7 cities that make vegetarians proud

Find out why these towns have captured the admiration of vegetarians the world over.

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Sticking to your diet is easy when you eat dishes like this one from an Israeli eatery that only serves vegetarian and gluten-free food. Sticking to your diet is easy when you eat dishes like this one from an Israeli eatery that only serves vegetarian and gluten-free food. (Photo: Mezze Restaurant)

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Tel Aviv, Israel

It's no secret why this Israeli coastal metropolis keeps popping up on so many vegetarian and vegan food rankings – this city is truly making its mark in the world of plant-based cuisine. In 2015, Conde Nast Traveler praised the city as a vegetarian food capital, citing its "impressive wave of vegetable-centric restaurants." Not long before that, the Daily Meal named Tel Aviv the top vegan destination in the world, besting cities like New York, Portland and Berlin. Standouts include Nanuchka, a Georgian-themed vegan spot known for delicious handmade dumplings; Anastasia, with its macadamia nut crepes and tahini turmeric spread; and the North African-themed Chiripom, famous for a back-home favorite snack served in a party hat.

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