Always Look for the Helpers

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In this issue, ice cream gets the sugar-free treatment; an Austinite answers a call in New York; and a local plant-based seafood company pairs with a burger joint. But first, a thank you is in order.

Fred Rogers, aka Mister Rogers, said to “Look for the Helpers” (YouTube, 00:57). He wished that news programs would make a conscious effort to include news about anyone helping during a tragedy. AVN would like to fulfill Mister Roger’s wish.
Recently, Austin faced a week of winter storm-induced power outages, which turned into a week of water shortages and outages—all during an unrelenting pandemic. (You might remember this.) But Austinites stepped up to the challenge. From individuals to restaurants, you helped your neighbors. Thank you, Austin vegan community. Your love and compassion for all was a light in the dimmest of hours.

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New NadaMoo! sugar-free ice cream flavors: Strawberry, Vanilla Bean, Mint Chip, and Chocolate.
New NadaMoo! sugar-free ice cream flavors

NadaMoo! whipped up and launched a new batch of sugar-free ice cream options last week. Their Strawberry, Vanilla Bean, Mint Chip, and Chocolate flavors are available online, in stores near you, and the NadaMoo! Scoop Shop. Source:
+ “NadaMoo! Debuts No Sugar Added Vegan Ice Cream Line” (VegOut Magazine)
+ “Nadamoo! Just Launched a Sugar-Free Vegan Ice Cream Line” (VegNews)

Chef de cuisine, Alan Delgado, from Austin, Texas, joins Chef Justin Bazdarich’s Xilonen, a new vegan and vegetarian Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. Check out “Why This Michelin-Starred Chef Left Meat Off the Menu at His Newest Restaurant.” (Robb Report)

Gathered Foods, Makers Of [Austin-based] Good Catch Plant-Based Seafood, Announces Partnership And New Menu Items With Bareburger.” (Killeen Daily Herald)
+ “‘We’re only scratching the surface right now…’ Talking plant-based seafood with Good Catch, New Wave Foods.” (Food Navigator-USA)
+ Bareburger Introduces Two New ‘Fish-Free’ Burgers!” (One Green Planet)

Austin Veg Media Coverage

The Visit Austin website highlights eating vegan, specifically Arlo’s, Bouldin Creek Cafe, and Casa de Luz, in its post, “Austin’s Sustainable Travel Guide.”

Rebel Cheese makes these lists:
+ “Cheese Plate: Artisan Vegan Cheeses.” (culture: the word on cheese)
+ “Vegan Fromage Tour: The 10 Plant-Based Cheese Shops In The U.S.” (Green Queen)

Austin Veg Events

The Wandering Vegan will host a plant-based artisan market, Saturday, March 6, at 2324 E. Cesar Chavez, from 12:00–4:00 PM.

Gentle Whisk Bakery will attend the “Spring Market,” Sunday, March 7, at 2823 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., from 12:00–4:00 PM.

Dear Diary Coffeehouse is hosting a Unicorniverse Vegan Bakery pop-up, Monday, March 1.

Rebel Cheese will host a virtual dessert tasting event, Wednesday, March 3, from 7:00–8:00 PM.

Austin Veg Delights

Explore Vegan ATX highlight Unicorniverse Vegan Bakery in “Are Unicorns Vegan? | French Macarons | Austin Vegan Bakery.” (YouTube)


Texas Veg News

New vegan restaurant in Dallas sells meaty menu of not-chicken piccata and a burger.” (The Dallas Morning News)

Battered by Winter Storm Uri, ITSO Vegan in Grand Prairie Launches GoFundMe to Survive.” (D Magazine)

Koia Plant-Based Drinks Launch Nationally in 7-Eleven.” (Convenience Store Products)


National Veg News

The Avon Company Launches Vegan Clean Skin Care Line.” (Global Cosmetics News)

Slutty Vegan Owner Pinky Cole Makes Forbes’ Women Of The Next 1,000’ List.” (Plant Based News)

As The Plant-Based Movement Grows, Puerto Rican Restaurants Are Veganizing Their Menus.” (Bon Appétit)

This 23-year-old Uber employee used her stuck-at-home pandemic time to create vegan ‘eggs’ — now she’s turning it into a business.” (CNBC)


World Veg News

Fishing the seas for new vegan ideas.” (EurekaAlert!)
+ “New project seeks to adapt marine bioproducts into tasty vegan food ideas.” (News Medical)

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