Alternative meat is becoming one of the fastest and most popular food sectors in the UK, with its overall value expected to reach $726.8 million in 2025, according to the Vegan Society. Meat alternatives are substitutes for real animal meat with the product have aesthetic qualities that make it look like the real-thing. The rise of veganism along with the growing awareness surrounding the correlation between animal farming and climate change, has led to people looking for other options that don’t involve the life of an animal.

Companies around the world are beginning to adopt meatless recipes as part of their menus, beginning with the success of the vegan sausage roll at Greggs in 2019. This type of thinking has meant that more people are trying meatless alternatives and has led to start-ups imploring new technologies to produce meat imitations.

Israel may be known for its specialization in water technology, but once again they are beginning to leave a footprint in the alternative meats space too. Many of the Israeli start-ups in this space are using methods such as 3D-printing and stem cell growth to develop innovative production methods to produce fake meat that not only looks like it’s meat-based counterpart but tastes just as nice. Below are some of the new companies that are making a name for themselves in the market:

Redefine Meat has developed a multidimensional printing technology designed to enable innovations in digital and 3D printing for the advanced food-science industry.
Aleph Farms grows real steaks from cells isolated from a cow. Aleph Farms’ cell-grown meat is close to conventional meat thanks to a proprietary 3D platform that uses various types of cells to form complex tissue, ensuring an end product that resembles the taste, texture, and structure of farmed meat.
SuperMeat collaborates with production experts from the pharmaceutical industry to create meat products that are sustainable, cost efficient, animal friendly, and delicious.