New Resource Will Help Restaurants Meet Booming Demand
Vegan eating is skyrocketing in the UK so unsurprisingly ever more restaurants are introducing animal-free options. With decades of experience in this field, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched a new manual to help restaurants, pubs and other food-industry insiders expand their vegan repertoires.
The manual addresses vegan eating in sections with titles such as Why Offer Vegan Options? Quick Switches for Menu Favourites and Hidden Ingredients. It offers creative suggestions for 'veganising' traditional dishes, including satisfying 'fish' and chips made with battered tofu or even banana blossoms and for using high-quality, animal-friendly substitutes such as egg-free mayonnaise, vegan cheese and yogurt, and oat, almond or soya milk. The guide also highlights great vegan options already on offer including Pizza Express’ pulled-jackfruit pizza and Wagamama’s Vegatsu curry.
“Huge numbers of Brits seek plant-based foods and offering tasty, innovative vegan dishes is the easiest way for restaurants to cash in,” says PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects Dawn Carr. “There are plant-based versions of nearly every animal-derived food, so it’s time to look beyond hummus and sorbet. From helpful tips to inspiring ideas, PETA’s guide will help those in the food industry put their best animal-friendly foot forward.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, 'animals are not ours to eat', notes that in addition to sparing the lives of nearly 200 animals every year, everyone who goes vegan also reduces their risk of suffering heart disease, diabetes, strokes, cancer and numerous other health concerns. Vegans also have significantly lower carbon footprints than meat-eaters, as animal agriculture is a major producer of greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.
PETA’s Guide to Introducing Vegan Options
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