A recent Politico article followed former president Clinton in Las Vegas as he campaigned for his wife.
While on the road, Clinton visited a vegan cafe called Simply Pure. “This is amazing. I love this place,” he remarked. “This is unbelievable,” he continued, speaking of the green chili enchiladas with cashew cheese sauce that he’d ordered.
Of his diet in general Clinton says, “The vegan diet is what I like the best. … I have more energy, I never clog. For me the no dairy thing, because I had an allergy, has really helped a lot. And I feel good.”
President Clinton’s love for vegan food is part of a larger trend. In fact, Google searches for the word vegan surged 32 percent in 2015. Additionally, millennials, comprising the world’s largest generation, are shifting away from meat in favor of healthy and environmentally friendly plant-based foods.