January sees more people trying a plant-based diet as they give the Veganuary challenge a go, but how easy is it to go vegan in Somerset?

University news blog, Student Beans, has conducted a study to uncover the best cities in the UK for vegans.

From the number of vegan-friendly restaurants available to the average cost of vegan food in the area, every aspect of vegan eating has been considered.

In Somerset, only Bath appears in the top 20 list overall, and, despite its size compared to the competition, it also ranked third in the vegan delivery category too.

Somerset's close neighbour Bristol also made it onto the list.


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Best cities in the UK for vegans

Yeovil Express: Student Beans map of 10 best cities for vegans. Picture: Student BeansStudent Beans map of 10 best cities for vegans. Picture: Student Beans

Taking the crown of the most vegan-friendly city 2022 is Edinburgh with a whopping 642 vegan-friendly restaurants and 42 Uber Eats options offering delicious plant-based food delivered straight to your door.

You should never be short of a tasty vegan meal if you find yourself in Scotland’s capital city.

Runner up in the list is Chester, missing out on the top spot with just nine Uber Eats restaurants and the cost of fruit and vegetables (staples in a vegan diet) is also slightly higher than Edinburgh.

However, with a total of 135 vegan restaurants to visit in the city, Chester is still an attractive place to visit for the vegan foodie.

Representing Somerset in the list, Bath made it into the 12th spot with Bristol making an appearance at 16.

Top 20 best UK cities for vegans

Yeovil Express: The Student Beans top 20 best cities for vegan food in the UK. Picture: Student BeansThe Student Beans top 20 best cities for vegan food in the UK. Picture: Student Beans

According to Student Beans, these are the top 20 best cities for vegan food in the UK.

  1. Edinburgh
  2. Chester
  3. Nottingham
  4. Glasgow
  5. Newcastle upon Tyne
  6. Brighton and Hove
  7. Cambridge
  8. Inverness
  9. Manchester
  10. Norwich
  11. York
  12. Bath
  13. Oxford
  14. Cardiff
  15. Leeds
  16. Bristol
  17. Durham
  18. Exeter
  19. Stirling
  20. Sheffield

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Best UK cities for vegan food deliveries

Yeovil Express: Rooted Cafe & Supper Room is one of many vegan-friendly restaurants in Bath. Picture: TripadvisorRooted Cafe & Supper Room is one of many vegan-friendly restaurants in Bath. Picture: Tripadvisor

According to Student Beans’ calculations, Brighton and Hove emerges victorious for vegan food deliveries with a whopping 71 restaurants on Uber Eats delivering vegan food.

Cambridge takes the second spot with 24 Uber Eats restaurants offering plant-based alternatives.

Bath makes it into the top three, and with a population of 94,782, the city is obviously on board with the vegan movement boasting 15 plant-based options from Uber Eats.

Here's the full list of the 15 cities coming out on top, according to their population Vs the Uber Eats restaurants delivering vegan food:

  1. Brighton and Hove: Population 291,738 - 71 vegan Uber Eats options
  2. Cambridge: Population 125,063 - 24 vegan Uber Eats options
  3. Bath: Population 94,782 - 15 vegan Uber Eats options
  4. Westminster: Population 269,848 - 40 vegan Uber Eats options
  5. Oxford: Population 151,584 - 22 vegan Uber Eats options
  6. Exeter: Population 133,333 - 17 vegan Uber Eats options
  7. Salisbury: Population 44,748 - 5 vegan Uber Eats options
  8. Manchester: Population 555,741 - 62 vegan Uber Eats options
  9. Salford: Population 262,697 - 29 vegan Uber Eats options
  10. Worcester: Population 100,265 - 11 vegan Uber Eats options
  11. Norwich: Population 142,177 - 15 vegan Uber Eats options
  12. Durham: Population 47,785 - 5 vegan Uber Eats options
  13. Chester: Population 90,524 - 9 vegan Uber Eats options
  14. Hereford: Population 60,415 - 6 vegan Uber Eats options
  15. Southampton: Population 252,872 - 25 vegan Uber Eats options