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Earth Month fast food deals, fun April Fools and other vegan news of the week

It seems like every week in the vegan food news is more exciting than the last and this week is no exception. For Earth Month, vegan fast food chains Veggie Grill and Next Level Burger are celebrating with new menu items and promotions. A vegan chocolate flavored with Everything Bagel has just launched for all your 4/20 needs. And this year’s April Fool’s jokes, presented by vegan favorites such as Tofurky, were funnier than ever. Read on to find out more.

1Earth Month is coming to the Veggie Grill

Eating traditional fast food – with all its environmentally harmful beef and dairy – is not a good way to honor the planet. However, when that fast food is vegan, it’s a whole different story. And vegan fast food chain Veggie Grill is celebrating Earth Month with several new initiatives.

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First, the channel is helping herbal newbies expand their horizons on VG Rookie Day (April 25). On this day, any customer who brings a vegan for the first time to any Veggie Grill restaurant will receive a BOGO meal. What is the chain for? Think shareable apps like buffalo wings and large salads topped with vegan chicken, as well as classic burgers with all entrees, sides and desserts. All the things that help keep newbie vegans on the right track.

Veggie Grill is also helping the planet with its VG Classic Burger, featuring a Beyond Meat burger, American cheese, special sauce, lettuce, tomato, and onion, served on a vegan brioche bun. Throughout April, Veggie Grill will donate a portion of the proceeds from the VG Classic Burger to Grades of Green, an organization that gives young people tools and resources to build a greener future.

2Spicy Spring Menu at Next Level Burger

Earth Month celebrations continue at fast-food chain Next Level Burger (NLB), where spring is all about spice. The chain is adding 16 new options, including burgers, brats and chicken sandwiches, many of which come with heatstroke.

Notable spicy dishes include the Fire Chik’n Burger (coated in homemade Next Level Ghost Sauce); Ghost Pepper Popper Burger (which features spicy ghost pepper ranch); and Spicy Kraut Brat (which gets its heat from pickled jalapeño and spicy brown mustard).

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Also on the menu is a new Good Catch Crispy Fish Burger featuring a Good Catch fish patty, lemon herb hayo, lettuce, tomato and American cheese. Not only is this vegan fish burger saving the ocean by replacing fish with a vegan alternative, but by April 30, 10% of its proceeds will benefit the non-profit environmental organization Ocean Blue Project.

Owned by vegan couple Matt and Cierra de Gruyter, NLB has been serving eco-friendly fast food since opening in Oregon in 2014. The chain has since expanded to locations inside Whole Food Markets in California, Washington , Texas, New York and Colorado with plans to open 1,000 locations coast to coast.

3Any Bagel seasoning on a chocolate bar?

On April 20, Earth Month celebrations turn to praising one plant in particular, and a collaboration between two Los Angeles-area companies takes this year’s snacking to a whole new level. Cleverly named bagel chain Yeastie Boys and premium edibles brand Kiva Confections have combined their talents to create this year’s Munchies Bar, a chocolate bar that Kiva releases in small batches each year.

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This year, the cold water infused dark chocolate bar is generously dusted with the Yeastie Boys signature salty Everything Bagel seasoning. That means the bottom of this lightly sweet chocolate bar is pressed with sesame and poppy seeds, garlic, onion, and salt for a satisfying sweet and salty (…and garlicky) snack. .

Everything Bagel Seasoning Munchies bars, which each contain a total of 100 mg of THC, are available for $20 a pop at select California dispensaries while supplies last.

4Funny Vegan April Fool’s Jokes

April Fool’s Day is that divisive holiday when everyone’s lie-detecting abilities are on high alert and this year vegan brands have brought some good jokes.

Chickpea pasta brand Banza teased its “Just the Sauce” packets of macaroni and cheese sauce, one of which was made in a plant-based variety. The joke here is that Banza pretended to make a real product related to customer feedback on Banza’s new (real) mac and cheese meals. Turns out her customers just want the sauce to use on other things, and Banza’s April Fool’s Day suggestions include granola, apples, and just a spoonful.

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Other brands also participated in the stupidity. Tofurky apparently bottles meat flavors that have leaked from their steam ovens in three delicious “pure furkin flavors”: Slammin’ Smokehouse, Poppin’ Pepper and Grateful Gravy. Vegan chain HipCityVeg has a (totally fake but maybe delicious?) Sweet Potato Fries Shake served with a drizzle of raspberry ketchup. And raisin brand Sun-Maid has launched “grape jerky” which is made by drying grapes in the good old sun – and if this “jerky” looks a lot like regular raisins, that’s because it’s the case.

In Europe, German brand GREENFORCE – which counts vegan strongman Patrik Baboumian among its ambassadors – has taken fans back to the 1600s with the “launch” of its Dodo Burgers, real vegan burgers made to taste just like birds. dodo off…and the joke came with a powerful message.

“It is not since 1681 that the world has seen dodos. This is a tragedy in many ways and an example of human-induced extinction,” Baboumian said in a statement. “Who knows…if tasty plant-based meat had been available back then, we might still have Dodos today, we need to find a way to make sure this kind of thing doesn’t happen again and offer people alternatives to eating animals.



Also, did you know that Starbucks has finally discontinued its vegan milk supplement? But here’s the catch: it only applies to its new CauliMilk, a vegan milk based on melting, gourmet and slightly sulphurous cauliflower.

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