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If you’re on board with plant-based eating, Charlotte is a good place to feed your lifestyle. WalletHub looked at America’s 100 largest cities to see which were the most vegetarian- and vegan-friendly. Charlotte cracked the top twenty.

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The personal finance site ranked each city based on factors such as fruit and vegetable consumption; cost of groceries for vegetarians; and share of restaurants serving vegetarian options. There are the twenty best U.S. cities vegetarians and vegans:

1. Portland, Oregon
2. Los Angeles, California
3. Orlando, Florida
4. Seattle, Washington
5. Austin, Texas
6. Atlanta, Georgia
7. New York, New York
8. San Francisco, California
9. San Diego, California
10. Tampa, Florida

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11. Scottsdale, Arizona
12. Anaheim, California
13. Chicago, Illinois
14. Madison, Wisconsin
15. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
16. Washington, DC
17. Las Vegas, Nevada
18. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
19. Houston, Texas
20. Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte does offer a lot of restaurants for people on plant-based diets, including Fern, Bean, Living Kitchen, and Jyoti’s World Cuisine. And if you’re looking for plant-based food products for your pantry, Earth Fare, Whole Foods, and the local farmers markets are all worth exploring.