New York-based MyForest Foods is entering 2023 with the goal of taking its mycelium-based meats to new heights. Last year, the company laid the groundwork for commercializing its MyBacon, a vegan bacon it makes from mycelium—or the fast-growing root systems of mushrooms.
While MyBacon has only been available at a couple of stores on the East Coast, this month, the company has expanded the vegan bacon to 32 retailer and foodservice locations across Massachusetts and New York, including popular retailers in New York City such as Orchard Grocer, LifeThyme Natural Market, and Perelandra Natural Foods.
To propel its mycelium meat expansion, MyForest also added food industry veteran Jeff Mundt—who most recently worked at poultry company Butterball—to its team as Vice President of Research & Development.
“MyForest Foods has had a tremendously fast start to…