Vegan fried chicken brand VFC and the plant-based recipe kit startup Grubby, have partnered to offer exclusive chicken dishes for Veganuary.

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VFC and Grubby Join Forces for Exclusive Vegan Fried Chick*n Menu for Veganuary

Two leading UK vegan food companies, the famous fried chick*n brand VFC and Grubby, a recipe kit startup, have partnered to offer exclusive high-protein dishes for Veganuary. VFC will be Grubby’s “breaded chick*n partner,” adding three new recipes: Crispy Chicken Burger, Korean Fried Chicken, and Chicken Katsu Curry. The brand’s popular range of fried chicken alternative products will add a protein-rich alternative to Grubby’s healthy fakeaway and street food 2024 menu. The collaboration will expand to provide five new recipes during the year. Alison Reilly, Head of Marketing for VFC, said: “As the leading plant-based meal kit in the market, partnering with Grubby is a fantastic way to convert new consumers to the incredible taste of VFC and realise our mission to spare as many chickens’ lives as …


Papa John's BBQ vegan chicken pizza

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Papa John’s UK Introduces New Vegan BBQ “Chicken” Pizza for Veganuary

Papa John’s announces its latest plant-based offering: the Vegan BBQ “Chicken” pizza, just in time for Veganuary. This new limited-time offering will be available from January 2nd at Papa John’s locations in the United Kingdom. Papa John’s also offered a plant-based pizza during Veganuary last year with its Ve-Du-Ya and Hot Pepper pizza, featuring plant-based ‘nduja, a spicy spreadable sausage, topped with green peppers and jalapenos. Additionally, Papa John’s launched the Vegan BBQ Shot pizza in its Chilean locations last year, featuring NotCo’s NotChicken. The Vegan BBQ “Chicken” pizza 2024 builds on these previous successes after the pizza chain reported an 81% increase in plant-based pizza orders. The pizza includes a combination of Papa John’s vegan ‘Sheese,’ new plant-based “Chicken” slices, mushrooms, onions, and a BBQ …


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HelloFresh Predicts Growing Demand for Plant-Based Proteins

Meal kit provider HelloFresh has published the results of a survey regarding plant-based foods among consumers in Germany, the UK, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. The company states that, as the “owner of the richest and largest customer database on taste preferences,” it can reveal that, globally, the number of flexitarians among HelloFresh customers has grown significantly, that it can predict a growing demand for plant-based proteins, and that in its primary market of Germany, the number of consumers who chose a vegan option quadrupled over the course of this year. Consumers believe plant-based is better for climate The results of the survey suggest that, despite the prevailing popularity of meat consumption (Germany: 66.3%, Denmark: 81.9%, Norway: 85.2%, Sweden: 77.1%, UK: 74%), a substantial majority in …


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Plantega’s $5 Vegan Subs: Showcasing Top Plant-Based Brands in NYC

Plantega, known for its innovative plant-based deli-in-store concept, is launching a special promotion for $5 Vegan Subs, available exclusively for online delivery through DoorDash in New York City. This campaign, reminiscent of Subway’s renowned $5 Footlong promotion, features six unique plant-based subs aimed at making plant-based foods more accessible and showcasing the ingredients from top plant-based brands. The $5 Vegan Sub menu features six options: the Wicked Meatball Sub, Chicken Tender Sub, Philly Meatball Sub, Ham & Cheese Sub, BBQ Meatball Sub, and Turkey & Cheese Sub. These sandwiches are crafted using ingredients from leading US plant-based companies such as Pleese Cheese, Prime Roots, WayFare Foods, and Fabalish. Plantega operates in over 50 bodegas across New York City, offering a unique deli-in-store model that provides …


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Daily Harvest Brings the Vegan Comfort Food with New Healthy Pasta Collection

Plant-based meal delivery service Daily Harvest has introduced a new collection of vegan, gluten-free pasta dishes. With this new release, Daily Harvest is expanding its menu beyond its classic smoothies, bowls, soups, and flatbreads, opening the door to a more diverse range of customers who are short on time but eager to explore healthy, plant-based alternatives.  The new collection presents three gluten-free varieties: Zucchini and Gigante Bean Primavera, Tomato Basil and Portobello Bolognese, and White Bean and Spinach Pesto. These dishes are designed to serve as main courses for two or as side options for families or groups. Pasta, a classic comfort food Pasta is a favorite among consumers of all ages, making it an ideal gateway to introduce vegan dining options to a broader …


