source Shutterstock Tasty alternatives to meat aren’t enough for these startups, which are working on burgers, fried chicken, and sushi that verges on the real thing – all without the usual environmental waste or ethical concerns. While some companies pursue creative plant-based recipes for burgers that “bleed,” others are coaxing animal cells into real flesh. These startups are on the front lines of the future of meat, and some are already changing what we eat. Remember when ordering a veggie burger meant dooming yourself to a meal of tasteless bean paste? Yeah, neither do these startups. But tasty meat alternatives aren’t enough to meaningfully reduce the waste and environmental damage associated with traditional farming. So roughly a dozen companies – all of which have emerged within the last decade – are working on different options. They’re taking one of two approaches to meat-less meat: … [Read more...] about The startup behind the Bill Gates-backed veggie burger that ‘bleeds’ is part of a transition to animal-free meat — here are the other frontrunners
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By Amy Pataki Restaurant Critic Thu., June 21, 2018 Pink juices leak from A&W Canada’s new veggie burger. The decidedly realistic patty, made from legumes and stained by beets, will be rolled out across Canada July 9. The Beyond Burger, $6.99, uses plant-based patties from Beyond Meats, a Los Angeles company in which Leonardo DiCaprio and Bill Gates have invested. It is Beyond Meat’s first foray into Canada, although a company spokesperson confirmed some patties have “leaked” into Toronto’s Summerhill Market. Beyond Meat aims to replicate America’s 80/20 ground beef, which contains 80 per cent lean meat and 20 per cent fatty. That lands somewhere close to Canada’s standard for medium ground beef, defined by a maximum fat content of 23 per cent. (Lean is a maximum of 17 per cent.) Article Continued Below The A&W patty is custom made, 3 ounces instead of the 4-ounce Beyond Meat supermarket version. The … [Read more...] about What does The Star’s restaurant critic think of A&W’s new veggie burger?
McDonald’s locations worldwide have unique menus that reflect the local cuisine of that country. Many of these items aren’t available in the United States. We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting menu items from McDonald’s locations around the world. Whether it be masala veggie burgers in India or rice and beans in Costa Rica, international McDonald’s menus feature a wide variety of options that aren’t available in the United States. In addition to the classic Big Mac and fries, every McDonald’s restaurant in the world has a custom menu that reflects the typical cuisine of that country. Some locations even have entirely unique sections on the menu, such as a separate soup menu or vegetarian menu. From fried rice to poutine, here are some of the most interesting menu items that you can’t buy at any McDonald’s in America. McDonald’s Hong Kong: Vegetable … [Read more...] about 21 of the most surprising McDonald’s menu items you still can’t get in America
caption Shake Shack has a new vegan-friendly burger. source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider 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 Shack – beef is the chain’s primary concern. But as vegetarians and vegans make up an increasing proportion of customers, the demand for meat-free burgers also grows. Starting this Thursday, April 19, Shake Shack is debuting a new $7.29 veggie burger test item at select locations in New York City, Los Angeles, and Austin. We got a sneak peek and a chance to eat this veggie treat – and we were shocked by the results. The “Veggie Shack” is made with black beans, … [Read more...] about We tried Shake Shack’s new veggie burger — here’s the verdict
Even though vegan food and fast food seem like complete opposites, there are a surprising number of vegan meals you can order at popular fast-food chains with little modification. In other words, the food is vegan without your having to change anything besides requesting no cheese. Burger King, Taco Bell, and White Castle are among the chains that have vegan meals you can order without having to use any menu hacks. Vegans in Finland and Sweden rejoiced when McDonald’s launched its first-ever vegan burger, called the McVegan. But as it turns out, many popular fast-food chains have been serving vegan meals all along, whether or not they realized it. To clarify, this refers to meals you can get from popular chains like Burger King and Taco Bell that have absolutely no meat, dairy, egg, or other animal products. While they may be few and far between, there are a surprising number of fast-food meals that … [Read more...] about 13 popular fast-food menu items that are surprisingly perfect for vegans