If you're looking to move to a veg-friendly city look no more! Here's
a list of the most veg-friendly cities in the US from an article in
Home Sweet Home
Looking for a veg-friendly city where you can lay down roots? We've
got inspiration for your next move.
By Moira Nordholt
Haven't we all felt the urge at least once in our lives to pack up,
make reservations for one last magnificent meatless meal at our favorite
urban haunt, gather our friends and family to witness the great
melodramatic flair with which we are able to deliver our goodbyes, then
move on down the road to cleaner skies and greener pastures?
Together with the VN team, I searched high and low, visiting cities
and towns across North America, interviewing friends, veg business
owners, environmental advocates, veg parents, and animal lovers to see
just how veg (and how friendly) their hometowns really are. If you, like
me, love dreaming of the wide-open possibilities and limitless potential
a positive change of environment might bring to your future, tap in to
your sense of adventure, and dream on!
Asheville, North Carolina
Don't let the "Keep Asheville Weird" and "Don't Move Here!" bumper
stickers deter you. Asheville was named "happiest city in America" by
Ashland has one of the largest raw-food communities per capita in
America, largely due to the presence of Victoria Boutenko, raw-food
pioneer, author, and educator.
You can live a compassionate, healthy, and environmentally sound
lifestyle in gorgeous Athens, soaking in the music and steeping in the
If you dream of a high-energy, active, and outdoorsy mountain Mecca with
a laid-back, friendly atmosphere, gorgeous weather and a reputation for
free thought and social awareness, head to Boulder.
Ithaca, New York
Surrounded by 150 waterfalls in the heart of the beautiful
Finger Lakes region of central New York State, lies Ithaca, a place Utne
once dubbed "America's Most Enlightened City."
Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii
Waterfalls, double rainbows, tropical fruit, beaches, waves, rivers,
mountains, craters, bamboo forests, birds and flowers: you'll find it
all here in Kapaa.
If you're on the lookout for a progressive Midwest place with a
college-town liberal philosophy and an eclectic personality heavy on the
arts, Lawrence is your little blue oasis.
Nelson, British Columbia
Situated in the lush Selkirk Mountains, Nelson is surrounded by
backcountry hot springs, and set against the edge of sparkling Kootenay
The presence of the esteemed Smith College and a relatively large LGBT
community helps fire up a liberal, youthful town spirit.
Portland's ethnic-food culture and agriculture traditions are celebrated
at its large year-round indoor public market. Local organic farmers sell
vast varieties of produce direct from their field.
Santa Cruz, California
It's been said that there are more artists, historians, musicians,
writers, alternative healers, and people who've broken from convention
here than almost anywhere else on the planet.
Whitehorse, capital of Canada's Yukon Territory, and far from any
premium farmlands or big-city conveniences, is an unexpected veg-mecca
populated by free-spirited individuals.
Your question and comments are welcome