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Next Weekend Pasadena Hosts the Biggest Vegan Food Festival of 2019

If you’re looking for the best vegan food and drink, look no further than Eat Drink Vegan. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the popular festival being held at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on June 22nd, 2019. With hundreds of vendors (no rea...

Two Vegan Food Trucks Compete on Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race

Premiering on June 9, 2019, at 9 PM, the tenth season of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race will feature two vegan food trucks, Sol Food Collective and Baby Got Mac. The two Los Angeles-based food trucks will be firing up their kitchen-on-wheel...
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LA-Based Vegan Chef Opens New Food Hall in Providence

Matthew Kenney, a Los Angeles-based vegan chef and restaurateur, currently owns a large number of restaurants all around the world, including six in New York alone. Following suit, Kenney is now opening up a new location in Providence, Rhode Island. ...

Industry Giants Hormel and Nestle Want In On The Plant-Based Movement

Preceding– and especially following– the massively successful IPO for plant-based company Beyond Meat, more and more industry giants are wanting in on the plant-based movement that has been taking off as of late. Many large chains have already joined...

New Bill Will Require Vegan Food Options in All New York Hospitals

If passed, a groundbreaking new bill would require that all New York hospitals provide patients with at least one plant-based option at every meal. The bill– Bill S1471– was recently introduced by New York Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Ric...

Three Black Barbers Introduce New Vegan Food Experience to New Orleans

Three black barbers are setting out to bring a unique vegan food experience to New Orleans, with a twist. Barbers Roy Joseph III, Ryan Billew, and Ollie Williams have introduced a unique vegan food concept that takes inspiration from New Orleans’ eve...

The Economist Brings in Summer with Free Vegan Hot Dogs in New York City

The Economist, a publishing company with a worldwide influence on international business and world affairs, recently dubbed 2019 as the “Year of the Vegan.” Now, the company is proving it was right.  To kick off the unofficial start of the summe...

FRY FAMILY FOOD PARTNERS WITH CALIFORNIA GROCERY CHAIN

Fry Family Food has announced it will stock many popular products at Lazy Acres stores this month, marking their debut on California grocery shelves.  This widely buzzed about brand’s initial U.S. product offering will include protein-packed fro...

KFC Exploring Plant-Based Chicken Alternatives

Plant-based protein is seeing increased demand by consumers. In fact, by 2023, the US meat-substitute retail market could potentially reach $2.5 billion (compared to $1.4 billion last year) according to Euromonitor International. Naturally, this is c...

Priam Vineyards in Colchester is now Vegan-Certified

Recently, the Colchester winery Priam Vineyards was certified as vegan-friendly by the BevVeg! label, which provides certification for vegan beverages, food, and other consumer products. This might come as a bit of a surprise, but not all wines are c...

25 Celebrities Band Together to Urge McDonald's To ‘Stop This Cruelty’

A few days before the giant fast food company’s annual shareholder meeting, a total of 25 celebrities came together to create a new television advertisement to urge McDonald’s to ‘stop this cruelty.’ Produced by Mercy For Animals, the advertisement w...

Purple Carrot Acquired by Largest Japan Organic Food Delivery Company; Plant-Based Eating Expected to Rise

Two days ago, the Tokyo-based Oisix ra daichi Inc.– Japan's largest organic food delivery service provider– announced that it would be acquiring the plant-based meal kit company Purple Carrot.  Purple Carrot, founded in 2014, is a very successfu...

MCDONALD'S SHAREHOLDER MEETING: NOT THE WIN WE WANTED, BUT A WIN NONETHELESS

I had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Jones, Managing Director of Campaigns at Change.org, who was at McDonald’s recent shareholders’ meeting in Dallas, TX. Mike was given the opportunity to ask a question on behalf of 216,582 people regarding ...

Better Late Than Never: Big Food Joins the Plant-Based Movement

Over the past few years, there has been a boom in the vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based industries. There are now more people than ever claiming to be vegan or some sort of flexitarian or vegetarian. Though it goes without saying, the vegan movement...

Plant-Based Companies Popular With Celebrity Investors

Plant-based companies have recently seen a considerable rise in popularity and in celebrity investments. Successful alternative meat brand Impossible Foods recently raised $300 million in funding from investors including Serena Williams, Katy Perry, ...

Tesla Isn’t the Only Vegan Leather Kid on the Block Anymore

For quite a long time, leather has been viewed as the ideal interior choice in the automobile industry. In addition to being durable, leather has also been a symbol of luxury, further increasing the production of leather seating and interior wraps fo...

Miyoko's Kitchen “Butter” Lawsuit Voluntarily Dismissed

A lawsuit challenging a vegan butter has been voluntarily dismissed according to Food Navigator . At the center of the lawsuit is Miyoko's Kitchen, a vegan food company known for their variety of cheeses. A class action was filed in 2018 by Jasmine B...

New York City Vegetarian Food Festival: A Celebration of Problem- Solving

I recently had the incredible privilege of attending one of New York City’s premier food events. The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival™ proves the New York City food scene is being driven by plant-based cuisine, with an emphasis on urban farming and susta...

H&M Removes Cashmere From Its Collections

Due to stronger animal cruelty concerns, the second-largest clothing retailer in the world– H&M– is now selling more vegan clothing than ever.   H&M’s aim is to stop using cashmere (and remove cashmere from its current line of cloth...

Vegan Cheese is Finally On The Up and Up

Despite initial pushback, the vegan cheese industry has been performing exceedingly well.  For anti-vegans, there are two foods that people most commonly refuse to give up in lieu of healthier, vegan options– bacon and cheese. While bacon requir...

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