With increasing customer demands for more ‘free from’ and ‘vegan-friendly’ products, Phat have introduced a Mushroom & Leek Pie to their premium filled pie range.
The UK free from market is estimated to be £365 million and is forecast to grow by 50% by 2019 . With 13% of the UK population estimated to be avoiding gluten (Mintel 2016)
There are now over half a million vegans in the UK, according to research carried out by IPSOS MORI for the Vegan Society in 2016, with many people opting to avoid meat due to the perceived health benefits driving this trend.
The new pie features Chestnut, Oyster, Shitake & Porcini mushrooms with leeks in a creamy vegan sauce, topped with pumpkin and sunflower seeds, all in a gluten-free pastry.
Available nationally via Bidfood, this new addition is ideal to offer on a hotplate or as part of a meal offer with mash or sweet potato fries, vegan gravy and peas.
Phat Pies are perfect for a range of operators, from busy pubs, hotels restaurants and operators looking to add premium pies to their menus.
Other Phat Pies in the range include Steak & Cornish Ale, Steak & Potato, Chicken, Bacon & Mushroom, Spicy Chicken Balti, Lamb, Rosemary & Garlic Potato and a Sweet Potato, Spinach & Goats Cheese (v) – all supplied as baked / frozen 250g individual pies in cases of 12.