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100 Meatless Innovations

From AI Plant-Based Meat to Bleeding Vegan Steaks

— November 11, 2017 — Lifestyle
The multi-billion dollar meat industry is now being disrupted with a range of meatless innovations that are challenging the way consumers view health, animal welfare and the environment. There are now a range of lab-grown meats, entirely plant-based steaks and burgers that "bleed" beetroot juice, as well as sustainable seafood substitutes that are being created from tomatoes.

As the demand for more plant-based meat alternatives has grown over the past few years, a number of brands that are known for their meat products are now venturing into the world of vegetarian and vegan cuisine. This is particularly true of fast food chains -- White Castle now serves black bean sliders, in Finland, McDonald's introduced the McVegan burger and Taco Bell assembled two guides to vegan and vegetarian eating at its chain. For some brands, the success of serving all-vegan food has inspired the creation of entirely new spinoff restaurants, such as with Pret A Manger and Veggie Pret.
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Flax-Based Vegan Schnitzel
Flax-Based Vegan Schnitzel
Fry’s Family Food Co. Created an Award-Winning Flaxseed Schnitzel
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99
Meatless Bean Sliders
Meatless Bean Sliders
The Newest White Castle Slider Has a Black Bean Patty from Dr. Praeger’s
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98
Meatless Rib Strips
Meatless Rib Strips
Bourbon Butcher Now Serves Korean-Style Ribs from The Herbivorous Butcher
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97
Meatless Ham Roasts
Meatless Ham Roasts
Vegetarian Plus' Vegan Ham Roll is a Satisfying Seasonal Option
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96
Simulated Meat Eateries
Simulated Meat Eateries
The Momufuku Nishi Impossible Burger Features a Faux Bloody Vegan Patty
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95
Vegan Bacon Alternatives
Vegan Bacon Alternatives
This Meat-Free Bacon is Made Using Rice Paper Sheets and Spices
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94
Vegetarian Sausage Bites
Vegetarian Sausage Bites
Linda McCartney's Newest Snack Features Wrapped Vegan Pork Sausages
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93
Accommodating Foodservice Menus
Accommodating Foodservice Menus
US Foods' 'It's a Matter of Choice' Appeals to "Discerning Diners"
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92
Gourmet Meat Alternatives
Gourmet Meat Alternatives
Wheaty's Vegan Substitutes Ensure Consumers Don't Miss Out on Flavor
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91
Meatless Vegan Nachos
Meatless Vegan Nachos
The Sage Vegan Bistro Serves Flavorful, Fully Loaded Plant-Based Nachos
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90
Vegan Sausage Snacks
Vegan Sausage Snacks
These Non-Meat Slim Jims Are a Healthy Meat Alternative
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89
Alternative BBQ Sandwiches
Alternative BBQ Sandwiches
Love Food Central's Pulled BBQ Sandwich Pairs Jackfruit & Sourdough
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88
In-Store Burger Bars
In-Store Burger Bars
Whole Foods Now Has a Vegan Healthy Food Bar in Colorado
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87
Plant-Based Pork Substitutes
Plant-Based Pork Substitutes
No Evil Foods' Vegan Pulled Pork is a Hearty BBQ-Flavored Alternative
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86
Plant-Based Liver Dishes
Plant-Based Liver Dishes
This Vegan Gourmet Restaurant Makes a Cruelty-Free 'Faux Gras'
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85
Vegan-Friendly Italian Dishes
Vegan-Friendly Italian Dishes
This Recipe for Seitan Parmigiana Uses Only Plant-Based Ingredients
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84
Barley-Based Burgers
Barley-Based Burgers
Field Roast's 'FieldBurger' is a Hearty Vegetable Burger
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83
Plant-Based Lasagna Recipes
Plant-Based Lasagna Recipes
This Recipe for Vegan Lasagna Features a Creamy Tofu Ricotta Filling
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82
Meatless Breakfast Sandwiches
Meatless Breakfast Sandwiches
Sweet Earth Food's Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches Include Mock Meat
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81
Vegetarian Cauliflower Wings
Vegetarian Cauliflower Wings
WaterCourse Foods Offers a Vegetable Alternative to Chicken Wings
