Expanding Their Reach

Love Again Local breaks into wholesale and retail

“We don’t really want a plan B, we don’t want to do something else,” says Elena Mascherino, owner and founder of West Chester’s unique vegan sandwich shop, Love Again Local. Along with vegan butcher and store manager Abe Koffenberger, it doesn’t seem like they’ll have to worry about a plan B, as the bustling eatery gears up to launch their new line of vegan deli meats.

The meat is made from a wheat-based protein, seitan, which is different from Beyond and Impossible, two major plant-based meat options that use pea and soy protein. And it is double-cooked, which adds aroma and reduces grease. Their artisan, small-batch technique makes it taste better than…