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Holidays are over! It is time to welcome the New Year and new food habits. Do you know that January is also known as Veganuary? According to Veganuary.com last year the campaign helped and supported more than half a million people to try vegan, and More than 825 new vegan products and menus were launched for Veganuary 2021.
If you’re planning to go for dairy-free habits or simply try new food this might be a good opportunity for you. In this article we’re going to see which are the best tips and tricks to google vegan advice, find restaurants and shops and new recipes.
What does being Vegan mean?
But before we start, here is a refresh about being vegan means: Vegan diet excludes meat and seafood, like the vegetarian one, and then it goes a step further, by also eliminating every other food of animal origin. Vegans do not eat dairy products, eggs, and honey. The good news? According to a report published on Forbes, the number of Vegans in the United States jumped from 1 percent in 2014 to 6 percent in 2017.
What is the Most Vegan Friendly State?
The website Happy Cow, lists over 24,000 veg-friendly eateries in the United States, including 1,474 exclusively vegan restaurants. California and New York are leading the list as the most vegan friendly States in the US. But guess what, you'll also be surprised to know that Huston has been listed the most vegan-friendly city in America. Texas has to cities on the list, Dallas is ranked on the forth position.
On Quora a user tried to explain what is life as a vegan person in Texas “In some of the more rural areas, you’ll find it a lot more difficult to even meet folks who understand the differences between vegetarian, vegan, and pescatarian. - he explained - In bigger cities such as Dallas and Houston, it’s easier”.
"I think Austin is the most vegan-friendly part of Texas. There are vegan restaurants, vegan food trucks, often vegan options at non-vegan restaurants, and it’s easy to find alternative foods at most grocery stores.", he concludes.
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HappyCow.net is a useful tool if you’re looking for a vegan or vegetarian restaurant near you. It was founded in 1999, and since then it has helped a lot of people switching to a more sustainable diet. HappyCow.net is really user friendly, it works similar to Yelp and other searching tools.
The section "Explore" includes the option "Nearby", allowing you to use your current position and click on the button to see an interactive map showing on your screen, it will include all the most relevant veg restaurants in your area.
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The answer is on Google!
Lastly, there are some tips if you’re using Google to satisfy your hunger: never Google "Vegan Food Near Me", but try instead to include some more specific keywords, like “Vegan Restaurants + State” or “Vegan Restaurants + City”.
Again, if you’re looking for something new or top quality, make sure to type that in your search: “New + Vegan Restaurants + City/State” or “Best + Vegan Restaurants + City/State”.