Plant-Based Wagyu Beef Is Coming to the U.S.

Plant-based Wagyu beef, called “Waygu,” will soon be available at more than 4,000 U.S. sushi restaurants thanks to a new partnership.

 

By Samantha Leffler, Live Kindly 

February 16th, 2021

 

Plant-based Wagyu beef that comes in teriyaki strip form is expected to be added to the menu at thousands of U.S. sushi restaurants very soon.

 

The new vegan item (called “Waygu”) is made using a plant-based version of the luxurious Japanese beef, which typically comes from a specific breed of cattle with special genetic qualities. It is currently in a trial phase and is slated to be available at select stores and restaurants across the United States thanks to a partnership between Top Tier Foods, a Canadian manufacturer that focuses on plant-based sushi ingredients, and Advanced Fresh Concepts.

 

Advanced Fresh Concepts, which is owned by Zensho Holdings—one of Japan’s largest food service companies—boasts more than 4,000 sushi locations in North America and owns and operates Rouses Supermarkets, a grocery store chain in Louisiana.

 

“This trial will hopefully be the beginning of a long and successful partnership between AFC, Zensho Holdings and Top Tier Foods,” TTF president Blair Bullus said in a press release shared with LIVEKINDLY...

 

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