Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tel Aviv #1 Destination for Vegan food

Tel Aviv in Israel  has been ranked by The Daily Meal as the Top Vegan Destination in the World 

From the Daily Meal

The first hint of a vegan craze in Tel Aviv was spotted in 2012 by Tablet Magazine, but a few years later, Tel Aviv’s vegan scene is as robust as ever. “Almost one in 20 Israelis describes themselves as vegan, a number that feels much higher in the country’s second city,” writes Hardeep Singh Kohi in High Life, British Airways’ in-flight magazine. Even Domino’s in Tel Aviv serves vegan pizza. You’ll find many bearded hipsters enjoying the simple fare at Port Said, and the Georgian restaurant Nanuchka has a fresh take on meat-heavy Eastern European food. Of course, the vegan staple of falafel can be found virtually everywhere, but you can even get vegetarian shawarma at a restaurant appropriately named  the Veg Shawarma.

YNET  calls Israel a "Mecca" for Vegan food, with hundreds of restaurants certified as "Vegan friendly"

Israeli army has started offering vegan meals on its bases and supplies vegan soldiers with leather-less boots and wool-free berets.

A study prepared for the Globes newspaper and Channel Two found five percent of Israelis identify as vegan and 8 percent as vegetarian while 13 percent are weighing going vegan or vegetarian. In 2010 just 2.6 percent were vegetarian or vegan.

This compares with an estimated 2 percent of the U.S. and UK populations being vegan and just 1 percent in German.

The only Vegan Domino's Pizza in the world in Tel Aviv has sold over a half million pizza's in the last year.

Cue the claims of tofu-washing in 3...2...1....

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