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World's Top Chocolate Supplier Shifts Focus to Dairy-Free
Europe's Barry Callebaut—the brand that discovered ruby chocolate last year—has big plans to respond to consumer demand for cruelty-free chocolate.
Mena Suvari Has Vegan Epiphany at Moby's Restaurant
The newly vegan actress felt like an "a**hole" for bringing a leather handbag to Little Pine and has since veganized her closet.
Pittsburgh Gets Its First Vegan Ice Cream Shop
Vegan cone and cake shop Sugar Spell Scoops will sell cashew-based scoops and whimsical unicorn cakes in the Sharpsburg borough in June.
Meat Company Finds Americans Are Afraid of Hot Dogs
Meat brand Applegate finds that 47 percent of consumers are scared to discover the ingredients in hot dogs, while 24 percent of millennials never purchase them.
Missouri Passes Bill Limiting Meat Labels to Dead Animals
Those in opposition to the bill—which purports it is alleviating consumer confusion around plant-based products—believe its passing is wrongly motivated by eliminating meat-industry competition.
IKEA to Debut Vegan Hot Dog at Boston Music Festival
The furniture superstore's newest plant-based food option will make its first appearance at music festival Boston Calling this weekend before expanding to IKEA locations nationwide this fall.
Impossible Burger is Now Certified Kosher
The Orthodox Union deemed the plant-based patty kosher, broadening Impossible Burger's customer base to include those with religious dietary restrictions.
Oat-Based Milk Brand Launches Vegan Ice Cream Line
Swedish vegan milk brand Oatly debuts five flavors of oat-based ice cream.
Beyond Meat to Debut Beyond Breakfast Sausages
The company behind the Beyond Burger will debut plant-based breakfast patties this fall.
World's First Vegan Chicken Shop Opens Convenience Store
London's Temple of Seitan opened café and convenience store Temple Goods in Hackney Downs Studios, where an all-vegan market takes place every Saturday.
Vegan Coffee Shop Thrives in "Steak Country"
Amateur Coffee's vegan drinks, milks, and waffles are luring curious customers in meat-centric Omaha, Nebraska.
Vegan French Macaron Shop Opens in New Orleans
New dessert shop Mac and Moon sells "Karmacarons," rolled vegan ice cream, chocolate-covered strawberries, and fresh fruit tarts.
Kroger Launches Vegan Recipe Contest
Food Network chef Ellie Krieger will choose the winning recipe, and prizes include $1,000 cash, a Vitamix, and more.
Vegan Shoe Brand MINK Sells 10,000 Pairs in 2018
Sales of the brand's vegan Louboutin-style shoes increased dramatically since 2006, and it now caters to celebrity clients such as Miley Cyrus.
Global Pizza Chain Adds Vegan Cheese to US Locations
International pizza chain Piola now features Follow Your Heart's vegan cheese at 10 locations across Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Utah Mayor Goes Vegan to Set Example for Citizens
Park City Mayor Andy Beerman will not consume animal products for 10 days—and possibly beyond—to show city residents that plant-based eating is easy.
UK Makeup Guru Says Vegan is "The Right Thing to Do"
Jessica Rose urges makeup artists to use only vegan products to avoid supporting animal exploitation for vanity's sake.
Karlie Kloss Touts Beyond Burger as the Future of Meat
The Victoria's Secret supermodel—and founder of female empowerment brand Kode with Klossy—visits Beyond Meat's California production facility and chats with Top Chef winner Brooke Williamson about the revolutionary plant-based patty.
NY Fireman Credits Veganism for Helping Him Save Lives
Firefighter Kevin Duffy also completed the Ironman triathlon one hour faster after adopting a plant-based diet.
Researchers Uncover Plant-Based B12 Breakthrough
University of Kent researchers find that animals absolutely not necessary to the production of the essential vitamin which is readily produced by common garden cress.
Comfort Food Eatery Greedi Vegan Opens in Brooklyn
The new restaurant caters to greedy vegans with Southern-inspired fried chicken bowls, nachos, meatball sliders, crab cakes, tacos, and berry-topped pancakes.
Designers Create Vegan Leather from Coconut Water
New startup Made from Malai developed a compostable vegan leather from bacterial cellulose found in discarded coconut water.
Three-Story Vegan Complex to Open in UK
Erpingham House in Norwich will feature plant-based dishes and drinks served in its restaurant, café, and bar.
Amazon Names "Meat-Free" Top Summer Grilling Trend
The online retailer's "Smile It's Summer" trend report finds that AmazonFresh shoppers are increasingly buying vegan burgers, cheese, and sausages for summer barbecues.
Vegan Beer Industry to Expand Due to Millennial Demand
Market research suggests that brewers will follow Guinness' lead to capitalize on the growing demand for vegan beer.
