The city’s Lord Provost, Donald Wilson, received a sculpture of Edinburgh Castle made out of vegetables when he was given the award at the city chambers yesterday.
Edinburgh cemented the top spot due to the city offering more than 20 vegan-friendly restaurants, including popular eateries such as The Auld Hoose and Henderson’s, which offer everything from soups and salads to burgers and traditional haggis – all without using any animal products.
Yvonne Taylor, a spokeswoman for Peta who is from Edinburgh, said: “Vegan eating can help reduce the risk of lifestyle-related diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, which affect Scottish citizens at a high rate.
“With so many delicious, plant-based options available throughout the city, it’s never been easier to cut animal-derived foods out of our diets.”
Other Edinburgh establishments with standout vegan options include Take It Away Spud, La Favorita Delivered, Ruan Thai Restaurant and the Caledonian Hotel.