Bloomberg: There’s Something Fishy in the Faux Meat Aisle
Tyson Foods this fall took a 5% stake in Beyond Meat, the company proudly bringing customers fake meat that bleeds. With Impossible Foods’ new “burgers,” made for high-end restaurants, and a long list of more established companies, like Morningstar Farms, Gardein, Amy’s Kitchen, and Dr. Praeger’s, it’s never been so easy to forgo animal-based protein.
Another piece of the nearly $5 billion plant-based food economy: vegan seafood.
Fake tuna. Fake crab cakes. Fake scallops. With nary a net, customers of Fresh & Co., a New York City salad chain, can get Tomato Sushi in their quinoa bowls. New York’s May Wah Vegetarian Market sells vegan salmon, scallops, and tuna, along with your classic vegan spare ribs and stewed mutton. At Whole Foods, shoppers can pick up Gardein Crabless Cakes or Breaded Vegan Fish Fillets from Sophie’s Kitchen.