This partnership will help bring more plant-based protein options to the masses, something that is ultimately great for the entire world not only in terms of nutrition but for animal welfare and the environment as well. By providing plant-based meat alternatives in a mega-retailer like Walmart, No Evil Foods is helping bridge the gaps in our broken food system.
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We wanted to do something. We really wanted to build something that was important to us, has value, aligned with our mission, and gave back not only to our close community but our greater community as well.
The experience of meat also has a heck of a lot to do with smell, so in addition to playing around with different ratios of ingredients to emulate a variety of textures and mouthfeels, No Evil Foods focuses on replicating the scent of animal meats.
Junk ingredients’ inspired vegetarians to begin making their own plant-based meats. We chatted with this rock-star brand about the plant-based trend and what’s next for No Evil Foods.
In 4 years, Sadrah and her partner Mike went from a local farmer’s market to “insanity” (her word) growing and expanding the company, and distributing innovative, flavorful vegan meats, …..and spreading the No Evil message.
Despite the added cost of production, ‘No Evil Foods’ is opting for the eco-friendly alternative to plastic in a bid to prevent further unnecessary harm to both animals and the environment, both of which suffer under our excessive plastic consumption.
No Evil Foods owners Sadrah Schadel & Mike Woliansky have made it their mission to produce meat from plants that can go toe-to-toe with OG animal proteins. After naming their company after the lesser known fourth “do no evil” monkey, Shirazu, they’ve committed to helping lead the way in promoting a healthier diet with a dramatically smaller carbon imprint.
Plant-based meats and clean-label are two of the most influential trends in food currently, but often they run counter to each other with many mock-meats made from highly-processed ingredients and protein isolates that most consumers would never find in their kitchen cupboards.
No Evil Foods also donates food supplies to the annual Farm to Table event at UNCA and supports the Food Equity Initiative, a student-run organization dedicated to eliminating food insecurity within the college community. “Our customers can confidently know that they are getting much more than a good meal when they choose No Evil Foods,” says Schadel.
No Evil Foods booth was booming with excited people trying to get their hands on the samples. The enticing smell of the delicious food being cooked lured about 20 people in front of this booth. This was the first booth we had witnessed with such an incredible vibe and party-like atmosphere.
No Evil Foods is now found in more than 30 states, with a heavy concentration in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Rocky Mountain regions, New England, and select areas of Southern California.
So many companies are creating products that don’t support the cruel meat and dairy industries. Many of the same brands are also thinking about sustainability and health, so it’s a win-win-win.