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80
Frozen Vegan Chilis
Frozen Vegan Chilis
This Meatless Cowboy Chili Uses Meatless Ground Crumbles
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79
Collaborative Meatless Products
Collaborative Meatless Products
Waitrose Created Plant-Based Products with The Vegetarian Butcher
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78
Spicy Jackfruit Pizzas
Spicy Jackfruit Pizzas
Virtuous Pie's 'Kim Jack' Puts a Vegan Spin on Classic Korean Flavors
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77
Hearty Meatless Soups
Hearty Meatless Soups
Progresso's 'Good Natured' Soups are Richly Plant-Based
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76
Meatless Pepperoni Pizza Pockets
Meatless Pepperoni Pizza Pockets
Gardein's Kosher Pizza Pockets Are Free of Meat and GMOs
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75
Collaborative Meatless Pizzas
Collaborative Meatless Pizzas
Shakey's and Quorn Created Two Vegetarian Pizzas with Fake Meat
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74
Plant-Based Gastropubs
Plant-Based Gastropubs
The Green Lion Eatery Offers a Fast Casual Menu With Vegan Ingredients
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73
Meatless Eggplant Burgers
Meatless Eggplant Burgers
The 'Classic Burger' by Upton's Naturals is Entirely Plant-Based
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72
Meatless Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Meatless Pulled Pork Sandwiches
This Vegan Take on the Popular Dish is Made Using Lentils
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71
Plant-Based BBQ Kits
Plant-Based BBQ Kits
The Herbivorous Butcher's Pack Provides Alternative Meats for the Grill
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70
Meatless Fast Food Patties
Meatless Fast Food Patties
McDonald's France is Offering a Vegetarian Cheese Sandwich Patty
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69
Comprehensive Vegetarian Menus
Comprehensive Vegetarian Menus
The Hard Rock Cafe is Introducing a Meatless Menu for October
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68
Meatless Sandwich Menus
Meatless Sandwich Menus
Arby's Leap Day Menu is a Tongue in Cheek Approach to Vegetarianism
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67
Meatless Chicken Substitutes
Meatless Chicken Substitutes
Sol Cuisine's Alternative to Chicken Contains 18 Grams of Protein
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66
Vegan Pumpkin Nuggets
Vegan Pumpkin Nuggets
These Vegan Nuggets are Made Out of Autumnally Appropriate Pumpkin
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65
Vegan Korean Barbecue Chicken
Vegan Korean Barbecue Chicken
Target's Simply Balanced Brand Offers Meatless Barbecue Chicken
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64
Pre-Seasoned Chicken Substitutes
Pre-Seasoned Chicken Substitutes
Tofurky's "Chick'n" is a Meatless Substitute for Chicken
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63
Organic Meatless Taquitos
Organic Meatless Taquitos
Amy's Organic Cheese Taquitos Provide a Delicious Way to Snack
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62
Grilled Vegetable Steaks
Grilled Vegetable Steaks
Tesco's Cauliflower and Mushroom BBQ Steaks are a Meat-Free Dinner Option
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61
Vegan Tofu Pepperoni
Vegan Tofu Pepperoni
Minimalist Baker Constructs a Plant-Based Sausage Alternative Using Soybean
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60
Upscale Simulated Meat Burgers
Upscale Simulated Meat Burgers
Impossible Foods' Vegan Burgers Will be Served At Luxe Restaurants
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59
Plant Protein Burger Patties
Plant Protein Burger Patties
Vegetarian Gourmet Makes Burgers with Beans, Pulses & Ancient Grains
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58
Coconut Bacon Snacks
Coconut Bacon Snacks
This Everyday Superfoods Snack Imitates the Taste of Real Bacon with Coconut
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57
Frozen Vegan Paella Bowls
Frozen Vegan Paella Bowls
Amy's New Paella Bowl Offers a Vegan Take on a Classic Spanish Dish
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56
Stuffed Seitan Cones
Stuffed Seitan Cones
Temple of Seitan's 'Bae-Cone' is a Meatless Bacon Alternative
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55
Plant-Based Frozen Meals
Plant-Based Frozen Meals
PlantPure's Meal Kits are in Line with Findings from The China Study
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54
