After years of settling for a garden salad and a side of chips, vegans and vegetarians across the UK are enjoying a surge in plant-inspired innovation across the restaurant industry. Angela Frewin reports
A revolution in plant-based eating is well under way. "While vegetarians once had trouble ordering when dining out, choices these days extend much further than a simple salad or pasta," says David Partridge, head of food development at Fresh Direct. "Now, the spotlight is being shone on the once unassuming vegetable and it is taking centre stage in such an irresistible way that even meat-lovers are wanting a taste. Veggie-centric dishes are part of a major movement in the culinary world, with an increasing number of chefs delivering bold flavours to ingredients that were once solely considered for side dishes."
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