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Race to Save the Ocean: Fish-Free Seafood Companies Raise $116 Million in Last Six Months

In the first half of 2021, alternative seafood companies raised $116 million in investment capital, according to the first-ever State of the Industry Report by non-profit think tank Good Food Institute (GFI). According to the report—which explores the global alternative seafood industry’s commer…

Fatburger’s CEO on the Future of Vegan Fast Food

Since the mid-2010s, every year seems to be “The Year of the Vegan.” Not only are plant-based brands innovating new products at lightning speed, non-vegan companies are picking up on these items and integrating them into the mainstream food conversation. No doubt, there is room for improvement…

Vegan Korean Kkwabaegi (Twisted Sugar Doughnuts)

Kick off a slow weekend morning with a batch of these hot-from-the-fryer, cinnamon sugar-dusted doughnuts from The Korean Vegan cookbook.  What you need: 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast 2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup sugar, divided 1 cup soy milk, warmed to between 100 to 110 degrees 3 cups bread flour …

Vegan Korean-Style Suppli (Fried Rice Balls)

A veganized version of the salty, cheesy, Korean-style egg omelette known as gyerranmari gets chopped and added to fried rice in this delicious, golden-brown, fried-to-perfection recipe from The Korean Vegan cookbook.  What you need: For the gyerranmari:  1 tablespoon olive oil ¾ cup liquid vegan…

Creamy Vegan Coconut Butterscotch Pudding with Pecan Pie Crumble Topping

Butterscotch’s toasty notes of caramelized sugar and molasses come through clearly in this recipe from the Little Pine cookbook. Pair with crunchy chocolate chip cookies or a chocolate drizzle for added sweetness.  What you need: For the pudding:  2½ cups coconut milk, divided 4½ teaspoons cor…

Miyoko’s Creamery Is Giving Away 1,000 Free Vegan Pizzas. Here Is Where to Get One.

From today and through October 24, Miyoko’s Creamery is giving away 1,000 free vegan pizzas in partnership with Northern California chain Pizza My Heart. At three locations (Palo Alto, Capitola, and Monterey), the chain will offer a free Vegan Big Sur pizza, which features Miyoko’s Liquid Vegan…

Vegan JUST Egg Is on a Roll: Expands to Europe, Canada, and Costco

Vegan egg alternative JUST Egg is about to be available in many more parts of the world. JUST Egg has been available throughout the United States since 2019 and has expanded to nearly every major market, most recently South Africa and South Korea. However, JUST Egg has not yet been available in Euro…

Crispy Herb-Roasted Maitake Vegan Crostini with Walnut Pesto Aioli

Use the pesto aioli in this recipe from the Little Pine cookbook to jazz up sandwiches, vegetable spreads, and burgers. Make extra of the herb-roasted mushrooms for sprinkling over salads or layering in sandwiches. What you need: For the pesto aioli:  ¼ cup walnut pieces 2 garlic cloves, peeled ½…

The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Nut Butters

It’s easy to catch a vegan eating spoonfuls of some sort of nut butter for breakfast (don’t judge!)—it’s tasty and full of nutrients our bodies crave. But what’s the difference between the standard peanut spread, the harder-to-find cashew, and everything in between? VN breaks it down for y…

Get Ready, Los Angeles: Tabitha Brown Is About to Open Her First Restaurant

Vegan TikTok star Tabitha Brown is opening her first plant-based restaurant. The actress, social media influencer, and bestselling author is bringing Chicago-based Kale My Name—a vegan restaurant and bar—to Los Angeles county. While an opening date has yet to be announced, Kale My Name will open…

Oat Milk Brand Oatly’s New Clothing Line Is a Protest of Fast Fashion

Swedish brand Oatly—known best for its vegan oat milk—is getting into sustainable fashion with the launch of its first line of upcycled denim jackets. The one-of-a-kind vintage jackets are painted by 10 female artists with messages that invoke Oatly’s bold Post-Milk Generation campaigns with s…

258 McDonald’s Now Serve the McPlant Plus Everything Else You Need to Know

Two years after the first vegan beef burger was introduced to the public on a nationwide scale (thank you, Burger King), McDonald’s has finally launched a plant-based burger of its own thanks to a partnership with vegan brand Beyond Meat. The American-born chain says that it’s been working on th…

