(VEGAN LIVING) ARIZONA — Early next year, Phoenix, Arizona will have a 12,000 square-foot, entirely plant-based grocery store to call their own. VegCo is 100% environmentally friendly and free of all animal products and derivatives, including a full-service meat-free deli and dairy-free bakery. They will also feature a kitchen for cooking demonstrations, a classroom, and their own garden. Read on to learn more about this innovative, animal-friendly grocery store. — Global Animal 
Hopefully one of these opens in every city! Photo Credit: VegCo.com

Ecorazzi, Michael dEstries

Attention plant-loving denizens of Phoenix, Arizona: You’re all lucky bastards.

Starting in early 2013, the 12,000 square-foot 100% plant-based VegCo Market will open in the heart of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area.According to New Times, the site will feature a grocery store, deli and bakery, a demonstration kitchen, a classroom and an indoor demonstration garden.

And just in case doubters remain, this really is a vegan Shangri-La:

“VegCo is an environment completely free of ALL animal products and derivatives,” their FAQ states. “We do not stock meat, seafood, dairy, eggs or honey. None of the items we sell contain any of these ingredients.”

So what do they offer?

“We sell an extensive assortment of plant-based foods, including a huge fresh produce section, whole grains and grain products (flours, breads, pastas, cereals, etc.), legumes, nuts, seeds, oils, sweeteners, spices, spreads, dips and sauces, snack foods, dairy alternatives, meat substitutes, and frozen foods. We also offer culinary equipment and a full- service deli and bakery.”

More Ecorazzi: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/10/08/vegco-market-100-plant-based-supermarket-coming-to-phoenix/