Tastes are changing in the UK. With 3.5m vegans and 20% of Brits eating more vegetarian food compared to five years ago, these habits are bound to affect how people choose their holidays too. I’d say the shift comes down to two major factors: how good your food looks and how good it makes you feel!
Instagram has everyone on the food blogger bandwagon, and I’m just as guilty. I mean, have you tried to eat an Acai bowl without putting a picture on the ‘gram? I’ve just come back from a month in Australia where they practically live off the stuff, and let me tell you: it’s impossible. We all want to share aesthetically pleasing food that proves we look after ourselves. When’s the last time you saw a photo of fish and chips on your feed?
And when it comes down to walking the walk rather than just posting the pic, we’re a nation that’s cracked down on takeaways and committed to the gym. Instead of a week All Inclusive-grazing and sun lounger-lazing, we’d rather keep these good habits going, with 7 in 10 of us searching for healthy options when we’re considering where to stay.
So what’s the answer to holidays with this new-found thirst for well-being? Take a look below.
Casa Cook’s farm-to-table ethos has been a massive success with those that want the freshest food. The hotel in Kos grows its own seasonal fruit and veg, while catches from local fishermen feature on the menu. There’s plenty for vegans and veggies too: mouth-watering homemade hummus, beetroot carpaccio and tempura-fried aubergine. Casa Cook Ibiza’s taken this concept to the next level, with the La Cruz restaurant that showcases beautiful vegan à la carte dishes. And let’s not forget sessions in the yoga shala and treatments in the hammam that means self-care is just a few steps away.
Want a happy medium between health and hedonism? Cook’s Club is what you’ve been waiting for. With a street-food style Cantina featuring flavours from all over the world, Brits looking to explore international flavours will be spoilt for choice. With vegan specialities and carefully garnished cocktails, it’s hard not to snap the colourful creations for all your Instagram followers to see. And when you’re looking to get active outside of dancing at the nearby beach clubs, head to the fully-equipped gym to work up an appetite again.