October 24, 2021

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Food blogger Erick Castro brings plant-based options to Brooklyn bodegas with ‘Plantega’

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Plant-based food blogger and creative director, Erick Castro, is bringing healthier options to Brooklyn bodegas with ‘Plantega’– plant-based food in local bodegas.

During Castro’s three-month pilot, he’s using three bodegas in New York City as a test market for providing plant-based eggs, plant-based burgers, cheese, mayo, butter, and more to the surrounding community.

My grandparents never cooked vegan meals for me,” Castro says. “For the Spanish community and people of color, it’s not something that we grew up knowing about.

Castro’s Instagram account How to be Vegan in the Hood makes life a little easier for those who are trying to make the switch. The page is dedicated to providing affordable vegan tips, recipes, and restaurants.

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