Vegan Game Now Available for Free on Nintendo Switch
The new animal-liberation game pits warrior kittens against animal abusers in the food and entertainment industries.
White Castle Gives Out Free Vegan Sliders
This year's National Slider Day celebration will include Impossible Sliders—which are available for free today at 400 participating locations.
Mexico-Based Vegan Taqueria Opens First US Shop
Charly's Vegan Tacos—a popular tourist destination in Tulum—will expand to the States with a Miami location this summer.
Vegan Steak Launches at 400 UK Grocery Stores
Dutch brand Vivera will debut its plant-based steak at Tesco locations across England, before expanding to the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Italy.
Vegan Malk Coffee Bar Opens in Texas
Houston-based vegan milk brand Malk Organics partnered with Greenway Coffee Company to open a café serving hazelnut-maple pecan lattes, superfood smoothies, and more.
5 Ingenious Vegan Ways to Eat Chocolate Chips
In honor of National Chocolate Chip Day, here are five new ways to eat the beloved chip—at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
CVS Health Fundraiser Features its First Vegan Vendor
The 20th annual CVS Health Charity Classic Crave RI food festival will treat guests to Mexican-inspired vegan food courtesy of local brand Vurrito.
Global Tofu Industry to Reach $24 Billion by 2022
Demand for the plant-based protein is predicted to soar as global diets shift away from meat.
Israeli Inventors Create 3D-Printed Veggie Burgers
A group of scientists have developed a machine that will print and cook vegan burgers in three minutes with the aim of replacing environmentally damaging animal-meat production.
Kat Von D Will Raise Her Baby Vegan
The pregnant vegan beauty mogul assured fans that her baby boy will be an animal activist.
Dairy Giant Dean Foods Looks to Flax Milk for Profits
The largest dairy company in the United States drops dozens of milk suppliers this month and considers increasing its investment in flax-based vegan brand Good Karma Foods.
Cultured Meat Industry to Be Worth $20 Million by 2027
Research firm Markets and Markets releases its prediction about the burgeoning industry set to disrupt animal agriculture once it debuts.
UK Chain Creates Vegan Baileys Almande Doughnut
Sweets shop Doughnut Time recently launched several limited-edition vegan treats: a doughnut made with Baileys Almande glaze and a "freakshake" featuring the almond milk-based liqueur.
IKEA's Vegan Hot Dogs to Launch in US by 2019
The furniture chain's newest plant-based menu item received a 95-percent consumer approval rating during a trial run in one Swedish IKEA location.
Starbucks Chairman Says Vegan Food is Huge Opportunity
During a food conference, Howard Schultz stressed the importance of meeting consumer demand for plant-based options.
Miley Cyrus Stands Up for Vegan Fashion at Met Gala
The vegan musician used her red-carpet platform at the fashion-forward event to promote veganism.
7 Best Places for Vegan Frozen Yogurt
That swirly tang of frozen goodness whispers our name as the warm summer days approach.
Taco Bell Debuts Vegan Chips in Iconic Hot Sauce Flavors
The chain's popular hot-sauce packets are now available in chip form.
Beyond Burger Will Expand to Six Continents by Summer
Vegan brand Beyond Meat will expand the distribution of its popular plant-based patty to more than 50 countries.
Adjacent Vegan Sushi and Dim Sum Eateries Open in NYC
Vegan restaurateur Ravi DeRossi will open new restaurant concept Fire & Water—a plant-based sushi bar that shares a glass wall with a dim sum eatery—on the same city block as his vegan tapas spot Ladybird.
Dairy Company Ditches 11 Milk Suppliers in Wisconsin
International brand Arla Foods cut ties with dairy producers due to overproduction of milk and increased market volatility amid shifting consumer habits.
Stumptown Coffee Founder Goes Vegan
Coffee entrepreneur Duane Sorenson eschewed animal products, is drinking juice instead of alcohol, and works as the lead barista at forthcoming Portland-based eatery Holiday—a mostly vegan restaurant he formerly operated as meat-centric pizzeria Roman Candle.
Chloe Coscarelli Helps Peapod Create Vegan Meal Kit
Online grocery shoppers can now make General Tso?s Tofu at home from a meal kit created exclusively for Peapod by the acclaimed vegan chef.
Chain Debuts Vegan Jolly Rancher Frozen Yogurt
Frozen-yogurt chain Orange Leaf added dairy-free Green Apple and Blue Raspberry—Jolly Rancher's top-selling classic flavors—to its 200 locations this week.
Pizza Hut Australia Adds Vegan Cheese
The international pizza chain is testing vegan cheese at two locations to compete with Domino's plant-based pizzas.

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