Beyond Meat #GetBrunchy Mother's Day Contest

Want to win a prize pack full of Beyond Meat, Daiya, Justin's, Wholefoods, Eat Pastry, and PYKNIC? All you need to do is enter the #GetBrunchy Contest on Instagram.
1. Find your favorite brunch item
2. Post a picture of it on Instagram by May 10 (multiple entries accepted)
3. Tag @BeyondMeat and use both #GetBrunchy and #MothersDay in the caption

The winner will be announced May 11 and will be featured on BeyondMeat.com.
April 30, 2015

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"HOT & FRESH OUT THE KITCHEN" - PYKNIC PIZZA BIKINI

We are always pushing the envelope over here when it comes to wearable food and art for that matter. The latest creation out of our "kitchen" is the Pizza Bikini, as worn above by Miss Malibu 2012, Brittany McGowan. Sounds like something Mugatu from Zoolander would have designed, right? We're on that level right now.

Cheese, pepperoni, and red sauce make up the pizza print on this stylish swimsuit and we can assure you no animals were harmed in the making of the bikini! So what are you waiting for? You'll be the hottest thing on the beach or poolside since... pizza! 

March 13, 2015

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BEST VEGAN DONUTS IN PHILLY - DOTTIE'S DONUTS

Dottie's Donuts are the best vegan donuts in Philadelphia and some would even suggest the best donut in the city. The donuts are light and layered with different flavors such as the ones we sampled: Hibiscus, Blueberry Spearmint, Lemon Poppy, and Cinnamon Sugar. For those unfamiliar with "vegan" (meaning no ingredients came from animals, ie. milk & eggs), you would be doing yourself a serious injustice by allowing a label to detter you from trying these delicious donuts. Instead ingredients like coconut milk are substituted in. Right now they're available through Philly coffee shops like Grindcore House and Elixr as well as Brew HaHa! in Delaware but there are plans for a Dottie's Donuts storefront in the near future.

PRESS: Pyknic Always Down 4 Tacos Tee in ELLE Magazine & Pizza Socks Food and Wine Magazine

Pyknic Always Down 4 Tacos Tee in ELLE Magazine Always Down For Tacos Tshirt Jersey

Recently we were found our "Always Down for Tacos" Jersey Tee in the famous fashion magazine, Elle (Sweden). 

Pizza Socks Food and Wine Magazine FwX Pyknic

Also our very popular Pizza Socks made an appearance in Food & Wine Magazine's FWx. There's no better way to show your love of pizza than these fun and crazy socks.

Cooking Channel's Eden Eats Wearing Pyknic

Cooking Channel's Eden Grinshpan of "Eden Eats" was spotted this morning wearing our "Eat Now Diet Later" Muscle Tee on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live hosted by Nick Lachey. Grinshpan graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in London with the "Grande Diplome" in both Pastry & Cuisine and now travels the world taking viewers of "Eden Eats" on 24-hour food adventures in each city. Make sure to visit EdenEats.com.

YOUNG & HUNGRY: CHEF MARY MATTERN - NOM YOURSELF

Chef Mary Mattern is a plant-based chef, food artist, lover of vegetables, cookbook author, and instagrammer @NomYourself. Only 28 years old and from New York, Mary has toured with Ellie Goulding as her personal chef, has been a sous chef alongside some famous chefs, and has even cooked for our favorite agent, Ari Gold of HBO’s Entourage (a.k.a. Jeremy Piven in real life).

 

Mary stumbled into veganism two years ago while teaching herself to cook. Yes, that’s right, she is self-taught and did not have any formal training or schooling. While excluding meat and dairy from her recipes so that they wouldn’t be heavy, Mattern realized that she was both creating and eating vegan dishes. It was a feasible lifestyle for her plus she was doing good by not using any animal by-products.

 

Mattern also self-published Nom Yourself: The Cookbook, which sold-out as paperback but is still available as an e-book. It contains recipes for Tofu Scramble Crostinis down to donuts and has been given rave reviews from Ellie Goulding, Tony Kanal of No Doubt, and Ruth Tal, the founder of Fresh Restaurants & a best-selling vegan cookbook author.