10 Vegan Nacho Recipes That Will Make You Forget About Taco Tuesday

Sometimes, it seems like tacos get all the glory. They even have a day devoted to them every week. However, today, we’re celebrating International Day of the Nacho with 10 vegan recipes that are crunchy, gooey, and shareable. Invented in 1943 by a man named Ignacio Anaya, nachos are a no-stress di…

Billie Eilish Launches Her First Perfume. And Of Course It’s Vegan

This fall, Grammy-award winning vegan artist Billie Eilish will launch her first perfume: Eilish. The 19-year-old singer was closely involved with crafting the perfume, providing insight on bottle design, marketing campaign, and scent notes. The fragrance features a warm, musky, and woodsy base acce…

Panera Aims to Be Climate Positive by 2050. Will Vegan Food Play a Role?

Today, fast-casual chain Panera Bread announced its goal to become climate positive by 2050—a first among its competing chains. While others are looking to get to neutral, Panera is aiming to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits and is committing to several initiatives to help it g…

Snoop Dogg Isn’t Vegan But He May Just Be the Reason You Are

A certain American rap legend-turned-plant-based-ambassador is having a very big birthday this year. Snoop Dogg turns 50 on October 20, and we’re expecting him to celebrate with a Beyond Meat grill out and a fabulous cake made from his bestie Martha Stewart. The famed ‘90s rap icon has continued…

Vegan Buffalo Roasted Chickpea Kale Salad

Add toasted pumpkin seeds or crunchy croutons to this delicious kale salad from the Orchids + Sweet Tea: Plant-Forward Recipes with Jamaican Flavor & Southern Charm cookbook for added crunch.  What you need: 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 cup cherr…

The Essential Vegan Guide to Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s has become a cult-favorite grocery chain for a reason. From constantly keeping its customers on their toes with new product launches to making a firm commitment to reducing its plastic usage for the benefit of the environment, this chain knows how to stay ahead of the trend. Here is y…

San Francisco’s Greek Chain Souvla Is First in the Country to Serve Vegan Lamb

Starting October 20, vegan lamb will be available at all four locations of Souvla, a beloved San Francisco Bay Area Greek restaurant. Made by local startup Black Sheep Foods (BSF), the vegan lamb will be added as a fifth protein option next to existing lamb, pork, chicken, and roasted white sweet po…

Tara Reid Is Latest Star to Embrace Vegan Cactus Leather with New Bag

Actress Tara Reid—known for her starring roles in American Pie and Sharknado—is the latest celebrity to use vegan cactus leather. The 45-year-old actress just released the Kura Bag, a handbag she created in partnership with Vietnamese designer Michael Kuluva. The vegan Kura Bag is crafted to hav…

Jack in the Box Tests Its First Plant-Based Beef Burgers in Phoenix

Jack in the Box is the latest fast-food chain to get into plant-based beef with its test of the Impossible Burger at participating Phoenix area locations (where it operates 50 outposts) for a limited time. Starting now and until December 12, 2021, Jack in the Box will offer the Impossible Burger—t…

Why This Startup Is Making Vegan Pecan Milk That Tastes Like Nuts Not Dairy

New vegan milk THIS PKN made its debut earlier this month and it takes just like … nuts. The new milk is made from pecans and while it can be used instead of cow’s milk in every way, its taste is reminiscent of pecan pie and praline. Developed by creatively named and female-led company Lifestock…

Veganz Helped Germans Go Vegan for 10 Years. Now, the Grocery Chain Is Going Public.

Germany-based vegan company Veganz is getting ready to go public. In 2011, Veganz opened its flagship location in the Prenzlauer Berg region of Berlin, Germany as Europe’s first vegan supermarket. The company has since expanded to three supermarket locations and produces a variety of its own brand…

The 5 Healthiest Cooking Oils for Vegan Diets

Today, oils are among the most controversial health topics, partially because there are many opinions regarding which oils are good for us and which we should avoid. Amid this confusion is the need to choose the best oils for your diet, especially if you’re vegan. If you’ve felt this confusion…

Trick or Treat Yourself: These Vegan Halloween Goodies Ship Nationwide

This Halloween looks a lot different than last year, and this time, that’s a positive thing. Halloween 2021 will be a little less frightening—only scary in the sense of fictitious monsters and well-intentioned haunts. While we welcome the return of some normalcy, there is one impromptu tradition…

These 8 Vegan Halloween Recipes Are So Good They’re Spooky!

