Daiya Foods Expands Food Service Opportunities with Allergen-Free “Cheese”


May, 2010 – Daiya Foods Inc. is excited to be to exposing more chef’s and restaurants to an opportunity to grow their menu and business at the National Restaurant Associations 2010 foodservice show at McCormick Place in Chicago from May 22nd – 25th 2010. You can find them in the Gluten Free Pavilion, organized by the Celiac Awareness Foundation (Booth# 6436). This event will attract tens of thousands including feature celebrity chefs, and restaurateurs, as well as leading industry experts.

Over the last year the presence of Daiya products in traditional and specialty restaurants alike, has exploded. Pizzerias took a leap and started the trend offering vegan menu alternatives and saw huge benefits. L.A.'s Cruzer Pizza's sales soared 63% within one month of introducing deliciously dairy free Daiya pie options to their menu.

Allergen, gluten-free, and vegan markets are all opportunities to grab new customers through menu diversification. These are educated consumers focusing on healthy eating and better for you foods. Daiya products fit these customer’s needs. It’s a food that makes you feel good, both physically and emotionally.

It is estimated that up to 12 million Americans have food allergies, and the prevalence is rising. Daiya is free of the 8 most common allergens that make up 90% of the food allergies in the US. Plus, eating less meat and animal products is part of a feel-good healthy eating trend, which focuses on better body well-being, environmental sustainability, and ethics.

Daiya has national foodservice distribution giving restaurants the opportunity to make the same feel good delicious recipes everyone has always enjoyed (pizza, macaroni, nachos) but offer them to a wider customer base.

Product information

Daiya is a revolutionary new dairy-free vegan cheese that tastes, shreds, melts and stretches just like dairy based cheese. Daiya is free of ANY of the common food allergens including; gluten, dairy, caseins (the protein found in dairy), soy (common to many other non-dairy cheese alternatives), lactose, egg, wheat, barley, whey, rice, and nuts. Daiya is free of animal products, cholesterol, trans fats, and preservatives. To find out more visit www.daiyafoods.com

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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