VGN Boulevard in Stourbridge hosts Steak Nights every Thursday, where diners can enjoy the high tech option from Redefine Meat
Vegan restaurant VGN Boulevard in the West Midlands has added plant-based 3D printed steaks to its menu.
The eatery, in Stourbridge, is offering flank, striploin, and tenderloin steaks from Israeli company Redefine Meat.
They are made from a range of plant-based ingredients including pea protein, coconut fat, soy, chickpeas, beetroot, and nutritional yeast.
After the ingredients are mixed together by the 3D printer, it prints out the meat in layers, one at a time, in the shape of each respective cut.
The high-tech meat, which is available every Thursday when the eatery hosts special Steak Nights, is priced at 5oz £24.95 for a 5ox flank, £26.95 for striploin, and £34.35 for the 10oz tenderloin.
VGN Boulevard printed steak
Ben Powell, who owns VGN Boulevard along with his wife Nicola, told the Worcester News that the steak is the closest option to animal meat that he has tried since ditching animal products 10 years ago.
He said: “Five years ago, I wouldn’t have believed you if you told me we would be selling 3D-printed meat at the pub. It is crazy and really cool and I don’t think there is anything better than this. At the moment this is years ahead of anything else.”
He added: ” I used to eat meat 10 years ago, so just going from memory, it is the closest thing we will get to a vegan steak in 2023.”
Speaking to Vegan Food & Living about the innovation in 2021, Redefine Meat CEO and co-founder Eshcar Ben-Shirtrit said: “Each product in the range and the ones to follow are born from our understanding of meat.
“This has been critical to achieving a superiority in taste that honestly, we did not even expect, and the technological versatility to do what no other has done – replace every part of the cow with tasty plant-based meat.”
Want to know more about this high-tech meat replacement? Go behind the scenes with Redefine Meat in our exclusive interview
Featured images courtesy of @redefinemeat via Instagram