This Is Why 2017 Will Be the Year of Vegan Meats

According to Canadian news outlet CTV News, a market research group expects to see a huge rise in vegan meats next year.

New York-based Baum + Whiteman has released its food and restaurants trends report for 2017. The forecast is based on recent trends and new product developments. The group foresees a boom in vegan meats over the next year as meat lovers wean themselves off of animal products.

Vegan meats that are similar to their animal-based counterparts are expected to perform the best. These include brands like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. Both of these brilliant companies have developed plant-based burgers that “bleed” and sizzle.

Meat consumption in the U.S. fell 15 percent in 2015 and vegan products are soaring. In fact, they’re expected to make up a third of the protein market by 2054.

The market research report also predicts that vegan “butcher” shops will continue to grow in popularity.

In 2014, Canada's first vegetarian butcher, YamChops, debuted. Just last spring, America’s first-ever vegan butcher shop, The Herbivorous Butcher, opened its doors in Minneapolis. Owned by brother and sister duo Aubry and Kale Walch, the shop offers 35 vegan meats as well as cheeses and butters. Now, yet another meatless butcher is making headlines: Atlas Meat-Free Delicatessen will open in Miami in early 2017.

With vegan foods becoming more accessible, it’s never been easier to ditch animal products. Join the growing number of people who are taking a stand for animals, the environment, and their own health by transitioning to a plant-based diet.

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