International online reservation service, OpenTable has released its top dining trends for 2019.
Turns out plant-based dining is not a fad, but rather a growing trend.
“Interest in plant-based diets continues to be on the rise globally,” said OpenTable in its newest report. “Reviews referencing plant-based foods having increased by 136 per cent since 2017”.
Healthy substitutions are reportedly increasing in popularity across the globe, as well.
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“Cauliflower crust was mentioned 487 per cent more in diner reviews since 2017, along with the popular vegan ingredient jackfruit, a popular stand-in for dishes like pulled pork, being mentioned 148 per cent more in reviews since 2017,” according to OpenTable.
Among the other findings among users of the service was that there is an eagerness to try new things, with 70 per cent of reservations coming from diners booking specific restaurants for the first time through OpenTable, compared to repeat diners.
North American cuisine was most popular for breakfast and lunch, but Italian reigned supreme as the most popular cuisine for dinner, according to the report.
OpenTable also revealed its top 100 restaurants in Canada.
(Cover photo taken at Boon Burger Cafe)