Hampton Creek Foods is working on the future of food…and on USA Today

Hampton Creek Foods is working on vegan products to replace eggs in various commercial uses. Their first product is just MAYO which Whole Foods is using to replace egg-based mayonnaise in their food prep. Next up is just EGGS!

Sofritas at Chipotle rocks!

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The new sofritas tofu blend at Chipotle is tasty and well marketed to vegans and non-vegans alike.

Camping with vegans…

Camping has all the traditional items… hotdogs, burgers, smores, coleslaw, cookies, campfires, and bugs. Only at a vegan camp out all the items are plant-based and the bugs are relocated outside of the cabin instead of being killed.

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Backpacker’s Pantry marking pouches vegan

Long-time hiking favorite Backpacker’s Pantry is now marking their vegan meals as vegan right on the front… And yes they¬† now make several vegan options.

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Vegan ramen

TAAN Noodles in Adams Morgan DC is a Japanese noodle shop with a vegan ramen noodles on the menu.

All Veg School in NYC

The Active Learning Elementary School has switched to an all vegetarian, and mostly vegan, menu. (At this point they still have to at least offer milk to children.) This is the first school in the US to take meat out off their menu, but another school in NYC will be starting in the fall and 30 more are adding two or three vegan meals a week to their menus.

Not where they need to get to, but a good start!

Summerfest!

We are at Vegetarian Summerfest this week. This is a week-long nutrition and information conference that isn’t to be missed.

Summerfest

Chopped! NOT!

Chef Rich Landau from the all vegan restaurant Vedge competed on the TV show Chopped and easily won.

The judges were marveling at how good the food was and the elegant dishes he prepared with all vegetables.

Score one more for vegan!

Whole Foods Tea Cookies has vegan row

Whole Food Tea CookiesWhole Foods has a buy-by-the-pound tea cookie cart…and now the top row is all vegan cookies and biscuits.

Lean Cusine VeggieCusine

While it isn’t vegan, Lean Cusine’s new VeggieCusine meals are a start. They use Gardein and are a first move towards VeganCusine.