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How To Start A Plant-Based Meat Indian Restaurant


Introduction:  Plant-Based Meat Indian Restaurant

The plant-based meat restaurant sells foods that are provided as an alternative to meat products. Plant-based meats are food items that are produced from plants and taste, look, and feel like meat. The plant-based meat has been produced and grown in a way that is environmentally friendly and healthy for human consumption. These products are high in proteins, fiber, and calories, all of which are necessary for human consumption; however, they do not contain any products that are harmful to human consumption.

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Fast food retailers all over the globe, including Burger King, McDonald's, Del Taco, and Pizza Hut, have expanded their analog menus to include plant-based meat. Exploration of options and rejection of animal cruelty have negative health effects on meat consumption, resulting in injustices to workers involved in businesses, relevant meat industries, and the environment all over the world. Each year, approximately 70 billion animals, excluding fish and other sea products, produce flesh and bodily secretions, resulting in wasteful consumption of environmental products. Let's take a closer look at how to start a plant-based meat restaurant business.

Few Top Plant-Based Meat Startup Plant In India

  • Imagine meats 
  • Good Dot
  • Wakao
  • Evo Foods 
  • Vezelay
  • Mister Veg
  • Greenest

Manufacturing Process Of Plant Based Meat Products

The plant-based meat products are produced through an industrial process, have a highly favorable taste and texture, are totally vegetarian, and are healthy for every human being. The products are manufactured from grains, vegetables, and proteins, as well as legumes such as mushrooms, peas, coconut oil, soybeans,   starch, quinoa, mung beans, seitan, etc. These are products that are not only manufactured through an industrial mechanism, but also contain essential nutrients that are highly recommended for all age groups; these are products that are not healthier in and of themselves but are preferred by those looking for a meat substitute.

Benefits Of The Plant Based Meat Products 

  • The plant-based products are healthier than plant-based products that contain meats, such as nutrient-dense ingredients that are made up of foods like nuts, seeds, vegetables, etc. 
  • The vitamins and minerals found in the products are Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D.
  • Fat products in plant-based meat products contribute fewer calories which is not good for human consumption.
  • Additionally, plant-based products contain healthier nutrients and reduce continents which has the potential to address a large portion of the negative impact on the planet.
  • The use of cow beef has huge greenhouse gas emissions, etc.
  • Protects the flora and fauna which are on the verge of extinction such as the humongous increase in human population increase the consumption of animals and fishes through overfishing, and trawling in the oceans, which causes huge loss to the ecosystem.  Some of plant-based meat products and producers are 
  • Impossible Foods
  • Beyond meat
  • Rollin Greens, 
  • Lightlife
  • Everything legendary
  • Boca
  • Morning star
  • Wholesome provisions
  • Gardein
  • Alpha Foods,
  • Tofurky
  • Nuggs
  • Deliciou
  • Daring
  • Just egg
  • Follow your heart
  • Sophie’s Kitchen
  • Plant-based shrimp
  • Good catch 

Licenses Required For The Starting A Plant Based Meat Restaurant 

Individuals looking to provide services for plant-based meat products have greatly increased demand over the past few years with the introduction of new food joints, making the food business lucrative, highly profitable, and trending. The operation of the business requires various licenses and Plant-based meat restaurants requires following of the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954, however in the later days a comprehensive regulation came into force namely the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSS Act) was enacted, it regulates the Foods businesses through the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) with the objective of bringing science-based standards for the food article and regulating their businesses of distribution, storage, manufacturing, sale, and import and ensuring the units are safe for human consumption. There were various subsequent regulations that came into force thereafter. If you want to start a restaurant, you must go through the following steps: Let's look at the license requirements for future businesses. 

  • FSSAI License

FSSAI stands for the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Plant-based food businesses and restaurants require an FSSAI license for the operation of their businesses. The FSSAI licenses are of three types, which depend on the business's investment plan, the three Licenses are 

  1. FSSAI Registration
  2. FSSAI state license
  3. FSSAI central license 

The FSSAI can be made through an online or offline mechanism in the name of the business to be operated by the business owner. Individuals who operate their businesses without an FSSAI license face severe penalties. The terms of the license remain valid for 1 to 5 years, which varies from product to product.

  • Trade License 

Plant-based food restaurants require a trade license, which is the license to carry on business at the specified location relating to specified products authorized by the state authority. The license can be obtained from the municipality where the business is located. The trade license remains valid for a period of one year from the date of registration, which can be renewed through the payment of the annual license fee.

  • Fire NOC

The fire safety license is provided to business operations, restaurants, and other services through the Fire Authority. The fire safety license can be obtained through the building plans, architect certificate, and other safety rules and regulations 

  • Shops and Establishment Registration

The business of food-based meat restaurants and related businesses requires a commercial establishment license, which is provided through the respective state’s labor department. The application process on how to obtain the license for the Shops and Establishments must register.

  • Environmental Clearance

The business is operated through the process of registration as a shop and the establishment must be established and operated after obtaining environmental clearance from the State Pollution Control Board. The two licenses, "consent to establish" and "consent to operate," are mandatory for the operation of the same. The category for the business being operated varies from business to business and is decided by the Pollution Control Authority.

  • GST Registration

Food-based meat restaurants with an annual turnover of more than Rs 20 lakh are required to pay GST after obtaining the GSTIN.

  • Infrastructure Operation License

All other licenses required for the operation of the business, such as electricity authorization (even the use of a high-voltage generator requires authorization from an electrical inspector and generator registration), water supply licenses, waste management licenses, and so on, must be obtained by the owner. High-quantity use of flammable materials such as LPG, boilers, diesel, kerosene, etc. might require PESO certification upon exceeding the limited threshold. 

  • Employees Registration

As per the Labor Law, employers need to have registration of their employees from the various authorities prescribed in the Labor Law, such as registration of employees through the Employees Provident Fund registration, contract labor employee registration, employee state registration, etc. for more information regarding registration of your employees under the labor law.

  • Company Registration

The operation of the plant-based meat restaurants requires registration of the businesses as individual companies (sole proprietorships, partnerships, etc.) and the opening of the bank account of the company, a permanent account number (PAN), and a TAN for the company or restaurants.

  • Other Licenses

The operation of the Plant Based meat restaurants requires authorization from the different other authorities as per the set of the business and different facilities to be provided by the Restaurant, i.e. Liquor licensing, operating musical licenses, public insurance, public and product liability, etc.


Plant-based meat restaurants are one of the fastest growing industries, as there has been a significant shift in the production, use, and consumption of healthy products, which has aided in the development of eco-friendly and healthy plant-based meat products.  Plant-based meat products add significant value to a healthy lifestyle while also providing excellent taste and nutrition to humans. Plant-based foods are preferred over animal-based products, and there are numerous plant-based products available in the Indian market that provide delicious and creative recipes in restaurants and can even be easily cooked at home. You can start your plant-based meat restaurants as a partnership, proprietorship, limited liability partnership, private liability company, one-person company, etc.

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