Photo courtesy of Amy Buthod

ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca has been named the fourth most vegetarian friendly cities in the country, according to data collected by the popular online food website GrubHub.

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The website gathered information to make the list based on the analysis of the numbers from its national food delivery database, according to The Huffington Post.

The organization is reporting that data analysts looked at orders across 100 markets over the past year, comparing the national average of ordered veggie dishes to each city’s statistics.

In Ithaca, diners were 73 percent more likely to order a vegetarian item than the rest of the country.

According to the website, though, if Ithacans want the city bumped higher up the list, there is a lot of work to do. In the most vegetarian friendly cities — Durham and Chapel Hill in North Carolina —  residents were 305 percent more likely to order off the vegetarian menu than the national average.

The entire list is as follows:

1. Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina

2. Charlottesville, Virginia 

3. San Francisco/Oakland/Hayward, California

4. Ithaca, New York

5. San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, California

6. Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim, California

7. Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue, Washington

8. Austin/Round Rock, Texas 

9. Ann Arbor, Michigan

10. Boulder, Colorado

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.