If you’re a vegetarian, vegan or a general plant-lover, Canada is a great country to live in. Over the past few years, we’ve introduced of so many delicious plant-based goodies in restaurants, fast food joints and even in coffee shops. Now, a new study has found that one Canadian city is heads-above when it comes to plant-based cuisine, and Toronto's vegan and vegetarian scene is one of the best in the world.

Over the past few years, Canada has experienced the introduction of so many yummy plant-based alternatives in Canadian restaurants and fast food chains. 

From Beyond Meat Burgers in Tim Hortons, to vegan Fried Chicken in KFC, there’s certainly been no shortage of meat-free alternatives in all of our favourite food venues.

Now, a new study from HappyCow has determined which of the world’s cities are the most vegan and vegetarian friendly, and Toronto is in the world’s top five!

According to their research, Toronto has “long been known in the vegan scene" for hosting one of the largest vegetarian events in North America and the number of vegan offerings in the city continues to increase week by week.

The study praises the improvement in the Canadian city's vegan scene, saying it has "come a long way in the past few years and continues to grow."

On HappyCow's 10 Top Vegan-Friendly Cities List, Toronto places in the top five, beating veggie-loving cities like Prague, Bangkok and Warsaw.

In the top five, Toronto joins Los Angeles, Berlin and New York City, which are all considered to be pioneers of delicious vegetarian and vegan food.

According to HappyCow, the best city in the world to be a vegan and vegetarian is London, in the United Kingdom. 

The Vegan Society's survey found that the number of vegans in London quadrupled between 2014 and 2018, and the city's veggie scene has been evolving and expanding to reflect this huge growth.

Last month, online restaurant-reservation service OpenTable also concluded that Toronto is a pretty awesome city to be a vegetarian or a vegan. 

They compiled a list of Canada’s Top Vegetarian and Vegan restaurants, and of the 50 Canadian restaurants on the list, a whopping 32 were based in Ontario, with 14 in Toronto alone!

This is reflected in Toronto's hugely expanding plant-based market, in which many Canadian veggie and vegan products are trialed and tested for the first time.

You can check out a full list of Toronto's best vegetarian and vegan restaurants here.


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