PALMA has been listed as the third most ‘veggie’ city in Spain, affirming the capital as one of the most vegan-friendly destinations in Europe.
Holidu, the global search engine for holiday rentals, carried out a study to establish which were the 10 most ‘veggie’ cities in Spain. This was determined by the proportion of bars and restaurants that offer a vegan menu or at least with vegan-based options in relation to the size of the population. Palma ranked third with 21 restaurants – one for every 19,357 inhabitants.
The good news is that the study found that many cities in Spain generally cater well to the needs of the travelling vegan or vegetarian. Granada came first, and the other top positions went to 2. Santa Cruz de Tenerife 3. Palma 4. Barcelona 5. Salamanca 6. Santiago de Compostela 7. Girona 8. Tarragona 9. Valencia and 10. Alicante.
The study was undertaken to mark World Vegan Month, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the vegan diet worldwide. Throughout November, various activities and events will be held to show how beneficial a vegan lifestyle is and to encourage those who are curious by a plant-based diet to adopt veganism by sharing advice, recipes and ideas.
The report by Holidu aims to encourage vegans who are concerned about whether they will be catered for while abroad. “Tourists with special diets often decide to rent a holiday home rather than to book a hotel as they can prepare their own meals just as they like them, rather than having to check the ingredient list at the hotel buffet”, said Johannes Siebers, CEO of Holidu.
According to data from the consulting firm Lantern, the number of Spaniards who have chosen to reduce their consumption of meat in 2019 accounts for 7.8% of the population with 6.3% choosing a Flexitarian lifetyle, meaning that they consume meat or fish from time to time. They add that 1.3% are vegetarians and 0.2% are vegan.
More information can be found at www.holidu.es.