Beyond Meat Goes Tropical and Benefits COK

Written by Erica Meier


If you haven’t had a chance yet to try the 100% plant-based Beyond Meat — or if you have tried it and, like us, simply can’t get enough of it — you’re in luck!  In addition to picking up some retail products on the shelves at Whole Foods Market, we’re excited to share the news that, starting this week, you can also find Beyond Meat on the menu at a national restaurant chain: Tropical Smoothie Café.

With more than 300 locations in 36 states, from Alabama to Oklahoma to Nevada and more, Tropical Smoothie is helping make meatless eating easier than ever. For no extra cost, just ask for Beyond Meat as a replacement for chicken on any salads, sandwiches, toasted flat breads, or wraps!  You can further customize any menu item by requesting no cheese, and note that all of the breads are vegan except for the nine-grain wheat, which contains honey. (See notes below for details about vegan bread, sauces and toppings.)

There’s more good news: dine at any Tropical Smoothie now through June 30, and when you share a photo of your Beyond Meat meal via Facebook or Twitter, you’ll help raise money for COK!

Here’s how the Beyond Meat benefit for Compassion Over Killing works:  

  • Before indulging in your Beyond Meat meal at Tropical Smoothie, snap a photo of your food
  • Share your photo via twitter or instagram – be sure to tag both @TSmoothieCafe and @BeyondMeat
  • OR post your photo on Tropical Smoothie’s Facebook wall and tag Beyond Meat
  • If we reach 500 or more posts via social media before June 30, Beyond Meat will make a donation to COK!


Update: See photos and feedback that others have been sharing!

To help kick-start some ideas for lunch or dinner, we recommend the Jamaican Jerk Beyond Meat Chicken Wrap — it’s stuffed with Southwestern rice, corn, black beans, asparagus, and onions (request no cheese). Or try the Thai Beyond Meat Chicken toasted wrap smothered in peanut dressing.

Wash it all down with a fruit-based smoothie or a green smoothie (made with spinach and kale). You can even supercharge your drink with soy protein or ground flax seeds.

Find a Tropical Smoothie location near you today – and help spread the word by sharing this blog post with friends and family.

Note – vegan bread, sauces and toppings include: flour/garlic tortillas, flatbread, ciabatta, jerk sauce, Thai peanut dressing, buffalo sauce, guacamole, hummus, salsa, wontons/wonton strips, and southwestern rice