How Crunchwraps Fueled the Rise of Vegan Vibrationz at Dallas Farmers Market

On the weekends at the Dallas Farmers Market, the longest lines aren’t made up of folks in search of super-fresh produce. Instead, they’re queued up outside Vegan Vibrationz, the market’s beloved meat-free food purveyor that recently upgraded to a brand new food truck.

A full-on phenomenon in Dallas, Vegan Vibrationz attracts droves of diners each week, in search of its quesadillas stuffed with smoky jackfruit and mac-and-cheez, chicken-fried oyster mushrooms, and mac and cheese tossed with “lobster” made from konjac, a plant that’s often used in vegan seafood substitutes. As fans line up on weekends, 30-plus minute waits for

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Gluten-free food costs rise could force makers to change recipes | Food & drink industry

The premium paid by shoppers for gluten-free versions of staple foods could increase in the coming months as the soaring cost of ingredients such as rice flour casts a shadow over the “free from” aisle in supermarkets.

These specialist foods already cost a lot more than mainstream products, making any price rise a source of concern, particularly for people who follow a gluten-free diet out of medical necessity. The scale of the problem means some firms could opt to rewrite recipes with cheaper ingredients.

Jason Bull, of the West Yorkshire-based ingredients firm Eurostar Commodities, said the wholesale price of rice

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