Popular vegan fast food delivery HipCityVeg opens in Long Island City – QNS.com

HipCityVeg — known for its plant-based fast food options — has added a new location in the Long Island City area, now open for delivery orders only.

The company opened its first New York location in late October near Union Square in Manhattan. As part of the company’s mid-Atlantic expansion, they will also add eight more locations along the east coast by February 2022.

“From Long Island City, to Astoria, to Ridgewood, to Forest Hills, we’re incredibly excited to deliver our juicy burgers, crispy chicken sandwiches, and fresh salads to hungry people in Queens,” said CEO and Founder of HipCityVeg. , Nicole Marquis. “Our customers love us because they say our food is like their fast food favorites, but better for them and the planet.”

HipCityVeg found success as a vegan fast food chain run by a Latina woman, first opening in Philadelphia in 2012. By February, the company will have 15 stores in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Some HipCityVeg locations only offer delivery and pickup options, unlike other fast food chains. The company said it decided to use this strategy after the pandemic changed consumer behavior. According to Marquis, only delivery stores help the business grow and serve customers faster.

“During the pandemic, we had to quickly develop ways to get our food to more homes faster and fresher,” Marquis said. “Our expansion strategy reflects these learnings.”

HipCityVeg believes that eating more plant-based meals is effective in slowing the effects of climate change.

“People are realizing that they can get the juicy burgers and fried chicken sandwiches they crave, and enjoy them in a way that has a much lower impact on the planet, while aligning with their compassionate values,” Marquis said. “No matter where people enjoy plant-based foods, whether it’s at HipCityVeg, or where it’s most convenient for them, it’s so important for all of our futures to have more affordable, convenient, and delicious ways to do it. Plants are the future, and now is the time.”

Starting Wednesday, December 1, HipCityVeg will be available on all major delivery apps. To learn more, visit hipcityveg.com.

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