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China Airlines Debuts Plant-Based Inflight Menu Featuring Vegan Fish Fillet & Meat Alternatives

China Airlines has announced a new plant-based inflight menu for travellers across all cabins on flights departing Taiwan. Called Clean and Green Plant-Based Cuisine, the menu will be served from December 1st, 2022. To create the plant-based options, the airline partnered with Taiwanese restaurant Yang Ming Spring, which has received the Michelin Green Star award for two consecutive years in recognition of its plant-based foods, beverages, and careful ingredient selection. China Pacific Catering Services and Kaohsiung Airport Catering Services of the CAL Group also participated in developing the menu. Business-class menu The inflight meal for this passenger group features dishes made with a selection of vegetables and fresh ingredients. Starters Spring platter salad featuring yam noodles in fruit salsa Okra with black bean and sesame …

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Japan Airlines Now Offering BettaF!sh Plant-Based Tuna on Select Flights

German alt-seafood brand BettaF!sh announces its plant-based tuna will now be served aboard Japan’s second-largest airline company, Japan Airlines. Available for business and first class passengers, the TU-NAH Sandwich Wrap will be offered on flights from Tokyo to London.  Featuring BettaF!sh’s TU-NAH Creamy, the new sandwich wrap offers passengers a sustainable alternative to nostalgic tuna mayo. Japan Airlines will initially serve the snack on JL 42 and JL44 flights between London Heathrow and Tokyo Haneda, with plans to increase those routes’ frequency over the coming months.  “What delighted us most about working with Japan Airlines was the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from day one,” said Jacob von Manteuffel, co-founder of BettaF!sh. “It was a huge honor to have the authenticity and deliciousness of TU-NAH …

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PLAYin CHOC’s Multi-Award Winning Vegan Chocolate Boards Iceland’s PLAY Airline

PLAYin CHOC, a multi award-winning vegan chocolate producer based in the UK, announces a new supplier partnership with low-cost Icelandic airline PLAY. The brand’s 30g JustChoc Box is now part of the in-flight menu on 27 of the carrier’s worldwide routes. PLAYin CHOC MD Dominic Simler said: “This is a really exciting move for PLAYin CHOC. Being able to offer PLAY passengers our award-winning range is fantastic. Having the peace of mind that our chocolate is free from the 14 most common allergens is reassuring for all those travelling on board each flight, and we are really proud of that.” PLAYin CHOC has received 34 awards for its organic, vegan, allergen-free Peruvian chocolate and innovative and sustainable designs.  Health + Joy + Planet According to PLAYin CHOC, …

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Japanese Airline ANA to Offer New Vegan and Vegetarian Meals

All Nippon Airways (ANA) announces a new vegan and vegetarian meal offer on all international routes from Japan. The company explains that the expansion comes in response to consumer demand for alternative meals on international flights. The new menu has been created by ANA chefs in collaboration with Chef Hideki Takayama, a world-renowned French chef who has won the Bocuse d’Or International Culinary Competition in Asia-Pacific twice. The vegan in-flight offering features green curry with rice as a main dish and a cauliflower and tofu mousse with a spring roll with Tonburi dressing as a side dish. The chefs created a celeriac mouse served over a tortilla and a tofu lasagna as the main plate for vegetarians. The new menu includes a gluten-free option that …

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Japanese Airline ANA to Adopt Toray’s Ultrasuede Alt Leather

Eco-materials manufacturer Toray recently revealed that its new upgraded vegan leather Ultrasuede will be used to make the headrest covers of Japanese airline All Nippon Airways’ Green Jet seats. Toray is a general materials manufacturer focusing on developing 100% plant-derived polyesters to achieve a carbon-neutral, circular economy not dependent on fossil resources. In 2015, the company launched the first commercial production of its Ultrasuede vegan leather made using plant-based recycled resources as part of its raw materials. Starting this November, the modern version of  Ultrasuede will debut in ANA’s Green Jets interior cabins in green colour. ANA claims to be the first Japanese airline to use vegan leather for seat headrest covers as a sustainable material. ANA chose to work with Toray’s Ultrasuede because the …

