The world is seeing a growing shift where people are open to eating less meat in their diets. Right here in Australia, we have one of the largest growing vegan communities worldwide. Nestle consumer research reveals 1 in 4 Aussies are actively pursuing a plant-based eating lifestyle. There are a variety of reasons why people are turning to meatless diets. Motivation could be due to health considerations, ethical reasons, and meat industry’s global impact.
To stay relevant and attract as many customers as possible, menus need to be inclusive and offer vegetarian products and vegan products. Customers are demanding more than just a token meatless dish too. They don’t want to sacrifice flavour and enjoyment to eat plant-based food. Kitchens that get creative and embrace plant-based recipes will keep up with demand. There are a growing number of wholesale plant-based products on the market to help, and labels are making them easy to find by clearly marketing their compliance with vegetarian and vegan diets. Once you start looking for them, you’ll see them everywhere.