Soy Meat Is Soy Yesterday

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Vegetarians, vegans, and flexitarians are no longer satisfied with the soy-reliant faux meat of yesterday. Soybeans are almost always genetically modified, and they also contain phytoestrogens, which may increase the risk of some cancers. The good news? Plant-based-food producers have achieved the Holy Grail: savory burgers, deli slices, barbecue, and even imitation seafood made from fruits, veggies, and other legumes.

Beyond Burgers

BEYOND MEAT has made waves in the vegan community ever since Beyond Burgers—crafted with pea protein, beets, coconut oil, and potato starch—started showing up alongside beef in the frozen-meat aisle. Packed with 20 grams of protein and free from GMOs, soy, and cholesterol, these burgers don’t just look and taste like meat—they literally bleed beet juice. The quarter-pound patties are available in most major grocery stores and are gradually upping the ante on meatlessness at burger chains across the country. $6 for two patties, beyondmeat.com

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