New online shop starts with “impossible to find” vegan foods
New black-owned grocery store NoPigNeva Recently launched with the goal of providing customers with hard-to-find vegan foods. The Boston-based company was founded by Stephania Bernard (who went vegan five years ago after learning about the cruel animal cruelty in factory farming) and David Hue (who followed shortly after for health reasons). NoPigNeva collects vegan products from large and small businesses across the country in one place and offers nationwide shipping.
The store’s wide range of vegan merchandise is divided into easy-to-navigate categories such as dairy, meat, candy, snacks, and pantry. NoPigNeva’s selection includes unique finds like vegan lobster from May Wah (pictured); Corned Beef from Honest Pastures; and Baby Blue, an artisan cashew-based cheese made by Wendy’s Nutty Cheese. The store also offers staples like JUST Egg (in pourable and folded formats), Miyoko’s Creamery Cheese, Impossible Burgers and Abes Muffins, and many more.
Make vegan food a priority
“The inspiration for NoPigNeva came from my frustration with the limited vegan options in my local grocery store. The pandemic really made it clear that vegan options weren’t a priority for the big boys [grocery chains]So I decided to create a place where delicious vegan food was a priority, ”Bernard told VegNews. “Some of my vegan favorites come from small vegan companies that for some reason are not supported by all giant chains. I want to highlight these brands, not just because they’re delicious, but also to help power small businesses. “
NoPigNeva offers two membership programs: a monthly explorer for $ 9.99 (giving customers a 10 percent discount on groceries) and an annual blockbuster membership of $ 99.99 (a savings of $ 20 compared to monthly membership, one Discount of 10 percent on all orders for a shopping bag and exclusive updates for new products).