The survey also found meatless food orders have also increased by 136 percent in the last two years, while cuisines such as Greek, Caribbean, Persian, and Thai also saw significant growth.
‘Diverse eating options’
Ibrahim Dogus, Chair of the BTC, said: “The takeaway sector has firmly established itself as an engine room of the UK economy – providing growth, jobs, and opportunities for entrepreneurs to start up their own thriving businesses.
“And as people look for healthier and more diverse eating options, they aren’t turning away from takeaways – they are turning towards them.”
James Freeman and Joe Johnson, Owners of The Filthy Vegan in Nottingham, first created their plant-based kebab to ‘change the perception from meat-eaters that vegan food isn’t just bland and boring’.
Seven months after opening, the duo says vegan takeaway orders are ‘definitely’ on the up due to the success of their own business.
“We regularly get 100 + orders for the one day a week which we are open and have now expanded to a bigger premise, two nights a week and using Deliveroo and Uber Eats to help accommodate the extra demand,” Johnson told Plant Based News.
“I’d say 40-50 percent of our customers AREN’T vegan and this is a fundamental part of our current success.”