With the number of vegan restaurants growing in NYC along with Central Park’s new Vegan Night Market, it’s obvious that veganism is making strides around NYC and throughout New York in general–and this new study proves it.
According to the site Easy Vegan Recipes, New York is the most vegan-obsessed state in America.
The study was done by examining search volume data for vegan-related phrases in each state per 100k residents. Search volume was analyzed over the course of 12 months for the words “vegan,” “vegan restaurant,” “vegan substitutes,” “vegan recipes,” and “vegan desserts.”
And, according to the data, New York is the state is the most vegan-obsessed with 594.64 vegan-related searches–though that’s only .75 more than Oregon, which took second in the ranking.
Amongst the most popular words searched by New Yorkers, the term “vegan” stands at number one, with 82,250 estimated searches made per month. Though “vegan restaurants” (27,600 searches), “vegan desserts” (3,808.3 searches), and “vegan recipes” (3,316.7 searches) all pique the interest of New Yorkers as well.
“There is clearly an interest in veganism in the US, particularly in New York, Oregon, Hawaii, California, and Washington. With so many amazing vegan substitutes becoming more readily available, your favorite recipes and comfort foods can be tweaked without compromising too much on taste and texture,” said a spokesperson from Easy Vegan Recipes.
There is no better time to introduce more plant-based foods to your cooking or to explore the many vegan-friendly restaurants that are scattered all over the US.
Moreover, NYC specifically is the third most vegan-friendly city in the world. So, looks like us vegans can have our plant-based burger and eat it too (and with spots like Slutty Vegan, NYC’s iconically racy vegan smash burger spot, it’s pretty easy to do so!)