Vegetarian and Vegan food options are becoming more sought after year on year here in Lanzarote. When we first opened Cantina Teguise there was a much higher demand for meat options on our menu than we are finding today. We’ve been open for over 8 years now, so what’s caused the change? Are the ‘V’ words becoming trendy, or is there a shift in what we choose to fuel our bodies with?
International meal delivery service Just Eat named veganism as a top consumer trend in 2018 as people become more aware of healthy and ethical lifestyle choices.
Just Eat, which has delivery hubs in 15 countries, reported that 33 percent of its partner restaurants now offer vegan options, with many launching dedicated vegan menus, to keep up with increasing demand.
Just Eat Marketing Director, Edel Kinane said:
“The results from this year are a good insight into the future consumer trends and while convenience will continue to be key for consumers next year and beyond, we know that they are increasingly looking for more diverse, healthy, gluten free and plant based Vegan options”.
Research by 1010 Data, a data insights company:
Consumers are getting more conscious. They’re mindful of the products they put in and on their bodies, and of the environmental impact they have. As this consciousness increases, manufacturers are taking note. Over the past couple of years, the number of products that include ‘plant-based’ in the item name has increased online. Searches for ‘plant-based’ tripled from 2016 to 2017 during March – July. Consumers have bought 2.7x more plant-based products online than they did in January 2016. It appears that growth really escalated in March 2017, which is when a popular documentary, What the Health, was released on Netflix.
Vegetarian Food Options..
We offer a tasty variation of Vegetarian food options on our menu at Cantina Teguise. We’re making it our mission to grow a healthy section for our Vegan customers too in 2018. We already offer the Veggie Burger – Soya & veg pate with guacamole and provolone cheese (served without cheese for Vegan option). This is one of our biggest sellers on the menu at both Cantina Teguise and Tabla Arrecife. telling us everything we need to know about our customers today..
Watch this space!
Benn & Zoe