In a historical period in which health influences, perhaps never before, the political, economic and social scenario on a global level, Italians reduce the consumption of meat and cheeses in favor of a more sustainable diet based on vegetable burgers but also wholemeal croissants, aloe vera and jam, banana and chocolate brownie, raw food cakes, tiramisu and orange plum-cake etc. This was revealed by the food delivery platform Uber Eats which in the last year recorded a 165% increase in orders for vegan dishes compared to the same period of 2020. Trend also confirmed by the number of vegan restaurants on the app, which grew by 28% in the last 12 months. Regardless of their dietary orientation, it seems that our compatriots have let themselves be conquered by the healthy mood made of light, sustainable and animal-friendly dishes.
“Uber Eats, in addition to offering a varied offer of vegan dishes, gives particular visibility to all partner restaurants that offer food for vegans, flexitarians or, more simply, for those who love plant-based dishes – he declares Jean Adrien Monleau, general manager of Uber Eats per il Sud Europa -. Whether you are looking for a veggie burger, a croissant or a poké, Uber Eats connects consumers with restaurants that can satisfy their needs in less than 30 minutes. “
That the vegan foods have risen forcefully to the limelight, enjoying success but also generating numerous diatribes, this is demonstrated by the attention that theEuropean Union has reserved for this decidedly growing food trend. In particular, last year the European Parliament rejected the amendments aimed at preventing the use of terms that recalled meat and foods of animal origin to designate foods based on vegetable ingredients. Green light, therefore, to meat, steaks, cold cuts and vegetable frankfurters which, confirming what is also predicted by the Whole Foods at the end of 2020, they turned out to be the trending foods of this 2021.