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Plantega: “Our Approach to Disrupting Existing Structures Within the Food System is to Focus on Empowerment”

Across New York City, Plantega is making plant-based meat, cheese and egg products more approachable, affordable, and accessible through a unique concept of in-store deli marketing. Led by founder Nil Zacharias, Plantega has partnered with top brands such as JUST Egg, Beyond Meat, Good Catch, Miyoko’s Creamery and more to bring healthier, 100% plant-based foods to NYC’s iconic bodegas. Through its visionary efforts, Plantega is helping brands grow product trial and distribution while working to overcome the core challenges of cost, taste and convenience that prevent widespread adoption of plant-based foods.  Nil Zacharias spoke with vegconomist about Plantega’s business model, special insights, building community-powered food systems and more. Tell us about Plantega. Plantega is on a mission to make plant-based food easier to access everywhere. …


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New York’s Plantega Partners with Plantcraft for Exclusive Plant-Based Bologna Sandwich

NYC’s Plantega, a deli-in-store concept found throughout the city’s bodegas, is partnering with deli meat startup Plantcraft to debut the latter’s new plant-based bologna. For a limited time, the new Bologna Sandwich will be available exclusively at four Plantega locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  Featuring Plantcraft Bologna, mustard, vegan mayo, vegan cheese, lettuce and tomato on sliced bread, the sandwich will be on the menu Aug. 26 – Sept. 26 in the following Plantega locations:  Marinello’s (114 Wyckoff Ave, Brookly, NY 11237) between E 35th St & E 36th St 8th Avenue Gourmet Deli (134 8th Ave, Manhattan) between W 17th St & W 16th St Goodness Organic Market (717 W. 181st St, Manhattan) between Bennett Ave & Broadway King’s Deli & Grill (592 Albany Ave, …


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Plantega to Bring Vegan Brands Inc JUST Egg, Good Catch, Beyond Meat & Miyoko’s To Over 20 New York Bodegas

Plantega – a community-powered food system that works with New York bodega owners to supply the neighbourhood with plant-based essentials such as burgers, eggs, cheese, deli slices, and non-dairy ice cream – announces that after a successful trial in three locations last year, it will be expanding into over 20 bodegas across the city.