Canadian average monthly spend on vegetarian/vegan food 2019

During a survey in June 2019, some 15 percent of Canadian consumers stated that they spent between 1 to 15 Canadian dollars in an average month on vegetarian or vegan food. About half consumers did not spend any money on such foods.

Vegetarian and vegan consumption in Canada

Whether it be for religious reasons, due to health risks, or because of moral concerns regarding animals, the vegan and vegetarian lifestyles are more popular than ever before. As of May 2019, almost ten percent of consumers in Canada bought vegetarian or vegan food several times a week. About the same number of consumers bought such food products several times a month.

Meat substitutes

In 2018, retail sales for plant-based meat substitutes in Canada stood at approximately 160 million U.S. dollars. The total retail sales value of these products is expected to grow considerably in the coming years, potentially reaching over 220 million U.S. dollars by 2022. Some of the biggest plant-based protein brands people in Canada have tried at home included Beyond Meat and Yves Veggie Cuisine.

Consumers' average monthly spend on vegetarian or vegan food in Canada as of June 2019

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

June 2019

Number of respondents

3,298 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original survey question: "How much do you usually spend on vegetarian/vegan food per month?"

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