News

Veggie Burgers Made a Breakthrough in 2016

Media outlet Grist traces this year's rapid evolution of plant-based burgers—from bean patties to bleeding burgers

A recent feature published in media outlet Grist explored the current state of plant-based burgers. Writer Nathaniel Johnson said that while meat-free burgers have been around for decades, 2016 marked the first time a convincing facsimile of meat—the Impossible Burger—was embraced by the general public. “For the first time,” Johnson writes, “you could go to a restaurant and eat something that had never been through a slaughterhouse but tasted enough like meat to fool the unsuspecting.” This year, Impossible Foods launched its burger that bleeds—thanks to plant-based component heme—at several restaurants including New York’s Momofuku Nishi, San Francisco-based Cockscomb and Les Jardiniere restaurants, and vegan eatery Crossroads in Los Angeles. Johnson believes the humble veggie burger has experienced a breakthrough, stating, “Someday we’ll look back at 2016 as the year we realized we might be perfectly happy to give up meat.”

More News

Ne-Yo Embraces New Vegan Diet

The musician says he can never go back to eating animal products after watching vegan documentary What the Health.
Read More »

Texas Vegan Bakery Wins $25,000 Grand Prize

Austin-based vegan bakery Skull & Cakebones takes top honors at the annual Quest for Texas Best competition hosted by supermarket chain H-E-B Grocery Co.
Read More »

Vegan Cupcake Decorating Studio Opens in Miami

At the new Bunnie Cakes Studio, vegan-treats fanatics can have a hands-on experience decorating cakes, cupcakes, piñatas, and more.
Read More »

USC Gets New "Hogwarts" Vegan Dining Station

Students at the prestigious University of Southern California can now visit an 8,000-square-foot dining hall where chef-created vegan dishes await.
Read More »

Jon Bon Jovi Removes Leather from His Clothing Line

In a move that's bigger than '80s rocker hair, the musician's denim company Hart N Dagger will replace leather tags with vegan materials.
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 »