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Vegan Food Delivery Soars in Chile as Uber Eats Sees 45% Increase in Vegan Offerings

To celebrate Vegan World Month with good news, the charity Veganuary and Uber Eats have revealed positive findings from their latest research on vegan food delivery in Chile: more restaurants are offering vegan food on the app. Figures from the analysis show that the vegan category of Uber Eats has experienced a 45% increase compared to the previous year. And interestingly, it has already surpassed the 2022 growth mark so far this year.  “We have seen that there is a great interest on the part of app users to open up to new options. At the same time, restaurants and associated businesses have made an effort to satisfy these new consumer trends, offering much more. Therefore, we believe that this is a trend that will continue to grow”, says Verónica …


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UNLIMEAT and JUST Egg Collaborate on ‘Rollicious’ Kimbap Delivery in South Korea

Korean alternative meat brand UNLIMEAT expands plant-based dining options in South Korea’s Gangnam and Seocho districts with the launch of its plant-based Kimbap delivery service ‘Rollicious.’  UNLIMEAT, known for creating nutritious plant-based products using by-products that are often discarded in the food production process, operates Asia’s largest plant-based meat-exclusive factory. Its commitment to reducing waste and repurposing ‘ugly agricultural products’ has led to the development of a range of vegan products with a Korean twist. The Rollicious menu offers a selection of seven ‘Protein Bomb Kimbap’ items. These Kimbap rolls incorporate UNLIMEAT’s range of products, including char-grilled galbi, tuna, and pulled pork, along with JUST Egg’s folded plant-based egg. They also include Gochujang, wasabi, and Cheongyang peppers to add a kick of spice. Collaboration with …


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Just Add Vegan Opens Seed Round to Officially Launch Meal Kit Delivery Service in Australia

Australian vegan meal kit subscription service, Just Add Vegan, has opened an AUD$700 thousand seed round to upgrade its subscription platform, enhance operational efficiency, and officially launch in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.  Just Add Vegan was founded in 2021 by Padma Lianos and Arthur Voorwinden as Australia’s first health-focused meal kit service, operating at the intersection of plant-based eating and convenience.  Since its establishment, the company has tested its concept by delivering over 12,000 meal kits to more than 300 customers, allowing it to assess its viability, enhance its operations, and measure its potential success. “It was tremendously rewarding to see our vision come to life and to hear from customers that Just Add Vegan was actually ‘life-changing’ for them. Probably …


Earth Company Plant-Based Meals

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Earth Company, Co-Founded by Matthew Kenney, Launches to Deliver Affordable Plant-Based Meals

US brand Earth Company announces it is launching a new line of nutritious meal bowls priced at $6 or less. Founded by entrepreneur Max Koenig and celebrity chef Matthew Kenney, Earth Company seeks to revolutionize the ready-meal market by offering scalable, affordable vegan meals that are shipped ready-to-eat to consumers. Earth Company’s warm bowls, which include curry, chili and bolognese options, are made to offer an “enjoyable culinary experience” while targeting cardiovascular, metabolism, and gut health. The dishes are free from additives and provide over 80 nutrients, including complex carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, protein, and fiber. In addition to convenience – the bowls can be prepared in three minutes and have a shelf life of over one year – Earth Company practices environmental responsibility by …


Hooray Foods Improved AWESOME Vegan Bacon

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Hooray Foods’ Plant-Based Bacon Now Available on Hungryroot and Purple Carrot

Hooray Foods announces its award-winning plant-based bacon is now available via Hungryroot and Purple Carrot, two US meal kit and grocery services. By expanding its online footprint, Hooray says its bacon can now be accessed by more consumers without needing to visit a physical store.  At Hungryroot, an all-in-one recipe and grocery service, Hooray Foods’ bacon will be incorporated into step-by-step recipes for dishes like BLTs and macaroni and cheese. Customers can also select the bacon as a single grocery item. Vegan meal kit leader Purple Carrot will add Hooray Foods’ bacon to its diverse selection of grocery offerings, and customers can also add the item to any recipe.  Named “Best Breakfast Meat” Made with a “wholesome combination” of ingredients, Hooray Foods’ bacon is said to …


