Meat substitutes with your signature

The world is ready for whole-food, plant-based creativity at the center of the plate. Local Alternative Foods is maximizing this opportunity and putting it in your hands. Our focus is non-allergen, ready-to-use, and packaged to align with your scale and operations.

About Local Alternative, Inc.

At Local Alternative Foods we develop, produce and distribute products that match the expressed needs of consumers and foodservice for fresher, local, whole food plant-based ingredients.  Our technology is inherently sustainable. Local Alternative Foods produces appetizing and creative, ready-to-use (RTU) opportunities for everyone to access the health and financial value of the burgeoning plant-based food economy.

“We’ve spent years developing, testing and validating our concept of whole food plant-based Meat Substitutes.  We understand the power of whole food plant-based eating to make people, local economies, and businesses healthier.” – Jonathan Netzky, Founder

Our foodservice customers tell their stories here.

Know that 42% of consumers expect your restaurant to offer signature flavors that they can’t get elsewhere (per Technomic’s 2017 study). But you don’t need to learn your way around this niche product category to meet the need. We have the expertise to help you develop your competitive advantage.  We’ll focus on an offering of products everyone can eat, which starts with the notion of real vegetable meat.

Real Vegetable Meat™ is our product brand that’s been defined by consumer need and designed and tested for foodservice use. Local Alternative Foods has analyzed the keys to success in each foodservice sector and developed product, process and distribution to align with these needs. Our rapid product development cycle and the lack of volume or dollar minimums make Local Alternative Foods the responsive choice for your foodservice business.

Local Alternative offers you real choices

You can serve Real Vegetable Meat and decide whether to put your private label on it. Or, you can develop custom products for your brand. Consider re-inventing your animal-based signature dishes in a plant-based form. This kind of custom product represents an amazing on-brand opportunity to welcome the entire plant-based community to your potential customer base.

What does it take to put your signature on a menu item?

We’ll base your custom product on your:

    • Desired flavor profile
    • Specialty ingredient
    • Usage case
    • Price point
    • Forms
    • Pack sizes
    • Fresh or frozen distribution