The past two years have been creepy, spooky, and altogether scary, but this gives us all the more reason to celebrate this morbidly spirited time of year. And what better way to enjoy the spooky season than with delicious vegan food? Here are eight otherworldly recipes to help make Halloween as bewi…

The Ultimate Vegan California Road Trip

If wanderlust flows through your vegan veins, the ultimate California road trip is likely at the top of your bucket list. This itinerary takes you from San Diego to San Francisco, crunching on purple taquitos in Costa Mesa, digging into a popcorn-topped mac and cheese in Santa Barbara, and holding o…

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Spice Chai Lattes

Warm up your mornings with this homemade pumpkin spice chai latte from the One Green Planet’s Fall: Plant-Based Recipes to Celebrate Harvest Season cookbook. Add a shot (or two) of espresso for an extra caffeine kick.  What you need: 2 chai tea bags 2 cups plain, unsweetened vegan milk 6 tablespo…

The 8 Best Vegan Hydrating Skincare Products

As the seasons change and the excitement for pumpkin patches, transforming colors of the leaves, and apple cider oat milk lattes arise, we also need to shift our focus to our skin.  The harsh winds and wavering temperatures all lead to one thing: dry, flaky, irritated skin that can’t be quenched…

Another Study Links Plant-Based Diet to Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk

Greater overall consumption of plant-based foods is associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer in men under the age of 65, according to a new study published in scientific, peer-reviewed publication Journal of Urology. The prospective study followed 47,243 men for up to 28 years. Plant-based di…

The USDA Just Made Its First Investment in Lab-Grown Meat

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) just made its first investment in the lab-grown meat industry. The government agency will award $10 million over the course of five years to Tufts University to establish the National Institute for Cellular Agriculture, a flagship American cultivate…

Taco Bell Expands Vegan Beef to 95 Detroit Locations

From now until early November (or while supplies last), fast-food giant Taco Bell will offer vegan beef at 95 locations in the Detroit area. The new vegan meat—technically called “boldly seasoned plant-based protein”—is available as a swap for animal-based beef at no extra charge. The new pl…

The Meatless McDonald’s McPlant Burger Is Finally Coming to America

On November 3, McDonald’s will launch its first meatless burger, the McPlant, at select locations across the United States. The McPlant burger features a plant-based patty made from peas, potatoes, and rice that comes topped with tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and…

Valrhona’s First Vegan Milk Chocolate Is Here to Improve Restaurant Dessert Menus

French chocolate giant Valrhona recently launched Amatika 46 percent, its first vegan milk chocolate. Certified vegan by The Vegetarian Association Of France, the new chocolate is made from single-origin Madagascar cocoa and features primary notes of cocoa, secondary notes of creamy grains, and fini…

There’s Now a Miyoko’s Creamery … Vegan Ice Cream. Here’s Where to Get it.

Vegan cheese brand Miyoko’s Creamery has partnered with Seattle-based vegan ice cream shop Frankie & Jo’s to create Miyoko’s Butter Toffee & Chocolate ice cream flavor. The seasonal offering features a creamy caramel base with bite-sized butter toffee bars that are made with Miyoko’s culture…

Follow Your Heart Is the First to Launch Vegan Bleu Cheese Crumbles

Iconic vegan brand Follow Your Heart (FYH) has added three first-of-its-kind vegan cheeses to its product lineup. The brand has introduced Bleu Cheese Style Dairy-Free Crumbles that are creamy and crumbly, just like the traditional dairy version, and can be used in salads, tarts, and crostini. The c…

Vegan Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake with Toasted Meringue & Fudge Sauce

Fluffy, marshmallow-like toasted meringue atop this decadent cheesecake in a sweet, brown sugar graham cracker crust makes for one truly show stopping dessert. This recipe from the Little Pine cookbook looks super fancy, but relies on pantry staple ingredients.  What you need: For the Gluten-Free G…

My Favorite 3-Ingredient Avocado Face Mask for an Instant Pick-Me-Up

I’ve been making my own face masks for ages. I’m not sure when it started, but it probably had something to do with suffering from acne breakouts for years. I was scared of all the preservatives and chemicals in store-bought masks making my skin worse. Fortunately, I found something that worked…

