New vegan options show growing interests at restaurants

Vegan food choices at local restaurants continue to expand as diners demand more options when it comes to menus and healthy eating.

A study by Nielsen says that almost 40 percent of Americans want to add more vegan foods to their diets and that includes meat-eaters.

Last week, Root to Rise kitchen won the 2020 Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge with their dish, "the Jackfruit BBQ Wingz."

Root to Rise owner Heather Klien joins MPR News host Steven John to talk about the new vegan options.

Listen to the conversation using the audio player above.

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