Vegan Foods

Watch out for these vegan food trends in 2022

Posted through Rebecca Maness.

It seems like every day there’s a new vegan product on the shelves or exciting news from animal-friendly fast food. This year will definitely bring more, which is why we’re making predictions about the future of 2022. Here are some vegan food trends that we know will grow this year:

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Last year, Marine suction helped many people understand that fishing kills marine animals and devastates our oceans. As a result, more and more people are looking for tasty, fish-friendly options. Brands like Vegan Zeastar, Future Farm, and OmniFoods will be launching new vegan seafood this year that you’ll want to look out for.

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We’re also sure to see more vegan seafood in fast food and chain restaurants. In 2021, we saw Fishless Fillets and Crabless Cakes from Long John Silver and California Fish Grill launch four plant-based offerings, including an “ahi” poke bowl.

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Plant-Based Dynamite “Shrimp” Bowl from California Fish Grill

More Chicken-Friendly Egg Brands

No amount of humane marketing can hide the truth of the egg industry, which forces hens into cramped cages or crowded sheds and kills male chicks, which are considered worthless. That’s why we’re seeing more demand for vegan eggs, from WunderEggs hard-boiled egg to Perfeggt’s bean-based scramble. We’re excited to see what comes out next in 2022.

More innovations in fast food

Last year set a high standard for exciting vegan fast food news, but this year is already upping the ante with Beyond Fried Chicken at KFC and plant-based chorizo ​​at Chipotle. There’s no doubt that we’ll continue to see big channel moves as the year goes on. Taco Bell is still working on adding vegan meat options, and we hope to see McDonald’s bring their McPlant burger nationwide.

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McDonald’s new McPlant burger, ordered without cheese or mayonnaise

More celebrities will go Vegan in 2022

Jermaine Dupri launched non-dairy ice cream, Cardi B is vegan-curious, and Lizzo has shared her animal-free meals with the world. We’re sure to see more celebrities ditch animal products this year as concerns about animals, climate catastrophe and future pandemics grow.

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All-vegan chains continue to grow

We’re all for the addition of delicious vegan options to fast food chains, but every vegan knows the joy of having the whole menu at their fingertips! All-vegan chains are taking off in many places. Veggie Grill, Plant Power Fast Food, and Loving Hut are just a few notable chains popping up across the country.

Chains are ditching the vegan milk supplement and making oat milk the default

Oat milk has become such a popular option that it only makes sense that more chains are starting to lower their premium. (We look you, Starbucks.) Some, like Blue Bottle Coffee, might even adopt the default oat milk instead of cow’s milk. Cows used in the dairy industry are forcibly impregnated and then their calves are stolen. So more and more people are realizing that vegan milk is healthier, tastier and kinder to animals.

Gastronomy goes vegan

Vegan gourmet restaurants have been around for a while, but now more and more non-vegan establishments are adding animal-friendly options. Some are even taking steps to remove meat from the menu altogether. Geranium, a three-star Michelin restaurant in Copenhagen, has removed meat from cows, pork, chicken and other land animals from its menu. While this is a positive step, we expect more fine dining restaurants to take all foods of animal origin from their menus in 2022.

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