James Cromwell
Plantbased Business Hour

James Cromwell on Plant-based Content in Hollywood and Making Impact

Actor James Cromwell joins the Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano to discuss Hollywood taking on plant-based content and what that looks like. Also, how do YOU combine your skillset to have a meaningful career and make an impact? Interested in finding YOUR truth? They get into it! Specifically, they discuss, unabashedly, what it takes to change the system.  Below is a short clip and transcript from their conversation. Podcast here. Elysabeth: You know this Academy Award nominee because of his role in Babe. James, I want to thank you for being with me. You’ve had such a long activist career but maybe we’ll move it to animals. When did you decide I’m going to stop eating meat? What made you change your mind and say, ‘I’m …


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Dear Bella Creamery: “What We Hear Over and Over From Our Customers is, “I Cannot Believe This is Plant-Based!””

LA ice cream shop Dear Bella Creamery was founded by Taiwanese-Americans Alice Cherng and Belinda Wei in 2017 to “offer a limitless approach to plant-based ice cream and other frozen treats” and quickly became a hit in Hollywood amongst vegans and non-vegans alike, recently revealing expansion plans beginning with a new location in Costa Mesa. The best friend-founders recently announced that the entire line of plant-based ice cream, including flavors such as Mango Sticky Rice, Taiwanese Pineapple Cake, Sweet Red Bean, Passion Fruit Banana, and Matcha Soft Serve, is now available for US shipping nationwide as the business goes from strength to strength. It was time to catch up with Alica and Belinda to discuss all things vegan ice cream. Tell us about yourselves and …


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Fast Food

Plant Power Fast Food Opens Flagship Hollywood Location 

Plant Power Fast Food, one of the fastest-growing vegan fast-food chains in the US, has announced the opening of its new Los Angeles flagship restaurant. Located in the heart of iconic Hollywood, it marks Plant Power Fast Food’s 11th restaurant opening, with four more slated to open by the end of the year.  Plant Power Fast Food is a 100% vegan and sustainability-focused version of traditional fast food brands such as McDonald’s, with the new location situated near the intersection of Vine Street and Melrose Avenue and around the block from Paramount Studios, Hollywood. Other locations can be found across California, including San Diego and Sacramento, and also in Las Vegas, NV. As the company looks to accelerate its lead in the rapidly evolving market …


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Gastronomy & Food Service

Kevin Smith Brings Fictional (Mostly Vegan) Restaurant Mooby’s to Life, Sells Out on First Day

Film director Kevin Smith has relaunched Mooby’s, the fundraising popup burger shack in West Hollywood featuring a vegan heavy menu including Beyond Burgers and Beyond Sausages. The popup sold so many sandwiches upon its launch in April that it crashed delivery service Postmates twice, according to Time Out.