Vegan Steak Increases Production After Selling Out 40,000 Units in 1 Week

Vegan Steak Increases Production After Selling Out 40,000 Units in 1 Week

With the recent incredible response to UK launch of the world’s first vegan steak, an increase in production has been ordered before rolling out across Europe.

The Netherlands based vegan company, Vivera, debuted their latest product in over 400 Tesco locations and sold about 40,000 units within the first week.

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Vegan-Friendly Restaurant Operators and Chefs Weigh in on How They're Changing the Mainstream's Perception of Eating Meatless

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Vegan menus are taking on the mainstream market.

Now, more than ever, consumers are dictating what they expect to see on restaurant menus. Perhaps this has always been true, in the sense that if a menu item isn’t selling well, it’s usually replaced by something more appealing to guests' preferences in order to increase sales — typical business practices. However, between the active integration of social media and the rise of industry transparency, foodies are everywhere. And, as we’ve seen on social platforms like Twitter and Yelp, everyone has an opinion. At some point, if the numbers are there, chefs and operators must start listening. 

When it comes to vegan offerings, a handful of operators and chefs are banking in, but it’s going to take a little while to convince non-vegans that meatless can still be flavorful. Here, various vegan-friendly owners/chefs around the country weigh in. Read More

The Vegan Experience: Noodles & Company

The Vegan Experience: Noodles & Company

Some may say noodles are so boring. Spaghetti, rigatoni, alfredo... you know the drill.  I used to feel this way about pasta for a long time, especially after a long period of  having to eat spaghetti once a week for waytoolong. Even before the unwelcome carbo load, ordering pasta while dining out just seemed so blasé, unless it had an element worthy of the event – a crazy good, creative sauce can go a long way. This still holds true. Then came solace.

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Panera: A Hidden Vegan Gem

Panera: A Hidden Vegan Gem

Let's get right to the point: Soups and salads are the most basic lunch and dinner staples. For almost everyone, no matter your eating preference or taste, soups and salads can be modified, adjusted, and tweaked to your preference. This certainly rings true for Panera Bread, serving up a variety of delicious soups, crisp salads, and customizable sandwiches. At first glance –  between the Broccoli Cheese Soup and meat-laden sandwiches – Panera may not seem like an ideal candidate for a vegan-friendly restaurant, but if you dig deeper, the fast casual has plenty to offer vegans and vegetarians alike.

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Chipotle: The Vegan Experience

Chipotle: The Vegan Experience

Navigating the ever-changing waters of eating out in fast casual restaurants can be precarious for the omnivore alone. So many choices for a little bit of everything on anything with a side of one of each, please.

If this is a daunting problem, imagine the same issue for the 7.3 million Americans who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. Once you add any sort of dietary restriction or choice into the mix, eating out suddenly becomes more of a labor of love, rather than an easy way out for dinner on a Tuesday night. Add into this the unwillingness of some restaurants to modify or alter menu items, and you have a hunger-induced headache waiting to happen. 

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