Taco Bell is slashing potatoes from the menu, including Spicy Potato Soft Taco, Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes, and Cheesy Potato Loaded Grillers. Some potato lovers – including vegetarian and vegan fast-food customers – are furious about the menu change. “While some vegetarian favourites are retiring, we’re continuing to innovate across all […]
Business Insider spoke with Eshchar Ben-Shitrit, the founder and CEO of Redefine Meat, about the development process of its plant-based meat product. Redefine Meat, which raised $US6 million in seed funding last year, designs and manufactures plant-based steaks using 3D-printing technology. Each steak contains around 3 million voxels, or 3D […]
Kroger will sell Impossible Foods’ plant-based “beef” grounds at over 1700 stores across the US, Impossible announced on Tuesday. This announcement comes as meat processing plant closures spur fears of a meat shortage, and Kroger and other grocers are starting to limit the amount of meat that shoppers can buy. […]
TikTok user Tabitha Brown (@iamtabithabrown) recently shared her recipe for turning carrot slices into bacon using a few ingredients. Using carrots, a vegetable peeler, maple syrup, onion powder, and a few other ingredients, I was able to easily make the “bacon.” Even though I don’t think these carrots tasted exactly […]
Sarah Miller writes about her first try – and resulting failure – at vegetarianism, and how it screwed up every subsequent attempt. First Off is Insider’s essay series about life’s firsts – the big ones, the small ones, and everything in between. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Welcome to […]
The primary difference between vegans and vegetarians is that vegetarians only avoid meat, while vegans avoid all animal-sourced products including eggs, honey, and dairy. Because vegans have a more limited diet, they are more susceptible to certain nutritional deficiencies than vegetarians and must be sure to include B-vitamins, iron, Vitamin […]
On January 29, Beyond Meat and KFC announced an expanded test run of Beyond Fried Chicken. In a recent interview with Business Insider, Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown explained why developing the plant-based fried “chicken” was much harder than creating Beyond’s beef alternative products. The muscle structure is of utmost […]
A video posted by Impossible Foods on Sunday features CEO Pat Brown as a spelling bee moderator asking a contestant to spell “poop.” The video is a parody of a Super Bowl ad targeting plant-based “meat” by the Centre for Consumer Freedom, in which contestants are unable to spell “methylcellulose,” […]
Impossible Foods unveiled a plant-based sausage product at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January. The company announced that Burger King would be testing a new breakfast sandwich made with the sausage, called the Impossible Croissan’wich. The Impossible Croissan’wich is being tested in 139 restaurants across five cities in February […]
On Wednesday, KFC and Beyond Meat announced an extended test release of Beyond fried chicken in two cities in February. I attended a media preview for the new plant-based product, and I tasted the four flavours of Beyond fried chicken. My verdict: while Beyond fried chicken doesn’t taste exactly like […]
Plant-based meat alternatives like those made by Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have taken the world by storm, but they can trace their genesis back to Tofurky. Tofurky was invented by Seth Tibbott in 1995. Seth Tibbott, a vegetarian, lived in a treehouse for eight years to save money while […]
A vegan filed a class-action lawsuit against Burger King, TMZ reported on Monday, claiming the Impossible Whopper isn’t vegan as advertised. However, the Impossible Whopper is not advertised as vegan. Many plant-based “meat” options like Impossible and Beyond aren’t vegan or vegetarian when served at chain restaurants, as they’re often […]
It’s not unusual for vegans and vegetarians to experience overwhelming cravings for meat during pregnancy and after childbirth, experts say. These cravings could be a sign that the body is deficient in certain nutrients – like B12 and iron – and they shouldn’t go ignored. While eating meat and other […]
McDonald’s is testing a new Beyond Meat “PLT” plant-based burger. The burger was only available at 28 McDonald’s locations in southern Ontario, Canada, but will expand to 52 restaurants starting January 14 and lasting 12 weeks. I tried the burger in November soon after the test started, and found it […]
It’s hard to get a filling, nutritious fast-food meal that’s also vegetarian. Even though plant-based proteins have had a great year, it can still be hard to find good plant-based options at many national chains. I tried to eat a vegetarian meal at Chick-fil-A without ordering any modified items, and […]
Pizza Hut is testing a new plant-based “meat” topping on Wednesday at a location in Phoenix, Arizona. “Incogmeato” is a new plant-based “meat” alternative from Kellogg-owned Morningstar Farms, and it will appear on the Garden Specialty Pizza, which is also topped with onions, mushrooms, and banana peppers. The new plant-based […]
