In 2014, Sadrah Schadel and Mike Woliansky joined forces to create meat … from plants. In an effort to curb the devastating impact of animal protein, the duo created No Evil Foods, a company on a mission to “bring you the best and most sustainable proteins on the planet.”

Their line of yummy plant-based meats includes Comrade Cluck, The Stallion, El Zapatista, and the Pit Boss. No Evil Foods uses beans, wheat berries, yeast, as well as organic herbs and spices to create their mouth-watering flavors, showing that you don’t need meat to make an amazingly satisfying meal. From stir-fries, stews, sandwiches … you name it, you can make it with No Evil Foods.

Based in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, No Evil Foods is changing the meat game. Not only that, but the visionary company is also changing the packaging game. 

No Evil Foods created all-new packaging that is 100 percent compostable in home systems. Even though they are a small business, No Evil Foods chose to go with the more expensive packaging option to maintain their integrity. Wow! 

The eco-friendly packaging is so innovative that the company recently won the NEXTY award for Best New Packaging Innovation at the National Products Expo East. Woohoo!

Need some No Evil Foods in your life? We feel you. Check out their locator to see if their products are available near you. You can also purchase their vegan meats online and have them shipped right to your door. 


Seeing a company not only make yummy plant-based meats but also incorporate eco-friendly packaging has left us head over heels. The majority of Americans, 65 percent to be exact, believe that plant-based protein can be just as hearty and satisfying, if not more, as animal protein, so it’s no wonder No Evil Foods is taking over.

No Evil Foods’ commitment to expanding protein to include plant-based options is also undoubtedly a great move for the planet. Factory farming is one of the most environmentally destructive industries on the planet and we need to start shifting away from animal proteins and towards plant-based alternatives, if we want to create a truly sustainable food system that will be able to support our growing population.

The good news is there is a rising demand for plant-based products, and collectively, we spend around $600 million annually on meat alternatives. With innovative companies like No Evil Foods entering the meat alternative category, there’s no denying that future of food is already here — and it’s plant-based.

For more information on No Evil Foods, check out their website.

To learn more about the environmental impact of our food choices as well as trends and developments in the plant-based food space, check out our podcast #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias.

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