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The Himalayan Vegan Festival: First Plant-Based Event in Nepal to Celebrate Veganism For Six Days

The Himalayan Vegan Festival, taking place this month, will focus on raising awareness about veganism and vegan lifestyle to reduce animal suffering through the adoption of a plant-based diet.  Taking place this September from the 15th to the 17th in Kathmandu, and from the 18th until the 20th in Pokhara, the non-profit festival is a family-friendly, educational, and free-access event organised by World Vegan Organisation Nepal (WVO). “This festival will be the first and largest purely vegan festival in the country, aimed at expanding the relationship between pure vegetarians, compassionate life practice, and animal conservationists, as well as to spread awareness to the general public about veganism,” declared Ajit Thapa, WVO Nepal’s general director in a press conference covered by The Himalayan. In addition, a pre-event …

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Club Med Partners with Chef Chloe Coscarelli to Expand Plant-Based Menu, Adds Beyond Meat Options

Club Med, a pioneer in the all-inclusive resorts industry, announces it recently partnered with famed vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli to bring more creative plant-based dishes to its resort menus in North America and the Caribbean. In addition, the brand says it is now offering Beyond Meat products as a protein option.  Creative recipes This summer, Coscarelli led an intensive workshop with Club Med’s culinary team to help the company revamp its plant-based menu options, reports Travel Pulse. Coscarelli directed the team in new food preparation, creative culinary techniques and inspirational recipes intended to get guests “more excited” about the company’s vegan offerings.  Specially prepared dishes included beetroot bourguignon, tomato tartar with feta cheese and pesto, and grilled avocado with pomegranate and truffle vinaigrette, which all …

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How Memphis, the “Pork BBQ Capital of the World”, is Reinventing Itself Through Vegan Southern Cuisine

The city of Memphis, TN, famous for its status as a BBQ capital and haven of hot wings, is undergoing an unexpected transformation into a new destination for plant-based US Southern cuisine, reports National Geographic.  Among new noteworthy restaurants, Plant Based Heat opened in June 2021 to offer a fully meatless take on the city’s beloved tradition of spicy wings. Founded by Ralph ‘RJ Groove’ Johnson, Plant Based Heat offers diners vegan wings (“vings”) made from soy and pea protein smothered in a variety of signature sauces.  According to Johnson, a former branch owner of popular local chain Crumpy’s Wings, he created his concept to offer Memphis residents both excellent food and a healtful departure from the city’s meat-heavy cuisine. “I wanted to bring healthier food …

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American Airlines Now Offering Plant-Based Whoa Dough Cookie Bars in First Class

American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, is now offering Whoa Dough plant-based cookie bars for first-class passengers on domestic flights.  Whoa Dough’s popular gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor will be included in first-class passengers’ meal baskets. Made without artificial ingredients, Whoa Dough bars are crafted with allergy-friendly foods such as whole-grain oat and chickpea flour. Each bar contains 150 calories, 4 g of protein, 5 g of fat and is free from dairy, eggs and soy. The brand is also certified kosher and non-GMO.  Whoa Dough’s full range includes five additional flavors: Sugar, Sugar Sprinkle, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Brownie Batter, and a variety pack. The brand was founded by Todd Goldstein, who sought to create healthier gluten-free snacks for himself and two …

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Emirates Becomes Latest Airline to Add Vegan Options Following $2Bn Revamp

Middle Eastern airline Emirates has added a vegan menu for first-class customers as part of a US$2 billion investment to enhance its inflight customer experience and offer a variety of service improvements. “Explore new flavours with our selection of inventive vegan dishes, whether it’s a full three-course meal or a movie snack. Enjoy dishes like our zucchini tart, jackfruit biryani or vegan mapo tofu. And you can look forward to delectable vegan desserts like our chocolate truffle cake with roasted hazelnuts. Look out for the vegan icon on our menus,” states the Emirates website. Emirates follows Alaska Air’s recent announcement from just last month, and United Air’s collaboration with Impossible Foods this June, in a list of airlines beginning to realise that vegans too, need …

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Alaska Airlines Adds ‘Soy Meets World’ Vegan Option