Jonathan Safran Foer’s new nonfiction book, “We Are the Weather,” is tackling climate change, starting with breakfast and lunch. In a phone interview with Business Insider, Foer discussed daily habits, collective action, and the turning point in the fight against climate change. Foer’s book has come out at a time […]
There are a lot of vegetarian-friendly dishes around the world. Dal bhat is the national dish of Nepal, and it consists of ingredients like lentils, rice, and vegetables Korea’s soondubu jjigae is a spicy, tofu-laden stew. Sicilian caponata is a cooked summer-vegetable symphony that typically contains eggplant and tomatoes. Visit […]
The Impossible Burger is quietly rolling out in grocery stores across the nation. It’s sold raw and in 12-oz packages and costs $US8.99 in Los Angeles and New York. Impossible Foods sent me a sample of its Impossible Burger product to try ahead of its New York grocery release. I […]
It’s about to get a lot more possible to buy an Impossible Burger. On Friday, Impossible Foods‘ plant-based “meat” will make its worldwide grocery store debut at Gelson’s Markets in Los Angeles. The plant-based “meat” will also become available at some East Coast grocery stores in late September. Until now, […]
Vegan protesters stood in front of the meat aisle and held signs that read “STOP EATING ANIMALS” and “IT’S NOT FOOD IT’S VIOLENCE” in a New Zealand supermarket on Sunday. A video of the protest captured some of the grocery store’s customers facing off with the activists for interrupting their […]
Burger King introduced the Impossible Whopper in August, signalling that veggie burgers are going mainstream. Today, there are more than a dozen brands of veggie burgers, but how do they all stack up? Business Insider conducted a blind taste test and consulted a registered dietitian-nutritionist to find out. The Impossible […]
German politicians are considering raising taxes on meat to boost animal welfare, fight climate change, and improve human health. Progressive politicians support raising the VAT on meat from 7% to 19% – the level at which all other foods are taxed. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right party says its open to […]
Taco Bell has a new nationwide menu dedicated to vegetarians that is set to hit stores on Thursday. The menu features two brand new items – the Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme and the Black Bean Quesarito. Taco Bell offers a total of 13 vegetarian dishes that have been certified by […]
The keto diet, a popular high-fat, low-carb eating pattern, is designed to put your body in a state of ketosis to burn fat instead of sugar. Advocates say this leads to more energy,weight loss, and other health benefits. Plant-based eating, meanwhile, can be better for your heart and for the […]
People on a plant-based diet, like vegetarians and vegans, have a lower risk of heart disease, but higher risk of stroke. This may be partly because non-meat-eaters have lower cholesterol, but also lower levels of nutrients like vitamin B12 and vitamin D, according to researchers. It’s unclear exactly how it […]
Baked by Melissa, the bakery made famous for its signature miniature confections, is introducing a new line of vegan cupcakes. The vegan cupcakes come in six new flavours, including Vegan Chocolate Chip, Cookie Dough, Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Triple Chocolate Chip, and SuperFood. Melissa Ben-Ishay, the creator and president of Baked […]
A number of states have proposed or enacted labelling laws that would prohibit companies from Beyond Meat to Oatly from using words like “burger” and “milk” to describe products. The ACLU and Plant Based Foods Association argue that these laws violate first amendment rights to free speech. Three cases that […]
On Thursday, Burger King launched the ImpossibleWhopper – a meatless version of its signature burger – at locations nationwide. The fast-food chain’s latest product is in collaboration with Impossible Foods, a brand known for making plant-based meats that “bleed” like real animal meat. The INSIDER food team took a field […]
Livestock farming and the meat industry accounts for 18% of human-produced greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. If Americans shifted their diets away from meat and towards protein-enriched plants, that would significantly decrease carbon-dioxide emissions and reduce the amount of land used for livestock farming. A new study shows that […]
Burger King‘s meatless burger, the “Impossible Whopper,” is rolling out at locations nationwide Thursday. According to the chain’s website, employees prepare the Impossible Whopper – which is “0% beef” – in the same broiler where they cook many of the restaurant’s other offerings, including beef and chicken. Many vegetarians and […]
