United States Meat Substitutes Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 United States Meat Substitutes market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. United States Meat Substitutes size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.


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https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/study%20period/1629296433432_test~study_period_study_period.svg Study Period 2017 - 2029
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg Market Size (2024) USD 2.25 Billion
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg Market Size (2029) USD 3.77 Billion
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Largest Share by Type Textured Vegetable Protein
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR (2024 - 2029) 10.88 %
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Fastest Growing by Type Tempeh

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US Meat Substitutes Market Analysis

The United States Meat Substitutes Market size is estimated at 2.25 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 3.77 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 10.88% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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2.25 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

3.77 Billion

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

6.34 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

10.88 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Segment by Type

57.62 %

value share, Textured Vegetable Protein, 2023

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A wide range of applications in fast food menu and the similar taste to meat is propelling the sales of TVP in the country.

Largest Segment by Distribution Channel

51.05 %

value share, Off-Trade, 2023

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Supermarkets and hypermarkets are the key off-trade distribution channels in the region as consumers prefer purchasing meat substitutes along with other grocery items.

Fastest-growing Segment by Type

12.49 %

Projected CAGR, Tempeh, 2024-2029

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Tempeh is a functional, inexpensive, high-protein food ingredient for meat substitutes. It can also be consumed on its own as a meat substitute, which drives its demand.

Fastest-growing Segment by Distribution Channel

10.97 %

Projected CAGR, On-Trade, 2024-2029

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The nation's growing vegan population has led numerous food service outlets to add meat substitutes to their menus, resulting in the opening of many vegan restaurants.

Leading Market Player

15.90 %

market share, Beyond Meat Inc., 2022

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The company's broad distribution network in both the retail and foodservice sectors supports its largest market share through partnerships with industrial giants.

The increasing popularity of Asian food among Americans is driving the meat substitutes market

  • The sales of meat substitutes in the US have seen sizable progress in recent years, registering a CAGR of 4.49% from 2017 to 2022. The inflation in sales can primarily be linked to the growing awareness regarding health issues related to the consumption of meat and the rising availability of plant-based protein alternatives in most of the distribution points across the country. Approximately 69% of plant-based food buyers purchased beef-style alternative burgers in the United States in 2022.
  • The most consumed meat substitute in the United States during the study period was textured vegetable protein. TVP has been used as an ingredient in both meat and plant-based food products for many years but has become the go-to ingredient by meat substitute manufacturers. The rising demand for TVP increased due to the post-pandemic trend of eating vegan food, with sales rising by 10.71% from 2019 to 2022. Since TVP is mostly bought by large corporations as a texture for the production of plant-based meat alternatives, its sales are only expected to rise in the future, with the market value for TVP in the United States projected to reach an estimated USD 1.81 billion by 2028.
  • Tofu is another meat substitute that has seen rising demand in the US in recent years. The sales of tofu rose by 38.05% from 2017 to 2022, which could be, for the most part, attributed to the rising number of Asian-themed restaurants and fast-food chains in the country. Tofu is a major part of Asian cuisines, and food service businesses are looking to cater to the increasing popularity of Asian food among Americans. Asian food is said to be one of the fastest-growing cuisines, with the country being home to more than 38,000 Chinese restaurants, 25,000 Japanese restaurants, and 5,000 Thai restaurants.
United States Meat Substitutes Market

US Meat Substitutes Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts Up To 2029