Terramino Foods, a San Francisco-based food startup, is planning to scale up production of its vegan “salmon” burger.

The burger, which is made from fungi and algae, is reported to look and taste like salmon. It also has omega-3 fatty acids and complete protein but has less fat than fish.


The company’s co-founders, Kimberlie Le, and Joshua Nixon were enrolled in a U.C. Berkeley class focused on creating plant-based seafood.

“We were looking at a lot of the efficiencies of the production of what in some cases are food products that then get ground up and put into fish fingers or fish cakes or fish paste,” said Allison Berke, an academic research advisor at the nonprofit Good Food Institute, which mentored students in the plant-based seafood class. “There’s a wide range of different places where a fish could be replaced without losing the taste of the product.”

Terramino has plans to make the plant-based “salmon” priced competitively with the fish and hopes to have products available for restaurants by the end of 2018. In 2019, the company will scale up production of the burger. Terramino also plans to create a “fish filet” style vegan product.

Make Vegan Seafood At Home!

Can’t wait until 2019 to get your hands on vegan “salmon?” Try some of these plant-based seafood recipes from the Food Monster App!


Smoked Carrot ‘Salmon’ Sandwiches

These Smoked Carrot ‘Salmon’ Sandwiches are a great way to make your bagel with non-dairy cream cheese a meal.

‘Salmon’ Salad Sandwich

This ‘Salmon’ Salad Sandwich is a perfect lunch with a number of savory spices to get an “ocean” taste.

“Salmon” Patties

These “Salmon” Patties are perfect on their own or with some delicious veggie slaw!

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