Einstein Bros. Bagels Adds Vegan Cream Cheese to the Menu at Select Locations
The largest bagel chain in America, Einstein Bros. Bagels, recently announced they would add vegan cream cheese to the menu at select locations. A new bagel, which they’re calling “Vegan Shmear,” is served with vegan cream cheese by plant-based brand Kite Hill. This new offering was spotted by Adam Russell—vegan and bass player for Story of the Year—who posted about it on his Instagram account.
The popularity of dairy-free foods is growing at an astronomical rate, and Einstein Bros. Bagels is taking advantage of this market by providing a dairy-free alternative to cream cheese at select locations in St. Louis, Missouri. On Twitter, the company shares:
Currently we are testing the product in a few locations in Missouri. We don’t have any details regarding a national launch at this time.
— Einstein Bros. (@EinsteinBros) August 21, 2018
And Einstein Bros. isn’t the only one offering dairy-free alternatives to cream cheese. Miyoko’s Kitchen—a brand well-loved for its game-changing cultured nut cheeses and butter—has expanded its reach in 2018, launching several new products, including three new vegan cream cheese varieties. One of these flavors, Un-Lox Your Dreams, is now sold at Trader Joe’s stores nationwide.
As more people become aware of the egregious animal cruelty and vast environmental destruction involved in milk production, the popularity of delicious vegan dairy alternatives continues to rise. In fact, just last year, NBC News reported that internet grocery delivery giant Instacart had found searches for “non-dairy” up by 222 percent. What’s more, Elmhurst Dairy in Queens, New York, recently shut down after 90 years in business and switched to making plant-based milk.
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