PETA note that the demand for vegan food has never been greater
than it is today and as more people move toward a plant-based diet, so are the number of exciting new vegan menu and product options. They say:
“In 2017, a huge number of major supermarkets, food companies, and restaurants have embraced plant-based eating by releasing new vegan products, menu items, and even whole ranges free of animal-based ingredients. Google searches for “vegan” have increased by 380 per cent in the last five years, and savvy businesses are stepping up to meet the ever-growing demand.”
The organization’s annual Vegan Food Awards are now in their fifth year
and spotlight some of the best new vegan products on the market. In celebrating the growing availability of vegan products, PETA also make an effort to commend retailers and businesses which, while may not yet be entirely vegan, are showing signs of adapting to the increasing demand for plant based alternatives.
which is made from a filling of crushed corn, kale, jalapeño bites, mixed with a California-style raw coleslaw, with spinach and a hot chilli jam, surrounded by a plain tortilla wrap.
As of yet the only other vegan options available at Starbucks aside from the drinks are fruit, the Grilled Veg Salad Bowl, and the Five Grain Oatmeal. The wrap has been enjoyed by customers of all dietary choices (vegan or not!), so let’s hope this aware inspires the coffee giants to keep moving toward a plant based menu. After all, it seems to be working for Pret.
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”