Proponents of the vegan diet tout its perceived health benefits, stating that it has been found to provide “more fiber, antioxidants, and beneficial plant compounds” than other diets. Not only that, but it can also be richer in certain vitamins, such as potassium and magnesium. Fans of the diet also note its environmental benefits, namely that eliminating meat and dairy will help reduce your environmental impact. For those reasons and more, the popularity of veganism is on the rise.
Everywhere you go, it seems as if more and more plant-based options are popping up on restaurant menus around town, marking a clear shift for veganism from fringe movement to popular diet. Further proof of that is the fact that, in the past year, Deliveroo’s vegan orders have increased by 115 percent. In addition to that, the number of restaurants on the platform that offer vegan options has more than doubled.
With World Vegan Day just around the corner (it’s held annually on November 1), we’ve rounded up the most popular vegan dishes on Deliveroo for you to try, whether you’ve been vegan for years or are just looking to add more plants to your diet.
Taqado Mexican Kitchen
Packed with vegan cheese, mushrooms, peppers, and onions, Taqado’s vegan quesadilla is sure to leave you satisfied. With your meal, you also get a side of guacamole and salsa.
The restaurant also offers four additional vegan menu options, including a ten-inch burrito, a low-carb box (featuring rice, pinto beans, peppers, onions, mushrooms, and vegan cheese), a nachos box, and vegan nachos.
Inspired by Lebanese cuisine, Mantoushe provides the perfect option to switch up your eating routine. In celebration of World Vegan Day, try the freshly baked falafel-guac wrap that comes with spinach bread and guacamole hummus.
A healthy bowl concept designed by chefs and certified dietitians, Bowlful offers a range of organic vegetables and meats paired with a bed of whole grains. In addition to that, most of the bowls you can create are gluten-free. The ‘Buddha Bowl’ comes with cauliflower rice, seasoned chickpeas, baked butternut squash, shredded kale, avocado, and pomegranate topped with lemon and olive oil.
From grilled seafood to freshly prepared salads and sushi, Leen’s practically has it all. As far as plant-based options go, the vegan breakfast is one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. The filling meal comprises a tofu scramble with veggies, toasted rye bread, coconut chia pudding, and fruits.
You also can’t go wrong with the vegan and gluten-free almond butter and strawberry pancakes, topped with fresh strawberries, almond butter, and organic maple syrup.
Beyond Meat Burrito
Described as a “tiny hole-in-the-wall bringing Mexican street food to Abu Dhabi,” Burro Blanco offers lots of vegan options, including avocado fries, cauliflower rice, and quinoa. The Beyond Meat burrito, in particular, is a go-to choice among Deliveroo customers. Inside the burrito, you’ll find Beyond Meat mince, cilantro lime rice, black and pinto beans, pico de gallo, corn salsa, and guacamole.