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The Demand for Vegan and Vegetarian Food Soared by almost 1000% in 2017

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The Demand for Vegan and Vegetarian Food Soared by almost 1000% in 2017
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The international meal delivery service Just Eat has named veganism as a top consumer trend in 2018, due to many of it users striving for a “healthy lifestyle, and a demand hike of 987% last year.

Just Eat say they expect veganism to be the “biggest food trend of the coming year

Just Eat currently boasts 20 million customers worldwide. The company’s popularity has certainly been recognised online; theirs is the only food delivery app that is rated five stars. Following recent research, Just Eat has stated that they expect veganism to be the “biggest food trend of the coming year”. The prediction is partially due to growing health trends in food consumption. The company saw a 94% increase in “healthy food ordered” this year compared to 2016, according to the Independent. Additionally (and impressively), the Mirror reported a 987% increase in demand for vegetarian options this year.

Even Chewbacca Has a Vegan Epiphany in the Latest Star Wars Movie Upon realising he was about to eat the flesh of another, once-living being, Chewbacca stops eating his meal. A truly powerful as it reflects how many people stop eating meat after finding love for an animal such as a cat or a dog. Source: Facebook/LiveKindly.co

Forget paleo and Dukan… Veganism is the next big thing!

A report in the Irish Mirror says you can forrget the Paleo and Dukan diets. Veganism is predicted to be the new food craze in Ireland in 2018; a nation traditionally fond of meat in most meals. Furthermore, they say you can put your stretchy pants in storage until next year as the New Year’s meat-free diet also happens to be among the world’s most healthy.

New Year’s Day saw the start of another ‘Veganuary’ which 60,000 people participated in last January – a 260% rise on 2016.

A vegan diet means sticking to a plant-based diet, avoiding all animal foods such as meat (including fish, shellfish and insects), dairy, eggs and honey, as well as products like leather and anything that’s been tested on animals.

In 2018 the experts are predicting veganism, once known as the diet only patchouli-wearing hippies followed, will go mainstream.

This has been helped by the rise of vegan-friendly restaurants and food-to-go meaning that you can still keep up without spending hours near a blender or spiralizer. 

Source: IrishMirror.ie

“Chewbacca is hanging out with the Porgs on Ahch-To. He’s gleefully sitting by a fire, a whole, roasted, chicken-shaped corpse in his hand that he’s moments away from putting in his mouth. But then he sees a small group of Porgs looking at him with adorable sorrow. In essence, their CGI-generated eyes are asking how he could possibly eat one of their kin.” Said Joelle Vann for PETA.
Will you join Chewbacca for Veganuary? “Chewbacca is hanging out with the Porgs on Ahch-To. He’s gleefully sitting by a fire, a whole, roasted, chicken-shaped corpse in his hand that he’s moments away from putting in his mouth. But then he sees a small group of Porgs looking at him with adorable sorrow. In essence, their CGI-generated eyes are asking how he could possibly eat one of their kin.” Said Joelle Vann for PETA. Source: StarWars.com

33% of all Just Eat Restaurant Partners now provide Vegan and Vegetarian options on their menus

Just Eat Ireland last Thursday announced its prediction that vegan food options are set to be the food trend of 2018 inspired by Instagrammers boasting healthy lifestyles based on plant based diets.

In 2017 there was an 987% increase in demand for vegetarian options and 33% of all Just Eat Restaurant Partners now provide Vegan and Vegetarian options on their menus.

Some of Just Eat’s restaurant partners like Bombay Pantry, has even launched their own bespoke vegan menu, reaffirming that there is a lot more to Indian food than just Chicken Tikka Masala.

Source: IrishMirror

Make an Impact

There are so many reasons people decide to try vegan. Find out more and sign up for Veganuary!

Why take part in Veganuary? For most, a love of animals is the catalyst. Some people want to feel better about themselves and the impact they make on the world. Others would like to set themselves a challenge, and many combine Veganuary with their ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ and see trying vegan as the healthiest start to the year. Whatever your reason, we’re here to support you. So try vegan for a month and discover a whole new world of taste and flavour. We guarantee that, by the end of the January, you’ll feel fantastic! Sign up today.