 

Everyone has their own interpretations of our shirts and that is what we love about our brand. People not only take the words to heart in ways that represent them but also style our shirts to fit their look & lifestyle. On our “Too Many Crooks” tee we’ve heard everything from people working alongside parolees in restaurants to wearing it to make a statement against big food business pumping out food containing GMOs. 

Mary’s interpretation of our Eat Now Diet Later Tee was, “Don’t diet. Just eat all the fruits and vegetables you want, all of the time”.

Recently Nom Yourself signed with The Agency Group. We are really excited to what the future holds for this young & hungry planted-based powerhouse.

PRESS: Pyknic I Like Pizza More Than I Like People Tee Featured on BuzzFeed

I Like Pizza More Than I Like People Tee BuzzFeed Pyknic Pizza Tee

BuzzFeed has the hottest, most social content on the web. They feature breaking buzz and the kinds of things you'd want to pass along to your friends which is why we are beyond honored that decided to feature our "I Like Pizza More Than I Like People" Tee today on their list of 17 Essential Products Every Pizza Lover Needs in their Life. We're #16!

RECIPE: HOW TO MAKE VEGAN BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP (VIA @PHILLYVEGANS)

Our very good friends, The Philly Vegans [@PhillyVegans or PhillyVegans.com] recently showed us how to make Vegan Buffalo Dip which is perfect for any occasion: a party, a picnic, or even just for a snack around the house.

 

Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip
Serves party of 8

Ingredients
1 package Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips – Lightly Seasoned
1 package (8 ounces) Vegan Cream Cheese (any variety works)
½ cup Hot Sauce (I use Texas Pete because of its lower, but still high, sodium content)
½ cup Ranch Dressing (see recipe below)
½ cup Daiya Shreds (either cheddar or pepper jack)

Vegan Ranch Dressing
Yields 1/2 cup

Ingredients
1/4 cup Vegan Mayo (I prefer Hampton Creek Just Mayo)
1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (I use Whole Foods 365 brand – carrageenan-free)
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
½ teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients until smooth in medium baking dish.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until everything is melty and hot.
  4. Serve with your favorite vegetables, crackers or my personal favorite, a sliced multi-grain french baguette.  Hell! You can serve this dip with anything, it could make cardboard taste good.
  5. Enjoy… while it lasts!

Find our Vegan / Vegetarian Tees & Tanks: HERE.

FISHTOWN PHILADELPHIA TIKI BAR: THE YACHTSMAN

 

Becoming recent fans of "Best Bars in America", a show on Esquire, comedians/hosts Jay Larson and Sean Patton reintroduced us to the Tiki Bar via their stops in cities across the nation. We have an affinity for anything Polynesian due to time spent in Maui, Hawaii and Disney's Polynesian Resort. A "Tiki Bar" is typically outfitted with Polynesian decor and serves elaborate, tropical cocktails. When we heard about the opening of "The Yachtsman" at 1444 Frankford Ave in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia it was imperative that we paid tribute to the Moai.

The Yachtsman is a product of the same people that brought you PYT Burger, one of our favorite spots for a burger in the city (you must try a Doh! Nut Burger). Inside the Fishtown bar you'll find a Moai Head, Hula Girl, bamboo, thatching, and more retro tiki-kitsch decor. No detail was forgotten but you'll easily forget what city you're actually in.

One of The Yachtsman's signature drinks is the "Caribe Welcome Coconut", which is served in a fresh, young green coconut. The Mai Tai (pictured above) is served in a ceramic tiki mug and accompanied with a parasol and a plastic sword! Don't forget to order a round of Rivertowne Hala Kahiki (Hah-lah-kah-hee-kee). Properly labeled as "nectar from the Gods", the Hala Kahiki is a pineapple beer, or "liquid aloha", in a 12 oz. can.

We definitely recommend The Yachtsman, our new favorite spot in Philadelphia.