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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.
50 Crocodiles Saved from Slaughter at London Airport
Crates crammed with crocodiles shipped from Malaysia to the UK for slaughter were discovered by Heathrow airport officials.
Indie Rock Band Speedy Ortiz Embarks on Vegan Tour of US
Eateries around the country created specialty vegan menu items inspired by the band—fronted by longtime vegan Sadie Dupuis—and will donate proceeds to charities that support food justice, prison reform, and education.
Vegan "Ahimi" Tuna Expands to 40 Whole Foods Stores
The innovative tomato-based tuna by vegan brand Ocean Hugger Foods will now be available in the sushi case of Whole Foods Markets in 10 states.
New Vegan Baileys Alternative to Debut This Year
Vegan brand Besos de Oro Founder Peter Smith spent two years in Spain developing his signature beverage—a vegan Baileys-style liqueur that blends Spanish brandy and tiger nut milk-based horchata.
Miley Cyrus Unveils 38-Piece Vegan Converse Collection
The vegan musician announced the release of her highly anticipated Converse line of vegan shoes and apparel—which she designed "right down to the super cute shoelaces."
Vegan Prince Selected as Royal Wedding Photographer
Celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski—a Polish prince and proud vegan—will photograph Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on May 19.
Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops Sell Vegan Ice Cream Cakes
The iconic ice cream brand now makes a variety of vegan cakes—layered with ice cream from its nine-flavor almond milk-based line, vegan chocolate cookie crumbles, and vegan-certified frosting.
Tyson Leads $2 Million Investment in Cultured-Meat Brand
The world's largest meat producer continues to diversify its portfolio—which already includes vegan brand Beyond Meat—by investing in slaughter-free startup Future Meat Technologies.
Startup Develops Method to Grow Slaughter-Free Steak
Israel-based Aleph Farms developed technology to 3D-print clean meat into shapes that mimic its animal counterparts.
TripAdvisor Revises Stance Against Animal Exploitation
The travel company clarifies its position on banning ticket sales to attractions where animals are exploited for entertainment.
Vegan Big Mac Returns to Glasgow's Durty Burger Club
Scottish chef Danny McLaren's popular "V Mac" burger—which stirred a social media craze last year—will be available on May 25.
LA Mexican Cart Debuts Vegan Street Meat in Stores
Cena Vegan's plant-based Carne Asada, Barbacoa, Al Pastor, and Pollo Asado will debut at Follow Your Heart Café and Organix just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

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