You’ll soon have a place to buy that veggie fried squid ball you’ve been craving.
VegeFarm Corp., a Taiwanese frozen vegetarian food manufacturer, has plans to open a store in Seattle. The company, which operates two stores in the United States in San Jose and San Francisco, has been operating for more than 70 years, according to its website, and produces and supplies more than 300 kinds of vegetarian and vegan products. It operates more than 25 stores around the globe.
Products include vegetable-based beef, chicken, seafood and ham, including vegan shrimp, shiitake steak and vegan tuna salad. The company says its products are all 100% vegetarian and transfat-free.
According to a study from research firm CBInsights, a “meatless ecosystem” is beginning to take hold in the U.S. and the world. The company notes that Impossible Foods – maker of the meatless, popular Impossible burger – raised $114 million last year, and has raised a total of about $506 million. Another player in the space, Beyond Meat, has raised $164 million.
VegeFarm’s San Francisco store opened earlier this month.