Arby’s latest creation is a “megetable” called the “Marrot,” a carrot made of meat that looks and tastes just like the orange vegetable. The move comes as many other fast-food brands move in the opposite direction, making a mad dash to pen deals with faux meat providers like Beyond Meat […]
Arby’s latest creation is a “megetable” called the “Marrot,” a carrot made of meat that looks and tastes just like the orange vegetable. Arby’s says it boasts more than 30 grams of protein and more than 70% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin A. INSIDER had a chance to […]
Beyond Meat’s “bleeding” veggie burger has become a popular alternative to traditional meat patties at fast-food restaurants. The patty is now on menus at TGI Fridays, Carl’s Jr., and A&W. The company’s plant-based “chicken” is also being sold at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Atlanta. We asked four nutritionists to […]
Taco Bell is not planning to add plant-based meat to its menu, an executive told CNBC. Shares of Beyond Meat were down by as much as 2% following the news. The fast-food restaurant will instead focus on its existing vegetarian options. Watch Beyond Meat trade live. Taco Bell is saying […]
Domino’s, by virtue of its status as America’s largest pizza chain, has many options suitable for vegetarians on its menu. It even has a few options for vegans, too. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. As the biggest pizza chain in the US, Domino’s is the most popular place […]
Impossible Foods, the Silicon Valley startup that makes a veggie burger that tastes like the real thing, is getting ready to roll out the Impossible Whopper nationwide. To do it, the company has had to significantly change the recipe for its “bleeding” Impossible Burger. One of the new ingredients is […]
Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger uses 22 ingredients in its attempt to perfectly re-create the taste and texture of a beefy burger. Ingredients include pea protein isolate, expeller-pressed canola oil, and coconut oil. “If you look at it long enough … you begin to understand that meat is knowable and material,” […]
Obvious Ventures, founded by ex-Twitter CEO Ev Williams in 2014, is one of the largest shareholders in Beyond Meat, the creator of a popular plant-based meat substitute that just had its IPO. Obvious Ventures’ stake in Beyond Meat is worth more than $US100 million. This appears to be Williams’ first […]
I gave up meat for Lent which is 40 days, and it was hard after 23 years of all meat, all the time. I learned how my body reacts to such food and what I want it to feel like from now on. I expanded my food knowledge and learned […]
Chick-fil-A‘s bread and butter is definitely still chicken, but there are some vegetarian and vegan options to be had at the chain. They include the fruit cup, salads, and buttered biscuit. Here are some of the best options. Chick-fil-A sounds decidedly not vegan, or even vegetarian. These days, however, it’s […]
Burger King says it’s rolling out its vegan Impossible Whopper to more menus and aiming for a national rollout by the end of 2019. The burger chain kicked off its Impossible Burger test on April Fools’ Day, serving the vegan version of its iconic burger at 59 locations in and […]
In March, Chipotle announced it was adding two new burrito bowls for vegan and vegetarian customers. The vegan and vegetarian bowls are the newest additions to the restaurant’s diet-friendly line of Lifestyle Bowls, which were launched in early 2019 to cater to customers abiding by popular diets. The Lifestyle Bowls […]
Chipotle has quite a few vegetarian and vegan options for diners with dietary restrictions. Some of the best include the guacamole, tortillas, and tortilla chips. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Chipotle has long had a reputation for being a healthier option among fast-food spots. Chipotle gives customers a […]
Taco Bell recently launched a test of a vegetarian menu in its locations in Dallas, Texas. But Taco Bell has long been known as a vegetarian- and vegan-friendly fast-food chain. According to the chain, its menu already includes 38 vegetarian ingredients, resulting in more than eight million possible combinations. Here […]
Taco Bell, Starbucks,McDonald’s, and other fast-food chains are adding more vegan and vegetarian options to the menu. Here are the best vegan and vegetarian menu items to get at major fast-food chains across the United States. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Americans are hungry for vegetarian fast food. Taco Bell […]
The fast-food industry is working to win over vegetarian and vegan customers with new meatless menu items. Vegetarians and vegans have been searching for plant-based options for years, with thousands of online searches for meatless menu items every month. Here are the 10 chains where people are searching for vegetarian […]
Disney resorts are known for their magical atmosphere, warm weather, and delicious food offerings. Over the years, the company’s theme parks have also become much more accommodating to visitors with dietary restrictions, including vegans. Many of Disney World and Disneyland‘s most famous treats, like Dole Whip soft serve and Mickey […]
