LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hip Cuisine Inc., (PINKSHEETS:HIPC) a growing global health food purveyor for the conscious consumer, has added the Living Gourmet brand to its family of companies. Distributed through select retailers in the Southern California region, the Living Gourmet line of fresh hand-made, packaged, organic, raw-vegan burgers, sandwiches, burritos and soups, is designed to complement the recent Hip Cuisine asset purchase of RAWkin’ Juice, popular maker of organic-vegan juices and smoothies, salads, and desserts, based in Burbank CA.

Living Gourmet, operating since 2012, has developed nearly 100 recipes of raw-vegan items increasingly popular with conscious consumers, many looking to pick up a delicious plant-based lunch to eat at the office, or grab a quick, satisfying and affordable meal, anytime. The products are said to “give your body the high quality fuel it deserves... feed your cells not just yourself.

Living Gourmet offerings include several types of Falafel Burgers, as well as Spicy Tumeric Soups, Wild Rice Burritos along with raw Sprouted Oatmeal and Raw Breads. Hip Cuisine Inc. intends to continue the distribution of Living Gourmet products in the greater Los Angeles area and leverage its significant management capabilities to expand the reach of the Living Gourmet brand.

“The addition of Living Gourmet to the expanding family of Hip Cuisine companies is another step forward in our strategy to serve a growing demand for authentic nutritional excellence for organic-vegan customers. Hip Cuisine plans to leverage the brand’s success by distributing Living Gourmet’s fresh-made, packaged meals through health-friendly retail food locations and delivery systems. We look forward to expanding the reach of the Living Gourmet brand,” stated Natalia Lopera, CEO of Hip Cuisine.

About Hip Cuisine
Hip Cuisine is an international nutritional value concepts company and global fresh-served food purveyor for the health-conscious consumer. Based in Miami, Florida, its holdings include fusion restaurants in the Western Hemisphere known for fresh, on-demand nutritious menus and cold-pressed juices and smoothies. Hip Cuisine opened its first location in Panama City, Panama, in 2015 designed to deliver a nutritious menu with super-food ingredients at affordable prices tailored for the on-the-go customer.

U.S. offices are currently located at 2250 NW 114th Ave. Unit 1P, PTY 11020, Miami, FL 33172-3652. The Panama offices are located at Balboa Boutiques, Ave. Balboa, Local 104, Panama City, Panama. Our telephone number is 011-507-6501-8105.

About Living Gourmet
Inspired to create an optimum health lifestyle, Living Gourmet has been identified as “A Pioneer in Raw Food Technique!” By exploring a new set of culinary arts techniques, the company discovered a way to balance the organic flavors of seasonings, herbs, fresh produce, nuts, seeds, and beans to make delicious meals and snacks that are beneficial to the body. Living Gourmet is committed to authentic organic raw-vegan operations based on the following standards:

  • EVERY ingredient used for each dish is plant-based and healthy.
  • ALL products are organic, raw and when dehydrated are done so at 115 degrees or less.
  • Only sprouted nuts, seeds, and beans are used to capture the highest level of nutritional value and digestibility.
  • All ingredients used are procured from local farm-fresh providers using ethical practices and all are either certified organic or at least pesticide and/or herbicide free.
  • Living Gourmet products NEVER contain any meat, dairy, wheat, gluten, or soy.

Living Gourmet products are made in Los Angeles, CA.  

Forward Looking Statements
This document contains forward looking statements related to the transaction and business combination between Hip Cuisine and Living Gourmet, including statements regarding the benefits of the transaction as well as statements regarding the companies’ products and markets. Forward looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including the following: expected synergies and other financial benefits of the transaction may not be realized; integration of the acquisition post-closing may not occur as anticipated; litigation related to the transaction or limitations or restrictions imposed by regulatory authorities may delay or negatively impact the transaction; unanticipated restructuring costs may be incurred or undisclosed liabilities assumed; attempts to retain key personnel and customers may not succeed; the business combination or the combined company’s products may not be supported by third parties; actions by competitors may negatively impact results; and, there may be negative changes in general economic conditions in the regions or the industries in which Hip Cuisine and Living Gourmet operate. Legal filings may identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements set forth in this document. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Hip Cuisine and Living Gourmet assume no obligation and do not intend to update these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.