New vegan burger brand called Vungr

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Spain’s New Vungr Service Delivers Burgers Featuring Heura Patties and Väcka Cheese

Barcelona-based Hunger Brands has announced the launch of a new 100% vegan brand tailored explicitly for delivery called Vungr, created in collaboration with plant-based meat company Heura Foods and vegan cheese startup Väcka. Vungr is a 100% vegan burger brand targeting vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, and even meat lovers, looking for convenient animal protein-free options.  Vungr’s burgers come in pita-bread style buns and, according to the brand, are the first of their kind in the Spanish market. Its range includes Classic Vegan, Four Cheeses, Not Pollo, Porteña Vegan, and Truvada Vegan. It launched initially at Glovo and Uber Eats, but the company announced expansion plans across Spain soon. In addition to its burger offerings, Vungr’s menu includes Not Pollo fingers by Heura in various flavors. Heura+Väcka=Vungr The new burgers feature Heura’s beef burger patties, which recently …


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Vegan Meal Delivery Service Planty Reports Over 300,000 Meals Sold Since Launch

UK-based vegan delivery service Planty has reported that it is now selling 10,000 meals per month, with more than 300,000 meals sold since its launch in 2020. Planty’s success has been accelerated through partnerships with several major plant-based brands; its bestselling Not-a-Chicken Tikka Masala is made using Heura‘s chicken-style chunks, while Meatless Farm products are used for the Roast Dinner and Polpette Alfredo. The BBQ Beef Enchilada and the soon-to-launch Korean Bibimbap are made with Fable’s plant-based beef. A new meal made with Better Nature tempeh is set to launch this summer, and three of Planty’s existing meals — the Buddha Bowl, Sweet Chilli Tempeh Stir Fry, and Tempeh Lasagne — will also begin using Better Nature products. In 2022, Planty’s Not-a-Chicken Tikka Masala and …


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Vegan Asian Street Food by RIP Foods Now Available for Delivery in Berlin & Potsdam

Plant-based Asian street food by RIP Foods is now available for delivery in the German cities of Berlin and Potsdam, after the Barcelona-based brand partnered with GoTiger. Founded last year, GoTiger is an app providing same-day delivery of Asian groceries. From this month, users will be able to order RIP’s chicken katsu, Korean BBQ bao, gyozas, spring rolls, and more. “What’s particularly exciting about this collaboration is that because Asian food provides many meat-free options, we have a large number of customers with a natural affinity for great-tasting vegan food. The new range we are launching with RIP Foods has exactly that, great-tasting Asian food which is 100% plant-based,” said Cathal Corcoran, co-founder of GoTiger. “A more sustainable tomorrow” RIP launched its first product, plant-based …


Talia Vegan Margherita Pizza

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Frozen Pizza Favorite Talia di Napoli Debuts First-Ever Vegan Margherita Pizza

Frozen pizza brand Talia di Napoli, which ships authentic handmade pizzas directly from Naples, announces the launch of its first-ever certified vegan pizza: The Vegan Margherita.  Handcrafted by trained master pizza-makers in Naples, the Vegan Margherita is described as a gourmet pizza experience that tastes just like classic Neopolitan pies.  Famous for shipping authentic, made-in-Italy pizzas straight to US customers’ doors, Talia says the Vegan Margherita features a handmade sourdough crust topped with a signature pomodoro sauce and fresh basil. The pizzas are then topped with plant-based mozzarella sourced from Italy, created from a blend of cashews and almonds.  According to the brand, vegans and non-vegans alike will be impressed by the Margherita’s flavor and texture, and this option allows even more people to indulge …


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Lewis Hamilton-Backed Neat Burger Launches on Uber Eats in London

UK-based vegan restaurant chain Neat Burger has made its food available for delivery in London via the Uber Eats app. It comes as the chain launches a new menu featuring dishes such as Buffalo Cauli, Mac n Cheeze, and Nasty Nachos. Another recent addition is the limited-edition Chick’n & Waffles, which consists of a toasted Belgian waffle and fried vegan nuggets topped with bacon bits and maple syrup. These menu options will all be available via Uber Eats, along with favourites like the Smash Daddy, Buffalo Chick’n, and signature Neat Burger. The launch is part of the delivery service’s drive to offer a wider variety of options, with the aim of catering to all dietary requirements. Celebrity backers Since its launch in 2019, Neat Burger …


