Which Virtual Kitchen Is Best For Vegans And Vegetarians?

Virtual kitchens have taken the U.S. by storm in the past year. According to Webstaurant Store's blog, these businesses operate as restaurant options on delivery apps and online sites, but lack a proper brick-and-mortar location. As a result, this model has a lower financial overhead compared to traditional restaurants, can quickly adjust their menus, has the potential to experiment with ideas, and has an unparalleled level of flexibility. When it comes to choosing a virtual kitchen to eat at, you have a few options at your disposal.

If you want to pursue a plant-based diet, finding the right digital restaurant can prove challenging. Luckily, one entrepreneur found a way to cater to this growing market with standout results. According to PR Newswire, restaurant group C3 launched Plant Nation last year, a virtual kitchen that specifically caters to plant-centric diners. The restaurant has popped up in 40 major cities, all the way from Los Angeles to Miami, while taking on lunch and dinner items. The brand currently operates on Postmates, UberEats, Doordash, GrubHub, and Caviar, with a delivery window between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. The only thing more exciting than the restaurant's scope is the food. The restaurant features pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and sides served in recyclable, carbon-neutral packaging, and offers plant-based meat from popular companies like Impossible Foods.

A wide range of vegan and vegetarian fare

Plant Nation aims to please with its signature menu items, but if the restaurant hasn't come your way, you might have better luck with DJ Steve Aoki's latest venture. According to a statement sent to Mashed, Aoki opened up a pizza virtual kitchen, based in LA and now Boston, called Pizzaoki that has a wide range of items catering towards plant-based eaters and omnivores alike. The restaurant, a venture with Big Night Entertainment Group, features a menu of pizzas named after Aoki's hits and caters to anyone looking for a thin crust pizza. According to Pizzaoki, diners can pick up customizable cauliflower crust pizzas and vegan cheese pizzas, alongside a variety of meatless pies like No Beef (a classic veggie pie) and Neon Future (a garlicky white pizza). If you count yourself as a pizza lover and want to forgo some meat, make sure to check out this virtual kitchen if you find yourself in the Boston or LA area.

When you want to indulge in some cruelty-free foods, Plant Nation and Pizzaoki have you covered. With their straight-to-your-door service, you don't even have to stress out about the drive over to pick up your food and can enjoy their signature meals in the comfort of your own home. Make sure to check out these digital kitchens next time hunger strikes to see if they live up to the hype. With any luck, you might just find your new favorite meals!