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Burgers, burritos, lobster rolls – but hold the meat at VEG OUT, a local vegan food festival

The entrepreneur opened a vegan-only restaurant in Schenectady this spring, her second attempt after a brief hiccup.

Business is brisk at the Take Two Cafe, with customers diving into their self-styled comfort food: Burgers, burritos, even lobster rolls.

No meat. 

Schenectady’s only vegan restaurant opened at a time when the meat industry is experiencing profound disruption and plant-based diets are becoming more mainstream. 

Slaughterhouses faced manpower issues in the early days of the pandemic, leading to shortages. Meat prices continue to soar — posing a grave threat to chicken wing nights — while the plant-based meat industry is becoming

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