Whole Foods Adds Drool-Worthy Vegan Mac and Cheese to Hot Foods Bar

Sarah Von Alt|
April 25, 2018
Whole Foods Adds Drool-Worthy Vegan Mac and Cheese to Hot Foods Bar

Beloved vegan chef Ayindé Howell is bringing his talents to the Whole Foods hot bar with some mouthwatering plant-based mac and cheese! Lifelong vegan and author of The Lusty Vegan, Ayindé is the maker of “mac and yease,” an incredible all-vegan take on mac and cheese that he created by “veganizing” his grandmother’s recipe.

On his site Ayindé explains:

My great Grandmother Mary Fluker from St Stephens Alabama used to make baked Mac & Cheese for my father and his family on Sundays for dinner. I got a hold of the recipe and now Great Grandma Mary’s staple Sunday supper dish has been veganized! 

Available at 55 Whole Foods locations in the Pacific Southwest, this amazing new dish is sure to make vegan eating easier than ever.

But this is just the latest news from Whole Foods. In the past year, the company has added a vegan tuna alternative to its fresh sushi bars in Los Angeles and New York City, introduced a “produce butcher” counter at a new store in Manhattan, and debuted a mac and cheese bar with a plant-based take on this classic dish at a new Whole Foods location in Denver’s Union Station.


Whether for their health, the planet, or the cows suffering at factory farms, more and more people are moving away from dairy products and choosing healthy plant-based foods instead.

Reports from around the world show that consumption of animal milk is on the decline. In fact, according to a 2013 USDA report, consumption of cow’s milk in the U.S. fell a whopping 40 percent from 1970, while U.S. sales of dairy-free milk alternatives soared by 30 percent between 2011 and 2013. And Americans aren’t the only ones making the switch. According to a press release by Innova Market Insights, the global market for plant-based milk is expected to reach $16.3 billion in 2018. This is up from $7.4 billion in 2010.

With the vast variety of mouthwatering vegan products available at grocers far and wide, there’s never been a better time to ditch cruel animal products. Click here to order a FREE Vegetarian Starter Guide.

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