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New York City Plays Host to 3rd Annual Vegan Festival

The all-vegan event to feature renowned speakers, chefs, fitness camps, and a marketplace.

On August 9 and 10, New York City plays host to the all-vegan festival, The Seed. Attendees will be able enjoy food from New York’s top vegan restaurants, take cooking classes with renowned chefs, hear from prominent speakers and athletes, participate in fitness classes, and shop at a cruelty-free marketplace. Held at 82Mercer in SOHO, speakers include author Will Tuttle, ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, Farm Sanctuary co-founder Gene Baur, pastry chef Fran Costigan, and Vegan Iron Chef winner Jay Astafa. A VIP reception benefitting Farm Sanctuary will be held Saturday night with cocktails, presenters, and a charity auction.

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IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
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Rooney Mara Launches Luxury Vegan Fashion Line

New fashion brand Hiraeth includes faux-leather pants, velvet garments, and combat boots—all made ethically in Los Angeles.
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NYC Meat Emporium Now Serves Vegan Beyond Sausage

Sausage bar Schaller's Stube—an offshoot of 80-year-old meat company Schaller & Weber—has added three vegan hot dog options to its menu.
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Vegan Truffles Beat 141 Brands in Blind Taste Test

Chocolates made by United Kingdom brand Booja-Booja received top honors in Good Housekeeping's annual Easter Egg Taste Test.
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POC-Owned Vegan Lipstick Brand Debuts at Target

Vegan Bawse Lady red lipstick, and other hues aimed at women of all skin tones, will be available at 100 Target stores by May.
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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.

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