Why TikTok Star Tabitha Brown Never Loses Sight of Her Faith, Family, or Why She’s Vegan

Tabitha Brown wants you to have a good day, but if you don’t, she wants to make sure you don’t go messing up anyone else’s. This is just one of the many gone-viral catchphrases the influencer, actor, and new author has popularized on her lit-up social media channels, where millions of fans tun…

Volvo’s New Leather-Free Car Interior is Now Being Used to Create Matching Vegan Handbags

Swedish car company Volvo Cars and fashion designer Philip Lim just launched an innovative leather-free handbag. Through his Philip Lim 3.1 brand, Lim created the handbag to showcase Nordico, a vegan interior material slated to debut in the next generation of fully electric Volvo car models. Created…

Chef Matthew Kenney’s Newest Vegan Restaurant Is In the Maldives. Here’s What to Order.

Vegan chef and restaurateur Matthew Kenney has partnered with luxury resort One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives to launch vegan restaurant Botanica. The restaurant is one of seven existing dining outlets at the resort and is being transformed from a meat-centric eatery to a fully plant-based dining…

Rock Legend Bryan Adams Just Helped Launch a New Vegan Dairy Company

Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams has teamed up with Vancouver-based vegan dairy startup bettermoo(d) to help motivate change in the global food system, starting with dairy. The startup is currently working to develop a line of vegan dairy products that emulate the flavor and texture of traditional p…

World Famous Culinary School Le Cordon Bleu Launches Its First Vegan Pastry Course

On November 1, world-renowned culinary school Le Cordon Bleu will launch its first vegan pastry course. The Online Certificate in Plant-Based Pâtisserie course offers students education in baking basics, allergens, and substitutions. The 10-week course was designed and will be delivered by Le Cordo…

Vegan ‘Archer’ Star Amber Nash Dishes Out Her Favorite Atlanta Eats

Fans of the hit FX/FXX adult animated series Archer may not recognize Amber Nash’s face, but they’ll certainly recognize her voice. Nash has brought Pam Poovey’s character to life since 2009, contributing to the ensemble that has garnered two primetime Emmy Awards and a Critics Choice Televisi…

Is Vegan SPAM in the Works? Hormel’s New Partnership Focuses on Plant-Based Meat

Hormel Foods Corporation—known best for its canned meat product SPAM—is developing new plant-based meat alternatives. Under an exclusive partnership with food-technology company The Better Meat Co., Hormel’s venture company 199 Ventures will work to bring new plant-based meat products to the m…

Vegan TikTok Star Tabitha Brown Is Now a NYT Bestselling Author: “I Did It With No Expectation”

Vegan actress and influencer Tabitha Brown is now a New York Times bestselling author. Her new book, Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business), is the number one book in the Advice, How-to, and Miscellaneous category of the coveted list. Her first book, which was released on September 28, is fil…

Prince Charles Lowers Meat and Dairy Intake to Fight Climate Crisis

Prince Charles of Wales is an advocate of reducing the consumption of animal products to fight the climate crisis. During a recent interview with the BBC, Prince Charles discussed the environmental crisis and what people can do to live more sustainably. “The business of what we eat, of course, is…

Trick and Treat! 10 Vegan Halloween Candies Delivered to Your Door

Sure, there are vegan finds at Target and other grocers, but if you’re already getting your groceries and toilet paper delivered, might as well throw in a bag (or five) of vegan Halloween candy to avoid the mad dash come October 30 (or even the morning of Halloween itself). With these unique, swee…

Vegan Cashew Cream Autumn Risotto with Crispy Maitakes

What’s most surprising about this recipe from the Little Pine cookbook is its relative simplicity; it tastes like a ton of effort was needed, but it’s pretty simple. Add your favorite seasonal vegetables and herbs (try swapping the rosemary for sage) to put your own spin on this fall time recipe…

Vegan Cheese Options at Trader Joe’s Expand with Launch of Dairy-Free Feta

Grocery chain Trader Joe’s just increased its vegan cheese options with the launch of Vegan Feta Cheese Alternative. The new vegan cheese is made from coconut oil, potato starch, and potato protein. Trader Joe’s vegan feta comes in a block that is surrounded by brine—similar to traditional fet…


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