Vegan Asian Dumplings

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Canada: Plant Up Debuts Globally-Inspired Plant-Based Frozen Meals at Major Retailers

Food startup Plant Up announces its globally-inspired plant-based frozen meals are now on sale at Sobeys, Foodland and Safeway locations across Canada.  Co-founded by Aamir Malkani, Plant Up states it is bringing a “taste revolution” to the plant-based category by sourcing unique flavors and ingredients from around the world. In contrast to what it deems “boring, repetitive burgers and nuggets”, Plant Up says it is on a mission to answer consumer demand for convenient, better-tasting meals with cleaner ingredients.  To create its first products – Asian Dumplings and Thai Basil Chik’n – the company’s team reportedly traveled around the world to sample authentic tastings of these dishes in their countries of origin. Plant Up also partnered with a diverse group of chefs and spent over …


Saffron Road expands its frozen range with new vegan options

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Products & Launches

Saffron Road Looks to Capture Market in Plant-Based Category with New Frozen Dishes

US halal food company Saffron Road, known for its Indian-style organic and gluten-free range of frozen entrees, chicken meals, sauces, and snacks, is continuing its expansion into the plant-based category with new vegan frozen dishes: Coconut Cauliflower Curry and Chickpea Masala. The new products available at the company’s online store will launch at Kroger in August. Saffron Road, a recently Certified B Corp, aims to inspire people and connect cultures through a shared love and passion for world cuisines, including Indian, Mexican, Thai, and Moroccan. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Halal Company, founded by Adnan Durrani in 2009 with headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Its products are Halal-certified by IFANCA and are available in over 25,000 retail stores across the US. The free …


Komo Plant-Based Meal Line

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Komo Partners with Natural Distributor Koyo Foods to Expand in Eastern Canada

Canada’s Komo Plant-Based Foods (CSE: YUM) announces it has partnered with Koyo Foods Inc., one of the largest distributors of health foods in Eastern Canada.  Through the partnership, Komo’s line of plant-based comfort foods, including Mac ‘n Greens, lasagna, and shepherd’s pie, will be added to Koyo’s distribution portfolio to reach more Eastern Canada consumers. Based in Vancouver, Komo Foods develops, manufactures and sells a variety of plant-based frozen meals based on classic meaty and cheesy dishes. Along with Mac and Greens, the company’s flagship products include chickenless pot pie and a line of Plant-Based Meal Helpers. The company states its mission is to help make healthy meals a staple on every dinner, and that its products are free from preservatives and frozen for freshness. Whole …


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Daring Debuts First Line of Frozen Plant-Based Chicken Entrees

Plant-based chicken brand Daring announces it will release its first-ever convenience line of frozen entrees. Available in several varieties, Daring Plant Chicken Entrees are debuting at this week’s Expo West in Anaheim, California, along with two additional product innovations: Daring Teriyaki Pieces and Buffalo Wings.  Easy and versatile Described as premium and clean-label convenience foods, the new Plant Chicken Entrees are said to be gluten-free bowls packed with protein. Speaking on social media, Daring said its customers are seeking easy and versatile meals that don’t sacrifice taste or quality. The frozen bowls are offered in several varieties, including Spicy Fajita, Teriyaki and Penne Primavera.  Also at Expo West, Daring is showcasing its two latest Plant Chicken flavors: Teriyaki and Buffalo Wings.  The Teriyaki Pieces, which …