All-Vegan Meal-Delivery Service Beloved by Beyoncé Is Ready to Dish Up Protein-Packed Plant-Powered Meals
For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2017
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Miami – Because the demand for vegan meals and the popularity of meal-kit delivery services are growing every year, PETA set out to grade more than two dozen of these services on their vegan-friendliness—and Miami-based 22 Days Nutrition nabbed an A, thanks to its 100 percent vegan menus.
With dishes such as Sesame Butternut Squash Rice and Smokey Rosemary White Beans, this company focuses on whole foods for fitness. Beyoncé and Jay-Z famously turned to 22 Days Nutrition to try vegan eating—and the company recently launched a line of Plant Power protein powders and bars, available for purchase at local retailers.
“PETA awarded 22 Days Nutrition an A for showing that delicious vegan food is the perfect fuel for an active lifestyle,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “With vegan dining more popular than ever, meal-kit companies that want to stay competitive should follow 22 Days Nutrition’s example and start offering vegan meals.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that in the meat industry, chickens’ and turkeys’ throats are slit while they’re still conscious, piglets are castrated and their tails are cut off without any painkillers, and cows are hung upside down and bled to death, often while they’re still able to feel pain. In addition to sparing animals immense suffering, vegans have a lower risk of developing heart disease, cancer, and diabetes and are less likely to become obese than meat-eaters.
Other all-vegan companies to earn an A include Veestro and Purple Carrot. Vegan-friendly companies such as Chef’d, which now offers the Beyond Burger, and Paleta earned a B rating for their numerous easy-to-find vegan options, while C- and D-earning companies offer just a few vegan meals. F-ranked companies include Blue Apron, whose customer-service representatives tell people wanting to order vegan to give the eggs and dairy products to friends and purchase their own replacements, which would have ethical consumers paying for cruelly produced items.