PETA’s annual list of “Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Small Cities” shows that Asheville is the tops!

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says:

“With more than 100 vegan-friendly restaurants, Asheville is recognized as a vegan hotspot.

Asheville’s plant has been bringing locally sourced, mostly gluten-free, and totally vegan dishes to the city since 2011. If you find yourself in Asheville’s gorgeous city center, check out No Evil Foods for packaged vegan meats that are available to ship nationwide—so even if you aren’t in the area, you can still treat yourself to its delicious vegan taco meat, sausage, and more.

Don’t sleep on the vegan-friendly Nine Mile, where you can substitute tofu or Beyond Meat in pretty much any meal, or Black Bear BBQ, which offers barbecued jackfruit and plant-based chicken. If you fancy a drink with your vegan snacks, Asheville Brewing Company has vegan cheese, cauliflower bites, a house-made sweet pea spinach burger, and more that will hit the spot.

Don’t skip dessert—grab a pint of vegan Chocolate Banana Creme or Birthday Cake Pepita Milk ice cream at The Hop Ice Cream Café, or check out the vegan selections at Vortex Doughnuts.”

Way to go Asheville!

See who else made the top 10 list here.