Vegan takeaway orders via Deliveroo in the UK are soaring as more customers cut meat from their diets in favour of plant-based dishes
In late 2019, takeaway delivery service Deliveroo reported that orders of plant-based dishes on the site had risen by an impressive 330 percent over the past two years.
This trend is showing no signs of stopping as according to reports, the food delivery platform has seen orders via its platform surge by 187 percent in the past year.
In order to meet the fast-growing consumer demand for plant-based options, restaurants have been increasing the vegan offerings on their menus.
Over the past year, Deliveroo has seen a huge 89% increase in restaurants offering vegan options.
Since lockdown, 30% of main meal orders on Deliveroo have been meat-free, an average increase of 19% on 2019 orders.
In a statement, Arabella Jenkins at Deliveroo said: “Not only have we seen a hungry appetite for new vegan and veggie dishes and restaurants from our customers who always order vegan, but we’ve also seen a Flexi trend emerging where an increasing number of customers are ordering a mix of vegan and non-vegan dishes.
“We are here to deliver a great choice and selection to our customers, whatever they fancy.”
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