Written by Marla Hardee Milling | Photos by Evan Anderson
No Evil Foods’ Sadrah Schadel and Mike Woliansky aren’t just selling plant-based products—they’re hoping to make the world a better place in the process.
In April 2014 Sadrah Schadel and Mike Woliansky set up a booth at the Asheville City Market early on a Saturday morning and displayed trays of their plant-based meats for potential customers to sample. That’s where they made their very first sale and gained a devoted following.
Now, five years later, they are transitioning their company, No Evil Foods, into its own manufacturing facility at the old Arvato Digital building (aka “The Axis”) in Weaverville—an impressive feat for a business that got its start in the basement of Schadel’s parents’ upstate New York home.
No Evil Foods delights customers with full-flavored plant meats. Their products include four year-round choices: Comrade Cluck (“no chicken”), The Stallion Italian Sausage, El Zapatista—a fiery sausage, and Pitt Boss, which is slow smoked BBQ; plus, during the holiday season they serve up The Pardon, a roast turkey alternative. Their products are 100 percent plant-based, non-GMO, and free from saturated fats, antibiotics, hormones, soy protein isolates, nitrates, and dairy. They craft the “meats” from beans, wheat berries, yeast, organic herbs and spices, and other simple ingredient
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