Vegan Queso Takes Texas Whole Foods by Storm

Food for Lovers’ Vegan Queso, which has become a Whole Foods Market Top 20 Product, is a creation by the company’s owners, Chris and Crystal Tate.

“Being born and raised in Texas (Chris and I) have a need deep down for spicy, hearty food. After becoming vegan we learned how to create vegan versions of almost every traditional Mexican dish that I grew up watching my mom, aunts and grandmother create. Together we discovered our favorite blend of spices and found a balance of creaminess to heat for this queso. To be honest, we haven’t stopped eating and sharing our queso since then,” said Crystal, CEO and co-founder of Food for Lovers of Austin, Texas.

Vegan Queso is a new take on an old Texas favorite with only 20 calories, no fat, soy, nuts, dairy, cholesterol or preservatives, and more than 50 percent less sodium than regular queso.

The new product is now available in Austin-based Whole Foods stores throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma, as well as six Mother’s Market & Kitchen stores throughout California and other select health food grocery stores. For more information, visit

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