In honor of World Vegetarian Month, Oliver’s Travels put together this infographic ranking the vegetarian-friendliness of almost every nation’s restaurants. They did this by counting the number of vegetarian restaurants, the number of people per vegetarian restaurants, and the per-capita meat consumption of each country. While this map does not reveal the actual diets of most residents in the different countries, it does tell vegetarian travelers which countries will be the easiest for them to find what they are looking for.
Pork and beef are so central to the American diet that they have become synonymous with our pastimes. From Coney Island’s hot dogs to Southern California’s animal-style burgers, it is hard to imagine a country being more obsessed with meat. Yet, when it comes to being vegetarian-friendly, restaurants in the US are actually quite accommodating. Unsurprisingly, the best countries for finding vegetarian options outside of the US and Europe tend to be in Southeast Asia and India. So get planning!