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Edge Hill University has launched its first vegan and vegetarian restaurant on campus.

Following a student survey calling for more vegan and vegetarian options the University has opened Roots Kitchen.

Using plenty of locally-sourced produce Roots Kitchen will offer a changing menu of special dishes such as cauliflower popcorn, beetroot and halloumi kebabs, vegetable stir-fry with sweet chilli source and loaded sweet potato wedges.

Jacqueline Larsen, Catering and Events Operation Manager at Edge Hill, said:

“We carried out a survey of students which revealed they wanted healthy food with many asking for more vegan and vegetarian food options on campus.

“Over the past few years veganism has grown massively and is one of the fastest growing food sectors, so it makes sense that more of our student and staff are looking for vegan options on a daily or regular basis.

“That’s why we decided to create Roots Kitchen as a separate destination restaurant offering fantastic, freshly cooked vegan dishes alongside our existing varied food outlets across campus.”

The number of vegans quadrupled between 2014-2018 to 600,000 with half of all UK vegans making the switch in 2018*.

Orders of vegan meals grew 388% between 2016-2018 and they are now the UK’s fastest growing takeaway choice*.

*Figures from the vegansociety.com