There are many reasons why someone may wish to become Vegan. For many, it’s the animal welfare issues. For others, it’s the negative impact animal farming has on the environment. Then there are the obvious health benefits. Did you know that on average vegans weigh several kilos less than meat eaters?
A lot of people are probably considering going vegan but constantly battle with a lack of food choices. Not just meal ideas but restaurant choices too. Vegans, historically go to restaurants and are usually underwhelmed by the serious lack of choices. Sometimes there is just one vegan option – a boring salad. No wonder people don’t quite commit. Imagine going to your favourite restaurant and having a bowl of lettuce and fancy dressing.
But.. times are changing. There has been a surge in both vegan friendly restaurants and vegan menu additions. There has even been an emerging vegan home delivery company and cake shop. Even huge brands like Messina, who are primarily gelato have introduced a range of vegan sorbets to cater for this growing market.
Salted Coconut and Mango Salsa
Coconut & Roast Almond Sorbet with Chocolate Coated Almonds (N)
Pandan & Coconut – Pandan is a green asian leaf used in asian cooking.
Australia has been quoted as the 3rd fastest growing vegan country in the world which means a host of commercial opportunities for this growing marketing. Business consultants I.AM.Strategist have said that vegan related social media adverts typically get twice as good engagement as non-vegan hospitality ads -which suggests that vegans, in Australia, are under serviced. This is great news for Savvy business owners who may be sensing an opportunity.
And you never know, with more businesses being vegan friendly, we may just see even more vegans emerge as lack of options is usually one of the main reasons for not converting. Even if they are pro veganism in theory.
If you’re considering becoming a vegan, but worried about the lack of food choices, just search for vegan restaurants and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the amount now on offer. Even guide websites like TimeOut and TripAdvisor have dedicated sections.