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Show Preview: Plant Based World Expo

Learn more about what organizers are expecting—and some exhibitors you can look forward to—at the Plant Based World Expo, happening this September 2022 in New York City.

Posted on August 5, 2022

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Last year’s Plant Based World Expo served up some exciting products and trends for more than 3,100 attendees, and this year’s edition—taking place in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center on September 8 to 9—is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. “The demand for plant-based foods, and the Plant Based World Expo, has never been stronger,” notes Chris Nemchek, general manager of Plant Based World Expo. “Consumers are hungry for healthier, more humane and more environmentally friendly options, and new and exciting products are hitting shelves every day to help meet that demand. We feel fortunate to be able to bring the industry together under one roof so that people can experience the enormous variety of products and innovations out there.”

Nemchek adds that this is the third year of Plant Based World Expo—and its biggest yet. “We will have 50% more exhibits than in 2021, three different conference session tracks, more chef demos and tons of networking opportunities,” he says. “The show is constantly evolving and getting better, and we’ve made enhancements to the programming, as well as to the exhibitor and attendee experience, based on feedback from the past few years.”

Emerging Plant-Based Products, Trends and Categories

Nemchek is witnessing a number of trends and emerging product categories that are taking shape for the 2022 edition of the Plant Based World Expo. “We’re seeing this year more globally inspired plant-based cuisine, chef-driven product innovations, and next-level plant-based seafood (everything from tuna in mayo and crab cakes to popcorn shrimp and scallops),” he explains. “Plant-based pizza options have also never been better, with melty and delicious plant-based cheeses, plus plant-based toppings from pepperoni and sausage to meatballs and chicken, that truly take plant-based pizzas to a whole new level.”

Here are some pizza-friendly exhibitors to keep an eye out for—on the show floor and beyond:


If last year’s booth was any indication, Miyoko’s Creamery will be once again be showcasing an impressive array of its plethora of plant-based dairy alternatives—from the revolutionary Liquid Vegan Pizza Mozzarella to European Style Cultured Vegan Butter.


Great American Plant Co. Great Meatballs boast a one-year frozen shelf life and 19 grams of protein per serving with a recipe that’s free of gluten, soy, cholesterol and GMOs. (Bonus: They also have vegan pepperoni!)


Vegan-friendly charcuterie and deli meats? Yes, please! Straight outta Italy, the protein-rich meat alternatives from Mia Green Food look ideal for authentic-tasting sandwiches, charcuterie plates and pizzas, with selections like Prosciutto, Carpaccio and Spicy Salume.


The Be-Hive makes amazing meat alternatives (and one shredded cheese) out of its grassroots-grown manufacturing facility and deli in Nashville, Tennessee. Be on the lookout for its seitan-based product range, including deli slices, pepperoni, chorizo and more.


Before the Butcher will be showing off its meat-free products, including Plant-Based Italian Sausage Ground, which is perfect for pizzas and pasta dishes. They also offer Grounds in Chorizo and Taco varieties, plus plant-based burgers.

Want to preview more innovations? Check out the full exhibitor list expected at the Plant Based World Expo for 2022. See you at the show!

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