FAQs

Where can I buy Hungry Planet® meats for my home?

If you’re in the St. Louis area, be sure to enjoy 25+ ready meals at Dierbergs Markets, powered by Hungry Planet® meats. Dierbergs also sells our seven retail frozen meats so you can create favorite dishes at home.

Additional retail locations currently carrying Hungry Planet® include:

AVE Market, Strongsville, OH
Health Haven Market, Hainesport, NJ
It’s All Natural, Columbus, OH
Nooch Vegan Market, Denver, CO
Orchard Grocer, New York, NY
Quality Foods Gourmet Market, Lutz, FL
Local Harvest, St. Louis, MO
Thyme & Season, Hamden, CT
Jungle Jim Eastgate, Cincinnati, OH
Jungle Jim Eastgate, Fairfiled, OH
Fields Food, St. Louis, MO
Montecito Village Grocer, Santa Barbara, CA
Roxy’s Market, Aspen, CO
Roxy’s Market, Big Sky, MT

Soon we’ll be available in additional grocery stores, so please follow us on social media and refer to our store locator page (coming soon) to find those closest to you!

Can I order Hungry Planet® meats online?

Hungry for Hungry Planet® meats at home and can’t find them at your local grocer or deli? Order direct.

Simply fill out the form and our customer engagement team will be in touch.

Where can I buy Hungry Planet® meats for my business?

Hungry Planet® is available for foodservice through most national distributors. If your distributor does not currently stock Hungry Planet® they can easily place an order through Dot Foods where our entire line is available to distributors who will then deliver to you. More distributors are stocking our foods daily, so ask your local distributor representative.

The Hungry Planet® customer service team is here to help! Contact us so we can provide codes and/or assist with any other questions.

How do the nutritional and ingredient profiles of your meats compare?

We intentionally crafted our meats to be more healthful. Compared to conventional meat and to other popular plant-based options, our meats have as much (or more) protein, fewer calories, less fat (no saturated), less sodium, and are packed with dietary fiber. Find full nutritional and ingredient information for each meat by clicking on the individual meat type, including Beef, Beef Patty, Chicken, Southwest Chicken Patty, Italian Sausage, Pork, Chorizo, Crab, Crab Cakes.

How many ingredients do you use?

It has always been a priority to reduce our list of ingredients to include only what is essential and healthful. For instance, the Hungry Planet Beef Patty only has eleven ingredients, one of which is water.

What allergens do your meats contain?

All Hungry Planet® meats are powered by non-gmo soy protein. Our chicken, pork and crab also includes non-gmo wheat protein.

Are your meats high in protein?

Hungry Planet Beef (ground and patties), Italian Sausage and Chorizo, are high protein meats and have slightly more protein than their conventional counterparts. Hungry Planet Pork, Chicken and Crab are also high in protein, containing approximately ⅓ of the recommended daily intake of protein per serving.

Why do you use soy protein?

Soy is a complete protein and helps pack our meats with as much or slightly more protein than conventional meat. Our non-gmo soy protein also provides superior mouth-feel/texture and provides ultimate versatility for Hungry Planet®’s wide range of meats.

What are the benefits of soy?

Soy has powered healthful diets for centuries. It is a high quality protein, rich in fiber and several essential minerals including iron, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus. Many significant epidemiological studies show that soy consumption reduces the risk of breast cancer, and in fact shows a protective effect. The soy we use at Hungry Planet® provides high quality protein plus lots of beneficial dietary fiber that is absent in conventional protein.

The acclaimed movie, The Game Changers, shares excellent insights on the power of soy, and how plant-based diets enhance physical performance.

Do your meats have saturated fats?

Hungry Planet® meats do not contain any saturated fats. We intentionally excluded commonly used coconut oil because it is very high in saturated fat.

Are your meats non-gmo?

All ingredients in all Hungry Planet® meats are 100% non-gmo.

Are your meats gluten-free?

Hungry Planet Beef, Italian Sausage and Chorizo are free of gluten. We are constantly innovating so look for more gluten-free meats in the near future.

Are your meats kosher and Halal?

Our ingredients are kosher and Halal, and we are working towards those certifications for our finished plant-based meats. Stay tuned!

Are your proteins lean?

All Hungry Planet® meats are lean, meaning they are more healthful and should be cooked similarly to conventional lean meat. Just like conventional lean meat, to maintain moisture/juiciness, our chefs encourage a well oiled surface and quick cooking time.

What is the price range of your meats?

Price point is usually on par with quality conventional meats, with the added benefit that the yield per pound is higher because our plant-based meats don’t have the shrinkage associated with conventional meats that cook down.

Do your meats have the texture of conventional meat?

Hungry Planet Ground Beef, Italian Sausage, Chorizo, Chicken, Pork and Crab all mirror the texture of their conventional counterparts. The Hungry Planet Beef Patties, Southwest Chipotle Chicken Patty and Crab Cake all perfectly match the taste and texture of conventional beef patties, chicken patties and crab cakes.

What is the shelf life of Hungry Planet® meats?

All Hungry Planet® meats have a frozen shelf life of 14 months. Once defrosted, they behave like conventional meat with a refrigerated shelf life of 5-9 days. Additionally, once defrosted, unused and still highly chilled, portions can be refrozen and used another time.

How much sodium is in your meats?

All Hungry Planet® meats have the natural flavor of conventional meat without unnecessarily high levels of sodium. The product specification pages provide all nutritional information.

Are all your ingredients domestically sourced?

Yes, all our our ingredients are produced and sourced in the U.S.

Do your meats include cholesterol, hormones or antibiotics?

Unlike conventional meat, Hungry Planet® meats contain no cholesterol, hormones or antibiotics.
Did you know that 70% of all antibiotics are fed to farmed animals in an attempt to keep them healthy under high confinement conditions? When choosing Hungry Planet® you can feel good knowing you’re choosing a healthy, humane option.

Are your meats considered processed?

Any time food is cooked, baked or prepared it becomes processed food. But processed doesn’t necessarily mean unhealthy. Peanut butter, cheese, yogurt, and other foods we generally consider to be healthy are also processed. Similarly, we utilized plant-proteins and other natural ingredients to create our full range of premium plant-based meats. Generally, it’s the quick serve items that are most worrisome when considering the side effects of processed foods – candy, potato chips, soda, many conventional frozen dinners.