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Daring Foods new range of Vegan meat alternatives launches

Scottish start-up DARING Foods are a Glasgow-based vegan food company who say they’ve found the secret recipe to tasty meat alternatives. Their new range of beef, chicken and other meat alternatives provide another reason why plant-based diets shouldn’t just be for “Veganuary”.

The company have launched their bespoke vegan menu in 35 eateries across Glasgow, including burger joints BRGR and Buck’s Bar. The menu will also be available in Burgers and Beers Grillhouse on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, this month.

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The foods, which includes Moo-Free Burgers, Cluck-Free Fried Burgers, Cluck-Free Nuggets and Fishy-Free Fingers, will then be rolled out to more than 1,000 restaurants across The UK by the end of the year. The ambitious start-up has also signed a major distribution deal with Lomond Foods and is in talks with several major supermarkets to create a retail offering.

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Packed full of powerful plant proteins, the dishes are composed of a few simple ingredients, contain no palm oil, genetically modified organisms, hormones or antibiotics.

DARING Foods founders Ross Mackay from Glasgow, and business partner
Eliott Kessas, a former corporate banker from Paris, decided to go plant-based three years ago, following a dare by a friend who didn’t believe they could give up meat.

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Ross said: “Our meat alternatives taste better than the real thing. Society’s shift to a more plant-based diet is inevitable. People want to eat less meat, but there’s a real lack of options. We’re giving people those options by creating delicious, nutritious and sustainable foods directly from plants.

“Glasgow is one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the UK, so it seems like the perfect place to launch the range. In terms of taste, none of the current alternatives come close to meat. Now, going meatless shouldn’t just be for Veganuary. We can help contribute to a more sustainable future and make steps towards removing animals from our food system entirely.”

Emily McDaid, head chef at BRGR said: “DARING Foods products are definitely just as good as the real thing. More and more of our customers are requesting vegan alternatives, and the new menu means everyone can be included in the BRGR experience.”

DARING Foods bespoke menu will be available from 12 January in some of Glasgow’s most-loved burger joints including BRGR, Buck’s Bar, Buddy’s BBQ and Burgers and Beers in Edinburgh.


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