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Plant-based food companies in India

A lot is written about the emerging food revolution in America, Europe, China, and Singapore markets, but one country that is silently and steadily rising the chart is India. A slew of Indian startups is turning meat-eating which is cruelty-free and more eco-friendly.

The land of chicken tikka, tandoori chicken, butter chicken, kebabs are slowly getting the taste of the same dishes being made with Plant-based meat.

Plant-based meats or smart proteins are a next-generation food innovation that perfectly replicates the taste, smell, and sizzle of animal meat but is made entirely from plant ingredients.

In the last few years, the smart proteins market has grown exponentially, led by companies from the US, UK, Canada, China, and Singapore, but India is rising fast.

New startups along with established players have started introducing plant-based food options that replicate the non-vegetarian food in their product offering.

Interestingly many of the plant-based food companies in India are founded by people from the same family. Check out this list of plant-based food companies in India.

Good Dot

Plant-based meat products

One of the early entrants in the list of plant-based food companies in India is Good Dot, which started in 2016.

The company is founded by brothers Abhishek Sinha and Abhinav Sinha along with their friend Shruti Sonali, the company has steadily established itself as a leading plant-based meat brand in India.

Udaipur-based company is also one of the first from India to start exporting their products to international markets like Canada, Dubai, Singapore, etc.

Good Dot also runs a food chain of eateries serving plant-based delicacies and goes by the name of GoodDo. The vegan chain is operational in Udaipur and Mumbai, with plans to go international as well.

We got a chance to speak to Abhinav Sinha, who is running the GoodDo, a chain of plant-based restaurants, about his journey and what prompted them to start this business.

Here is the video link of the conversation –

Headquarters: Udaipur, Rajasthan

Goodmylk

Founded in 2016 by mother-son duo Veena S and Abhay Rangan, GoodMylk offers plant-based dairy alternatives.

GoodMylk makes plant-based milk from cashew and oats, and their offering also includes curd, vegan mayo, butter, and Indian cottage cheese.

Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka

Evo Foods

Founded in 2019 by Kartik Dixit and Shraddha Bhansali, Evo Foods has formulated a unique plant-based liquid egg in India. The Mumbai-based company uses food science to extract proteins from legumes and other plant sources to create an egg replica that is environment-friendly and healthy.

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra

BVeg Foods

Founded in 2019 by husband-wife duo Prateek Ghai and Akanksha Ghai, BVeg Foods wants to become a co-manufacturer and distributor for plant-based meats in India and abroad.

Headquarters: New Delhi

Imagine Meats

Founded by Indian film industry celebrity couple Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh’s Imagine Meats offers plant-based meat products on the market in partnership with America’s ADM.

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Vezlay

Founded in 2012, Vezlay Foods offers ready-to-eat food products made of soya, which have textures similar to their non-veg counterparts.

The Delhi-based company makes Soya Seekh Kabab, Shami Kabab, Soya Chop, Soya Leg Pieces, Soya Noodle among others.

Headquarters: New Delhi

Blue Tribe Foods

Founded in 2020 by Sandeep Singh along with his wife Nikki Arora, makes meat-free products using pea protein. The company offering includes Nuggets, Keema, Sausage made with plant-based ingredients.

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Wakao Foods

Founded in 2020 by Sairaj Dhond, Goa-based Wakao Foods makes plant-based meat products from Jackfruit.

Jackfruit is widely considered a superfood that can be consumed in a variety of ways including as a fruit.

India, the world’s biggest producer of jackfruit is using it for making vegetarian recipes, tangy pickles, and as an add-on in rice dishes for thousands of years. Lately, Jackfruit has caught the world’s attention as a vegan substitute for animal meat. Apart from Wakao Foods, Singapore-based Karana Foods flagship product, a pulled pork substitute is made entirely from jackfruit.

Headquarters: Goa

Wrapping up

Plant-based food companies in India are still at an early stage of adoption, but it won’t be long before these companies catch up with their global counterparts.

The plant-based meat market size is expected to reach $13.8 billion by 2027. In 2020, about $3 billion went into alternative protein companies globally compared to $824 million that was invested in this sector in 2019. 

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