Vegan Steak Increases Production After Selling Out 40,000 Units in 1 Week

Vegan Steak Increases Production After Selling Out 40,000 Units in 1 Week

With the recent incredible response to UK launch of the world’s first vegan steak, an increase in production has been ordered before rolling out across Europe.

The Netherlands based vegan company, Vivera, debuted their latest product in over 400 Tesco locations and sold about 40,000 units within the first week.

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First it was Plant-based Burgers, Now Beyond Meat Introduces the Plant-based Sausage

First it was Plant-based Burgers, Now Beyond Meat Introduces the Plant-based Sausage

As the plant-based movement continues to gain traction across the industry, the more restaurants are going to partner with producers to offer these type of proteins.

Beyond Meat has quickly emerged as one of the bigger players in the plant-based protein game. Besides being the first plant-based burger to be sold in the meat section at Whole Foods, the company has partnered with restaurants and food distributors to get the Beyond Burger on more menus.  

Burgerfi and Sysco, which is the largest food distributor to restaurants, schools, and hospitals, have both started to carry and supply the Beyond Burger.

Now, Beyond Meat has announced that it’s bringing a new product to the market– Beyond Sausage.

Like the Beyond Burger, the Beyond Sausage has more protein, but much less fat, saturated fat, calories, and sodium. Not to mention, its made with no GMOs, gluten or soy.

The new plant-based sausage product appeals to carnivores because it looks exactly like a traditional sausage. The Beyond Meat sausages are instead made with a blend of pea, fava bean,rice, beet and coconut oil – all wrapped in a casing made from algae.

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Yeast Will be Instrumental In The Next Level of Food Tech

Yeast Will be Instrumental In The Next Level of Food Tech

Earlier this year, Foodable reported on products from companies like Beyond Meat, which is looking to replace animal meat by using a plant-based product for its Beyond Burgers, and Ripple, which is a company offering a milk-like product strictly made out of peas. Those are just a couple of examples of a larger move towards plant-based or alternative protein.

Thanks to the low costs on biotech tools, a handful of startups, mainly concentrated around the Bay Area, are “using a biotech process called fermentation to make animal products,” reports “Fortune.”

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This Plant-Based Burger Chain Expands to NYC

This Plant-Based Burger Chain Expands to NYC

As the vegan movement continues to gain momentum, we are seeing more plant-based items pop up on menus at all restaurants in every segment of the industry. 

At the same time, the better-burger movement is also still alive and well. Making Next Level Burger, a plant-based burger chain, primed for growth.   

Next Level has five locations in California, Washington and Oregon–but is expanding to the eats coast with a location in Brooklyn, New York. 

“The new Next Level Burger will be inside the Whole Foods 365 market with separate seating, similar to their other locations in Seattle and California. The new location is set to open January 31st, 2018 and we can’t wait!” announced the brand on social. 

The concept was started by Matt and Cierra de Gruyter, a husband and wife team, with a mission to serve “healthy, sustainable, delicious food.”

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