Health, environmental consciousness driving plant-based demand

Consumers’ physical health goals and concerns about the environment continue to be the leading factors in driving demand for plant-based food. That’s according to the new “2022 Plant-Forward Opportunity” report from Datassential in collaboration with The Culinary Institute of America, Food for Climate League, and the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative. The research found that more than one in […]

Plant-based meals are now a menu must-have

By Riana Topan The skyrocketing interest in plant-based meals has moved the industry from a “trend” to a global movement, and the growing market shows no signs of slowing down. Canadian consumers have demonstrated a consistent appetite for plant-based options, especially plant-based proteins, in recent years, with over 6.4 million people reducing or eliminating their […]

Vegan pasta and vegan flour markets expected to show strong growth

The markets for vegan pasta and vegan flour are expected to grow significantly over the next few years, according to reports from Future Market Insights. The growth in both markets is propelled largely by an increasing preference for plant-based ingredients in food products. Affluent millennials in particular have been the central driver of the worldwide […]

New partnership boosts Canada’s plant-based cheese market

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a new project to boost Canada’s plant-based cheese market. The partnership will leverage the combined strengths of Lumi Foods, Winecrush Technology, and Save-On-Foods to develop new plant-based cheese products, as well as give them more prominent placement in grocery stores across the country. The initiative will take advantage of Lumi Foods’ cultured cheesemaking methods to […]

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 […]

Trend Watch: Oat mylk, plant-based momentum, shine on

By Sophie Mir As ever, Canadian restaurants continue to strive to keep up with customer demands and seasonal trends. With summer slowly but surely turning into fall, we’ve broken down three developing menu trends you’ll see across the country this autumn. Oat Mylk Soy, almond and coconut mylks have been on menus for a while, […]

Introducing Pacific Barista Series plant-based beverages

Press Release Our Pacific Barista Series™ plant-based beverages are created specifically for Professional Baristas. Each variety withstands the high heat of steaming and their subtle flavour profiles are crafted to keep the focus on coffee. Our NEW UNSWEETNED ALMOND, maintains harmony with coffee, without the sugar. No, dairy, soy or gluten, Kosher, carrageenan free and […]

Flavour Forecast: Guajillo Plum & Peanut Sauce Vegan Mexican

Vegan Mexican flavours are changing from trend to way of life around the world, and these creative new dishes are authentic in taste and mouth-wateringly delicious. The bright and flavourful spices used in Mexican cuisine pair perfectly with meatless options like eggplant, mushrooms or garbanzo beans that can mimic pulled pork or chorizo sausage. A […]