Gastronomy & Food Service

Kuleana Forms Alliance With Poké Bar to Expand Vegan Tuna Across the US

Following a $6M seed investment, US seafood company Kuleana announces the official launch of its plant-based tuna in Poké Bar restaurants across North America.
Based in San Francisco, Kuleana is a food technology company with a mission to recreate nutrient-rich, tasty and sustainable seafood from plants. Investors include Astanor Ventures, Y-Combinator GoodSeedVentures and Cruise founder Kyle Vogt and Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian.

Kuleana reports that the vegan tuna product is being served at several Michelin-rated restaurants throughout California, and is winning hundreds of blind taste tests in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Image courtesy of Kuleana

“Our priority is to serve delicious, plant-based tuna that doesn’t sacrifice when it comes to environmental and social responsibility, and is, of course, an uncompromising dining experience,” says Jacek Prus, co-founder and CEO of Kuleana. “This partnership demonstrates the growing demand for plant-based protein alternatives, and we are pleased to be able to offer an accessible and delicious plant-based solution to the foodservice sector.”

Yoon Ju, CEO of Poké Bar, comments on the new addition to their product line-up: “We are delighted to be working with Kuleana to bring the first plant-based tuna bowl to the poké sector. With this partnership, we aim to offer a holistic poké experience to our entire Poké Bar family, both domestically and internationally, and continue to do our part to promote sustainability.”

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