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28th Nov 2019

Vegan orders on Deliveroo up 126 per cent from last year

Sarah Finnan

More and more people are opting for plant-based options.

According to Deliveroo, vegan orders on the platform have increased by 126 per cent since 2018.

The number of sellers catering to a vegan diet has also increased, going up by 168 per cent.

And the growth isn’t expected to slow down any time soon.

Unsurprising, considering that more and more people are choosing plant-based alternatives nowadays.

Next year will see the platform increase the number of vegan options available to people even more.

A report on predicted food trends for 2020 carried out by the company reveals that while being vegan is nothing new, the growing trend is “vegan-ish”.

Greater awareness around animal rights and environmental concerns has led people to adopt more of a flexitarian approach to eating, frequently choosing to go vegan part of the time.

Using trends, insights and data to analyse the nation’s food preferences, the report also reveals that we’re much more likely to order mid-sized portions and snacks throughout the day as opposed to three set meals.

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Snacking skyrockets by 168 per cent during the winter months (gotta keep yourself warm somehow right?), with Sundays being the day where the Irish tend to snack the most, followed closely by Thursday.

Other big revelations uncovered show that the smoky-charred flavour is back in as is the demand for street food, with orders upping by 94 per cent in the past 12 months. The most popular street food haunts in Dublin include Xian Street Food, El Patron, Yeeros, Cornucopia and Darios.

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Predicting 2020 to be the “year of balance”, there will be a focus on living happier, more sustainable lives…which of course, includes a balanced diet.

What do you make of the findings?

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