Looking for a vegan, mushroom meat substitute? Read our review of Eat Meati to find out how they taste and if they’re any good. We’ll explain the ingredients in this vegan, meat substitute and whether or not this is a plant-based product you’ll want to buy and put on your breakfast, lunch or dinner table.
This post is not sponsored; just our honest opinions.
What Is Meati?
A 100% plant-based meat substitute made from 95% mushroom room also known as Mycelium.
We first discovered this new product in our local Sprouts farmers market, alongside other plant based and mushroom/mycelium based products.
We really love cooking with mushrooms and we’ve tried a few of the mushroom based meat alternatives out there. So, we were really looking forward to trying these since they had such a great variety of plant based meats.
Ingredients Are Free From: Eggs, Dairy, Gluten, Soy, Wheat, Artificial Flavors or Artificial Colors.
What Is Meati Made Out Of?
Mushroom Root makes up 95% of the meat with oat fiber and chickpea flour.
- Mycelium (Mushroom Root)
- Chickpea Flour
- Oat Fiber
- Acacia Gum
What Kind Of Mushroom Is Meati?
Meati is made from the Mycelium Neurospora Crassa also known as N. Crassa which is easy to grow with water, sugar and nutrients.
Why Is Eating Fungi Good?
This Mycelium based meat alternative is actually good to eat with benefits such as, being rich in Vitamins, B, C, and D as well as being a good source of Protein, Fiber, Potassium and Calcium; which are all beneficial for people wanting to eat plant based meals while not losing the minerals and nutrients of non plant based meals.
|Meati Classic Cutlet
Nutrition Facts : 105g per servings
Nutrition Facts: 105g per servings
|Meati Classic Steaks
Nutrition Facts : 120g per servings
Nutrition Facts: 120g per servings
Read more about Meati products on their website.
List of Meati Products
- Classic Cutlet
- Crispy Cutlets
- Spicy Crispy Cutlets
- Italian Seasoned Cutlets
- Crispy Bites
- Chick'n nuggets
- Classic Steaks
- Carne Asada Steaks
- Garlic and Pepper Steaks
- Sweet Chile
Where to Purchase
Currently sold at Sprouts and Whole Foods in the refrigerated section.
$8.99 - $10.99 per container for 2 cutlets per pack
Keep frozen if not eating right away or refrigerated if you're going to use within 15 days.
- Chick’n Parmesan
- Chick’n Nuggets
- Chicken and Waffles
- Chicken Cutlets with Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
- Creamy Lemon Chicken Parmesan
- Beef N Broccoli
- Beef Bourguignon
Vegan Meat Substitute Recipes
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What Does Meati Taste Like?
The texture, is the biggest thing for us to get over. We found it to be spongy and a little chewy but not necessarily tough. It’s fibrous and very soft; just enough that it crumbled a little while cooking.
As far as the taste; well, they definitely have a flavor. It’s a little mushroomy in our opinion but not the good Umami kind of mushroom flavor you get from the stem and cap. We think that mushroom root just has a unique and earthier flavor. And this is all coming from folks who absolutely love mushrooms. We definitely think you need to season them and the sodium content is a little high in our opinion.
There are a lot of plant based meat substitutes in stores right now and this is definitely one of the better value options, especially when you factor in protein and nutrient packed foods. For us it’s not a weekly buy, because we try to keep a good rotation of plant based meat subs in balance with plant based meals from the produce section. Gardein Ultimate Chick’n Filets are our preference when using a replacement for Fried Chicken and Daring Plant Chicken, for plain chicken meals. When it comes to steak substitutes, we love Juicy Marbles. It’s definitely pricey and still only a treat for us, but the taste and texture are perfect. Good but not the best chicken and beef substitute we’ve had.