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Splendid Spoon Partners With Vegan Brands for New Category of Meal Deliveries

US plant-based meal delivery service Splendid Spoon has joined forces with Violife, Dr. Praeger, and Afia for a new category of meals called Dishes. The meals differ from Splendid Spoon’s previous offerings in that they have larger portion sizes. There are six options in the category: Vegan Chick’n Parm Dish with Red Lentil Penne & Green Beans — made with Violife Just Like Mozzarella Shreds and Dr. Praeger’s Chickenless Breasts. Roasted Cauliflower & Falafel Dish with Za’atar & Lemon Tahini Sauce — contains Afia Falafel. Creamy Korma Dish with Basmati Rice & Fried Tofu. Falafel Dish with Creamy Hummus & Tabouli — features Afia Falafel. Roasted Tomato Risotto Dish with Garlicky White Beans — contains Violife Just Like Mozzarella Shreds. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie Dish with …



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Domino’s Pizza Germany Launches “Oh Jacky” Jackfruit Pizza for Veganuary

For Veganuary 2023, Domino’s becomes the first QSR chain in Germany to launch a jackfruit pizza, having already launched vegan pizzas over the past 12 months in Spain, Australia, and the UK. Together with Lotao, the Domino’s Pizza Germany product innovation team created the Oh Jacky featuring jackfruit, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and sweetcorn, topped with vegan grated melt from Bedda. The “Oh Jacky” pizza will be rolling out into all Domino’s stores across Germany from 4th January. “With Lotao and Bedda, we are delighted to have two enthusiastic partners at our side and that with Oh Jacky we are once again showing that you can create a culinary highlight with a purely plant-based product,” says Silke Krüger, Head of Brand at Domino’s Pizza Deutschland.   …


Cheryl's Vegan Cookies

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JUST Egg and Cheryl’s Cookies Partner for New Plant-Based Cookie Line

JUST Egg and Cheryl’s Cookies announce they are partnering on a new selection of 100% plant-based cookies. Available through Cheryl’s cookie delivery service, the new treats come in four varieties and are available to ship to the US and Canada in time for the holidays.  According to Cheryl’s, which is part of the 1-800-FLOWERS, Inc. family of brands, the cookie flavors include sugar, chocolate chip, marshmallow chocolate chunk and frosted cut-outs. The desserts come individually wrapped in assortments like the Vegan Cookie Sampler, Traditional Holiday Gift Tin, and Happy Birthday Box.  Cherly’s first released a line of vegan cookies in August 2022 – with the inclusion of JUST Egg, the company says anyone who enjoys them will not be able to tell they are plant-based.  …


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How Meal Kit Companies Target Flexitarians to Promote Plant-Based & Drive Profits

Consumers are increasingly turning towards convenience, as lives get busier and working hours lengthen. This behaviour change is important for customer-focused food companies to consider, as it will affect how consumers approach mealtimes and thus, what they buy and eat. At the same time, the plant-based sector is seeing no sign of slowing down, with 40% of consumers now buying plant-based foods.  To appeal to as many consumers as possible, many meal kit brands have turned to the plant-based market, combining convenience with new ranges of plant-based recipe boxes. The past few years have also seen a huge increase in smaller recipe kit and meal box brands dedicated entirely to plant-based or vegetarian ingredients. Although these levels of growth have proved to be unsustainable, the …


Kenchan Vegan Pork Spicy Ramen

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OMNIFoods and Kenchan Ramen Launch DIY Ramen Kits Featuring OMNI Ground Pork

Alt-protein brand OMNIFoods announces it is partnering with LA’s Kenchan Ramen to offer at-home, DIY vegan ramen kits to consumers in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada and Utah.  Made to provide an authentic, at-home ramen experience, Kenchan Ramen’s plant-based options are now available for purchase online and include three varieties:  White Truffle Mushroom – Creamy veggie broth adn white truffle w/ spinach noodles, edamame and sauteed mushrooms, drizzled with truffle oil. Ginger Garlic Shio – An umami-filled ginger & garlic soup base with fresh noodles, sauteed mushrooms, spinach, lotus root, and onion ginger oil.  Spicy Sesame – A spicy ramen with stir-fried OmniGround pork protein, fresh noodles, edamame, chili threads and sesame seeds.  According to OMNIFoods, its plant-based OMNIPork is an all-purpose pork alternative with a …