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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 21: A general view of the Charlotte skyline during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on April 21, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The city of Charlotte issued a Stay at Home Order on March 26, 2020 in order to further combat the spread of COVID-19 in the community. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

New year, new goals…right?

Some people think new year’s resolutions are cliche and pointless to make but I believe the exact opposite! I don’t think there is anything wrong with setting goals and wanting to better yourself or an aspect of your life. A common new year’s resolution for people is to eat healthier, some people even want to go a step further and go vegan/vegetarian in the new year. If you are unsure of the difference between being vegan and being vegetarian let me quickly explain for you! Vegan is the absence of any and all animal products while vegetarian is the absence of animal meat. So if you want to cut animal meat out of your diet but aren’t ready to give up honey and eggs…vegetarian might be the way for you to go.

Regardless, thanks to WalletHub, we now know the best cities for vegans and vegetarians. Several North Carolina cities made the cut!

  • Charlotte (58)
  • Raleigh (63)
  • Winston-Salem (90)
  • Durham (95)
  • Greensboro (98)


Here are some Charlotte restaurants that are my personal favorite for vegan/vegetarian options:

  • Fern
  • Living Kitchen
  • Flower Child
  • Oh My Soul
  • Bean
  • Veltree
  • Ma Ma Wok