Taco Bell is testing a vegetarian menu in its locations in the Dallas, Texas, area. The menu includes two new items: the Vegetarian Crunchwrap Supreme and the Vegetarian Quesarito. “Our goal is to find ways to incorporate more plant-forward options in the future without sacrificing the big, bold flavours and […]
Chipotle added vegan and vegetarian options to the menu this week, as Lent begins. “As we get ready to move into Lent or certain seasons where vegetarian or certain non-meat opportunities present themselves, nobody even knows we have sofritas,” CEO Brian Niccol told Business Insider in January. Chains from McDonald’s […]
Chipotle is adding vegan and vegetarian options to the menu, with two new burrito bowls. The new menu items are part of the “Lifestyle Bowls” line that launched earlier this year and highlights buzzy dieting trends, with the Paleo Salad Bowl, the Keto Salad Bowl, and the Whole30 Salad Bowl. […]
Impossible Foods is the company behind the groundbreaking “bleeding” vegan burger patty. Now it’s debuting a brand-new burger recipe at global food chain Umami Burger. This version is said to taste more “beefy” than ever, and has less saturated fat and fewer calories. The new version of the Impossible Burger […]
Plant based lifestyles are on the rise because of their health benefits. With the invention of meatless burger patties that are nearly identical to their meat counterparts, more people are giving vegetarian foods a try. Some vegetarian patties, though extremely popular, but may not be as nutritious as people believe. […]
Andrew Kennard quit his job as an accountant to start a vegan chocolate factory. He started Kennard’s in 2016 and specialised in artisan vegan and kosher chocolates. Andrew made the sudden career shift after losing his eyesight temporarily. Andrew Kennard was working as an accountant when one day he suddenly […]
It’s a great time to be a vegetarian in America – especially if you enjoy dining out and live near or are travelling through the neighbourhood of some of the best vegetarian-friendly restaurants. Here are 50 of the best vegetarian-friendly restaurants in the US, according to OpenTable voters. ABC Kitchen […]
Good news for vegan and vegetarian students in the US: Two-thirds of colleges in the country are now offering vegan meals on campus, according to peta2‘s 2018 Vegan Report Card. On Monday, peta2 – a youth animal rights group and a subset of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of […]
The Impossible Burger is a plant-based patty made by Silicon Valley startup Impossible Foods, which has backing from Bill Gates. Some advocates have said the burger is unsafe because of a key ingredient called heme, or soy leghemoglobin. The FDA initially said it couldn’t deem heme safe for consumption without […]
The race among startups to create the first meat without slaughter needs a referee – and right now, there’s a battle raging over who it will be. In a letter sent Wednesday to the White House budget office, congressmembers said they were upset and disappointed that the USDA was not […]
I recently fed my meat-loving fiance a meal with plant-based mince, and didn’t tell him what it was I’m trying to incorporate more vegetables into our diets, and I wanted to see if he would like it, but I knew he wouldn’t try it if he knew it was vegan […]
Restaurants that serve a wide range of interesting and tasty food for vegetarians and vegans used to be somewhat hard to come by. As the diet has grown in popularity, restaurants that serve vegetarian and vegan fare that’s interesting, delicious and in some cases, very Instagrammable, have popped up all […]
Shake Shack is testing a new veggie burger in three cities. This is Shake Shack‘s first vegan-friendly burger. We tried the burger and while it tastes nothing like the chain’s classic Shack Burger, we were impressed nonetheless. Shake Shack is known for one thing: burgers. Shack Burger, Shack Stack, Smoke […]
Supermodel Christie Brinkley has been sticking to a plant-based diet for decades. Her daily meal plan reflects wisdom from the Mediterranean diet, an eating regimen that US News and World Report recently named the #1 healthiest diet. A growing body of research suggests that meal plans like the Mediterranean diet […]
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Business Insider spoke to Anabel Kingsley, a trichologist and the daughter of the famous hair guru Philip Kingsley. Kingsley is seeing more cases of telogen effluvium, a reactive hair loss which leads to excessive shedding, particularly among young women. She points to the rise of nutritional deficiencies caused by fad […]
For the past four years, the vegan-food startup Hampton Creek had yet to crack the eggless egg. But on Thursday, the company announced it was rolling out its first scrambled “egg” product, Just Scramble, in several restaurants in San Francisco starting with Flore, a café in the city’s Castro district. […]
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