Salt Lake named one of the best cities for vegan dining

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This month named SLC as the tenth best city in the nation for restaurant’s catering to a vegan diet. The complete list names 50 cities for vegans (and vegetarians!) in cities across the country.

The list was created by looking at every city with a population threshold of 50,000 people or more. From there, each city listed needed to have at least 10 vegan restaurants; from there they were ranked them by the number of restaurants per 100,000 people.

Known as the Beehive State, Salt Lake City joins the ranks of other vegan-friendly cities as the 10th best city for vegans. In fact, there are more vegan places per capita in S.L.C. than in N.Y.C.

SLC placed 10th with 16.45 Egan restaurants per 100,000 people. 4.24% of restaurants were noted to be vegan. The report notes:

Located in the heart of downtown is Zest, a bar and restaurant offering fresh, healthy food for hungry patrons. Looking for a dinner sans burger? Check out Vertical Diner where you can get vegan wings, burgers and sandwiches. The busy bees working hard in Salt Lake City pay an average of $1,247 in monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment.

See the full report here:

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.