News

Vegan Bakery Opens in Chicago

The South Shore neighborhood will be buzzing with Betty Bot's chickpea-based flatbreads, activated charcoal-infused lemonades, and dairy-free smoothies made with pumpkin-seed milk.

New vegan bakery Betty Bot opened today in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. The brainchild of local vegan baker Betty Alper, who has been selling her plant-based baked goods to 15 area retailers and farmers’ markets for six years. “I think vegan food, whatever neighborhood it’s in, is a destination point,” Alper said. “The people who want it will check it out wherever it is.” Betty Bot features a menu of both indulgent and cleansing items such as hamentashen, smoothies made with pumpkin-seed milk, cupcakes, chickpea-based flatbreads with vegan cheese spreads, and a selection of gluten-free baked toasts. Fellow vegan bakery Pie Pie My Darling is looking for a new space to open in the Chicago area in the coming months.

More News

Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Vegan Brand Beyond Meat

The mega-celebrity puts his money where his mouth is in an effort to advance the future of plant-based meat.
Read More »

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving Adopts Plant-Based Diet

The professional basketball player reveals he is moving away from animal products this season to fuel his performance.
Read More »

Lack of Vegan Menus Top Complaint at UK Hotels

Independent hotel review company The Good Hotel Guide found that lack of vegan options is a top gripe among hotel guests.
Read More »

Vegan Makeup Brand for POC Raises $1 Million

Mented founders Amanda Johnson and KJ Miller became the 15th and 16th African-American women to raise that much in capital funding.
Read More »

Natalie Portman Urges Award Show Attendees to Go Vegan

The vegan actress delivered a moving award-acceptance speech urging everyone to consider a plant-based diet.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »