No Evil Foods is an artisan plant meat vegan food start-up based in Asheville, North Carolina. The company started from a small kitchen where founders Sadrah Schadel and Mike Woliansky crafted their signature proteins to create meat made from plants using simple, sustainable ingredients.
“Whole Foods Market was the first major grocery store to believe in us and put us on their shelves. They‘ve been extremely enthusiastic and supportive partners ever since,” Schadel said. “We’re really excited about this expansion because it gives us the opportunity to introduce our plant meats to new parts of the country, like the Pacific Northwest, where our products weren’t easily accessible before.”
This expansion announcement signifies landmark growth for No Evil Foods. The company expects its product to be on the shelves at Whole Foods Markets nationwide in early April, but some stores are stocking the product earlier than others.
Also in April, production begins in the company’s brand new 16,000-s.f. facility near Asheville.
No Evil Foods’ mission is focused on impacting environmental sustainability, public health and animal welfare through better food choices. No Evil Foods product line includes Comrade Cluck “No Chicken.” The Stallion “Italian Sausage,” El Zapatista “‘Chorizo” and Pit Boss “Pulled ‘Pork’ BBQ.” All are low in fat, high in protein and free from cholesterol, nitrates and antibiotics.
No Evil Foods started in 2014 and is available in retailers nationwide including Whole Foods, Earth Fare, Wegmans, Fresh Market, and in co-ops, independent grocers and restaurants.
The No Evil Foods website includes recipes using its products, such as butternut squash quinoa chili, ultimate Korean barbecue ramen, potato skins, kicked up pulled “pork” nachos, flock free butter “chicken,” “sausage” zucchini boats and Mexican pizza.