Plant-Based Alternatives Growing Across Food Industry
Demand for plant-based alternatives continues to grow across the food industry. Whether it’s plant-based burgers, yogurts, or protein bars—health, sustainability, and variety are key factors attracting consumers. The plant-based meat category did especially well last year, posting retail growth of 45%, as more consumers used plant-based meats during the pandemic.
Food Service Launches of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives
With consumers exploring new foods and becoming more health- and sustainability-minded, food service players have been seizing this opportunity to develop plant-based versions of their best sellers. It’s not just plant-based burgers on the menu anymore!
Plant-Based Tacos and Burritos
While Taco Bell is still trialing its Craveatarian plant-based ground beef, Del Taco is already there. Del Taco offers Beyond Meat crumbles in tacos and burritos at all its nearly 600 locations. Under the “Eat Well With Del” mantra, Del Taco also lets consumers sub out the protein of any menu item with Beyond Meat for an extra charge.