I was pleased to read this week that the number of vegetarian restaurants in the UK is increasing – half as many again as there were three years ago, with new venues opening all the time.
People are becoming more conscientious about the food they eat. This is indicated by the fact that the clientele at veggie restaurants are by no means only vegan or vegetarian. Many customers are ‘meat-reducers’, people who recognise that it is unhealthy both for the body and the planet to have too much meat in their diet. They will choose to eat more vegetarian meals, including when they dine out. Others, while still meat-eaters, want to be mindful of the welfare of the animals they might eat and prefer simply to go without if they don’t know.
And with menu suggestions like “baked mushroom duxelle and burgundy sauce” or “mustard ice cream with red cabbage gazpacho” who is going to complain? To find your nearest vegetarian restaurant is visit veggieplaces.co.uk.