The number of people following a vegan diet continues to rise and is making big foodservice companies sit up and take notice. According to The Vegan Society, some of the big chains on the high street are really tapping into this trend and doing a good job in satisfying consumer demands. Here are its top 10 vegan friendly restaurants along with some firm favourites on the menu.

1. Zizzi

Vegan/non-dairy rustica zucca
Vegan/non dairy margherita rustica pizza
Vegan/non dairy spaghetti pomodoro
Vegan dessert calzone

2. Wagamama

Yas ai samala curry
Kare burosu ramen

3. YO! Sushi

Yasai roll
Mango ice cream mocha
Avocado maki
Tofu katsu curry

4. PizzaExpress

Leggera vegan giardiniera
Artichoke & spinach risotto
Gluten free veneziana

5. Wetherspoons

Five bean chilli
Teriyaki noodles
Sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry
Quinoa salad

6. Bella Italia

Funghi rigatoni
Quattro formaggi pizza
Risotto funghi

7. Harvester

Stuffed red pepper
Aubergine & red lentil tagine
Coconut & raspberry rice pudding

8. Toby Carvery

Grilled aubergine stack
Portobello mushroom bullseye tart
Root vegetable roast

9. Pizza Hut

Epic veggie
Virtuous veg
Heavenly veg

10. Subway

The veggie delite sub
The veggie patty
Roasted garlic bread

Dominika Piasecka, spokeswoman for The Vegan Society, said: “People now closely associate veganism with health, fitness and wellbeing. You can walk into any supermarket and be greeted by a huge range of vegan-friendly products or walk into any restaurant and be presented with an exciting vegan menu. There has never been a better time to be vegan.

“Vegan products are not exclusively for vegans; in fact, they’re suitable for most diets and religions, and often constitute a safe food option for all. The Vegan Society’s Catering for Everyone campaign is calling for good vegan food on public sector menus every day and offers practical advice to caterers on its website.”