A new study from WalletHub shows that Los Angeles was ranked as the third most vegetarian and vegan-friendly city in the nation.
The personal finance company ranked the 100 largest U.S. cities to determine which could secure the No. 1 spot.
The results were determined by three key factors: affordability, accessibility and quality, and vegetarian lifestyle.
These categories were evaluated by 17 metrics, including the cost of groceries for vegetarians, the number of restaurants selling vegetarian and vegan options and the number of salad shops in the area.
Each category was worth 33.33 points for a total score of 100. Los Angeles scored 52.97 points.
Portland, Oregon, earned the top spot, while Orlando, Florida, ranked second.
More California cities earned a spot on the list as well.
San Francisco earned the seventh spot, earning 51.74 points out of 100. San Diego placed ninth, earning 50.78 points.
- 17th: Bakersfield
- 23rd: Oakland
- 33rd: Fresno
- 40th: Irvine
- 42nd: Long Beach
- 44th: Sacramento
Some cities didn’t perform too well, however:
- 67th: Riverside
- 84th: Anaheim
- 87th: Stockton.
- 91st: Santa Ana
Four California places earned the bottom spots on the list:
- 97th: Fremont
- 98th: Chula Vista
- 99th: San Jose
- 100th: San Bernardino
The entire list can be viewed here.
The website has unveiled different categories for its 2022’s Best Places periodically.