Utilizing cutting-edge science and technology, Eat Just has set out to create healthier, more sustainable foods. Joining its vision is one of Asia’s leading food and grocery delivery platforms, foodpanda. Together, the two have partnered to debut a new home delivery service of cultured meat on the foodpanda platform for a limited period of time in Singapore.
“Bringing GOOD Meat directly to the homes of people in Singapore with foodpanda is another historically important step in our journey to build a safer, healthier food system,” said Josh Tetrick, Co-Founder and CEO of Eat Just.
According to the release, the partnership marks a significant milestone for both brands in the global effort toward achieving food sustainability by introducing the first taste of this revolutionary and sustainable meat option. The groundbreaking in-home tasting experience for Eat Just’s GOOD Meat brand follows the company’s history-making December restaurant debut. Before that, Singapore became the first country to approve cultured meat, which is real, high-quality meat made from animal cells.
“Food is at the core of our business, and ensuring that we have a sustainable food ecosystem is an important agenda for us. foodpanda is thrilled to be the first platform in the world to deliver cultured meat dishes so that customers in Singapore can be the world’s first diners to enjoy them from the comforts of their home,” said Jakob Angele, CEO of foodpanda APAC. “Together with Eat Just, we hope to bring this to more markets—not just in Asia, but also in every country in the world where Delivery Hero brands operate.”
Starting from Thursday, April 22, diners will be able to place orders for the following chef-crafted GOOD Meat Cultured Chicken dishes via the foodpanda app: Chicken & Rice with coconut rice, pak choi, sweet chili, chrysanthemums, and microgreens; Katsu Chicken Curry with jasmine rice, heritage carrots, micro shiso, and edible flowers; Chicken Caesar Salad with kale, romaine, edible flowers, shaved radish, and plant-based Caesar dressing.
The dishes are prepared by Singapore’s 1880, the first establishment that was chosen to serve cultured meat to customers, and will now be the first to have GOOD Meat dishes delivered by foodpanda. GOOD Meat and foodpanda plan to collaborate with additional restaurants in Singapore to offer new dishes for delivery in the months to come. Starting in mid-May, GOOD Meat selections from JW Marriott Singapore South Beach will be available on the platform.
To mitigate environmental impacts, each order is packaged in an eco-friendly box made from sustainable bamboo fiber and resin, delivered by foodpanda riders on e-bikes. The partnership bolsters not just the commitment of Eat Just and foodpanda in furthering the progress of food sustainability, but also that of foodpanda’s parent company Delivery Hero. Delivery Hero’s venture capital fund, DX Ventures, is currently an investor in Eat Just—a testament of the organization’s collective commitment to creating and promoting a sustainable food ecosystem.
As noted in the release, Eat Just will commemorate this landmark occasion with a virtual town hall. Tetrick will join Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos and Bruce Friedrich, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Good Food Institute to discuss the future of meat and its impact on people and the planet. The event will take place at 9 a.m. SGT on Friday, April 30 (9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT, Thursday, April 29) and will be moderated by Chloe Sorvino who leads food and agriculture coverage for Forbes. RSVP to participate in the virtual town hall here.
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