Canadian vegan chain Planta expanding in Eastern U.S.

Planta, the Canadian plant-based, full-service restaurant that creates all its own vegan menu items from scratch, is expanding in the United States. Planta is opening its seventh location in Florida this month, with plans to open more units in the New York and Maryland later this year. The brand operates four different versions of its […]

Burger King’s meatless Impossible Whopper coming to Canada

Burger King Canada has announced that it has begun serving the plant-based Impossible Whopper in stores across Ontario. The meal will be available in other Canadian provinces from April 12. After a successful launch in the U.S., the Impossible Whopper, a collaboration between Burger King and Impossible Foods, hit menus in participating Burger King restaurants […]

With Planted, Chef Liana Robberecht turns her long-time love affair with vegetables into spectacular experience

By Sara Burnside Menuck Chef Liana Robberecht is firmly planted in Canada’s food scene. Trained in both culinary and visual arts, she led Calgary’s Petroleum Club for over 18 years before joining WinSport as executive chef in 2015. She’s won numerous industry awards, including being named 2011’s Chef of the Year by the Alberta Foodservice […]

Keeping up with the need for health and well-being in the growing Better-For-You category

By Julie Istead Thanks to heightened attention from consumers to the quality of food, the ‘Better For You’ dining category is growing faster than the foodservice industry can keep up. Consumers drive the food and beverage markets, and the demand for products starts to increase well before they hit the mainstream. Take, for example, the […]

Puratos Canada proactively meeting increasing consumer demand for health & well-being solutions

Press Release Puratos Canada, the Canadian arm of global Belgium-based ingredient supplier Puratos, has committed to becoming the market leader for health and well-being solutions. As a leader in innovation, Puratos is meeting consumer demands through a variety of strategies, offering the best nutritional value possible, without compromising on taste, quality, or safety. In 2019, […]

Old Diet, Meet New Diet: Flexitarianism is going mainstream

By Jo-Ann McArthur Fads burn bright, then burn out. Plant-based eating may have seemed like a niche trend at one point, but it’s now an established and evolving in the mainstream. The far end of the spectrum, veganism, which advocates for quitting all animal-derived products, including meat, eggs, dairy and even honey, is still uncommon. […]

New research highlights enriched and whole grains as important contributors to Canadians’ diets

New findings presented at the Canadian Nutrition Society annual conference this past weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia, show that many foods made from enriched grains and whole grains are important nutrient contributors to the Canadian diet. The University of Saskatchewan research project examined grain consumption patterns identified in the recently released 2015 Canadian Community Health […]

Freshii celebrates Moroccan flavours and plant-based protein trends in newest bowl

Fast-growing health and wellness brand Freshii continues to drive forward its mission — to make healthy food convenient and accessible for all — with the launch of an energizing new bowl. Developed by Freshii’s lead nutritionist and inspired by the flavours of Morocco, Biiblos makes its debut at locations worldwide starting today, only for a […]