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BettaF!sh Launches Plant-Based Tuna for Delivery in the Netherlands

German plant-based tuna brand BettaF!sh is set to launch across twelve cities in the Netherlands via instant delivery service Gorillas. Three BettaF!sh products — Pizza TU-NAH, TU-NAH Creme Naturel, and TU-NAH Creme Kappertjes + Peper — will be available via the Gorillas app. The launch will be a stepping stone for BettaF!sh to enter retail and foodservice outlets across the Netherlands. Made from organic fava beans and seaweed, TU-NAH contains no soy or wheat and is said to look and taste just like conventional canned tuna. BettaF!sh hopes its products will increase demand for seaweed, providing an alternative and more sustainable industry for fishing communities. “World’s largest alt seafood launch” BettaF!sh initially rolled out at 4000 German supermarkets last October with its flagship TU-NAH sandwiches. …

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HARVEST-BOWL-Vegan Bowls For All

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Veggie Grill Launches ‘Vegan Bowls For All’ Delivery Concept at 29 Locations

Health-forward chain Veggie Grill today announces the launch of a delivery service called Vegan Bowls For All which will operate from 29 Veggie Grill locations in California, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Washington. Veggie Grill has partnered with all of the most popular delivery platforms for the new concept, such as Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats, and Grubhub, to deliver lunch and dinner seven days a week in each area. The fully vegan service debuts with six customizable whole food plant-based bowls, with a wide choice of vegan toppings. Options include: the Cali-Grains Bowl, Korean Kimchi Bowl, Chickpea Curry Bowl, Thai Coconut Curry Bowl, Harvest Bowl and Ranchero Bowl. Salad options are also available for delivery to include the Classic Romaine Caesar, Power Greens Caesar, Catalina …

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Pizza Hut UK

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Pizza Hut UK Offers Vegan Cheese for Delivery Nationwide as Meat-Free Sales Rise by 19%

Pizza Hut UK has partnered with alt-dairy brand Violife to offer vegan cheese for delivery across the country. Violife cheese has been available at Pizza Hut’s dine-in restaurants since 2017, and the partnership has now been extended to the chain’s Delivery Huts following a successful local trial earlier this summer. Customers will be able to swap the cheese on any pizza for Violife’s plant-based alternative. “The partnership gives everyone who enjoys the taste of Pizza Hut the opportunity to have a positive impact on the planet by just simply switching out their dairy cheese,” said Victoria Slater, Head of Violife UK & Ireland. Plant-based at Pizza Hut Pizza Hut has been working to improve its plant-based options for some time — in 2021, it became …

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Vistro Burger Franchise

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Meet Vistro Burger: A Fast-Growing NYC Franchise Powered by The Vegan Warrior Project

While plant-based burger concepts continue to flourish coast-to-coast, there is a growing niche for brands that forgo the usual Impossible or Beyond patties in favor of custom, chef-crafted burgers. Vistro Burger, an innovative concept in NYC, is helping to lead this bold new trend.  Founded by entrepreneur Ross Glick, Vistro Burger offers a familiar selection of hearty burgers, fries and milkshakes in a colorful fast-casual setting. But its patties – ranging from The All American, to SHROOM’N, BEANOA and CHICKpea burgers – are housemade and exceptional. Glick says this approach confers Vistro a key advantage.  “We have five unique and healthier patties than our competitors,” Glick tells vegconomist. “Our buns are vegan and kosher and blow away everyone else. Our All American Burger, an homage …

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ProVeg NFH

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Five Ways to Reach New Consumers Through Taste Marketing

Research has shown that taste is the primary motivator for plant-based food purchases, and the good news is that the food produced by many plant-based brands is super tasty! But many consumers don’t yet know this. So how do you get a consumer to taste your product before they purchase it? ProVeg International has recently published a whitepaper which details the most effective ways to leverage taste marketing to attract new customers. These strategies include engaging with: Quick commerce Influencer giveaways Chefs and food services Food trucks In-store discounts Food service as a taste-based marketing strategy Food service in particular is a great taste-centred marketing strategy. Consumers are more likely to experiment with new flavours when dining out than when ordering delivery food, and over …

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Pinky Cole Door Dash

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DoorDash Appoints Pinky Cole, CEO of Slutty Vegan, as New Chief Restaurant Advisor

