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This Week in Vegan News: Babybel Plant-Based White Cheddar, Vegan Milkshakes at Shake Shack, and More

What a week for vegan dairy lovers! Check out the roundup below for a recap of the week's top stories.

Shake Shack and Babybel

Courtesy of Shake Shack/Babybel

What a week for vegan dairy lovers! Check out the roundup below for a recap of the week's top stories.

Oatly Caffè Latte Cans Now Available on Swiss International Air Lines

Getting caffeinated in the air just got easier! Oatly has partnered with Swiss International Air Lines to bring canned caffè lattes to in-flight passengers. The vegan canned lattes are made with organic oat milk and organic coffee extract. This is Oatly’s first global airline collaboration and just one step in the brand’s global expansion journey to make plant-based foods accessible to everyone.

Oatly can

Courtesy of Oatly

Babybel Launches Second Plant-Based Flavor of Iconic Cheese Wheels

This month, Babybel is rolling out the newest addition to its plant-based lineup: vegan white cheddar cheese wheels. Like the plant-based Mozzarella cheese wheels released last year, the Babybel Plant-Based White Cheddar will be marked by green wax instead of the traditional red wax, making it easy to distinguish between plant-based and dairy versions at the grocery store. The plant-based cheese wheels will be available nationwide at select retailers.

Babybel Plant-Based White Cheddar package

Courtesy of Babybel

Oatly Partners with Minor League Baseball to Bring Vegan Concession Snacks to More Than 50 Stadiums

A vegan ice cream bar under the lights? Sign us up! Oatly’s delicious vegan ice cream bars are now available at more than 50 Minor League Baseball stadiums across North America. In addition, Oatly will offer product sampling at some games, and all 120 MiLB stadiums will feature Oatly branding. This marks the first time in United States history that a plant-based brand has sponsored a sports league.

Oatly stacked on baseball field

Courtesy of Oatly

Vegandale Heads to Chicago Next Month with Headliner Rick Ross

Vegandale—one of the fastest growing vegan festivals in the country—will be hitting Grant Park in Chicago on June 10. The festival will be headlined by Grammy-nominated rapper Rick Ross and will feature more than 120 vendors from around the world. Festival goers can expect free samples, live music, and art installations, as well as a vegan marketplace, vegan craft beer and wine, and all the vegan food you could hope for!

Person holding vegan hot dogs from Vegandale

Courtesy of Vegandale

Plant-Based Juice Bar and Cafe Opens in Manhattan

goodsugar is an organic juice bar and vegan cafe from Juice Press founder Marcus Antebi. The new flagship location of goodsugar offers organic juices and smoothies, house-made soups and salads, and fresh baked goods. goodsugar is also keeping the planet in mind by using plastic-free packaging for all of its products. goodsugar is open now at 1186 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10021.

goodsugar exterior view

Courtesy of goodsugar

Vegan Milkshakes Hit Shake Shack Menus Nationwide

Starting today, May 5, all Shake Shack locations across the US will be offering two new vegan desserts! The Non-Dairy Chocolate Shake and the Non-Dairy Chocolate Frozen Custard are the brand’s first vegan desserts. Both are made in collaboration with NotCo, a start-up using AI to make delicious plant-based versions of milk, meat, and ice cream. Customers can order the vegan desserts in-store or on the Shake Shack app.

Shake Shack

Courtesy of Shake Shack

Cayla White


Cayla has been writing for VegOut since 2020 and has been plugged into the LA vegan food scene since Veggie Grill was pretty much the only vegan restaurant in the city. Aside from writing articles, Cayla enjoys embracing their inner 85-year-old by listening to classical music, making playlists for their friends, and staying active through swimming, hiking, cycling, and yoga. In their free time, Cayla likes writing poetry, learning about outdoor survival and alternative lifestyles, and is always searching for the best loaf of sourdough bread.

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