Capital Region’s Leading News Source: Times Union

About: The Times Union History

Located right in Albany, New York since their beginnings in 1856, The Times Union was originally founded as the Morning Times, a daily newspaper for the area. The company underwent multiple name changes and ownership, and then landed on the Times Union in 1924 following its purchase by Randolph Hearst. 

Today, the Times Union is the “leading news organization in New York’s Capital Region,”1 focusing on all local news and reporting, but specifically on state and local government and politics. They have won many state and national awards for their work and created the area’s “fastest-growing network of business women”1 called Woman@Work, who publishes papers and hosts community and regional events.  

You can access their news and reports through both print and digital platforms, click here to check out their website!

Veganism in the Times Union

Though it’s their specialty, Times Union isn’t only about politics. One topic they have discussed on their platforms and included in their reporting quite a bit is veganism! Their vegan news articles have included a variety of topics, such as new restaurants/products, events (like VEG OUT!), where you can go to get vegan food in the Capital Region, and more! 

Check out some of the featured articles below! 

Featured News Article: Banh Mi 47 is first restaurant in nation with Impossible Pork banh mi

Steve Barnes

October 4, 2021

Banh Mi 47, a Vietnamese run sandwich shop located right in downtown Albany, carries the new Impossible Foods plant-based “pork”! This product isn’t widely carried yet, which is exciting that this local Capital Region restaurant has it! Banh Mi 47 has limited quantities, so be sure to contact them prior to visiting to see if the product is available, or check out one of their other delicious vegan-friendly menu items. 

To read the full article click here.

Featured News Article: Trans collective opening cafe, community space in Troy

Steve Barnes

September 22, 2021

Coming soon! Cafe Euphoria, a trans and queer community space, art venue, restaurant, and more, will be offering some vegan and vegetarian options! They will be located on River Street, and we can’t wait to see all that they will offer for the queer, vegan, and Troy community.  

To read the full article click here.

Featured News Article: Burgers, burritos, lobster rolls – but hold the meat – VEG OUT event showcases growing interest in plant-based foods Sunday

Pete DeMola

September 14, 2021

Prior to VEG OUT, the Times Union interviewed Chelsea Heilmann, owner of Take Two Cafe, and Amy Ellis, community relations specialist at Honest Weight Food Co-Op (our top 2021 sponsor), who were both attending our event. Some of our staff and board members were interviewed for the article as well! This article highlighted what attendees would expect at VEG OUT, general information regarding veganism in the area, plus more!  

To read the full article click here.

Featured News Article: Critic’s notebook: Plant-based options expand across region 

Susie Davidson Powell

June 8, 2021

This article provides readers with a list of a few vegan options in the Capital Region area, including places like the Troy Beer Garden and Burrito Burrito. Each restaurant listed in the article is accompanied by a brief description, so readers know the hours of operation and what sort of vegan options are available. Check out the article for more information! 

To read the full article click here.

Featured News Article: Stewart’s Shops offers new vegan ‘frozen dessert’ 

Business staff

February 13, 2020

Keep an eye out on the Times Union website/social pages for current events and new vegan products in the Capital Region! They often share about new vegan offerings, like back in February when Stewart’s began selling vegan, non-dairy pint-sized “frozen dessert.” Now, Stewart’s carries multiple flavors, including mint cookie crumble and chocolate peanut butter cup.

To read the full article click here.

Here’s a few more articles to check out! 


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Thank you Times Union for helping to support VEG OUT 2021!


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