Kevin Hart Vegan Fast Food

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Kevin Hart’s Vegan Hart House Restaurant Opening Aug. 25, With Eye Towards National Expansion

Comedian Kevin Hart reveals his plant-based fast food concept, Hart House, will open its first location in LA’s Westchester neighborhood on Thursday, August 25th.  Serving a menu of burg’rs, chick’n sandwiches, salads, fries, and milkshakes, Hart House aims to “disrupt fast food” with healthier and more affordable plant-based options, Hart says.  Several Southern California locations are already in the works, and the brand is looking toward US national expansion, with …


Everything Legendary Plant-Based Cheeseburger

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“Power of Plant-Based” Report Shows US Consumers Want Tastier, Healthier Alternative Proteins

The Food Industry Association has released its inaugural “Power of Plant-Based” report, which covers alternative meat and dairy as well as naturally derived plant foods like fruits and vegetables. Among the survey’s insights, it finds taste and healthiness remain key drivers for plant-based purchasing decisions.  Buying habits According to FMI, almost half of all shoppers are making some effort to buy plant-based food and beverages, and many expect to strongly …


Daring & Juice Press Healthy Vegan Chicken Wrap


Juice Press Partners with Daring for New Plant-Based Chicken Salad Wrap

Juice Press, a juice bar chain with over 80 locations across the US, has partnered with plant chicken brand Daring for its new Plant-Based Chik’n Salad Wrap.  Protein lunch Containing 19 grams of protein, the menu item features Daring chicken, cashew cream and chickpeas served in a whole wheat wrap. Customers can find the wrap at most Juice Press locations in the New York Tri-State area.  2022 continues to be …


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Peer Reviewed Paper Proves Plant-Based Meat is Healthier and More Sustainable than Animal Products

Following a slew of biased articles in the mainstream press deeming meat alternatives as ultra-processed and unhealthy, a brand new peer-reviewed paper published just yesterday in the Future Foods journal finds that, in fact, plant-based meat is healthier and more sustainable than animal products. Speaking to vegconomist today, the paper’s author, Dr Chris Bryant of the University of Bath, said of the findings: “As well as favourable nutritional profiles, plant-based …


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Myprotein and Perfect Day Launch ‘Whey Forward’ Dairy-Identical Performance Protein Powder

Myprotein, the world’s leading online sports nutrition brand, has partnered with startup Perfect Day to launch Whey Forward – a “no-compromise” performance protein powder made with animal-free dairy. Developed with Perfect Day’s precision fermentation, Whey Forward is a ready-to-mix product that offers the same taste and nutrition as whey found in cow’s milk, but with no lactose and a significantly reduced environmental impact. With 20 grams of protein per serving, …


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Over Half of Parents Want to See Their Children Eat More Plant Proteins

A survey conducted by baby food company Gerber has found that 55% of new parents in the US want to see their children eat more plant proteins. Additionally, two-thirds of parents would like their infants to try new foods, but 55% said they found it difficult to come up with flavourful, nutritious meals. The child’s preferences, lack of knowledge about nutrition, and cost were cited as the main challenges. A …


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Global Market for Nooch to Soar to Almost $1Billion

Nutritional yeast, known colloquially as nooch, has reached a global market size of  $428.1 million according to a new report, and is set to more than double in the next ten years, reaching almost a billion, at US$999.5 million. Nutritional yeast, an inactivated yeast usually made from saccharomyces cerevisiae, has been widely used by vegans as a cheese replacement, for added umami flavour or use in sauces. Nooch offers several …


Nowadays Chicken nuggets

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Nowadays’ Clean-Label Nuggets Make Retail Debut at Whole Foods Market

Nowadays, a health-focused plant-based meat brand, announces its best-selling nuggets are now available in retail for the first time. Whole Foods stores in the US Southern Pacific region will now carry the brand, with more retailers and locations being added later this year.  “Unparalleled nutrition” According to Nowadays, its “wholesome” simple-ingredient nuggets are the most nutritious on the market, compared to both plant-based and conventional brands. Made with seven ingredients, …


Dream Pops Chocolate Bites

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Dream Pops Enters $52.6B Confections Market with Launch of “Indulgent” Dream Pops Crunch

Frozen novelty pioneer Dream Pops announces its first shelf-stable offering, Dream Pops Crunch, is debuting DTC on the brand’s website on Friday, July 15th. Available in six flavors, the chocolate-coated, plant-based confections will also launch through Amazon and select retailers in September, before a larger-scale rollout to 2,000 retail stores in 2022.  Known for its low-calorie, better-for-you ice creams, Dream Pops says it seeks to become a category leader and …



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Lallemand Receives Authorization For Non-Animal Vitamin D Yeast in the EU

Lallemand Bio-Ingredients, a yeast specialist based in Canada, announces that the EU Regulation authorizing the use of its Lalmin® non-animal vitamin D yeast in 22, consolidated, new food categories, has now been published. Vitamin D is vital for human health; it is obtained by sunlight and some foods, and supplements are recommended for those in countries with less sunshine. Many vitamin D products come from animal sources including eggs and …


Abbot's Butcher Chopped Chicken

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Abbot’s Butcher Partners with Chicago’s Protein Bar & Kitchen to Trial Plant-Based Chicken

Premium plant-based meat brand Abbot’s Butcher announces a new partnership with Protein Bar and Kitchen, a healthy fast-casual chain based in Chicago. Beginning July 6, Protein and Bar will feature Abbot’s Butcher Chopped Chick’n in its Vegan Goddess Salad Vegan Egg Roll Bowl as a limited-time trial at its Lincoln Park location. During the trial, which runs through July, customers can also order the Chopped Chick’n as a protein choice …


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California Passes Landmark Bill Investing Millions in Alt Protein and Plant-Based School Lunches

This week, the California state legislature adopted a $308B budget that, for the first time, allocates public funding for alternative protein research while expanding plant-based school meals.  Supporting robust research Under Section 190, a new provision states that $5M will be directed to support the research and development of plant-based and cultivated meats, reports The Spoon. The funds will be allocated to three public universities: UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC …


PlantX Falafel Salad

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Canada’s PlantX Launches XMeal Plant-Based Meal Delivery in US

E-commerce platform PlantX announces the expansion of its XMeals delivery service to the US. Under the new domain, customers can learn more about the service and easily order premium plant-based meals and meal plans.  First launched in 2021, XMeals offers both subscription-based and one-time purchase options via an interactive navigation system. Subscribers can order weekly or monthly deliveries of high-quality meals developed by executive chefs, trainers and nutritionists. The …


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PlantBaby Secures $4M to “Create Positive Change for Children’s Health”

PlantBaby, a company producing innovative children’s nutrition products, announces it has raised $4M in seed funding from a lineup of investors including Big Idea Ventures, The Fund LA, and actress Daniella Monet, among others.  First organic kids’ milk  PlantBaby is developing a portfolio of products to support the nutritional journey from infancy to adulthood. The brand’s debut offering, Kiki Milk, was launched as the first organic plant-based milk designed specifically …




Gal Gadot’s GOODLES Mac and Cheese Launches First Dairy-Free Flavor

GOODLES, a healthier mac and cheese brand co-created by Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot, is releasing its first plant-based flavor, Vegan is Believin’. Available online starting June 28, the new product features a lineup of 21 plant-based nutrients extracted from ingredients like chickpeas, mushrooms and kale, reports VegNews.  Flavor and nutrition Gadot co-launched GOODLES in 2021 to innovate conventional mac and cheese products with healthier ingredients. The upcoming Vegan …