CHICAGO, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From veggie burgers to ratatouille, meat-free options continue to grow in popularity among U.S. diners, with 47 percent of Americans eating at least one vegetarian meal per week*. To help track how delivery and pickup restaurants are responding to this growing trend, GrubHub, the nation's number one food ordering service, has identified the 10 most vegetarian-friendly cities in the country, with Seattle and San Jose, Calif., topping the list.
To compile the veggie-friendly ranking, GrubHub analysts reviewed the more than 15,000 online ordering restaurants available through GrubHub's website and mobile apps. More than 9 percent of GrubHub's restaurants identify vegetarian as one of their primary cuisines, with the following cities offering the highest percentage of vegetarian restaurants:
Most Vegetarian-Friendly Cities**
2. San Jose, Calif.
3. San Diego
7. San Francisco
8. Los Angeles
"Local restaurants are working to meet the growing demands of diners, and diners are asking for delivery and pickup options that cater to certain dietary restrictions," said Mike Evans, GrubHub co-founder and COO. "GrubHub has more than 1,400 restaurants that feature vegetarian cuisine, and this number will only continue to grow in the coming years."
Carnivore, herbivore or omnivore, regardless of dietary choices, diners can find their next great meal by using one of GrubHub's 80+ cuisine filters. Filter options range from Kosher, Vegan and Organic to Pizza, Wings and Dessert. Here are some additional tips for finding the perfect GrubHub meal:
- Looking for THE one. Searching for a more specific menu item? Type the specification, such as gluten-free, into GrubHub's "What would you like?" search box. Restaurants with gluten-free options will show up in the search results, with matching gluten-free items identified at the top of the restaurant menu.
- Have it on the side. Utilize the special instructions box if to clarify any preparation instructions. For instance, diners can ask the restaurant to put the sauce on the side or refrain from salting the french fries.
- Additional questions? Call, chat or tweet the customer service team at GrubHub, and our customer service representatives will work with the restaurant to answer any questions.
For more information about GrubHub and to see what restaurants are available for pickup and delivery in your area, please visit GrubHub.com.
GrubHub is the nation's leading online and mobile food ordering platform that shows diners local restaurants available for delivery or pick up. Available in more than 400 cities across the nation, GrubHub features more than 15,000 online ordering restaurants and, as the parent company of Allmenus, lists approximately 250,000 restaurant menus. Diners who order through GrubHub's free website or mobile apps can pay with cash, credit or PayPal™, and every order is supported by GrubHub's 24/7 customer service. Founded in 2004, GrubHub is a privately held company and is headquartered in Chicago.
**The Vegetarian Resource Group's May 2012 National Harris Poll
**Calculation based on the percentage of GrubHub restaurants in each city offering vegetarian cuisine as of 7/5/12