In honor of Vegan World Month, Veganuary and Uber Eats join forces to unveil promising findings about the growth of vegan food delivery in Chile. The latest research indicates a significant increase in vegan offerings on the Uber Eats app, showcasing the rising popularity of plant-based options.
1. A Whopping 45% Growth: The research highlights a remarkable 45% surge in the vegan food category on the Uber Eats app in comparison to the previous year. This extraordinary growth surpasses even the significant expansion witnessed in 2022.
2. Diverse Consumer Preferences: Consumer choices are more diverse than ever, with wraps, salads, cheeseburgers, Margherita pizzas, sushi, shawarmas, vegetable soups (especially pumpkin-based soups), and vegan gohan (a Japanese rice dish) taking center stage. The variety of options is a testament to the evolving culinary landscape.
3. Weekend Vegan Delights: The research reveals a strong penchant for vegan orders on weekends, particularly on Fridays. This is closely followed by Mondays, suggesting that many are beginning their week on a plant-powered note.
4. Leading Cities: In terms of geography, Santiago, Valparaíso, and Concepción stand as the top three cities for vegan food delivery. This shows that the vegan food trend has taken hold across the country.
Chile’s Plant-Based Transformation: Chile has been quick to embrace the global shift towards plant-based living. A study conducted by Ipsos and Vegetarianos Hoy demonstrated that 73% of Chileans are open to consuming high-quality plant-based products. Additionally, 46% of respondents from the same study reported a reduction in their consumption of animal products. As demand for plant-based options rises, so does the availability of these products.
Expanding Horizons: There is an expanding range of plant-based substitutes, allowing for delicious meals ranging from burgers and salads to more specific dishes such as sushi, shawarmas, or pizzas. This versatility underscores the feasibility of ‘veganizing’ virtually any culinary creation. With more restaurants and businesses adding vegan options to their menus, the plant-based movement in Chile is gaining momentum.
Vegan World Month: As we commemorate Vegan World Month, these findings demonstrate the ever-increasing awareness and acceptance of plant-based living. The collaboration between Veganuary and Uber Eats is undoubtedly catalyzing this positive change, making vegan food more accessible and appealing to people across Chile.
The rise in vegan food delivery is a promising sign of sustainable and conscious consumer choices. It reflects the commitment to both personal well-being and environmental stewardship.