. What do you think? If you’re looking for a bite to eat in Washington DC we suggest trying NuVegan Cafe, sPACYcLOUd & Elizabeth’s Gone Raw. The Ritz-Carlton, The Graham Georgetown or The Hay-Adams are excellent choices to stay for any visiting the Washington DC. Do you believe that one of the most vegan friendly cities USA has amongst it’s states is Washington DC?

16. Cleveland

This city is another unlikely addition to our list. Cleveland managed to sneak its way onto our list thanks to some of the incredible vegan friendly restaurants and hotels in the city. Some of the vegan food spots you just have to visit in Cleveland are Rebol & Helio Terra Vegan Cafe. The Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower, Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade or Hotel Indigo are a great place to stay in Cleveland as they aren’t too far from some of the amazing vegan friendly spots we mentioned.

17. Kansas City

You probably can’t believe your eyes at this point. Kansas City? We know what you’re thinking. How the hell did Kansas City, Missouri make it onto this list? It’s very simple. This city has a rapidly growing plant-based community. The Loews Kansas City Hotel & Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center are close to most or the vegan friendly restaurants in the city including the Café Gratitude Kansas City, Blue Bird Bistro & ProteinHouse.

18. San Francisco

This California city is most famous for its crooked Street, Alcatraz prison and the Golden Gate bridge. But did you know it’s also a huge melting pot of cultures? It’s a city where the plant-based movement is thriving. If you’re in the San Francisco area we think you should stay at the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square or Le Méridien San Francisco as they’re so close to a large chunk of the vegan friendly spots in the city like the Golden Era or Nourish Cafe.

San Francisco Vegan Friendly Cities USA

19. San Jose

San Jose is mostly known for being the tech capital of America or even the world. It is also one of the richest cities in the country. But did you know it’s also a great place to find vegan food? It sure seems as though techies like the plant-based lifestyle. In the city you can find plenty of hotels, restaurants and cafes that cater to the plant-based community. If you stay at the Hotel De Anza or WhyHotel by Placemakr you’ll be in the heart of the city which is not only close to plant-based restaurants like Tofoo Com Chay & Good Karma Artisan Ales & Café but it’s also near by the University of San Jose.

20. Orlando

Orlando is home to Disney and a multitude of other theme parks. So it attracts millions of visitors from around the world every year. As this is a tourist city, it heavily caters to it’s visitors every need. With veganism blowing up all over the world, Orlando has taken notice and integrated plant-based options on menus all over the city. The Melting Pot, The Mexican Camel, Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine & Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine – Dr Phillips have a range of vegan options to chose from. When in Orlando we highly recommend staying at the Four Seasons Resort, Loews Royal Pacific Resort or Hyatt Regency Orlando.

21. Miami

Yes, Miami is known for its Art Deco architecture, rollerblading, tropical climate and being the cruise capital of the USA. But did you know that’s not all that it’s known for these days. Thanks to the animal lovers and health conscious individuals that live in this city, Miami is changing drastically for the better. It’s becoming more vegan friendly. Personally we think staying at SLS South Beach Miami or Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach would be a good choice as Miami Beach (particularly South Beach) is littered with plant-based food options. Full Bloom Vegan is one of the places that you just have to try if your looking for a vegan meal in Miami.

Miami Beach USA

22. Atlantic City

In recent years the Jersey Shore, with Snookie and co has become what New Jersey is known for. But once again Atlantic City is rising like a phoenix from the ashes. It’s cementing its rightful place as an iconic fixture of the state of New Jersey. But, surprisingly enough it doesn’t owe this thanks to its casinos. The plant-based community seem to be moving in. Why not visit Caesars Atlantic City hotel, that’s not that far from Vegans Are Us Atlantic City which is a 100% kosher and plant-based spot to eat.


The Caavakushi team is delighted to have some good news to report. It truly seems as though veganism is spreading like wildfire across the United States and we hope this never stops. Don’t you? We would love to know if you think that we have missed out any vegan friendly cities USA has to offer on our list. Let us by commenting below or on our socials Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok. Did you know we also have a vegan forum & vegan search engine that can help you find the plant-based resources that your looking for? Why not give them a try as they’re 100% free forever.



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