You Can Now Get Vegan Tuna Sushi at 40 Whole Foods Locations
Starting today Whole Foods Market will offer a plant-based tuna alternative at 40 locations in 10 states! The vegan sushi is made by NYC-based Ocean Hugger Foods, a company known for transforming tomatoes into mouthwatering raw vegan tuna, known as Ahimi, with minimal non-GMO ingredients.
Two new grab-and-go options will be available at the store’s sushi bar: an Ahimi California roll and an Ahimi sushi combo. Ocean Hugger Foods co-founder and CEO David Benzaquen explains:
We’re thrilled to be able to bring Ahimi, our plant-based alternative to raw tuna, to more consumers across the United States through our partner Whole Foods Market. Ahimi has the natural, meaty texture of raw tuna without the worry that your choice is harming the ocean.
For a full list of Whole Foods locations carrying this revolutionary plant-based product, click here.
This move is great news for the countless aquatic animals who are abused and killed for human consumption. Like mammals and birds, fish experience pain and possess complex social intelligence. But the fishing industry treats them as mere objects. In fact, a Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at a fish slaughter facility revealed fish being skinned alive.
Not only is fishing unspeakably cruel; commercial fisheries are one of the largest threats to wild fish populations and vital aquatic ecosystems. The best thing we can do to remove our support from the unsustainable and cruel fishing industry is to leave fish off our plates for good.
Fortunately, you don’t have to wait to find Ahimi at a store near you—there are tons of tasty seafood alternatives already on the market. Click here to order a FREE Vegetarian Starter Guide and learn more about leaving all animals, including marine animals, off your plate.
Want more? Click here for nine delicious vegan sushi recipes.