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New Zealand’s only vegan fast food chain is expanding across the country. Lord of the Fries (LOTF), an Australian-based vegan fast food chain, currently has two branches in New Zealand, both in the country’s most populated city, Auckland. Since the first LOTF branch opened up in the nation two years ago, it has been well-received […]
The New Zealand Government’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released a new report detailing consumer insights into the wildly popular vegan meat by Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat. These US-based vegan meat companies are spearheading what has been dubbed the “vegan revolution.” The report, “The Impossible Burger Consumer Insights,” shows a strong potential for […]
Kiwis, rejoice! The groundbreaking “bleeding” vegan burger patties by Beyond Meat are now available nationwide. Beyond Meat took the plant-based world by storm when it launched the world’s first plant-based burger that cooks, sizzles, smells, tastes, and even “bleeds” as conventional meat would, due to the beetroot juice coloring. The protein-packed dish, named the Beyond […]
Food industry leaders in New Zealand are looking ahead at the island nation’s future. And it looks a lot different according to experts at the recent Tauranga Techweek conference who suggest that by 2050, much of the nation’s “meat” will be plant-based. Meat alternatives present a growth opportunity “across the board,” according to Eric O’Brien of theU.S.-based Agtech and […]
The Rotorua’s Tiaki Early Learning Centre in New Zealand has been serving its students a vegetarian menu since 2015. But its recent shift to a fully vegan menu, and efforts to become a fully zero-waste facility, that have earned the school a New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO Award for Global Citizenship Education. The early learning facility sources […]
New Zealand’s largest Maori meeting ground is transitioning to a vegan diet. As reported by TVNZ, the Maori residents of the Turangawaewae marae (the word for “meeting ground” in the native Te Reo language) in Ngaruawahia, New Zealand, is making the switch to a vegan diet for the health benefits. The change comes following the marae’s […]
On April 25, New Zealand and Australia celebrate ANZAC (Australia New Zealand Army Corps) Day. The public holiday is observed to remember to the ANZAC soldiers who fought on Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915 for an alliance between the two countries, many of whom lost their lives in battle. Today, there are numerous memorials across the […]
New Zealand food hospitality industry professionals have identified sustainable and plant-based food as among the top restaurant trends of the year, according to a recent survey. Reported by the New Zealand Herald, a total of 2,000 members of the Restaurant Association of New Zealand, a membership-based organization that provides support to those working in the industry, […]

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