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  • 10 of the Hottest Vegan Restaurants in New York City Right Now

    One of the greatest joys of New York City is exploring its vegan food scene. You could easily spend a week here and barely scratch the surface with everything from burgers and milkshakes to French macarons, Italian classics, Ethiopian cuisine, and beyond. But don’t be overwhelmed—VegNews contributor and New York native Kat Smith shares their…

  • 9 Best Vegan Popcorn Snacks That Aren’t Just For Movie Night

    Don’t have a movie theater date night in your near feature? That doesn’t mean you have to forgo your vegan popcorn while watching Netflix at home—in fact, we encourage all the vegan snacking. Though you can always make your own popcorn if you feel so inclined (just don’t forget the nooch), numerous companies are now…

  • Which State Is the Healthiest and Happiest? Here's How They Rank

    In an era marked by increasing health consciousness and an emphasis on well-being, the United States is seeing a remarkable trend emerge—the rise of the healthiest and happiest states. This trend isn’t merely about longer lifespans; it’s about a comprehensive approach to health, which includes a diet rich in nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables. According to…

  • Vegan Butternut Squash Salad With Dukkah

    Not only is this salad from the Vegan Everything cookbook packed with nutrients from beta carotene-rich squash and whole grains, but it gets a huge bump in flavor from buttery, toasted nuts and a tangy lemon dressing.  For the dukkah: ½ cup mixed raw nuts2 tablespoons sesame seeds2 tablespoons coriander seeds1 tablespoon cumin seeds½ teaspoon…

  • These Are the Best Vegan Desserts, According to a Dietitian

    Dessert is often portrayed as something that’s a little bit “naughty,” which implies it’s something we shouldn’t really be doing. But we’re here to tell you that is simply not true. For one, there’s nothing wrong with a treat here and there. But also, your much-loved after-dinner sweet can be delicious and nutritious at the…

  • The Health Benefits of Walnuts (Plus, Vegan Recipe Ideas!)

    The walnut market is thriving. In fact, to keep up with demand, more than one billion pounds of walnuts were harvested in 2022, according to the California Walnut Board. They are particularly popular in the UK, where consumption has grown almost five-fold since 2011. But around the world, people really, really love walnuts. In fact,…

  • The 21 Best Vegan Food Products You Can Find at Kroger

    Few grocery stores have upped their vegan game like Kroger—and we’re not just talking fruits and vegetables here. In 2019, Kroger began expanding its Simple Truth plant-based line and since has launched more than 75 vegan products. What’s vegan at Kroger? Granted, the Simple Truth plant-based products aren’t the only vegan options you’ll find at…

  • The 17 Best Vegan Coffee Shops in the US

    Non-dairy milks are standard across American coffee chains and independent cafés these days. True, the shop may not carry the specific brand you love (Pacific Soy Barista makes the best microfoam, hands down), but vegans can stroll into virtually any given café and confidently assume they won’t have to order their coffee black. However, there’s…

  • The Great Leafy Green Debate: Which Is Healthier, Spinach or Kale?

    You can’t go wrong with leafy greens. They’re loaded with nutrients, they’re versatile, and they’re tasty, too, especially if you cook them in the right way. But out of the two biggest names in the leafy green world, which is the best for our health? We are, of course, talking about nutritious superstars spinach and…

  • This Fuzzy Fruit Can Help You Sleep, Study Finds

    Could the modest kiwi hold the secret to better sleep for athletes? That’s the question researchers sought to answer in a recent study published in scientific journal Nutrients. Their findings indicate that consumption of kiwi had a notable impact on sleep quality among a group of athletes, with results showing that those who consumed the…