A vegetarian diet isn’t a new phenomenon, but the celebration of the cuisine has seen a surge of popularity in recent years. In 2019, 85% of people surveyed considered themselves meat-eaters. Just two years later, that number was down to 71%. 
There are a number of reasons more people are opting for more vegetarian meals, from health benefits to personal dietary and moral choices. One big factor is the cost of meat, which is prompting people to leave it out of the occasional meal, which can result in big savings on your grocery bill.