Plant-Based Menus are Taking Root in the Hospitality Industry
Mintel has reported that 27% of consumers plan to buy vegan food this year but not all of them are vegan. Whilst the number of vegans and vegetarians are increasing, there is also group of vegan-curious consumers to consider, who are adopting a more flexitarian approach.
Adding plant-based meals and drinks to your menu can be quick and easy. Here are some inspirational examples of how a few hospitality businesses are carving out a name for themselves:
- Saorsa 1875 in Scotland presents an entire vegan philosophy. From staff uniforms to cleaning products, food and even electricity, they set an example of how veganism can be a lifestyle choice which extends beyond food
- Suncraft in Bristol feature a global menu of vegan food including Ethiopian lentil stew, coconut laksa and gochujang stew alongside vitamin packed, cold pressed juice.
- If you think a vegan fish and chip shop is an impossibility, check out Vish Shop in Dublin, a very popular vegan alternative to fresh fish and chips.
- Itadaki Zen is Europe’s first vegan Japanese restaurant offering delicious alternatives to regular sushi.
For those not wanting to go all-in with plant based offerings, there are some simple, easy and flavourful meat free options to add to your menu:
- Add plant-based milk alternatives to your hot beverage menu to broaden the appeal for tea and coffee lovers.
- Black bean and vegetable fajitas are a great meat alternative and they are easy to make too.
- Introduce a few pre-portioned vegan cakes or traybakes and entice a broader afternoon tea crowd.
- Not all alcohol is vegan-friendly, check with your wine and spirit merchants to find out which ones are and highlight them on the menu.
- Want to liven up a vegan sandwich? Try adding falafel with roasted red pepper hummus or avocado, mustard, mango chutney and cashew nuts.
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