News

Popular Asian Fusion Chain Adds Expansive Vegan Menu

UK chain Wagamama has added a menu crafted especially for the cruelty-free crowd.

Popular United Kingdom-based chain Wagamama recently announced the debut of an expansive vegan food and drink menu at locations across the region. Wagamama developed the new Japanese-inspired menu—with input from vegan staff members—after noticing that many customers would remove animal-based ingredients from the dishes, changing the intended taste of the meal. Some of the new vegan menu items include Yasai gyoza (vegetable-filled dumplings), Yasai yaki soba (noodles with mushrooms, peppers, bean sprouts, and white and spring onions), Yasai pad Thai tofu, bean sprouts, leeks, chilli, and red onion), and Kare barosu ramen (udon noodles, silken tofu, and vegetables in a vegan broth)—with a vegan seitan-based katsu curry currently in development. Along with the menu launch, the chain added a “vegan portal” to its UK website where it posts all information related to its vegan offerings—including a call for customer feedback to help the company continue to develop more vegan dishes. Wagamama has several locations in the United States but a similar menu has yet to launch stateside.

More News

Beyoncé Debuts New Vegan Meal-Planning App

The 22 Days Nutrition program—which the singer co-owns with nutritionist Marco Borges—has launched a new meal-planning feature to make vegan food accessible to all.
Read More »

Costco Sells One Million Vegan Burgers in 60 Days

Don Lee Farms' organic plant-based burger exceeded sales expectations and will soon be available in restaurants and the brand's other partner stores.
Read More »

James Cameron Hopes Veganism Will Make Viagra Obsolete

The celebrated director discusses The Game Changers, a film that showcases the benefits—such as longer-lasting and more frequent erections—of a plant-based diet.
Read More »

German Brand Develops Vegan Mushroom Shoe Line

Mushroom leather is the latest alternative to animal leather.
Read More »

Casey Neistat: Impossible Slider Is "Beefier Than Beef"

During a taste-test in Brooklyn, the respected YouTube personality said the animal-based cheeseburger at White Castle tasted "like mush," while the new plant-based Impossible Slider tasted "like meat."
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 »