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Gastronomy & Food Service

NYC Food Company Valerie’s Reveals Plans to Open Tri-State Area’s First Vegan Drive-Thru

Valerie’s, a New York plant-based foods producer, reveals it is planning to launch the first vegan drive-thru in the Northeast tri-state area. Valerie’s is also expanding the availability of its Master Chef-crafted frozen vegan pizza in NYC.  A first in the market Projected to open in 2023-24, Valerie’s drive-thru will offer the first fully plant-based QSR drive-thru service in the region comprising New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Though still in initial planning stages, founder Valerie Bendish says the menu will include health-forward options such as Buddha Bowls and portabella burgers. To help launch the business, Bendish is collaborating with several partners, including legacy plant-based brand Follow Your Heart and certified Master Chef Helmut Holzer.                        …