Online delivery platform DoorDash announces Pinky Cole, CEO of vegan burger phenomenon Slutty Vegan, today begins a year-long role as the company’s Chief Restaurant Advisor. In her new position, Cole will serve as a “Voice of the Industry” by providing the perspective of a local restaurant operator. An integrated role Cole will also regularly communicate with DoorDash leaders, employees and local restaurateurs through industry roundtables and strategic meetings. DoorDash will additionally offer a “Speed Dial” feature that enables select DoorDash leaders to discuss important industry topics with Pinky in real-time.  “Pinky’s ambitious entrepreneurial mindset for expanding her restaurant empire, coupled with her love for connecting with the communities she operates within through the Pinky Cole Foundation, makes her an ideal operator to assume the role …

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PlantX Falafel Salad

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Canada’s PlantX Launches XMeal Plant-Based Meal Delivery in US

E-commerce platform PlantX announces the expansion of its XMeals delivery service to the US. Under the new xmeals.com domain, customers can learn more about the service and easily order premium plant-based meals and meal plans.  First launched in 2021, XMeals offers both subscription-based and one-time purchase options via an interactive navigation system. Subscribers can order weekly or monthly deliveries of high-quality meals developed by executive chefs, trainers and nutritionists. The subscription also provides access to the company’s 3 and 5-day meal plans, where customers select nutritious plant-based breakfasts, lunches and dinners curated by a registered dietician.  One-stop shop Based in Canada, PlantX has experienced strong growth in recent years as a “one-stop shop” for all things plant-based. Its online marketplace stocks over 10,000 items ranging …

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SMPL Oats Oat Milk

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Canada’s Vegano Acquires Oat Milk Brand SMPL Oats as Part of Vertical Growth Strategy

Canadian e-commerce store Vegano Foods announces it has completed its acquisition of SMPL Oats, an emerging clean-label oat milk brand, by way of a “three-cornered amalgamation”. The acquisition is Vegano’s first and marks a major milestone in the brand’s development of a vertical distribution model for scaling e-commerce opportunities on its platform.  Beginning with SMPL Oats, the company intends to purchase and invest in brands that consumers are actively seeking out in its online store, following the same model Amazon used for its successful Amazon Basics program. Vegano also plans to complement SMPL Oats with in-house branded products such as its Greens Blend and Protein Powder drink mixes, which is expected to increase consumer cart size and drive recurring purchases. Swift success SMPL Oats specializes …

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Komo Products

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Canada: Komo Plant-Based Foods Raises $1M in Non-Brokered Private Placement

Komo Plant-Based Foods (CES:YUM), a Canadian foods producer, announces a private placement offering of up to 1,000 company units at a price of CAD $1,000 each, for gross proceeds up to $1,000,000. The units will each consist of a convertible unsecured debenture and 16,000 common share warrants. Serving convenience Based in Vancouver, Komo manufactures a range of plant-based frozen and ready-to-eat meals such as lasagna, chick’n pot pie, shepherd’s pie and mac ‘n cheese. The company’s flagship Ready-to-Bake Classics and Plant-Based Meal Helper line are available DTC via its website and through various online and brick-and-mortar retailers.  In 2021, Komo partnered with SkiptheDishes, a leading Canadian food delivery service, to deliver a special menu of wraps – including Ranch Chick’n, Bacon Ranch Chick’n and Buffalo …

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Nature's Prime Chicken Tenders

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Improved Nature Creates Plant-Based Meat Option for Meal Kit Companies

Improved Nature, a plant-based protein company, announces it is now offering its Nature’s PRIME products in smaller sizes designed specifically for meal kits. Available in four varieties, the new 4 oz. packages offer a quick and simple plant-based meat alternative for meal subscription companies. Nature’s PRIME is a dehydrated, neutral-flavored plant protein that recreates the texture and experience of eating meat. Made from non-GMO soy, the product is created from a proprietary process and comes in four varieties for meal kits: slices, bits, shreds and mini pieces. Once rehydrated, Nature’s PRIME can be easily seasoned, marinated or spiced to replace meat in nearly any recipe.  The product is also highly economical – a 4 oz. package of Nature’s PRIME becomes 1.25 pounds of plant protein …

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Daily Harvest Plant Protein Crumbles

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Daily Harvest Adds First Plant Protein Product “Crumbles” to Its Meal Delivery

