A Full-Range of Vegan Meat Alternatives
Boyman co-founded Hungry Planet alongside his sister Jody Boyman in 2016. Together, the entrepreneurs set out to build a company that offers a full roster of plant-based meat alternatives. Today, the St. Louis-based startup business sports a number of vegan meat alternatives and recipes.
Hungry Planet hopes to encourage more people to eat sustainable, plant-based diets by offering more than just a beef alternative. The startup company produces vegan beef in addition to plant-based chicken, pork, Italian sausage, chorizo, and even crab.
“Hungry Planet is the first and only company to deliver a complete range of plant-based meats,” Ms. Boyman said. “While others in this category are still working on beef and burgers, Hungry Planet is delivering on a much broader range featuring craveable taste and texture with demonstrably superior nutrition.”
Recipes from the vegan meat startup include dishes such as chicken grilled cheese, crab rangoon crisps, and Italian meatballs with spaghetti squash. Hungry Planet currently offers its product to both retailers and the food service business.
Competition in the Plant-Based Meat Market
The vegan meat market has seen significant growth thanks to new startup companies and businesses driving the industry forward. Market research projects the global plant-based meat market to reach $35.4 billion by 2027. The startup business seeks to set its company apart from the competition by offering a broad range of vegan meat products.
Hungry Planet will likely find itself competing with big names in the industry like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. Still, other startups like Next Gen Foods are also building out diverse offerings outside of plant-based beef. Beyond Meat currently sports a market cap of $8.52 billion, while Impossible Foods is in talks to bring its company public.
About the Author
James White is a Michigan State University graduate with a BS in Environmental Biology. He is interested in reporting emerging trends in technology, especially with regard to alternative energy and environmental conservation.