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Gardein (a portmanteau of garden and protein) is a product line of animal meat-free foods made by Garden Protein International in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Gardein founder Yves Potvin created the first veggie dog in the 1980s.[1][2] Gardein is available at grocery stores and restaurants across the United States, Canada and other places internationally.

In November 2014, Pinnacle Foods purchased Gardein.[3]

Awards and accolades[edit]

In 2013, included Gardein's founder, Yves Potvin, in their top 10 entrepreneurs to watch.[4] Gardein was awarded 4 Canadian Grand Prix 'New Product' awards,[5] 'New Product' awards from Veg News Magazine three years in a row (2010, 2011 & 2012),[6] the 'Good Food Award' by Natural Health Magazine in 2011 and the Seven Grain Crispy Tenders won Shape Magazine's 'Best Snack' award in 2010.[7]

Gardein has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show,[8] The Ellen DeGeneres Show,[9] in Chef Tal Ronnen's bestselling vegan cookbook, The Conscious Cook,[10] and on talk shows in the United States and Canada.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gardein Protein founder reveals his recipe for success". The Globe and Mail. March 30, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "How I Made It How I Made It: Yves Potvin". Los Angeles Times. July 20, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pinnacle Foods acquires maker of Gardein vegan food line for $154M". NJBiz. November 14, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Entrepreneurs to watch: 10 movers & shakers in US food & beverage". Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  5. ^ "Gardein Earns "Three-Peat" with Coveted Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards™". 2013-06-18. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  6. ^ "The 2012 Veggie Awards". 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  7. ^ "Low-Calorie Snacks|Shape Magazine". 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  8. ^ "Gardein Chick'n Scaloppini". 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  9. ^ "Chef Tal Ronnen Teaches Ellen His Gardein Meatless Stew Recipe(01/12/10)". YouTube. 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  10. ^ Tal Ronnen. "gardein “chicken” scaloppini with shiitake sake sauce, braised pea shoots, and crispy udon noodle cakes : Recipe : The Conscious Cook". Retrieved 2013-10-16. 

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