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Let’s Plant Meat Receives Prestigious Thai Prime Minister’s Export Award

Thailand-based alt meat brand Let’s Plant Meat has received the prestigious Prime Minister’s Export Award in the Best Thai Brand category. Mr. Smith Taweelerdniti, CEO of Let’s Plant Meat and Managing Director of its parent company, Nithi Foods, received the award in person from Prime Minister Mr. Srettha Thavisin. The award ceremony took place on November 9 at the Government House of Thailand. The Prime Minister’s Export Award was established in 1992 and recognizes outstanding Thai exporters. Let’s Plant Meat has received the accolade for exporting its plant-based meat products to several Asian countries, including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, and Hong Kong. “I am honored and excited for the PM Export Award because now plant-based meat alternatives, which are good …


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Messages From Vegan Business Leaders on World Vegan Day, Part 3

In this third and final installment of our World Vegan Day special, we feature valuable insights from and words of solidarity from: CEO of The Vegetarian Butcher, Hugo Verkuil; CEO of Let’s Plant Meat, Smith Taweelerdniti; founder of Plantform and Boldy Foods, Allen Zelden; founder of Fenn Foods, Alejandro Cancino; CEO of Libre Foods, Alan Iván Ramos; and CEO of Impact Food, Kelly Pan. These messages come to us from each corner of the planet, with the founders located in Thailand; Australia; The Netherlands; Catalonia, Spain; and San Francisco, California. We asked: as we approach the end of what has been a turbulent year for many in the business, what is your message for the plant-based industry as we look ahead to 2024? Hugo Verkuil, …



Let’s Plant Meat: “We Saw a 10X Jump in Daily Searches for “Vegan” and “Plant-Based Meat” in Thailand”

Thailand’s Let’s Plant Meat has been at the forefront of the burgeoning plant-based industry in the country since its inception, producing vegan meat alternatives such as burgers, mince, and katsu with locally grown ingredients.  A former winner of Future Food Asia’s Plant Protein award, Let’s Plant Meat products can be found in multiple retail locations across the country, at far lower prices than the imported alt meats of its rivals. With several multinationals now becoming prevalent in Thailand’s plant-based sector, vegconomist spoke with Smith Taweelerdniti, CEO of Let’s Plant Meat, to find out what comes next for the rapidly growing brand. Can you give us a brief background on your journey into the plant-based world? I am the Managing Director of Nithi Foods, a producer …


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Let’s Plant Meat: “Can Thailand Make a Dent in the Plant-Based Meat Universe?”

Thailand’s Let’s Plant Meat is an innovative brand that has featured in our newsfeed several times over recent months in its work to become a domestic version of Beyond Meat et al and to bring Asian brands to the forefront. Last month, the brand was recognised as one of the winners of Future Food Asia’s Plant Protein Award.


Smith Taweelerdniti of Let's Plant Meat

Smith Taweelerdniti of Let's Plant Meat


Smith Taweelerdniti of Let’s Plant Meat: “Turning Point – When Consumers Switch to Plant-Based Foods”

Smith Taweelerdniti, CEO of Thailand’s plant meat pioneer Let’s Plant Meat, here shares with us an insightful piece he has written for the Free From Food Asia conference 2021, for which there will be a live webinar next Tuesday 20th October featuring Smith as a speaker as well a David Yeung of Green Monday and OmniFoods.


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Startups, Accelerators & Incubators

Thai Startup ‘Let’s Plant Meat’ Plans to Become the Regional Alternative for Beyond Burger

Let’s Plant Meat is a plant-based meat alternative startup and is a subsidiary of Nithi Foods, a Thai-based manufacturer of spices. Given its location in the Asian space, the startup aims to become a regional leader for meat substitutes and is able to produce vegan meat products which vastly outprice the imports coming into Thailand.