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World’s First Vegan Supermarket

February 26, 2016

Vegan products are usually relegated to a tiny section in conventional grocery stores, but Portland, Oregon will soon be home to an entire vegan supermarket.

Veganz, europe’s first and largest vegan grocery store chain, will set up shop in Portland sometime this year, and it is bringing a vegan restaurant and shoe store with it. Based in Berlin, Germany, Veganz currently has locations sprouting up across Eastern Europe, and it will soon open shop in the United Kingdom. This will be Veganz’ first United States location.

Veganz will join Food Fight as Portland’s vegan-only grocery stores, and it will likely offer a comprehensive selection of animal-free and plant-based products. The company sells goods from more than 30 countries, and so far, in all of its branches, it sells 4500 vegan products, from ice cream to cosmetics. Additionally, some of its stores offer vegan cooking classes and in-store dining.

The chain was founded in February 2011 by former Mercedes-Benz manager, Jan Bredack, who became a vegan in 2009. After changing his lifestyle andethical 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.

Anyways, There is no word yet on exactly when this year Veganz will open or where it will set up shop in Portland. Happy shopping!!!

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34 Comments

  • Reply Aria on February 26, 2016 says;

    Nice to have options

  • Reply Allie B. Steiner on February 26, 2016 says;

    Food Fight! nonetheless has a rather limited bulk and produce selection. I often shied away from a number of their products because they had artificial preservatives also.

  • Reply Teresa on February 26, 2016 says;

    Interesting to see how this will scale.

  • Reply Katherine on February 26, 2016 says;

    Vegans aren’t confined to any particular neighborhood but we all know that Veganz markets would more than likely go in to those swanky parts of town that are already saturated with the same kind of thing.

  • Reply Rachel Cotterill on February 26, 2016 says;

    Are vegans going to pay higher prices and travel far distances week after week?
    This is awesome though~

  • Reply ecoNugenics on February 26, 2016 says;

    I can’t imagine what value Veganz would have if not to see prepared foods

  • Reply Elena Poensgen on February 26, 2016 says;

    Now if Veganz would fill in some of the vast food deserts we have in this country with affordable actual food, I would be impressed and amazed.

  • Reply Wendy R. on February 26, 2016 says;

    I would greatly caution against a vegan diet, it is impossible to get adequate amounts of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.

    • Reply Wilma on February 26, 2016 says;

      Beep! Wrong!!! I would greatly caution against listening to you! the American Dietetic Association and many, many doctors have said otherwise.

  • Reply Tara on February 26, 2016 says;

    Delay Death With Veganism

  • Reply Hannah on February 26, 2016 says;

    It is nice to know. Thank you so much for the post

  • Reply Rebekka on February 26, 2016 says;

    thanks for the heads up

  • Reply Inga on February 26, 2016 says;

    I think its great that the vegan crowd has their own store. Congrats and enjoy.

  • Reply Wang on February 26, 2016 says;

    This is one awesome vision!

  • Reply Eloise Goodwin on February 26, 2016 says;

    Such exciting news! Thanks so much for the post!

  • Reply Dorothy on February 26, 2016 says;

    We need so many more but it’s a start

  • Reply Fe van dam on February 26, 2016 says;

    awesome.

  • Reply Camila on February 26, 2016 says;

    I can ononly hope that these SuperV markets come to the East Coast, USA!

  • Reply Agnus D on February 26, 2016 says;

    Canada please!!!!!

  • Reply Dee on February 26, 2016 says;

    Portland already has an all vegan market, Food Fight, that is locally owned and operated.

  • Reply Yasmin Pinto Fernandes on February 26, 2016 says;

    I’m so excited I can’t wait!!!

  • Reply Carla on February 26, 2016 says;

    There is plenty of room for Veganz in Portland, and I’m sure that Food Fight will continue to flourish, despite the competition. I’m thrilled that they’re coming!

  • Reply Tamra on February 26, 2016 says;

    Brilliant! Can hardly imagine the fun & stress free ability to shop without scanning every label for hidden animal ingredients.

  • Reply Alexane on February 26, 2016 says;

    It would make shopping a joy!

  • Reply Rejie Camano Gelera on February 26, 2016 says;

    Hope they spread across the states.

  • Reply Heiða Hallmundsdóttir on February 26, 2016 says;

    this is awesome news!

  • Reply Beth on February 26, 2016 says;

    I love this idea. Now if it can be organic and items sourced locally, I’d be shopping there everyday!!

  • Reply Sabína on February 26, 2016 says;

    Veganz is needed in every country and city.

  • Reply Jasmine on February 26, 2016 says;

    Yahoooooo!

  • Reply Tamika on February 26, 2016 says;

    I hope that they will expand quickly.

  • Reply Dora J. Vong on February 26, 2016 says;

    Great News

  • Reply Sanjeeta kk on February 26, 2016 says;

    This is such a great idea. Thanks for starting something so wonderful.

    Thanks for this informative post

  • Reply Nichole on February 26, 2016 says;

    So excited!

  • Reply Emma Brown on February 26, 2016 says;

    Thank you! Norwich Connecticut?

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