OGGS, a vegan egg replacement company, has collaborated with Bella Italia to create new vegan dishes for the chain’s menu at Veganuary.
Bella Italia fans attending Veganuary who might have worried about missing a dinner party at Bella Italia need worry no more.
Diners at the popular restaurant chain can enjoy a brand new vegan dish called CarbOGGnara. Based on the traditional carbonara, it is made with vegan pancetta and scrambled OGGS, the latest innovation from OGGS which is a plant-based egg alternative made from chickpeas.
Dessert lovers are not forgotten either. Those with a sweet tooth can indulge in Hot ChOGGlate Pudding which is also available now.
Veganuary is the grassroots movement that has seen over 500,000 people in the UK go vegan for the month of January.
These record figures suggest that demand for egg alternatives is growing and that sales of meat-free foods in the UK are expected to top £1.1billion by 2024.
Jocelyn Mostert, Marketing Director of Bella Italia, said: “We are delighted to feature OGGS on our menus.
“Offering a good range of vegan dishes to customers has become so fundamental.
“Consumers aren’t used to compromise and don’t need to either.
“If we want to create lasting change, we need to offer vegan dishes that not only taste like the traditional alternative, but are also cooked the same way.”
OGGS founder Hannah Carter wants to make it as easy as possible to create great-tasting vegan meals for home cooks, chefs and hospitality establishments.
She said: “It is so exciting that we are launching our latest innovations in the restaurant business, starting with this incredible collaboration with Bella Italia.
“The CarbOGGnara dish showcases the versatility of Scrambled OGGS as more than just a breakfast option.
“Together, we’re making it even easier for people to make amazing-tasting food choices and dramatically reduce carbon emissions by swapping eggs for OGGS.”
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