Belse NYC

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Gastronomy & Food Service

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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Food Service

UK’s Oldest Brewery Launches “Diggity Dog” Vegan Hotdog, Receives MIDAS Innovation Award

The UK’s oldest brewery Shepherd Neame recently launched a vegan hotdog called the Diggity Dog. The menu item which has “proved incredibly popular” according to the brewery, has just received an award for Best New Menu Item at the Menu Innovation and Development (MIDAS) Awards. Made with Moving Mountains‘ soy and pea-based vegan sausages, the hotdog comes topped with crispy onions, sauerkraut, tandoori ketchup, pickled vegetables, and mustard. It joins a range of other vegan menu options offered by Shepherd Neame, including an Oumph! burger. Head Development Chef Simon Howlett travelled to the Amba Hotel in London to accept the MIDAS award on behalf of Shepherd Neame. “We are delighted to receive national recognition for our Diggity Dog. Since its launch, it has proved incredibly …


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Startups, Accelerators & Incubators

Berlin-Based Startup Brings Vegan Japanese Sake to Germany

Berlin is the German capital of Weg-Bier (“beer for the road”) and exciting new international food trends. It is also the birthplace of the first “Weg-Sake” which will be designed in Germany. The company Go-Sake, founded in 2017, started out with the aim of bringing the Japanese national drink to the attention of Germans and clearing up the prejudices surrounding it.