Daily Harvest, a plant-based meal delivery service, announces the debut of Crumbles, the brand’s versatile new plant protein ingredient. Now available through Daily Harvest’s website, each unit includes three servings and sells for $9.79. Made from whole ingredients like lentils, nuts, vegetables and seeds, Crumbles contain 13 grams of protein per serving and are free gums, fillers, hydrogenated oils, GMOs, or any artificial additives.  Available in Walnut + Thyme and French Lentil + Leek varieties, Crumbles was created by Daily Harvest’s team of chefs and nutritionists. Both flavors feature a savory, herbaceous taste and can be sauteed and added to tacos, pasta sauce, flatbreads or a wide range of recipes.  The products are easy to prepare and ready within minutes, offering a simple way to …

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Eleven Madison Home Meal Box/ Kit

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NYC’s Eleven Madison Park Unveils Eleven Madison Home Plant-Based Meal Delivery

Eleven Madison Park, NYC’s premier fine dining restaurant, introduces Eleven Madison Home  – a weekly meal subscription service designed to encourage more plant-based eating. Chef and owner David Humm announced the new service, which currently only delivers to the Manhattan area, one year after the restaurant famously converted to a 100% plant-based menu. Eleven Madison Home offers fully prepared, ready-to-heat items on a weekly changing menu. Created to provide a day’s worth of vegan meals and snacks, The Weekly Box includes a rotating assortment of breakfast, lunch, dinner, soup, dessert and fresh produce.  The current menu features Whole-Grain Oatmeal with Roasted Pecan Butter and Rhubard Compote, Tortilla Soup with Hominy, Black Bean & Crispy Tortillas and Mushroom Kebab with Israeli Couscous. Box prices start at $150 …

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Planting Hope RightRice paella

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The Planting Hope Company Partners With Leading Meal Delivery Service Freshly

The Planting Hope Company Inc., a female-led company based in Canada which became publicly listed last November, announces a partnership with Freshly, America’s leading meal subscription service. Planting Hope operates Hope and Sesame, the world’s first commercial sesame milk, winner of Best Milk Alternative at Plant-Based World New York. The company acquired RightRice for US$7 million in early 2022. RightRice Veggie Rice will now feature in Freshly’s latest offering – Spanish-Style RightRice with Green Olives, Fennel & Roasted Almonds – a vegan twist on Spanish paella. Says Julia Stamberger, CEO and Co-founder of Planting Hope: “We are thrilled to be Freshly’s first branded ingredient partner and to have RightRice® highlighted in this plant-powered twist on Spanish paella.” “Since the acquisition of the RightRice® brand, we …

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LikeMeat Plant-Based Chicken LikeWings

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DJ Khaled’s “Another Wing” Restaurant Now Serving LikeMeat’s Vegan Chicken Wings

Another Wing, a global restaurant chain owned by blockbuster hip-hop artist and record exec DJ Khaled, is adding vegan LikeWings to its menu. Another Wing operates as a ghost kitchen and delivery service in 150 cities across the US, UK, Canada, France, and UAE. LikeMeat, a LIVEKINDLY Collective brand, says the collaboration is the vegan brand’s first partnership based on ghost kitchens, which can be accessed through all major delivery apps. Another Wing’s new plant-based wings can be ordered in quantities from 6-20 wings and come in signature flavors such as Mogul Bourbon BBQ, You Loyal! Lemon Pepper and They Don’t Want You To Win Truffalo. (All of which reference Khaled’s hit songs and public persona.)  To celebrate the LikeWings debut, on April 20 Another …

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Turkey Submarine Sandwich

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Only Plant Based! Joins with Unreal Deli and Acelerate to Launch First Vegan Sub Chain

Condiment maker Only Plant Based!, Mrs. Goldfarb’s Unreal Deli and Acelerate are partnering to create America’s first vegan sub shop chain. The new chain is now operating through Acelerate’s ghost kitchen and delivery platform in Austin, Denver, LA, NYC, and Raleigh, with more cities to come. Through the partnership, Only Plant Based! is supplying its creamy eggless dressings, mayo and sour cream to top Unreal Deli’s submarine sandwiches. The two brands plan to bring their plant-based sub menu to locations throughout America. “It’s an ideal partnership and an example of how the plant-based experience can be enhanced through a collaborative business model,” says Only Plant Based! consulting chef George Vutetakis. “This venture brings together companies who have specific expertise and passion for their products in …

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