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Eating plant-based has never been easier thanks to the ever-expanding markets for meat and dairy alternatives, and now it has become even simpler for the folks in North Tonawanda, New York as a new all-vegan grocery store has just opened up shop!

The Vegan Grocery Store is family-owned and carries many of our favorite plant-based brands like Tofutti, Lightlife, Gardein, Field Roast, and Chao, to name just a few.

As people have become increasingly more aware of the health and environmental risks, as well as the disturbing animal cruelty, involved in the meat, dairy, and egg industries, demand for plant-based meat and dairy alternatives has skyrocketed by 140 percent. This shift in our food system has led a number of dairy producers to shut down plants, while others have made a switch to producing plant-based milks, a wise decision considering the global plant-based milk industry is expected to be valued at over $14 billion by 2020.

Although The Vegan Grocery Store is perfect for vegans, it is also great for those who have food allergies or are interested in gradually transitioning into a plant-based diet. The store also certainly saves a lot of time for consumers who would otherwise be searching for vegan products in large-scale supermarkets, and it provides a platform for plant-based food companies to stand out and reach more consumers.

The Vegan Grocery store is located at 321 Oliver Street in North Tonawanda, NY 14120.

To learn more about this awesome new store, visit their website here.

To learn more about how your food choices have an effect on the entire world, check out the Eat for the Planet book!

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