One day, we’ll be able to walk into our beloved bodegas to get a vegan BEC for breakfast and a coffee served with vegan milk.
We believe in The Bronx (and other hoods like it) and it’s potential to service vegans in a way that benefits our community, our culture, and way of life. Next Stop Vegan aims to be the difference for our hood and beyond so that we may inspire others to take up veganism and in turn, improve the health of our community and help the planet, animals, and our future generations.
For Your Health + Wellness
We all know that incorporating more plants in your meals are good for your health. Imagine only eating plants? Going vegan means not only making a difference for the world but also for yourself by introducing more nourishing foods for your body. According to The Vegan Society, “research has linked vegan diets with lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.” For communities like The Bronx that rank low in community wellness, we advocate for the healthy advantages of this lifestyle as much as possible.
For Your Planet
When consuming and buying vegan, you are choosing to support practices that are better for our planet. The Vegan Society states that “ the most effective things an individual can do to lower their carbon footprint is to avoid all animal products.” From pollution to waste of resources, getting animal products to your plate requires more from the Earth than necessary. Going vegan creates a better, healthier planet for all of us to thrive in.
For Our Animals
Every meal using only plant-based ingredients makes that much of a difference to animals that unfortunately make up a huge part of the food industry. By choosing to eliminate animal products from our life, we are taking a stand against cruelty and exploitation practiced in the food industry.
For Our Future Generations
It is no surprise that leading a vegan life is making way for a better future for next generations. According to The Vegan Society, “with rising global food and water insecurity due to a myriad of environmental and socio-economic problems, there's never been a better time to adopt a more sustainable way of living.” When we eat a plant-based meal, we are using up fewer resources to nourish our bodies which in turn gives our Earth a chance to breathe and provide for generations to come.