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Starbucks Debuts Vegan Nutella-Inspired Macchiato

The international coffeehouse launched a vegan coconut milk-based macchiato made with hazelnut syrup and a chocolate mocha drizzle.

Starbucks announced two new drinks to its spring menu this week, including the vegan Hazelnut Mocha Coconutmilk Macchiato. The new beverage—which customers can order either hot or iced—is made with a blend of coconut milk and bold espresso, flavored with hazelnut syrup, and topped with a mocha drizzle for a combination reminiscent of chocolate hazelnut spread Nutella. Starbucks introduced almond milk to its menu in 2016 and has since released several plant-based beverages, including last summer’s four-drink collection it launched to promote Lady Gaga’s anti-bullying organization Born This Way Foundation. In November, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson announced that the company would focus on developing more plant-based food and beverage options to drive sales in what he recognized as a growing segment. In May, Starbucks will debut a dairy-free version of its iconic bottled Frappuccinos—in mocha and vanilla flavors made with almond milk.

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Costco Debuts $5 Vegan Breakfast Bowls Nationwide

The food court at the big-box retailer is about to get a lot more refreshing thanks to a plant-based berry-and-granola-loaded açaí bowl, available by the end of this month at locations nationwide.
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Montreal Bans Cruel Horse-Drawn Carriages

Beginning on New Year's Eve 2019, horses will no longer be forced to pull passengers across the cobblestone streets of the Canadian city.
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New Locator Finds Vegan Food at Ballparks

New guide Veggie Happy helps sports fans locate vegan options at stadiums nationwide.
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New Vegan Butcher Shop Opens in Texas

San Antonio's Hip Peaz Vegan Eats offers a rotating menu of vegan meat sandwiches, burritos, and gumbo.
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Vegan Shoe Brand No One's Skin Debuts in London

The new footwear brand aims to eliminate the pollution caused by the animal-based leather industry with comparable, vegan alternatives.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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