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Published 18 September 2023

Going gourmet with plant-based food

While plant-based foods and alternative meat products find their place in mainstream cuisine, some manufacturers are seeking to land these products on the plates of high-end, fine dining establishments.

Wamame has noticed that fine dining has been an untapped market for the plant-based sector and is now selling alternative caviar, tobiko and wagyu beef products, along with a 30 per cent increase in product sales.

Experts from the Nanyan Technological University say that the repositioning of plant-based foods as premium products may be the boost needed for consumers to be willing to pay more for them.

Will the presence of meat alternatives on fine dining menus be enough to see these products survive the trough of disillusionment?