Latest Sideline for Questlove: A Meatless Twist on a Philly Classic

The Roots and Tonight Show bandleader is investing in vegetarian cheesesteaks

The Roots' Questlove
The Roots’ Questlove speaks at the Jazz Foundation of America’s “Great Day in Harlem” in 2014.

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon bandleader Questlove has a new sideline: vegetarian cheesesteaks.

The classically trained Roots leader has been an investor in Impossible Foods Inc. since 2017. He recently announced his own take on Philadelphia’s signature sandwich, a meatless cheesesteak. The steaks are made using Impossible’s plant-based meats, which are made up of soy and potato protein.

Music fans know Quest best for hip-hop, but his late-night rival, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert‘s Jon Batiste, has deep jazz roots.

Read a JazzTimes profile on Batiste and find out what advice former late-night bandleaders gave the Stay Human frontman before his latest gig.