Next Meats Review walks through how these new vegan products stack up to the market and if they are worth the cost.
Next Meats is a new to the US vegan meat brand that is moving plants forward. But how good is it? Today, we’re seeing if this new Japanesed based company can stack up with others in our Next Meats Review.
Next Meats is a Japanese plant based meat company that is focused on creating various cuts of plant based meat. The company launched in 2020.
So far their focus in their US launch has been around creating plant based versions of various cuts of beef. This is a welcomed addition to the plant based meat market since for so long companies seems to have been focused on beefless crumbles and vegan chicken products.
Today we are dishing all the details on price, ingredients, and our opinion of the taste.
Make sure that you watch our taste test below and all the questions you may have should be answered below as well.
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What products do Next Meats offer?
Currently Next Meats offers 3 Vegan meat options in the US. They are:
- Plant-Based Japanese Skirt Steak
- Plant-Based Japanese Beef Bowl
- Plant-Based Japanese Short Rib
It appears that in Japan they also offer additional products. These are:
- Plant Based Chicken (in Herb and Tandoori flavors)
- Meat Cutlet
Is Next meats Vegan?
Yes, Next Meats is vegan. None of the ingredients come from animals.
What allergens are in Next Meats?
Full ingredients are listed below, however, the top allergens into Next Meats products are wheat and soy. Some also contain sesame. The allergens are clearly labeled on the package.
What are the ingredients Next Meats Plant Based Japanese Skirt Steak Products?
Processed SoyBeans (Defatted Soy Flour, Salt), Seasoning (Soy Sauce [water, soybeans, wheat, salt]), Rice-Fermented Seasoning, Yeast Extract, Apple, Brewed vinegar, Garlic, Table Salt, Sesame Oil, Broad Bean Chili Sauce (Chilies, Broad Beans, Salt), Canola Oil
Allergens: Wheat, soy, sesame.
What are the ingredients Next Meats Plant Based Japanese Short Rib Products?
Processed SoyBeans, Waster, Seasoning (Soy Sauce [water, soybeans, wheat, salt]), Rice-Fermented Seasoning, Yeast Extract, Apple, Brewed vinegar, Garlic, Table Salt, Sesame Oil, Doubangiang (Chilies, Fava Beans, Salt), Pepper, Canola Oil
Allergens: Wheat, soy, sesame.
What are the ingredients Next Meats Plant Based Japanese Beef Bowl Products?
Processed SoyBeans (Defatted Soy Flour, Salt), Seasoning (Soy Sauce [water, soybeans, wheat, salt]), Sugar, Rice-Fermented Seasoning, Yeast Extract, Kelp Extract, Salt, Brewed Vinegar, Shiitake Mushroom Extract, Ginger Powder, Onion, Canola Oil, Caramel Color.
Allergens: Wheat, soy.
You can currently find Next Meats online at their website for purchase. If you look at their find us section, you can also see some restaurants in the US that are using these products.
Next Meats is also available at GTFO, It’s Vegan online market.
On the Next Meats website there are a variety of multi-pack options starting at $19.99 for a 3 pack and going up to $129.99 for a 24 pack. Six, nine and twelve packs are also available.
They are currently running a B1G1 Free offer and free shipping if you use the code “NextMakeItDairyFree”. Order expires on 5/30/2022. Only available for US customers.
You thaw them out prior to cooking (though they can be cooked from frozen). Saute with a neutral oil for 3-4 minutes over medium high.
The possibilities are endless. Next Meats suggests noodle bowls or rice bowls, making a sandwich with it or even as a pizza topper! You can’t do wrong.
Next Meats website says that all of their soy ingredients are 100% non-GMO soy.
Next Meats states that when kept frozen, their products should be used within one year or by the best buy date on the package. When thawing, if you do that 24 hours in advance.
We’d recommend consuming at cooked Next Meats products with 2-3 days.
What vegan recipes could I use Next Meats in?
There are endless options, but here’s a few! Check out our other recipe options for more.
Cook as directed and add some to the top of this easy vegan sesame garlic noodles bowl.
Cook as directed and add some to the top of this vegan crispy roasted cauliflower with creamy garlic parmesan pasta.
We think it would be perfect to swap out the tofu and use the Next Meats in this vegan chipotle Mango BBQ Tofu bowl.
Cook as directed and add some to the top of this easy vegan broccoli and pepper ramen noodles.
Swapping out the tofu for Next Meats in this crispy tofu in garlic sauce dish would be so good!
Next Meats review:
Overall, we were very much impressed with the products. There is a soft and tenderness to each and every bite that we haven’t taste with other plant based meat offerings. The mouth feel is something Next Meats said they wanted to perfect and they did so well in our opinions.
We truly enjoyed each of the three products that we were able to try.
The Short Rib and Skirt Steak tasted almost indistinguishable from each other. There was a slight flavor difference, but the texture is the same.
We do also hope that as the products hit’s more of the market the price comes down a bit. At just under $5 a package for the best option, the overall pricing is high per page. We said that these would be single serving packages that would only feed one person on average.
To sum it up in one sentence, you will enjoy Next Meats if you get a chance to try!