This Shell gas station now has a 24/7 vegan convenience store inside

24-hour vegan convenience store Hangry Planet recently opened in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hangry Planet offers vegan snacks, meals, desserts and more that are verified to ensure each product is sustainable, animal-based and cruelty-free. In addition to the store, Hangry Planet also features an immersive virtual reality gas station and car wash, as well as colorful and comical sculptures and live music.

The Hangry Planet is the brainchild of actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Bobak Bakhtiari, who curated market products and consumer experience. Bakhtiari opened the 24-hour convenience store with the goal of helping champion sustainability and animal welfare while meeting everyday consumer needs.

“To come across an undercover investigation into organic dairy farms by Animal Recovery Mission, and then review the prolific global work of Animal Equality, was like being zapped by a taser of truth that left me sobbing sporadically for weeks,” Bakhtiari said in a statement. “What I learned of the systematic and fundamentally abusive practices on factory farms, as well as the serious environmental consequences, inspired me to make Hangry Planet the first all-vegetable convenience store in North America.”

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Vegan snacks abound at this 24-hour convenience store

Hangry Planet’s offerings are curated to meet all on-the-go needs. Inside the store, visitors will find a Laird’s Superfood machine with vegan hot chocolate and golden milk, a line of vegan pastries from Black China Bakery & Kerri Kreations of Santa Cruz, including Oakland’s popular Donut Farm. Hangry Planet also offers Oatly’s popular soft serve.

Take-out meals include the Hangry Bliss Breakfast sandwich (with Beyond Meat, JUST Egg and Follow Your Heart cheese on a gluten-free bagel); hand pies with Beyond Meat-based mushroom sausage scramble; Daiya burritos; Dr. Praeger’s vegan burgers; vegan empanadas from netflix sell sunset star Emma Leigh Hernan; Annie Chun’s noodle bowls; and a range of vegan cured meats. The store also offers healthy plant-based snacks that champion the market slogan “Feel Beautiful Not Junkie”.

But no convenience store is complete without a few “junk food” snacks, and Hangry Planet has candy bars from Go Max Go Foods, Plant Based Bars, 2Fer, Buccaneer, Cleo Cup, Jokerz, Mahalo, Major, Snap!, Thumbs up and Twilight as well as prebiotic sodas and a wide variety of vegan chips from all major brands.

Additionally, 10% of every sale made is donated to several charities supporting both animal and human rights, schools, orphanages and poor communities around the world through Moms Against Poverty.

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Bakhtiari believes his concept can serve as a model for other retailers as the transition to more conscious consumption continues. “It’s time for retail to vigorously advocate for sustainability, animal welfare and healthy products that are not derived from animal abuse,” he said.

Matthew Kenney opens a convenience store concept

Although Hangry Planet is the first 24-hour vegan market at a gas station, it’s not the first convenience store to cater to vegan consumers. In 2018, celebrity vegan chef Matthew Kenney opened a New Deli vegan convenience store in Venice, California, offering a range of convenient, everyday products such as packaged vegan snacks, ice cream, chocolate, candies, foods for pets, basic foods for the pantry and a counter. deli where customers can order freshly made vegan sandwiches, quirky toast, carrot bagels or containers of deli items such as marinated tofu, tuna chickpea salad or an eggless quiche. With the New Deli concept, Kenney aimed to revisit the concept of what a convenience store means.

Last year, Kenney announced the expansion of the concept after e-commerce platform PlantX acquired Kenney’s New Deli and flagship store in Venice, Calif., and rebranded it to become XMarket. The company also hired Kenney as culinary director and signed a five-year partnership agreement with Kenny’s lifestyle company Matthew Kenney Cuisine (MKC) to help expand the XMarket concept across North America. .

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The Growth of Vegan Convenience Stores

Currently, XMarket locations operate in Squamish, British Columbia, Venice, California, Toronto, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, and Chicago, Illinois. The brand also opened a 4,500 square foot marketplace in San Diego, California in 2021 called PlantX, with the goal of being a vegan one-stop-shop. Located in the Hillcrest neighborhood, the retail space offers vegan items from popular Canadian and American brands, including local vegan brands such as Kula Ice Cream, Tracy’s Real Food and San Diego Tempeh, with same-day delivery available through UberEats and Postmates.

The space also includes an XMarket cafe and sandwich shop offering cappuccinos, oat milk lattes and infused teas, as well as various Kenney-curated plant-based lunch options, such as avocado toast. made from waffles; caprese with Miyoko’s Creamery mozzarella, tomatoes, arugula and pesto on focaccia bread; and bánh mì with braised tempeh, green onion mayonnaise, pickled carrots and daikon, cucumbers and cilantro. The cafe also serves pastries from local bakeries Pan el Barro, The Gluten Free Bakery Co., and Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen.

“It was always our intention to make New Deli the ultimate plant-based convenience brand and ultimately align with a growth partner to expand it into various global markets, rather than grow it on our own. “, Kenney previously told VegNews. “PlantX’s expertise in the e-commerce segment strengthens New Deli beyond a brick-and-mortar concept and into a much more versatile and efficient operating model. We are excited about this new partnership and all the work we plan to do together to bring more plant-based options to the world.

For more on vegan finds from convenience stores, read:
25 Accidentally Vegan Snacks You Can Find at Virtually Any Convenience Store
Vegan meat sandwiches just launched at 800 7-Eleven locations in Hong Kong
Tokyo now has an all-vegan convenience store

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