Vegan Pumpkin Alfredos
Vegan Pumpkin Alfredos
This Creamy Non-Dairy Pumpkin Pasta is Perfect for Those on Vegan Diets
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53
Plant Protein Burritos
Plant Protein Burritos
Sweet Earth's 'Protein Lover's' Wrap is an Alternative for Meat Lovers
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52
Plant-Based Steak Recipes
Plant-Based Steak Recipes
Researchers Have Developed a Meatless Steak for 'The Vegetarian Butcher'
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51
Artisanal Vegan Meats
Artisanal Vegan Meats
Sgaia Delivers Authentic Tasting Meats and Cheeses That are Plant-Based
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50
Vegan Deli Meat Alternatives
Vegan Deli Meat Alternatives
Wheaty's Offers Salami and Sauages That Contain No Animal Bi-Products
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49
Meatless Taco Muffins
Meatless Taco Muffins
These Taco Cups are Filled with Healthy Ingredients such as Butternut Squash
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48
Vegan Schnitzel Snacks
Vegan Schnitzel Snacks
Wiesenhof is Selling Vegetarian Versions of Popular German Dishes
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47
Meatless Barbecue Cauliflower Wings
Meatless Barbecue Cauliflower Wings
This Vegan Chicken Wings Recipe Swaps Poultry for Vegetables
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46
Medicinal Mushroom Broths
Medicinal Mushroom Broths
Brothl's Plant-Based Broth Offers the Benefits of the Reishi Mushroom
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45
Meatless Barbecue Chicken Wings
Meatless Barbecue Chicken Wings
Gardein Offers Healthy Alternatives to Chicken Wings
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44
Autumnal Vegan Pizzas
Autumnal Vegan Pizzas
Zizzi's Fall Menu Includes Two Hearty New Plant-Based Pizzas for Vegans
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43
Festive Vegan Sandwiches
Festive Vegan Sandwiches
Pret a Manger is Launching Its First Ever Vegan Christmas Baguette
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42
Breaded Vegan Meals
Breaded Vegan Meals
Gardein's Crispy Chick'n Pocket Meal is Filling and Wholesome
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41
Vegan Artichoke Burgers
Vegan Artichoke Burgers
Five Star Foodies Makes Plant-Based Burgers with Artichokes and Cashews
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40
Meat-Free Frozen Entrees
Meat-Free Frozen Entrees
MorningStar Farms' New Heat-and-Serve Veggie Bowls are Entirely Meatless
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Vegan-Friendly Pizzas
Vegan-Friendly Pizzas
Whole Foods' 365 Everyday Value Brand is Now Carrying a Simple Vegan Pizza
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38
Vegan Menu Guides
Vegan Menu Guides
Taco Bell's Vegan Food Guide Shows Simple Ingredient Swaps
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37
Meat-Free Turkish Pizzas
Meat-Free Turkish Pizzas
The Lahmacun Recipe Does Away with Meat and Dairy Products
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36
Meatless Spanish Sausages
Meatless Spanish Sausages
Trader Joe's 'Soy Chorizo' Mimics a Classic Cured Pork Sausage
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35
Vegan Chickpea Burgers
Vegan Chickpea Burgers
This Healthy Fast Food Sandwich Features a Middle Eastern Falafel Patty
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Thai Vegan Meal Kits
Thai Vegan Meal Kits
Upton's Naturals' 'Real Meal Kits' Can Be Prepared in a Matter of Minutes
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33
Hearty Meatless Sliders
Hearty Meatless Sliders
Beyond Meat's Beastly Sliders Introduce the Beast Burger in a Smaller Size
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32
Artisanal Vegan Sausages
Artisanal Vegan Sausages
Field Roast's Breakfast Sausage is Made with Vital Wheat Gluten
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31
Mock Cheese Snacks
Mock Cheese Snacks
GO VEGGIE's Vegan Meat and Cheese Snacks are Ultra-Portable
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30
Seitan Chicken Wing Alternatives
Seitan Chicken Wing Alternatives
The Chicago Diner Offers a Variety of Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes
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29
Customizable Meatless Grounds
Customizable Meatless Grounds
Tofurky's DIY Pasture-Raised Plants Inspire Creative Meals
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28
Eggplant Jerky Snacks
Eggplant Jerky Snacks
Power Plant is Now Making Alternative Jerky Meat with Eggplants
