New York City a Surprising #1 in This Food Category
You may think of Manhattan as a pretty sophisticated town when it comes to restaurants--lots of choices, different cuisines, great steakhouses, sure. But, veggies?
Well, yes. According to a new study by financial website WalletHub, the Big Apple ranks first when it comes to fruits and veggies. New York City is #1 overall on WalletHub's listing of 2018's Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians. And Buffalo was #29 on the list, surprisingly ahead places you might think would be higher, like Denver (#31), Minneapolis (#46), and St. Louis at #66.
While New York didn't fare so well in the Costs department, with a #48 rank, our largest city did finish 1st in Quality and Diversity of plant-based food options and 7th in Vegetarian Lifestyle.
Those were just the major categories that made up the study, with WalletHub comparing 100 U.S. cities in metrics like "the cost of groceries for vegetarians, the share of restaurants serving meatless options, and salad shops per capita."
Closer to the Mohawk Valley, Ithaca, home of Cornell University, has a great reputation for vegetarian fare, with famous places like the Moosewood Restaurant and the GreenStar Cooperative. What are your favorite places for veggies in Central New York?