The author explains:
"It takes a village to build a city’s meatless community. Before the locally renowned Blackbird Pizzeria opened in 2010, there was just a handful of places for adequate meatless meals in Philadelphia, not all of which were strictly vegan."
Now there are more than 20 vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the city, including famed fast-food chain HipCityVeg, the acclaimed Vedge, and Charlie Was a Sinner (watch our interview here), an all-vegan bar and restaurant.
You can watch our interview with the owner of Blackbird Pizzeria here:
As more people discover the animal cruelty and vast environmental destruction inherent in meat production, they’re eating less meat or ditching it altogether in favor of plant-based foods. In fact, over the past 10 years, American meat consumption has declined by 10 percent!
Restaurateurs and food producers can take advantage of this expanding market by adding more plant-based options to their menus and product lines.
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