Sporting events have been known to sell (overpriced) hot dogs and hamburgers at the concession stand, but these offerings are slowly diversifying, thanks to the plant-based “meat” craze.
The Chase Center in San Francisco, home of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, has opened one of the league’s first plant-based restaurants, called The Green House. It’s located at Portal 56 in the upper arena lobby, and it sells everything from a herbal sub and meatballs to a portobello banh mi. Other options include a vegan burger, spicy potato tacos, and an alternating selection of salads. Prices range from around $12 to $15 per item.
The plant-based “meat” is provided by Future Farm, a Brazilian food technology company launched in 2019. Future Farm’s products are made with soybeans, peas, chickpeas and “other plant-based ingredients. non-GMO plants, according to one company. Press release. Its main offerings are Future Burger, Future Beef, Future Meatballs and Future Sausage. And there could be more selections along the way. The company notes, “The US market can expect the brand’s continued innovations to span multiple meat, poultry, fish and dairy offerings.
I had the chance to sample Future Farm produce at The Green House at a press event this week. You can see me react trying these samples in the video below.
For starters, reuben had a unique, softer texture, as well as a lighter flavor compared to its animal counterpart. But that could be a good thing if you’d rather not have something super meaty. The Future Burger also seemed to lean more towards a veggie burger than the meat of a. But again, I think it’s a good thing if you’d rather not have a pancake that . Overall it was a good burger and I liked it.
My favorite was the meatball sub, which could have totally fooled me if I didn’t know it was plant-based. The taste and texture were perfect, and you can’t go wrong with a delicious sauce and bread to top it all off.
In the United States, the plant-based food scene is largely dominated byand who sell everything for for . Other companies sell with the aim of attracting eco-responsible and vegetarian or vegan consumers.