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27
Vegan Brisket Dishes
Vegan Brisket Dishes
'V-Eats Modern Vegan' Has Created a Meat-Free Version of the BBQ Standard
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26
Vegetarian Fast Food Guides
Vegetarian Fast Food Guides
Taco Bell Created a Guide to Showcase Its AVA-Certified Food Options
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25
Meatless Christmas Menus
Meatless Christmas Menus
Marks & Spencer is Expanding Its Vegetarian Christmas Food Options
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24
All-Vegan QSR Burgers
All-Vegan QSR Burgers
In Finland, McDonald's is Introducing the McVegan Burger
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Vegan Mexican Pop-Ups
Vegan Mexican Pop-Ups
Cena Vegan is a Vegan Pop-Up in Los Angeles Serving the Latin Community
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Meatless Jerky Snacks
Meatless Jerky Snacks
This Soy-Based Vegetarian Snack Plays Up Artisan Seasoning
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21
Vegan Deli Slices
Vegan Deli Slices
LINCK Specializes in the Creation of Meatless Cold Cuts
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20
Fishless Vegan Fillets
Fishless Vegan Fillets
Quorn's Meat-Free Fillets are a Satisfying Alternative to Fish
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19
Meatless Thanksgiving Roasts
Meatless Thanksgiving Roasts
'The Pardon' from No Evil Foods is a Cruelty-Free, Plant-Based Roast
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Vegetarian Duck Substitutes
Vegetarian Duck Substitutes
Linda Mccartney's Mock Duck Product is Made with Soya & Wheat Protein
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17
Plant-Based Breakfast Sausages
Plant-Based Breakfast Sausages
Hilary's New Frozen Veggie Breakfast Sausages are Vegan-Friendly
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16
Bleeding Vegan Steaks
Bleeding Vegan Steaks
Moo Cantina and Deliveroo Created a Plant-based Steak That "Bleeds"
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Parisian Vegan Burgers
Parisian Vegan Burgers
This Restaurant Offers Vegan Burgers For a Foreign Market
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14
Meatless Burger Menus
Meatless Burger Menus
Swedish Fast Food Chain 'Max' Now Sells Four Meatless 'Max Green Burgers
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13
Vegan Avocado Burger Buns
Vegan Avocado Burger Buns
Food Deco Shares a Healthy Fast Food Dish With a Plant-Based Bun
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12
Triple Variety Lasagna Pans
Triple Variety Lasagna Pans
The Chef Tony TriSagna Pan Creates Three Types of the Classic Dish
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11
Vegan Tuna Cans
Vegan Tuna Cans
Sophie's Kitchen Makes 'Toona' with the Konjac Superfood
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10
Tomato Sushi Rolls
Tomato Sushi Rolls
Ocean Hugger Foods' Vegan Sushi Replicates Fish with a Vegetable
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9
Portable Vegetarian Sandwiches
Portable Vegetarian Sandwiches
This New Vegetarian Sandwich Range Features Flavorful Options
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8
AI Plant-Based Meat
AI Plant-Based Meat
NotCo Creates Sustainable Protein Like Vegan Burgers and Hot Dogs Using Tech
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7
Frozen Vegan Dinners
Frozen Vegan Dinners
Gardein's 'Skillet Meal for 2' Makes Quick and Easy Meatless Meals
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6
Tomato-Based Sushi
Tomato-Based Sushi
At fresh&co, Roma Tomatoes are Used as an Alternative to Fish in Veggie Sushi
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5
Plant-Based Meal Kits
Plant-Based Meal Kits
Beyond Meat's Single-Serve Vegan Meals are Rich Sources of Plant Protein
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4
Wheat-Based Vegan Steaks
Wheat-Based Vegan Steaks
These Steaks are Offered by America's First Vegan Butcher Shop
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3
Meatless Product Packaging
Meatless Product Packaging
Quorn Foods' New Identity Solidifies Its Place as a Leader in Non-Meat
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2
Meatless Substitute Packets
Meatless Substitute Packets
The Alternative Meat Co. Specializes in Plant-Based Protein Products
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1
Plant-Based Meat Packaging
Plant-Based Meat Packaging
Beyond Meat's Vegan Food Products Present "the Future of Protein"
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