Poland’s sales of plant-based alternatives doubled last year

Yvonne O'Halloran

Sales of vegan meat-free alternatives in Poland increased by 107% last year alone, while plant-based dairy alternatives rose by 50% in volume.

These increases reflect the growing numbers of those in the country choosing to cut back on their meat and dairy consumption with many becoming vegan or vegetarian.

A survey last year found that an estimated 3 million people in Poland no longer eat meat. According to research firm Ariadna, amongst those still consuming meat 38.5% of people said that they were trying to cut down.

As a result, Poland has many vegan-friendly restaurants and entirely plant-based establishments to meet the demand. In fact, Warsaw has been ranked as one of the best hotspots for veggies, with 50 vegan restaurants in the city centre.

Companies have also been producing more plant-based options to meet consumer demand; even some of Poland’s largest meat producers have begun offering vegan ranges.

In October 2020, meat company Tarczyński started selling a plant-based version of their traditional Polish kabanos sausages. Convenience stores Biedronka and Żabka have also expanded their vegan ranges, offering food-to-go items such as sandwiches and hotdogs as well as nuggets, patties and mince.

Article written by Martha Moody-United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

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