Sometimes you just want a quick and easy vegan breakfast that’s not cereal or toast. Here’s a fairly new frozen product from the people who brought us veggie boob—Richmond-based Garden Protein International—that fits the bill.
Like last year’s inaugural fest, the 2013 edition will take place in downtown Victoria’s Market Square (560 Johnson Street). The historic shopping mall is home to Green Cuisine, a vegan buffet restaurant. (Sarah’s Place, a vegan curio shop in the square, closed on June 1.)
Since its launch last spring in the U.S., Beyond Meat has been talked about in hushed tones like the Second Coming of the vegan deity (you know, Seitan). The hype surrounding the plant-based meat alternative has been similar to that received by the revolutionary—and locally made—vegan products Daiya and Gardein when they entered the market.
And now it’s here. On February 8, Beyond Meat—which is an El Segundo, California-based company—announced that its chicken-free strips have made their Canadian debut in Vancouver and West Vancouver. Specifically, the product is being used in prepared foods at the Cambie, Kitsilano, Robson, and Village at Park Royal locations of Whole Foods Market. Continue reading →