Vegan Café Replaces Mysteriously Closed Quintessence in NYC

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New café Vegan Love held its soft opening in New York City’s East Village neighborhood last week. Vegan Love’s short menu features several burgers (topped with guacamole and mushrooms), a selection of create-your-own salads, daily soups, air-baked sweet potato fries, and a…

LUSH Revives Vegan Shark Soap to Honor Fallen Ocean Activist

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Beauty brand LUSH Cosmetics re-launched this month vegan Shark Fin Soap, the sales of which it will donate to benefit the Rob Stewart Foundation. The organization is dedicated to continuing the work of fallen ocean activist Rob Stewart who spent his life…

Vegan Ice Cream Line Debuts in Stores Across Kenya

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Kenya-based supermarket chain Foodplus recently debuted Free From Foods sugar-free vegan ice cream. The line is made by local vegan baker Katya Horwitz-Kanygina and consists of five flavors: Avocado, Mint & Brownie, Strawberry, Double Chocolate, Tamarillo (a tropical fruit), and Peanuts Caramel…

Veganism Helps Kelly Osbourne Overcome Emotional Eating

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Reality television star Kelly Osbourne—the daughter of iconic musician Ozzy Osbourne (who recently adopted a plant-based diet)—discussed her negative relationship with food and drugs during an interview with Express UK. In 2009, the celebrity checked into Oregon’s Hazelden Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation…

Subway Australia Gets Its First Vegan Sandwich

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International sandwich chain Subway recently added an all-vegan sandwich to the menu at 100 locations in Australia and New Zealand. The new plant-based sandwich—the first of its kind for Subway in the region—features “smashed falafel” topped with a variety of vegetables. “We…

Brussels Bans Animal Testing on Cats, Dogs, and Primates

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The Brussels Capital Region of Belgium, which encompasses the city of Brussels and 18 surrounding municipalities, will officially ban commercial animal testing involving cats, dogs, and primates as of January 1, 2020. Animal experiments will also be prohibited in education and safety…