1 in 5 will enjoy vegan dishes as part of their 2021 Christmas dinner

A brand new set of festive survey outcomes launched in the present day (8 December) by The Vegan Society have revealed 1 in 5 Brits can be incorporating vegan dishes and desserts into their Christmas dinner this yr.

In a single survey[1], by which respondents had been requested to explain their 2021 Christmas dinner plans, 16% revealed they are going to be consuming a extra conventional meat-based meal, however can be incorporating vegan choices whereas 3% stated they're in favour of a totally vegetarian menu that may embody numerous vegan choices and 1% say they are going to be consuming a totally vegan or plant-based Christmas dinner.

In whole, which means a formidable 20% of us can be having fun with some type of vegan meal or dish throughout the festive interval.

The second survey[2], which regarded on the inspiration behind individuals’s choices, discovered the bulk (42%) are purposely making an attempt to cut back the quantity of meat and dairy they're consuming, whereas 37% are attempting to enhance their well being.

Curiously, maybe on account of the COP26 convention in Glasgow and rising proof across the environmental advantages of a vegan weight-reduction plan, an additional 24% say issues round local weather change have inspired them to go vegan or introduce vegan dishes, whereas the identical quantity (24%) are eager to attempt one thing new.

Different causes for updating the Christmas desk choices this yr embody issues over potential Brexit and pandemic associated meals shortages and never having the ability to get the meat and dairy they need (14%), with 13% saying they discover vegan meals more economical, and an additional 13% stating they like the style of plant-based gadgets. For 31% of these surveyed it’ll be the very first time they’ve included any type of vegan meals or dishes to their Christmas dinner. For 32% it’ll be their second yr and for 13% it’s been over 5 years. 4 % say they’ve at all times loved a totally vegan Christmas or had vegan choices out there.

So, what are the sorts of vegan dishes that persons are planning to incorporate this yr? Which of them are they determined to attempt? And which of them would require a bit extra work within the kitchen?

The highest three dishes persons are most trying ahead to cooking or making an attempt are vegan meat options, equivalent to seitan, tempeh or chick’n, roast potatoes and nut roast.1 in 10 (11%) say they’re trying ahead to creating a vegan dessert whereas 13% admit they’re apprehensive about recreating a vegan cheese board.

With regards to shopping for vegan Christmas food and drinks gadgets, respondents had been requested to pick their prime three most vital elements. Over half (52%) acknowledged the style, adopted by worth and affordability (42%). Curiously, over 1 / 4 Brits (27%) say the carbon footprint of every product is what’s most vital to them.

With simply over two weeks to go till the massive day, should you’re caught for festive meals concepts, or missing on inspiration for vegan-friendly presents, don’t overlook to take a look at The Vegan Society’s Christmas recipes and model new gift guide. In the meantime look out for our Vegan Trademark which makes it straightforward to seek out merchandise which are appropriate for vegans. Shopping for for a vegan member of the family or pal? Why not buy a 12-month membership for The Vegan Society? Discover out extra by visiting Gift membership | The Vegan Society.

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