When you talk about food trends, you cannot avoid mentioning veganism. Even though there are only raw estimates of how many vegans there are in the world – approximately 3.5 million or 7 percent of the population in the UK alone –, the growing variety of appropriate supermarket products shows the significance of the diet. The fact is that veganism is going mainstream nowadays. And it is becoming more and more visible.
Of course, the airline-catering market is no exception. When customers want to add vegan options to their menu cards, that is where Retail inMotion comes into play. Earlier this year, Ryanair decided to join the trend with a vegan lasagna. It is available on all European flights, in addition to a full page of vegan beverage and snack options. Since then, the pasta dish has not only become widely accepted, it has turned out to be a bestseller.
A maize and rice flour pasta is topped with a sauce prepared with a variety of different vegetables: tomatoes, spinach, onions, carrots and zucchini along with a vegan cream made of soy and coconut. A dairy-free cheese rounds off the recipe.
The vegan lasagna has been approved by the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which collaborated with Ryanair during the development phase – so that you can be sure that this food does not only appease the passengers’ hunger, but also their will to make our planet a little friendlier.