Plant-Based is Here to Stay: Is Your Business Ready?

According to the Plant Based Foods Association, plant-based foods in the U.S. are a $7 billion market, growing nine times faster than total food sales. The driving force behind this growth? Customers! The Good Food Institute reports that 98 percent of people who purchase plant-based meat are also purchasing conventional meat. 

So, what does this mean for you and your business? 

Simply put, plant-based foods are here to stay, and there is a much larger appetite for them than ever previously imagined. It’s time to get ahead of the curve and start bolstering your plant-based offerings, and we know just the place to start!

Plant Based World Expo is arriving at New York City’s Javits Center on December 9-10, 2021. This free-to-attend expo is the only event of its kind, a one-stop destination to prepare you for the plant-based food revolution.

In addition to 250+ plant-based suppliers in the exhibit hall, the show will feature two keynote sessions open to all attendees. Insights will be shared by industry leaders from Kroger, Compass Group, PBFA, and Tyler Lorenzen, a former NFL player turned plant-based business leader.

Educational sessions cover topics from the hottest food trends to menu makeovers, plus how to meet growing consumer demand for plant-based and how your business can reduce its environmental impact!

Here’s a sneak preview of some of the ways you can take advantage of the plant-based opportunity at Plant Based World:

‘Hack’ Your Pantry

If you’re not already offering plant-based dishes on your menu, it’s time! The easiest way to do this is to take a fresh new look at the ingredients you’re using currently, and how to adapt existing dishes into plant-based versions. Think swapping garbanzo beans for chicken in a curry or offering tomato-based sauces alongside creamy versions for pasta. Forego butter on your steamed vegetables, and swap meat broths for vegetable stock in soups. For more tailored inspiration, you won’t want to miss the Menu Makeover Live session in the Plant Based World conference which will discuss all of this and more.

Gain Culinary Inspiration

Walk the Exhibit Hall and see chefs recreating tasty dishes with plant-based products. Learn how simple ingredients can be transformed into meat and dairy alternatives, and source product samples to try out in your own restaurant kitchen.

Source the Best Plant -Based Products

Are you skeptical about a ‘bleeding’ burger made from beets? Do you believe artisanal cheeses can be made from cashews? How creamy could a non-dairy ice cream really be? If you’re a non-believer, prepare for a food awakening in the Exhibit Hall! Taste samples from some of the best plant-based brands in the USA and beyond, all under one roof.

Not sure how they compare? Attend the World Plant-Based Awards ceremony in the Learning Garden Theater to discover which products are crowned winners in 15 categories, including best plant-based meat, seafood, milk, beverage and more. 

Network with Restaurant Owners and Chefs

The show is a perfect opportunity to reconnect with other restaurant owners and chefs who are also working to offer plant-based options to their customers. Make a note in your calendar to attend the Networking Session in the Exhibit Hall to meet friends, old and new. 

Join thousands of other industry professionals levelling up their menus in time for 2022. With Plant Based World Expo right around the corner, register for your FREE Expo Only pass today at: