Catering for vegans
According to The Vegan Society, veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. This kind of lifestyle is becoming increasingly popular throughout the UK and lots of food retailers, manufacturers and eateries are incorporating these requirements into their services to keep up with the demand. There is a huge commercial interest in creating vegan choices on menus to keep up with this fast-growing way of life.
The Vegan Society state that self-identified vegans and vegetarians account for approximately 3% of the UK population, but they are amongst a broader base of people showing an interest in reducing meat and dairy intake. Despite being one of the fastest growing lifestyles across the UK, catering for vegans can sometimes still be tricky if you do not know how to go about it. Many eateries will try to come up with interesting alternatives, but sometimes finding the right dishes may not be so simple. Menus could be offering a wide range of alternatives and jumping on the drive with a commercial sense.
The Vegan Society predicts that meat-free lifestyles will continually grow, with younger generations adapting to the change and getting involved with the plan. Approximately, almost half of the 3million vegans in the UK are currently aged between 15 and 34. This demonstrates that younger generations are increasingly swapping their lifestyles for one of green. So, will the catering industry have to start focusing on attracting and pleasing young people with their vegan delicacies? Nobody is sure how the lifestyle will move in the future, but caterers may be starting to incorporate funky ideas for vegan dishes into their mainstream menus.
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