News

Gold Star Debuts First Meat-free Cincinnati-Style Chili

The city's classic dish—spaghetti topped with chili—goes meatless in time for Lent.

Ohio-based restaurant chain Gold Star Chili launched its first meatless Cincinnati-style at its 83 locations this week. Development chef Ryan Miller created the meat alternative using the company’s 13 signature spices combined with gluten- and soy-free pea protein. The new menu addition took Miller 22 test batches to create, and according to the chef, is now “perfect for vegetarians, vegans and anyone looking for a meat-free meal.” The meat-free chili can be used in place of meat on all of the menu items including sandwiches, salads, and chili fries. Vegan diners can request the chili be made without cheese and can add beans or onions (called a “4-way”) or beans and onions (called a “5-way”). The meatless chili will be on Gold Star’s menu until April 16. Demand for meat alternatives is skyrocketing—with the meatless meat market predicted to reach $5.2 billion by 2020. Restaurants across the country are adding meatless options to their permanent menus, including the recent addition of vegan Impossible Burger to Bareburger its 43 international locations.

More News

Massive Vegan Arts Festival Hits New York City

The weekend-long Compassion Arts Festival will feature poetry, theater, photography, and music that link the arts to veganism.
Read More »

Noodle-Cutting Ceremony Rings in New Era of Pasta

Veggie Noodle Co. will celebrate its expansive new spiralized noodle production facility with a pasta-tively good time.
Read More »

Scottish Politicians Back Nationwide Vegan Challenge

Members of Parliaments across political parties are supporting a motion that links climate change to animal agriculture and encourages Scots to adopt a plant-based diet.
Read More »

Kansas Residents Block Plans for Tyson Factory Farm

Tyson puts its $320 million chicken factory farm proposal on hold after thousands of locals protest.
Read More »

New Line of Vegan Pea Protein Milk Hits Shelves

North America's largest producer of baby carrots adds a new line of calcium-rich vegan milk.
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 »