Top 3 Startups of the Week on FoodHack | December W2

Top 3 Startups of the Week on FoodHack | December W2

By
Nicola Spalding
December 11, 2020

This week on our Discovery board we went heavy on the plant-based innovation because flexitarian eating is one of the biggest trends of 2020. We had milk-free milk chocolate, vegan cakes in jars and fish-free tuna spread, but here are your winners:

1. Nuteese | Hong-Kong

Nuteese
Source: Nuteese

Making a shift towards vegan eating is a tough journey, and cheese is one of the hardest things to give up, apparently because it’s actually addictive. Plus, until recently, plant-based cheeses have been somewhat...lacking...in taste, texture and, well, everything. Hong Kong-based Nuteese is changing the conversation with its artisan aged cashew cheese creations, made via fermentation, which adds real complexity to the flavour. The cheeses contain premium inclusions such as black truffle, lapsang and piment d’espelette, so the quality is guaranteed, and you can create a veritable cheeseboard from all the different varieties.

2.Karana | Singapore, Singapore

Source: Karana

One of the biggest increases in adoption of plant-based eating is in Asia, where the market for plant-based substitutes grew to $15.3Bn in 2019 from $12.9Bn in 2015, and the majority of consumers are actively trying to eat less meat. Not all plant-based dishes are created equal, and Singapore-based EatKarana’s clean label jackfruit meals are definitely a cut above. The startup has developed deliciously indulgent plant-based Asian comfort foods, so is perfectly placed to maximise the growth in demand for healthy, sustainable meat alternatives in its local market.

3. Pleese | New York, USA

As we mentioned above, vegan cheese is a difficult business, but it’s in demand. The global plant-based cheese market was valued at just over $1Bn in 2019 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.8% from 2020 to 2027. One of the best things about cheese is its gooey meltiness, those long strings as you take a slice of pizza...perfection. The founders of New York startup Pleese weren’t satisfied with the vegan choices in the market, so they created their own. Their plant-based cheese is made from a proprietary blend of bean and potato proteins in a gluten-free and allergen-free environment, so unlike some of its competitors, made from nuts or soy, it is safe for pretty much everyone to enjoy.

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This week on our Discovery board we went heavy on the plant-based innovation because flexitarian eating is one of the biggest trends of 2020. We had milk-free milk chocolate, vegan cakes in jars and fish-free tuna spread, but here are your winners:

1. Nuteese | Hong-Kong

Nuteese
Source: Nuteese

Making a shift towards vegan eating is a tough journey, and cheese is one of the hardest things to give up, apparently because it’s actually addictive. Plus, until recently, plant-based cheeses have been somewhat...lacking...in taste, texture and, well, everything. Hong Kong-based Nuteese is changing the conversation with its artisan aged cashew cheese creations, made via fermentation, which adds real complexity to the flavour. The cheeses contain premium inclusions such as black truffle, lapsang and piment d’espelette, so the quality is guaranteed, and you can create a veritable cheeseboard from all the different varieties.

2.Karana | Singapore, Singapore

Source: Karana

One of the biggest increases in adoption of plant-based eating is in Asia, where the market for plant-based substitutes grew to $15.3Bn in 2019 from $12.9Bn in 2015, and the majority of consumers are actively trying to eat less meat. Not all plant-based dishes are created equal, and Singapore-based EatKarana’s clean label jackfruit meals are definitely a cut above. The startup has developed deliciously indulgent plant-based Asian comfort foods, so is perfectly placed to maximise the growth in demand for healthy, sustainable meat alternatives in its local market.

3. Pleese | New York, USA

As we mentioned above, vegan cheese is a difficult business, but it’s in demand. The global plant-based cheese market was valued at just over $1Bn in 2019 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.8% from 2020 to 2027. One of the best things about cheese is its gooey meltiness, those long strings as you take a slice of pizza...perfection. The founders of New York startup Pleese weren’t satisfied with the vegan choices in the market, so they created their own. Their plant-based cheese is made from a proprietary blend of bean and potato proteins in a gluten-free and allergen-free environment, so unlike some of its competitors, made from nuts or soy, it is safe for pretty much everyone to enjoy.

