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This County In Ireland Was Just Voted The Vegan Capital Of The World

Who knew?

If Hayes & Jarvis say it, it must be true. 

It feels like there was a time not so long ago when it was something of a struggle to be vegetarian. When eating out, most restaurants didn't offer vegetarian options and if they did, they weren't exactly the most appetizing dishes. Thankfully those days are long behind us. However, the battle now is to make the world a more vegan-friendly place, and that battle is going extremely well too.

Whether it be to help the environment or simply for your own health and wellbeing, more and more people are opting to adopt plant-based diets for a variety of reasons. Chances are that if you're a vegan and reading this, you're wondering what we mean when we say eating vegan is becoming easier and easier. If that's the case, then perhaps you should pay a visit to our very own captiol city, Dublin.

It may come as a bit of a surprise but according to luxury travel company Hayes & Jarvis, Dublin tops a global list of vegan-friendly restaurants.

Hayes & Jarvis analysed information on popular travel website TripAdvisor, looking at the 50 most-visited cities in the world. It ranked which cities have the highest proportion of a particular restaurant category and the highest proportion of 4.5- to 5-star restaurants in the category.

Dublin came in with 21.2 per cent of restaurants classified as vegan-friendly but fear not, Hayes & Jarvis' research did not only label Dublin a great place for vegans. Phuket unsurprisingly came in second, Amsterdam third, while London and Venice rounded out the top five.

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If you live in Dublin or have paid the city a visit recently, then this might not come as much of a surprise to you, especially if you're vegan. Not only is the city one of the best in Ireland for food hands down, but the options for vegans are plenty. A personal favourite of ours is Nutbutter and their forbidden rice bowl with jackfruit. You can take a look for yourself at why we love it so much via the photo below.

When it came to the destinations with the best vegan fare, Shenzhen in China was found to have the best quality vegan food (91.2 per cent of its vegan restaurants have been rated 4.5 stars or above), followed by Cancun, Mexico (85.2 per cent) and Macau, China (82 per cent). 

To see the full list of Vegan-friendly cities, click here.

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