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Survey ranks Atlanta sixth-best city for vegetarians and vegans

Review took into account categories like accessibility and lifestyle.

ATLANTA — It probably shouldn't come as a huge surprise that a city where one of the hottest restaurants is called Slutty Vegan ranks as a top place for vegans and vegetarians.

According to a survey by WalletHub, Atlanta is, in fact, the No. 6 city in the whole country for people who maintain a plants-only diet.

Atlanta places highly in the survey's "vegetarian lifestyle" ranking (No. 5) and "diversity, accessibility, & quality" ranking (No. 13). 

The "vegetarian lifestyle" ranking took into account things like how likely citizens are to order vegetarian or vegan and the availability of vegan and vegetarian festivals.

"Diversity, accessibility & quality" weighed things like the city's share of restaurants serving vegetarian or vegan options, community gardens per capita and salad shops per capita. 

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One major recent development for Atlanta gardeners: The 7.1-acre food forest that was announced earlier this year, which is expected to be one of the largest urban community garden/parks in the country once it's fully established.

Atlanta's only knock was affordability, where it ranked 54th of the 100 cities surveyed. 

At sixth, our city ranked behind Austin, Texas, Seattle, Orlando, Los Angeles and the No. 1 city, Portland, Oregon. We were just ahead of New York, San Francisco and San Diego.


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