Three dishes featuring chicken made from cells will be available for home delivery on the Foodpanda platform from 22 April, celebrating Earth Day

Eat Just, the US company whose cultivated meat was approved for sale in Singapore, has teamed up with grocery delivery platform Foodpanda, and the company will add its product to home delivery orders. The partnership marks a significant milestone for both brands in the global effort towards achieving food sustainability, by introducing the first taste of this revolutionary and sustainable meat option to people at home.

Foodpanda is Asia’s leading food and grocery delivery platform, and as part of the agreement, it will add three dishes featuring Eat Just’s Good Meat, kicking off on 22 April, celebrating Earth Day for a limited period of time in Singapore.

“Bringing Good Meat directly to the homes of people in Singapore with Foodpanda is another historically important step in our journey to build a safer, healthier food system,” said Josh Tetrick, co-founder and chief executive of Eat Just.

The partnership bolsters not just the commitment of Eat Just and Foodpanda in furthering the progress of food sustainability, but also that of Foodpanda’s parent company Delivery Hero. Delivery Hero’s venture capital fund, DX ventures, is currently an investor in Eat Just – a testament of the organisation’s collective commitment in creating and promoting a sustainable food ecosystem.

Eat Just — cell-based chicken

The dishes are prepared by Singapore’s 1880, the first establishment chosen to serve cultured meat to customers, and will now be the first to have Eat Just’s Good Meat dishes delivered by Foodpanda.

Eat Just and Foodpanda plan to collaborate with additional restaurants in Singapore to offer new dishes for delivery in the months to come. Starting in mid-May, Good Meat selections from JW Marriott Singapore South Beach will be available on the platform.

The exclusive Good Meat dishes are Chicken & Rice with coconut rice, pak choi, sweet chili, chrysanthemums, microgreens; Katsu Chicken Curry with jasmine rice, heritage carrots, micro shiso, edible flowers; Chicken Caesar Salad with kale, romaine, edible flowers, shaved radish, plant-based Caesar dressing.

The offer will be available to customers who are within 1880’s delivery zone. To mitigate environmental impacts, each order is packaged in an eco-friendly box made from sustainable bamboo fibre and resin, delivered by Foodpanda riders on e-bikes.

Consumer uptake

Reactions around cultured meat have been positive since Good Meat’s launch in Singapore. According to research, 70% of Singaporeans who have sampled Good Meat said that it tasted as good, or better than conventional chicken, and nearly 90% of those diners said they would substitute conventional chicken with cultured chicken.

The availability of Good Meat dishes on delivery is a positive step forward in increasing public awareness and enthusiasm about cultured meat, and marks a key leap in the mass adoption of cultured meat as part of our joint efforts to create a sustainable food ecosystem.

Date published: 20 April 2021

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