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Chain eatery Café Rouge has seen a 44 percent spike in demand for its vegan dishes in the last month.

The chain, which has 78 outlets across the UK, added a host of vegan dishes to its menu last month – which have seen huge demand.

The options include Beetroot Tatin, Soupe de Saison, Vegetable Parmentier, and a vegan Moroccan Tagine. Dessert options include rhubarb & ginger crumble and Tarte Tatin with vegan vanilla ice-cream.

Dishes like Vegetable Parmentier have been popular (Photo: Café Rouge)

Vegan is essential

The news follows a recent report in The Caterer which said offering vegan and vegetarian options is ‘now essential for hospitality operators’.

While meat-free and plant-based diets were once seen as niche, they have been ‘catapulted into the mainstream’, says the report.

The article follows a number of major vegan launches by retailers and restaurants this year – many aimed at the UK’s 22 million flexitarians as well as vegetarians and vegans.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.