Google to Offer More Plant-Based Options to Employees

At Google's headquarters in Northern California, more vegan options are being added to the menu.

Menus at Mountain View’s Googleplex were recently revamped to include more plant-based options. Michiel Bakker, director of the Global Food Program at Google and board member of Menus for Change—a collaborative network of food professionals working to implement sustainable food choices—believes that “a more balanced, plant-centric diet is good for the environment and is good for your health.” In June, Bakker began educating chefs about how to make vegetable substitutions without making Google employees feel like they’re missing anything, saying “there's a way to grill cauliflower that gives it some of the same rich flavor found in grilled meats.” Menus vary but every café on campus has vegetarian (and often vegan) options like the pickled nectarine, shiso, and edamame maki at Kitchen Sync; cashew eggplant roulade at Slice Cafe; Beyond Chicken dishes at Crave Cafe; and the all-vegetarian Indian menu on Tuesdays at popular dinner restaurant, Baadal Cafe. While menus at the Googleplex aren’t completely meat-free, Bakker says that “if we can move more people to eat less meat and to enjoy more vegetables, the rest will follow."

More News

Beyond Meat to Debut Beyond Breakfast Sausages

The company behind the Beyond Burger will debut plant-based breakfast patties this fall.
Read More »

World's First Vegan Chicken Shop Opens Convenience Store

London's Temple of Seitan opened café and convenience store Temple Goods in Hackney Downs Studios, where an all-vegan market takes place every Saturday.
Read More »

Vegan Coffee Shop Thrives in "Steak Country"

Amateur Coffee's vegan drinks, milks, and waffles are luring curious customers in meat-centric Omaha, Nebraska.
Read More »

Vegan French Macaron Shop Opens in New Orleans

New dessert shop Mac and Moon sells "Karmacarons," rolled vegan ice cream, chocolate-covered strawberries, and fresh fruit tarts.
Read More »

Impossible Burger is Now Certified Kosher

The Orthodox Union deemed the plant-based patty kosher, broadening Impossible Burger's customer base to include those with religious dietary restrictions.
Read More »

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.

More Videos »