Magazine calls SLC “America’s Next Great Vegan City”

Posted at 11:44 AM, Mar 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-27 13:44:39-04

Salt Lake City's wave of restaurants, food carts, bakeries and general vegan options helped the city land the title of "next great vegan city" in the latest issue of VegNews magazine.

Local vegetarians say Salt Lake City has some great options when it comes to vegetarian cuisine.

"Many of the local restaurants you go to they cater to vegan diets and lifestyles,” said resident and vegetarian Corbin Baldwin.

Ian Brandt, owner of the vegan restaurant Vertical Diner, realized the demand for vegetarian and vegan food.

“All across the country, especially also in Salt Lake City a very large increase in businesses that are accommodating to vegetarians,” Brandt said.

VegNews magazine was also considering Austin, Texas for "the next great vegan city,” but Salt Lake City won out in the magazine's very first "Vegan City Showdown."