Plant-based meat alternatives have remained a strong trend in 2019 as brands continue to innovate with products ranging from meatless chicken nuggets and coconut bacon to fish-free seafood and deli slices. Take a look at some of the new products featured at Expo West.
Nestle-owned Sweet Earth foods introduced its Awesome Burger, a meatless soy-based burger made for grilling with 19 g of protein, which is Nestle’s first plant-based burger.
Apura Farms launched its new sprouted mung bean burger mix made in flavors Eazy Beanzy and wine burger mix in Good Day Chardonnay and Hello Merlot.
Beyond Meat introduced the newest addition to its plant-based portfolio: Beyond Beef. Made with a blend of pea, mung bean and rice proteins and offering 20 g of protein per serving, Beyond Beef has 25 percent less saturated fat than beef.
Pimp My Salad
Australia meal topper brand Pimp My Salad shows off its slow-dried coconut bacon, along with its super seeds and cashew parmesan salad fixings.
Alpha Foods, known for its plant-based burritos and pot pies, introduced its new Alpha Nuggets, meatless breaded chicken nuggets with 13 g of protein per serving.
Seattle-based grain meat brand Field Roast introduced its new Bratwurst offering, made with caramelized onions and beer from Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Company.
Pan's Mushroom Jerky
Pan’s meatless shiitake mushroom jerky launched new flavors: curry, spicy and teriyaki.
Plant protein brand Lightlife introduced its new line of plant-based meats, including the new pea-protein burgers with 20 g of protein, along with its new plant-based ground meat, bratwurst sausage and Italian sausage offerings.
The Jackfruit Company
Colorado’s The Jackfruit Company, which utilizes the meat-textured jackfruit in its products, showcased its Smoked Pulled Jackfruit, used in the place of pulled meat, and four Jackfruit meals.
Vegan brand Myrtle Greens showcased its cholesterol- and animal product-free jerky in five spice, sweet teriyaki, spicy sriracha and black pepper flavors, which are soybean-based.
Sol Cuisine showcased its vegan burgers in flavors including sunflower beet, portobello quinoa and extreme griller, made with soy and fava bean protein totalling 16 g, its highest protein burger offering.
No Evil Foods
Small batch vegan plant meat brand No Evil Foods introduced its new Cherry Teriyaki jerky containing cherries, mirin, shoyu, garlic and ginger, which will launch online first later this year.
Plant-based seafood was also represented at Expo West with a sneak peak of Good Catch Foods' fish-free burgers and Thai-style sliders, both with 16 g of protein, and crab-free cakes with 15 g of protein. The new products are not yet available to consumers.
Maestri d’Italia showcased its newly launched Good & Green sourdough and bean-based deli slices, available in four flavors: veggie prosciutto, lupini beans, spicy and veggie carpaccio. Made in Italy and sliced in the US, the product will be distributed through UNFI and KeHe.