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

The Roots and Tonight Show bandleader is investing in vegetarian cheesesteaks

Questlove speaks at "A Great Night in Harlem," NYC 10-14 image 2
Derek Meade

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.