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This week on our Discovery board we went heavy on the plant-based innovation because flexitarian eating is one of the biggest trends of 2020. We had milk-free milk chocolate, vegan cakes in jars and fish-free tuna spread, but here are your winners:

1. Nuteese | Hong-Kong

Nuteese
Source: Nuteese

Making a shift towards vegan eating is a tough journey, and cheese is one of the hardest things to give up, apparently because it’s actually addictive. Plus, until recently, plant-based cheeses have been somewhat...lacking...in taste, texture and, well, everything. Hong Kong-based Nuteese is changing the conversation with its artisan aged cashew cheese creations, made via fermentation, which adds real complexity to the flavour. The cheeses contain premium inclusions such as black truffle, lapsang and piment d’espelette, so the quality is guaranteed, and you can create a veritable cheeseboard from all the different varieties.

2.Karana | Singapore, Singapore

Source: Karana

One of the biggest increases in adoption of plant-based eating is in Asia, where the market for plant-based substitutes grew to $15.3Bn in 2019 from $12.9Bn in 2015, and the majority of consumers are actively trying to eat less meat. Not all plant-based dishes are created equal, and Singapore-based EatKarana’s clean label jackfruit meals are definitely a cut above. The startup has developed deliciously indulgent plant-based Asian comfort foods, so is perfectly placed to maximise the growth in demand for healthy, sustainable meat alternatives in its local market.

3. Pleese | New York, USA

As we mentioned above, vegan cheese is a difficult business, but it’s in demand. The global plant-based cheese market was valued at just over $1Bn in 2019 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.8% from 2020 to 2027. One of the best things about cheese is its gooey meltiness, those long strings as you take a slice of pizza...perfection. The founders of New York startup Pleese weren’t satisfied with the vegan choices in the market, so they created their own. Their plant-based cheese is made from a proprietary blend of bean and potato proteins in a gluten-free and allergen-free environment, so unlike some of its competitors, made from nuts or soy, it is safe for pretty much everyone to enjoy.

This week on our Discovery board we went heavy on the plant-based innovation because flexitarian eating is one of the biggest trends of 2020. We had milk-free milk chocolate, vegan cakes in jars and fish-free tuna spread, but here are your winners:

1. Nuteese | Hong-Kong

Nuteese
Source: Nuteese

Making a shift towards vegan eating is a tough journey, and cheese is one of the hardest things to give up, apparently because it’s actually addictive. Plus, until recently, plant-based cheeses have been somewhat...lacking...in taste, texture and, well, everything. Hong Kong-based Nuteese is changing the conversation with its artisan aged cashew cheese creations, made via fermentation, which adds real complexity to the flavour. The cheeses contain premium inclusions such as black truffle, lapsang and piment d’espelette, so the quality is guaranteed, and you can create a veritable cheeseboard from all the different varieties.

2.Karana | Singapore, Singapore

Source: Karana

One of the biggest increases in adoption of plant-based eating is in Asia, where the market for plant-based substitutes grew to $15.3Bn in 2019 from $12.9Bn in 2015, and the majority of consumers are actively trying to eat less meat. Not all plant-based dishes are created equal, and Singapore-based EatKarana’s clean label jackfruit meals are definitely a cut above. The startup has developed deliciously indulgent plant-based Asian comfort foods, so is perfectly placed to maximise the growth in demand for healthy, sustainable meat alternatives in its local market.

3. Pleese | New York, USA

As we mentioned above, vegan cheese is a difficult business, but it’s in demand. The global plant-based cheese market was valued at just over $1Bn in 2019 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.8% from 2020 to 2027. One of the best things about cheese is its gooey meltiness, those long strings as you take a slice of pizza...perfection. The founders of New York startup Pleese weren’t satisfied with the vegan choices in the market, so they created their own. Their plant-based cheese is made from a proprietary blend of bean and potato proteins in a gluten-free and allergen-free environment, so unlike some of its competitors, made from nuts or soy, it is safe for pretty much everyone to enjoy.

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