This summer, guests flying on Alaska Airlines will be able to select a vegan menu option called the “Soy Meets World”, a salad developed in partnership with Evergreens. “We’re thrilled to offer our guests more healthy and nutritious choices when they fly with us,” said Todd Traynor-Corey, managing director of guest products. “We built our menu thoughtfully to offer more plant-based, vegan and gluten-free options, which include a range of fresh, bright flavors inspired by the West Coast and ingredients that are authentically healthy by nature such as roasted broccoli, crisp romaine and baby lettuce greens, quinoa, fresh fruit and more.”  Alaska Airlines also offers the Mediterranean Tapas Pack which is vegan and gluten-free. The development follows similar moves from United Airlines, which now offers …

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Belse Plant Cuisine Opens NYC’s Largest Vegan Restaurant and Brewery

Belse Plant Cuisine recently opened an 11,000 sq. ft. restaurant, bar and brewery in Manhattan, making it the largest fully plant-based restaurant in NYC. Boasting 200 seats, the upscale restaurant has already attracted high-profile guests such Mayor Eric Adams, television host Gayle King, and Senator Corey Booker. Located on Bowery Street, the sprawling establishment features two levels and a private vegan brewery, which Belse says is the only 3-vessel German brewhouse in Manhattan. Launched by the team behind LA’s celebrated Little Pine restaurant, Belse’s menu is crafted by chef Anthony Spino and offers a seasonal selection of plant-based pizza, pasta, burgers and vegetable entrees. Open for lunch, dinner and late-night dining, Belse also provides a weekend brunch,  where it serves crowd favorites like banana pancakes, …

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Beyond named Disneyland Paris Plant-Based Meat Partner

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Beyond Meat Named Official Disneyland Paris Plant-Based Meat Partner

Beyond Meat has been chosen as the official Disneyland Paris Plant-Based Meat Partner. The company’s products will be served across the entire resort, including theme parks, Disney Village, and Disney Hotels. According to Disneyland, the Beyond Burger, Beyond Sausage, and Beyond Meatballs will be used to develop a meatless version of each menu item currently available. The move is part of the resort’s drive to reduce its environmental impact, and will be promoted with new combined marketing and retail campaigns. “Partnering with Disneyland Paris, a beloved and iconic brand that shares our vision of a better future, is a true milestone for us as we make plant-based meat more accessible throughout Europe,” said Jorg Oostdam, General Manager EMEA, Beyond Meat. “As more consumers gravitate towards …

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Tripadvisor Study Names New York as Most Vegan-Friendly US City

Meal Delivery Experts, an online review platform, has joined with Tripadvisor to discover which US cities offer the greatest number of vegan food options. With over 1,400 restaurants and food venues offering abundant menu options, New York City officially ranks as the top destination for plant-based foodies.  Los Angeles comes in 2nd place with 705 vegan-friendly venues, and where diners can find a huge array of cuisines ranging from fast food to Korean, Ethiopian and Thai. Chicago, with 489 restaurant and food venue options, earned a spot in 3rd place, while San Francisco and San Diego, California, round out the top five.   To conduct the study, Meal Delivery Experts and TripAdvisor analyzed the 20 most populous US cities and calculated how many restaurants offered at …

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United Airlines to Serve Impossible Meatball Bowl & Impossible Sausage Breakfast Options

From today, United Airlines introduces the Impossible Meatball Bowl in first-class, becoming the first airline to offer Impossible Meatballs nationwide. Polaris Lounges in EWR, LAX, ORD and SFO will also be serving the Impossible Sausage in two breakfast options. United states that the news marks the beginning of a larger, long-term collaboration to provide airline customers with more plant-based options. The Impossible Burger has also been offered by Delta Air as of this March, along with Black Sheep Foods’ plant-based lamb meatballs. The Impossible Meatball Bowl comprises three Impossible Meatballs with broccolini, couscous and herb-infused tomato sauce. Additionally, during breakfast at Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, Newark and San Francisco Polaris lounges, United will offer ground Impossible Sausage as an optional omelet ingredient (presumably not vegan …

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