As the self-proclaimed farm-to-fork capital, study ranks Sacramento poorly in supporting vegetarian lifestyle

Even though Sacramento fancies itself as the self-proclaimed farm to fork capital, one study found vegetarian lifestyle options in the city rank on the bottom half of a study that found Bakersfield well ahead of the state's capitol city. 
A study released today by found that out of 100 American cities surveyed, Sacramento ranked in the bottom half. The survey called "2021 Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians" placed Sacramento in 63rd place.

The study ranked the cities across 16 metrics. The three main metric groups included affordability; diversity, accessibility, and quality; and supportive of vegan/vegetarian lifestyle.

While Sacramento scored 25th place in diversity, accessibility, and quality, it scored poorly in affordability coming in 77th place. The city scored poorly in vegetarian lifestyle coming in 63rd place.

The vegetarian lifestyle criteria are as follows: 

The only California cities scoring worse than Sacramento are Stockton, 78; Riverside 81; Santa Ana, 89; San Jose, 94; Chula Vista, 96; and San Bernardino, 100. There were five California cities in the top 20, with Bakersfield placing 17th. 

The study and methodology can be viewed here. 

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