New food innovations on display at Europe’s first Plant Based World Expo 2021

Europe’s first-ever dedicated plant-based food event, Plant Based World Expo, takes place at London’s Business Design Centre on 15th & 16th October where it will offer retailers, distributers, food service providers, professional chefs, entrepreneurs and investors the exclusive opportunity to discover the latest brands and products shaking up the plant-based industry.

As consumers are increasingly prioritising reducing their meat intake, exhibitors showcasing meat and fish alternatives will form a key part of the show.

  • RIP Chicken will present its versatile chicken substitute which can be used to create most dishes from burgers and meatballs to kebabs and nuggets
  • Better Nature Foods will join with its Tempeh products in a variety of flavours including curry, roast, and BBQ. Each product counts as 1 of your 5 a day and is carbon negative
  • Valio will demonstrate its jackfruit range. Using young jackfruits, the products mimic the texture of real meat, and work well with marinades and spices for full-bodied dishes
  • DOPSU will exhibit its preservative-free range of No-Beef Pieces, No-Chicken Pieces, No-Duck Pieces, No-Lamb Pieces, No-Pork Pieces and No-Beef Burger
  • Loughnanes of Galway will present its range of plant-based meats that are inspired by its family butchers experience. The range includes its Sons of Butchers Mince Cheat and Sons of Butchers Switch’n Saussies
  • Sgaia creates plant-based meats from scratch at its manufacturing unit in Glasgow and will showcase its protein-rich range including bestsellers Smoky Flavour Rashers and Smoky Flavour Steak
  • NeWind Foods will present its frozen range of chicken and beef-like products made from 100% vegetable protein
  • Planted will join with its all-natural line up of Planted Chicken, Planted Pulled, and Planted Kebab, which feature a high proportion of protein and full spectrum amino acids
  • Future Farm will showcase its range of products aimed at changing the way consumers view plant-based foods. The non-GMO and gluten-free line-up includes meatballs, burgers, and sausages
  • Garden Gourmet will demonstrate its versatile range of soya-based vegetarian and vegan products that use high-quality ingredients to cater for all diner preferences
  • VFC will present its line up of plant-based foods that mimic takeaway and fast foods, including its Popcorn Loaded Fries with melted cheese, bacon, spicy siracha and mayo, Buffalo Hot Bites, and Sticky BBQ Bites
  • OZO will showcase its OZO Plant-Based Protein that helps consumers eat well and feel better by using ingredients that deliver both taste and nutrition
  • Quorn Foods will demonstrate how its high street inspired dishes can be adapted across foodservice channels
  • Seabloom will join the show with its seafood alternative that provides all the nutritional benefits of fish without damaging the ocean

Dairy alternatives will also form a key part of the show floor as many consumers also look to reduce their intake of animal by-products.

  • Les Nouveaux Affineurs will present its range of organic certified, 100% natural, vegan French cheeses that are fermented and matured just like traditional artisan cheeses
  • Flax & Kale will demonstrate its range of 31 dairy-free cheeses alongside its 14-strong line up of meat-alternatives, and nine kombucha varieties. Its cheeses are made with almonds and cashews and are available in a variety of different formats, including grated, cubed, sliced, and creamy
  • Food Heaven will showcase the UK’s first plant-based spray cream alongside its innovative garlic spreadable butter and expanded range of spray desserts. The company will also present its range of chilled and frozen desserts

Elsewhere, snacks and food accompaniments will also feature across the show floor.

  • Marigold Health Foods will demonstrate its leading range of nutritional yeast flakes that add flavour and nutritional benefits, such as B12, to dishes. The brand will also present its organic bouillon and gravy
  • Outstanding Foods will showcase its nutritious snack line-up that features 7g of protein per serving and essential nutrients such as Iron, Calcium, and Vitamins B12 and D. The range includes its PigOut Pigless Pork Rinds and Outstanding Puffs
  • Vegums will present its certified vegan supplements designed to support rapidly growing plant-based lifestyles and includes Iron, Fish-Free Omega-3, Sugar-Free A-Z Multivitamin, and Essential Multivitamin
  • The Brook will join with its range of cooking sauces, meal solutions, desserts, and protein components that originated in the kitchen of its award-winning vegan restaurant

Jonathan Morley, Managing Director at Plant Based World Europe, concludes: “We are thrilled to welcome so many innovative exhibitors to the Plant Based World Expo show floor. The plant-based industry is experiencing an unprecedented level of growth right now as more and more consumers prioritise their health and wellbeing by looking to reduce their meat and dairy intake. With a quarter of Brits predicted to be vegan or vegetarian by 2025, now is the perfect time for the industry to come together to showcase the innovation happening within the industry in one place.  

“The show will offer an unmissable opportunity for foodservice and retail professionals, along with distributors, investors, and manufacturers, to discover new trends and learn how plant-based foods can be easily adopted into their business models. Alongside the incredible scope of brands joining us, visitors will also be able to experience the first-ever World Plant-Based Taste Awards, learn from our curated conference programme, and experience the foods on show first-hand at the culinary theatre. We can’t wait for the show doors to open.”