Vegetarianism

Just one: the percentage of the population actually consuming a vegan diet

Fewer vegans than we thought, research claims

By Nicholas Robinson

New research from Kantar UK has suggested the number of vegans in the UK is significantly lower than thought, with only 3% defining themselves as such.

Free-from: more consumers are looking for alternatives to meat

In association with Meatless Farm Co

The importance of vegan and vegetarian food

By Michelle Perrett

With the trend towards healthier living showing no signs of slowing, more publicans need to adjust their menus accordingly so as not to miss out on the potential opportunities that this presents their businesses.

Meat-free: vegan and veggie options on the up

They said veganism wouldn’t catch on… they were wrong

By Nicholas Robinson

They said it would eventually become a big part of our lives, although, for whatever reason, many didn’t believe it. But the fact is free-from food and drink, especially vegan and vegetarian, has ballooned in recent years, and the past 12 months has shown...

Top tip: the free-from category remains the number one food trend

Look into the future of food

By Nikkie Sutton

Pubs need to tap into the future when it comes to food trends, whether that’s a year or 10 down the line. Experts outline which categories are the ones to watch.

Will you put risotto on your pub menu?

Risotto report

10 things you need to know about risotto in pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

There are few dishes that offer operators high GP, the opportunity to create gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan variants while also being tasty, but the risotto appears to tick all of those boxes. Here are 10 things about risotto you should consider when...

Find out which of JDW's dishes are vegan below

Menu ideas

Wetherspoon’s ‘vegan menu’ praised by PETA

By Nicholas Robinson

JD Wetherspoon's (JDW) decision to highlight vegetarian and vegan dishes on a separate menu in each of its 900+ sites has been praised by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Demand for meat-free food is on the up and is going to continue to rise

What’s next for vegetarian food in pubs?

By Nicholas Robinson

More people are considering meat-free dishes when they eat out and want to see more choice on the menu. Michelle Perrett unearths a potential new order

Meat-free dishes accounted for 31% of new menu items across the eating-out sector

Analysis

Flexitarian diets set to rocket in 2016

By Nicholas Robinson

The popularity of flexitarianism is set to reach new heights in 2016, following recent figures from consumer analyst Mintel that showed 35% of Brits now identified as ‘semi-vegetarian’.

'There is a growing trend towards meat reduction around the world,' Quorn chief executive

Vegetarian food in pubs set to rise

By Nicholas Robinson

Vegetarian and vegan food will become more mainstream, a new report has claimed, following statistics showing meat-free food accounted for 31% of new dishes on UK menus.