New York City-based vegan entrepreneur coalition VEGPRENEUR has announced its first comprehensive summit. Held online between October 3-4, the inaugural learning event will feature live panels, speakers, interactive workshops and networking, pitches from startups, and more. Featured speakers include Seth Tibbot of Tofurky, Miyoko Schinner of Mikoyo’s Creamery, Andrew Ive of Big Idea Ventures, Rachel Hugh of The Vurger Co, and more. The goal is to educate, inspire, and connect plant-based entrepreneurs with fellow business leaders, investors, and thought leaders to empower vegan business and push the movement forward. All are encouraged to attend—from aspiring local pop-ups to nationally recognized brands.
Koia—a low-sugar and high-protein vegan drink brand—debuts their new line, Koia Thrive. The ready-to-drink beverage will be available for purchase on August 10th, 2020. Koia Thrive, a line of oat milk adaptogen drinks, utilizes functional ingredients to reduce stress and regulate mood naturally.
Uncooked—an all-vegan and zero waste restaurant—opened its doors in Chicago’s Fulton Market District on July 6, 2020. The Black-owned, woman-owned, and family-owned restaurant was founded by Jeremy Jones, Kaitlyn Jones, and Carole Jones. Carole is the former chef and cofounder of Chicago Raw, a raw plant-based establishment in Chicago.
Impossible Burgers are now more accessible than ever, as the company just launched their plant-based patties at all 1,252 Publix locations in seven states. Since making its first retail debut at Gelson’s in 2019, Impossible Foods has also expanded burger sales to over 9,000 retail locations in all 50 states, including Farway, Wegmans, Kroger stores, Trader Joe’s and Walmart.
Wondering who’s behind the magic at some of your favorite Black-owned restaurants and dessert shops in NYC? While we normally spotlight the restaurants, we think the chefs who create our favorite plant-based dishes should also be celebrated, which is why we’ve highlighted seven Black vegan chefs whose food we love. And after reading their stories, you’ll want to try their tasty creations, too!
You’re on a road trip and feeling snackish. The banana riding shotgun isn’t looking too appetizing. You’re in the mood for something with a little more appeal. No shame in that—you might be vegan, but you’re human! You decide to pop into the nearest gas station for a fuel fill-up and a nosh. Of course you could check out the fresh fruit stand near the cashier, the roasted mixed nuts, or the crunchy pretzels in aisle 2, but you’re thinking something more exciting. We hear you! Check out our list of 13 tasty convenience store snacks you need for your next trip.
From shrimp to sausage links, to tuna and chicken, there’s a vegan substitute for quite literally everything, darling. And plant-based witchcraft cookery just keeps getting better and better, because now we gots da vegan eggs, y’all! Read on for our favorite egglicious dishes that taste like THE. REAL. THING.
There are situations in life when a La Croix just won’t do—socially distant celebrations, Tuesday night online trivia, and really stressful work afternoons when it’s close enough to five o’clock, just to name a few. These occasions call for something stronger. Thank goodness for canned alcohol. What sounds like a frat party beverage has evolved into a spa day splurge. We’re raising a can to salute these eight vegan-friendly cocktails, wines, and hard kombuchas that have raised our spirits during times of stress and celebration.
Refresh your hair routine with these vegan and cruelty-free products. Whether you just need a new bottle of shampoo and conditioner or are looking for fancy hair masks, scalp scrubs, or styling gels, these vegan companies offer a wide variety of products that are great for your locks and the planet!
Everyone needs a go-to chocolate cookie, so consider this your new one. Gooey and thick, this rich chocolate cookie is grain-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free—sweetened only with Just Date Syrup. It’s gonna be a ritual, starting tonight.
This uber creamy 20-minute vegan mac delivers the tang of sharp cheddar from a surprising source—sun-dried tomatoes! A few basil leaves add complexity to the flavors without making it taste “tomato basil-y.” I like to top it with hemp seeds for a little extra texture and nutrition, but that’s totally optional. Use chickpea or lentil pasta to make this mac ‘n cheez super healthy! Add a side of steamed green beans or broccoli for a complete meal.
LA-based Goodmylk Co. delivers frozen and powdered plant mylks straight to your door. Available in hemp, almond, and a new Almond Latte Creamer, these organic mylks can stay frozen up to a year and, once thawed, provide a rich, creamy, homemade taste without all the draining, straining, and hassle of making it yourself.
Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.
Anja is a pediatric dietitian by day and vegan foodie by night. She posts recipes, nutrition tips, and mediocre foodtography. Her New Year’s resolutions include building a virtual nutrition coaching business for vegan and veg-curious clients. Check out her blog at vegcentricdietitian.com.
Cayla is an event planner, copywriter, catering manager, and vegan foodie. If she’s not working, she’s probably catching one of her favorite composers in concert, riding her bike to the movies, watching a gorgeous sunset at the bluff in Long Beach, or convincing her girlfriend to go out to eat at another vegan restaurant ... again.
Vegan 4 years, Kayla Pasko is originally from Milwaukee, WI and graduated from St. John’s University in 2015 with a degree in communications. When she’s not scoping out trendy vegan spots in NYC you can find her reading, taking a yoga class, or shopping at Trader Joe’s.
Vegan 15 years, Tammie is a VegOut OG, with the team since its beginnings. Self-proclaimed super-woke wellness guru, she's an author, dreamer, and YouTube star wannabe. Her passion, aside from writing about #alltheveganfood, is helping individuals overcome personal barriers to happiness and success.
Tanya Flink is an Orange County journalist willing to run for vegan food. She's written for several plant-based publications, including VegNews, Organic Authority, EcoSalon, and LIVEKINDLY. She currently serves as the Content Manager for Switch4Good.