Mediterranean cuisines, principally Greek and Lebanese dishes proved to be Irish vegans cuisine of choice in 2021, according to new research conducted by Deliveroo.
Deliveroo noted that the amount of vegan orders on the app increased by a 80% throughout 2021, demonstrating that veganism is not a fad.
To cater to the increased demand for veganism, Deliveroo said it saw a 20% increase in the number of restaurants on the app in Ireland that have at least one vegan option on their menus.
Commenting on the growth of veganism in Ireland, Paddy Quinlan, regional manager at Deliveroo said, “We' are continuing to witness an increase in demand from our customers for Vegan dishes."
"Over the last year, so many of our restaurant partners have stepped up to the challenge creating exciting new vegan dishes," he added.
The research showed that Dublin and Belfast were the top two cities for vegan orders, which is unsurprising considering they are the most populous cities on the island.
However, Galway, which has a much smaller population, ranked third for top cities in Ireland that order the most vegan dishes - demonstrating that plant based diets are also a trend in the West.
The most popular restaurants on Deliveroo that serve vegan dishes, broken down by Irish city, are as follows:
- Dublin: Umi Falafel; Sprout; V-Face; Shouk; Starbucks; Milano; Sprezzatura and PI
- Belfast: Bao Bun; Umi Falafel and Slims Healthy kitchen
- Galway: The gourmet Offensive (TGO Falafel Bar); Xian Street Food and Milano
- Cork: VeganKO; Umi Falafel and Milano