Gen Z and Millennials will be almost entirely responsible for the growth of dairy and meat alternatives through 2024, according to research by The NPD Group. Why not join in with Veganuary by adding these products to your menu during January and attract the younger generation?
Put on a spread
Central Foods offers a wide range of vegan options under its KaterVeg! line, giving customers plenty to choose from. For example, its vegetable nuggets are made from a mix of vegetables and coated in crisp golden breadcrumbs, while its vegan vegetable burgers are also suitable for gluten free customers.
The brand has dessert covered too with its KaterBake vegan apple fry pie. Frozen and ready to fry, it comes with its own branded packaging.
Central Foods 01604 858522 www.centralfoods.co.uk
Winner-winner, no chicken-dinner
With chicken a staple on many menus and often the go-to choice for diners, QuornPro offers a range of alternatives that it says have a taste and texture almost parallel to meat so vegans don’t have to miss out.
Its ChiQin range includes the vegan Crispy and Buffalo Wings and the crowd favourite Buttermilk Style Burger Vegan Fillet, all succulent and protein-packed to add delicious, crunchy, and comforting options to menus.
Quorn Foodservice www.quornfoodservice.co.uk
Peas-y cook burgers
For burgers that don’t disappoint, try the new and improved plant-based pea-protein quarter pounder from Meatless Farm.
Boasting a meaty texture, the patties can be oven cooked, fried or grilled in 15-20 minutes and come with a host of online recipe ideas, from a tangy peanut butter and chilli jam burger, to a Mexican inspired quesadilla fiesta burger. The quarter pounders are soya and allergen free, and contain zero cholesterol.
Meatless Farm email@example.com www.meatlessfarm.com
Easy and cheesy
No burger is complete without a cheese slice and vegan burgers should be no different. It’s why Kerrymaid has developed Vegan Slices, high quality and great-tasting dairy-free alternatives to cheese slices.
Perfect for sandwiches and paninis too, the slices have the same texture, melt and cohesion as a dairy processed slice, ensuring vegan customers have as delicious a meal as anyone else. For ease of use and speed of service, the slices are easy peel and melt consistently.
Vegetarian Society ‘Vegan’ approved, Kerrymaid’s Vegan Slice is also gluten free and comes with 56 slices in a pack.
Enabling fish and chip shops to expand their plant-based and free-from menus further, Kerrymaid offers Sunflower Light and Kerrymaid Spread Block, dairy-free alternatives to butter that are perfect for spreading over baked goods and breads.
Kerrymaid 01784 430777 www.kerrymaid.com
Consolidate all your sauces into one range that is suitable for vegans and meat-eaters with Creative Foods.
For mixing, spreading, dipping and drizzling there’s Oasis Thick and Creamy Vegan Mayonnaise available in 1 and 5 litre tubs, while for dolloping and squirting there’s a tangy Burger Sauce plus classic Tomato Ketchup and Brown Sauce. Finishing off the line-up is Peri Peri, a fiery blend of chilli and spices for those who like it hot. All are ideal for burgers, wraps, hot dogs and more.
Creative Foods www.creativefoods.co.uk/sauces
Stick ‘em up!
Serve the ultimate fish finger sandwich with Unfished 100% plant-based Breaded Sticks from Verdino Foods.
Made from rice protein, they can be fried or oven baked and are available frozen in 1kg bags. Why not try its 100% plant-based fish fillets too, served with chips and tartare sauce or sliced and added to wraps and tacos?
Verdino Foods firstname.lastname@example.org www.verdinofoods.co.uk
Spice up your sides
Described as a ‘taste explosion’, Aviko’s new Plant-Based Chilli Cheezz Bites combine potato and a creamy cheese-style filling that is gently spiced with green jalapeno pepper.
Requiring only 3½ minutes in the fryer, the new addition to the snackables range is a convenient option to offer for vegans and flexitarians, and with a crispy crumb coating that remains hot, tasty and crispy, they are also perfect for delivery and takeaway.
Aviko 0800 633 5611 www.aviko.co.uk