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Vegan Supermarket Chain Coming To United States In 2016

January 11, 2016
Credit: Veganz

Credit: Veganz

Source True Activist
By Amanda Froelich

Veganz, the world’s first all-vegan supermarket chain, will be opening in Portland, Oregon in 2016.

You’ve heard a plant-based diet is optimal for health and the environment, but do you ever get dismayed when perusing your local grocery store because you a) either don’t know what to buy or b) feel too tempted by conventional products to make healthy choices?

Perhaps your solution is right around the corner… As The Local reports, the world’s first vegan supermarket chain, “Veganz,” which was founded in Berlin, Germany, aims to go international and is set on opening a new location in the United States in 2016.

You can probably relate to the founder of the supermarket, Jan Bredack, who once considered himself a meat lover. He, too, enjoyed Standard European (and American) fare, but eventually got tired of the burn-out from an imbalanced life. After changing his lifestyle and ethical code in 2009, he became inspired to write the book “Vegan für alle: Warum wir richtig leben sollten” (Veganism for everyone: Why we should live right) and create a store plant-based foodies could feel comfortable in.

In 2011, the inspired foodie started the world’s first vegan supermarket and hasn’t looked back.

“The decision to open a vegan supermarket came from a potpourri of ideas after coming across various vegan products in the US and Russia,” he says.

He noted that it was difficult to “shop normally” when one adopts a vegan lifestyle, and he wanted to make the switch to veganism more accessible to everyone.

There are presently two Veganz supermarkets in Berlin, with a third intended to open this year. Stores are also located in Hamburg, Munic, and Frankfurt. On May 13th, Veganz will open its first store outside Germany in Vienna, with further planned for London, Amsterdam, Zurich, Barcelona, Milan, and Copenhagen next year. That’s not all… In 2016, Veganz will open a vegan shopping center in Portland, Oregon, including a shoe and clothing store and restaurant.

The wonderful thing about Bredack and his message is that he doesn’t preach an all-or-nothing approach – or a lifestyle of deprivation. Indeed, Jan is inspired to show the world that plant-based food can be healthy, affordable, and – most importantly, delicious. According to Bredack, 80% of customers are neither vegan nor vegetarian, and the majority seem well-educated.


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as enlightenment and kindness
go viral and spread.
good news for animals
up ahead!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


30 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2016 5:48 am

    This is a fantastic new, Stacey. When will that happen in Switzerland? Right now only few (very few) items are sold in the normal supermarkets. Some more choice you get from the Reformhauses or selected shops which are terribly expensive (for ex. 500 gr. soya yogurt coast fr. 7.-, more or less 6.90 euros). Thank you for this lovely information which make me happy!! Serenity :-)claudine

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    • January 11, 2016 7:18 am

      Wouldn’t that be awesome to have these everywhere? I am glad there is one coming to the US, but it is nowhere near me. We have selections in all stores, but an entire store would be ideal. Actually, ideal would be nothing but vegan options! Thank you so much, my dearest Claudine!

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      • January 11, 2016 7:42 am

        One day it will be like that… is going to be an irreversible necessity. We can’t keep going that way. I won’t be here anymore but maybe my grandchildren will…. The link is quite interesting and they give as well the prices in swiss franks, as I said before, I only hope the delivery fees aren’t too high.
        Take good care :-)c

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  2. January 11, 2016 6:56 am

    I have found this link
    Usually I prefer to go shopping… but I shall try the on-line shop. The prices are avarage, I still have to check about the expedition fees!
    😀 c

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  3. January 11, 2016 8:39 am

    Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".

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  4. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    January 11, 2016 9:25 am

    as enlightenment and kindness
    go viral and spread.
    good news for animals
    up ahead!!!!

    Liked by 3 people

    • January 11, 2016 11:06 am

      Love it so much, thank you, hon, this is perfect! (I love your avatar!)

      Liked by 2 people

      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        January 11, 2016 11:45 am

        thank you stacey…this is a painting i did of our little special needs boy magic mikey.

        Liked by 1 person

    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      January 11, 2016 11:46 am

      and you are welcome 🙂


  5. January 18, 2016 11:20 am

    Hope they are coming to the Orlando area~

    Liked by 1 person

  6. onyeke Sunday permalink
    February 2, 2016 5:43 am

    Excellent as you continue spreading vegan way of life may heaven continue also inspiring you more and more. But we Africans don’t have, very scarce for us thanks and bless all


  7. February 2, 2016 2:01 pm

    I want to shop there but it’s too far away 🙂 I pray they open one in Chicago. And maybe they will sell my Amazing Grace’s Gourmet Vegan Fudge ! It’s fantastic ! And a % of our profits HELPS RESCUE ANIMALS 🙂


  8. GPC permalink
    February 2, 2016 3:21 pm

    Great news! Please build one in BUFFAL NY!!
    Good luck on your venture.


  9. February 2, 2016 3:35 pm

    Awesome news!! Change is happening!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Debbie Tsujimoto permalink
    February 2, 2016 5:32 pm

    This is such great news! I would be happy to fly to Portland just to shop at this store when it opens. I live in the Bay area, so just one state over. Speaking of which, Veganz should open a store in Oakland or Berkeley, CA – because they would do very well since many of us are embracing the Vegan/Vegetarian lifestyle, and others are being exposed to healthy options in the supermarkets here (vegan cheese, for one thing) and we even have a “VEG WEEK” festival! I became a Vegan three years ago here. I like the sound of this all vegan market SO much, that I would even get on a plane to EUROPE to shop in one of the stores!


  11. Frances permalink
    February 2, 2016 6:00 pm

    Please please please set up one of your vegan grocery stores in Jackson, Tennessee!!!


  12. February 3, 2016 9:41 am

    Wonderful news. I hope the store will be very successful.Hopefully people will realize how many wonderful vegan foods and other products there are.

    A major societal shift to veganism is essential to effortst avert a climate catastrophe and other environmental disasters.


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  13. Dina permalink
    February 3, 2016 5:50 pm

    This isnt the first one. There is a supermarket chain that started in Rancho Cucamongo and Santa Monica called Viva La Vegan.


    • Lucky Katt permalink
      February 7, 2016 3:04 pm

      Both stores are now permanently closed. 😦


  14. February 4, 2016 5:45 pm

    Franchise options????


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  16. Jackyl permalink
    February 5, 2016 12:03 am

    This is amazing! I live in South Africa and am so jealous 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Efrat permalink
    February 9, 2016 5:10 am

    Yes we want that in israel too


  18. melanie sarig permalink
    February 9, 2016 5:28 am

    Come to israel;)



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