Lypid, a San Francisco-based food tech startup pioneering alternative meat solutions, has initiated a partnership with Louisa, Taiwan’s largest coffeehouse chain, to offer plant-based burger patties to customers of more than 500 outlets across the country.
The patty contains PhytoFat, Lypid’s proprietary vegan fat, which accurately mimics the texture, mouthfeel, transfer of flavour, and cooking behaviour of animal fats. Compared to animal fat, it also provides a better nutritional profile, with reduced calories and saturated fats.
Lypid has worked with Louisa to introduce six plant-based menu items, including sandwiches, rice burgers, muffins, and bagels.
Chris Huang, founder and chairman of Louisa, says he supports the new plant-based meat series with the aim of providing “delicious food that is better for the body and the planet”.
“We are thrilled to work with such an incredible partner to bring delicious alternative food to our daily life and show the infinite possibilities that PhytoFat can offer for sustainability initiatives,” said Doctor Jen-Yu Huang, co-founder, and CEO of Lypid.
“This is an amazing achievement for our efforts in advancing the plant-based movement. With the early success and highly positive feedback from consumers, we aim to take our innovation to more channels in the following months.”
Over the next year, Lypid aims to expand into additional sales channels and markets, and will continue to collaborate with food and beverage brands around the world to create novel dishes featuring PhytoFat.