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World’s First 100% Vegan Empanada Shop To Open In Chicago This Spring

3 Mins Read Chicago is set to welcome what is billed as the world’s first 100% vegan empanada shop in the coming weeks, in yet another step up when it comes to diversity in plant-based dining. Created by husband and wife duo Daniel Briceno and Daniela Crespo, Fons will soon be opening doors as their first brick-and-mortar concept […]

Italy’s Flower Burger Is Now Serving Its Vegan Rainbow Burgers In The U.K.

3 Mins Read Flower Burger, the Italian plant-based chain famous for its rainbow coloured burgers, has entered the U.K. market for the first time, opening up a branch in the heart of London. The restaurant will serve the chain’s iconic colourful burgers, as well as sides and desserts that are all 100% vegan and made with natural plant-based […]

Diverse Crop Indian Plant-Based Protein Startup Proeon Lands Spot On Global Food Tech Accelerator

4 Mins Read Proeon, an Indian startup focused on plant-based protein ingredients, has been selected to join Scrum Ventures’ sustainable food global accelerator program. As part of the Food Tech Studio – Bites! program, Proeon will be connected with food industry leaders in the U.S. and Japan, including big players like Nissin, Nichirei and Ito En, which the startup […]

ALTN: Singapore Frozen Foods Giant Tee Yih Jia Launches Plant-Based Brand

3 Mins Read Tee Yih Jia Food Manufacturing (TYJ), the Singapore-based frozen foods giant and the world’s largest producer of spring roll wrappers, has just launched its own plant-based brand to tap into the fast-growing meat-free market. The brand, called ALTN, will offer a wide range of frozen meatless snacks, ready meals and convenience foods, including plant-based versions […]

ONA Becomes First 100% Vegan Restaurant To Win Michelin Star In France

3 Mins Read A vegan restaurant in France has been awarded a Michelin star, the first time an establishment serving only plant-based dishes in the country to do so. ONA, the Ares-based restaurant that was crowdfunded for its launch four years ago, also won a green star from the revered dining rating guide for its ethical and sustainable […]

FoodChain ID Launches New Vegan, Plant-Based & Vegetarian Certification Program

3 Mins Read FoodChain ID, one of the world’s leading food safety standard organisations providing accredited third-party certifications, has created a new program dedicated to Vegetarian, Plant-based, and Vegan (VEG) products. The organisation says the new certification was launched in response to the growing consumer demand for plant-based and meatless food products and the need for greater transparency […]

Gen Zs & Millennials Are Leading Alternative Protein Consumption, Data Shows

3 Mins Read New data is showing that the main market for alternative meat products are younger consumers, who are citing health, animal welfare and sustainability as the key reasons why they’re turning their backs on conventional meat. These findings confirm the major shift in consumer trends led by the younger generation of shoppers, who are poised to […]

Canadian Company Top Tier Foods To Launch Its Plant-Based Wagyu In Japan

4 Mins Read After developing the world’s first sticky quinoa designed specifically for the sushi industry, Canadian firm Top Tier Foods has now created a plant-based wagyu, which is slated to launch in Japan by the end of this year. While the verdict is still out on whether the vegan analogue of Japan’s most famous beef will appeal […]

M&S Launches Innovation Hub To Develop Plant-Based Foods & Plastic-Free Packaging Solutions

3 Mins Read British retailer M&S will be opening an Innovation Hub to house its new “specialist team” focused on developing food solutions, including plant-based proteins and plastic-free packaging materials. It comes amid a wave of announcements from major supermarket chains and CPG giants revealing ambitious plans to pursue the fast-growing alternative protein market in response to surging […]

Asia Expansion: Plant-Based Dog Food Brand V-Planet Launches In Japan

2 Mins Read San Francisco-based vegan dog food brand V-planet has announced that its 100% plant-based kibble products are now available in Japan for the first time. Partnering with Wholefoods, Inc., a Kyoto-based distributor of plant-based foods, V-planet says that the launch marks a major step forward in making animal-free pet food options more widely available in Japan […]

Veganuary Celebrates 1 Million Participant As Plant-Based Diet Goes Mainstream

3 Mins Read Veganuary, the U.K.-based campaign encouraging people to eat vegan for the month of January, has just hit the 1 million supporter mark since its inception in 2014. The achievement is testament to the growing plant-based trend, especially in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has sent consumers all over the world looking for healthier, […]