6 Brands Embracing the Plant-Based Eating Phenomenon

6 Brands Embracing the Plant-Based Eating Phenomenon

By Adria Valdes Greenhauff, Editor-at-Large

Eating vegan — or at least trying out a part-time vegan diet — has officially gone mainstream. Thanks to a new generation of health- and environmentally-conscious celebrities that include everyone from actress Kate Mara to pop star Ariana Grande and even rapper Wacka Flocka, more consumers are embracing the benefits that come along with plant-based eating.

According to U.S. News and World Report, a diet heavy in fruits and veggies may help ward off chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. And with new studies showing that processed meats like ham, salami and sausage may cause certain types of cancers, it’s no wonder plant-based diets are on the rise, especially among millennials.

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Across the Bar Premiere: Chicago's Takito Kitchen

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In the very first episode of Across the Bar, host Paul Barron visits Chicago's Takito Kitchen. Combining the knowledge of top chefs and mixologists, Takito's sophisticated menu pairs custom cocktails with specialty food items to create a well-rounded dining experience. In this episode, top Mixologist Adam Weber drops some knowledge on creating one-of-a-kind drinks that will leave you speechless (and thirsty). Cheers!