Green Rebel, Southeast Asia’s leading alternative protein start-up offering whole-cut plant-based meat and dairy-free cheese options, is excited to expand its presence into the Philippines, marking a significant step towards its mission of revolutionizing the Asian plant-based dining landscape. The company’s innovative approach focuses on crafting mouth watering plant-based meat and chicken, as well as melting dairy-free cheese and condiments – delivering delicious and sustainable alternatives to traditional animal-based products.
Green Rebel, co-founded in 2020 by long-time vegans Helga Angelina Tjahjadi and Max Mandias, who also own Burgreens, Indonesia’s largest plant-based eatery chain, is driven by a powerful philosophy of providing healthy, affordable, and delicious plant-based meals to Asian consumers seeking flexitarian (flexible vegetarian) and plant-based alternatives. By encouraging individuals to embrace healthier and greener choices, Green Rebel not only caters to diverse dietary preferences but also fulfills its commitment to reducing the negative impact of traditional animal agriculture on the environment.
Max Mandias (Left) and Helga Angelina Tjahjadi (Right)
Green Rebel offers a diverse range of plant-based products including Asian-inspired dishes such as Beefless Rendang, Chick’n Karaage, Chick’n Satay, to Cheddar Cheeze, and Asia’s first whole-cut steak made from plants. With a wide range of products, Green Rebel takes pride in using wholefoods ingredients, s.a. shiitake mushrooms in its beefless range, non-GMO soy in its chicken category, and cashew in its dairy-free cheese & sauces. All Green Rebel products are high in protein, rich in fiber, lower in saturated fat, and free from cholesterol. The meats are developed specifically for different Asian culinary applications and the flavored products are authentically Asian. All ingredients are sustainably sourced from the region with natural herbs from Indonesia.
In addition to its roots in Indonesia and successful expansion into the Philippines, Green Rebel has firmly established its presence across various Asia Pacific regions, including Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and most recently, Vietnam.
Green Rebel has set its sights on becoming a key player in the burgeoning plant-based food industry in the Philippines. The company’s vision is to make plant-based options a mainstream choice, promoting sustainable and healthier eating habits through exciting culinary innovations.
As part of its expansion strategy, the company is working diligently to establish partnerships with various grocery stores, supermarkets, and select food service outlets in the country. Since it recognizes the importance of building a sustainable and efficient supply chain that can properly meet the increasing demand for plant-based alternatives, Green Rebel actively looks for partnerships and collaborations with local partners and stakeholders in the Philippines namely Santan by AirAsia, Tierra Cafe, Haribowl Vegetarian Kitchen, Berdelish Imus Vegan Store (Retail), The Vegan Grocer (retail), real food (retail), EVE Grocer (retail), Berdeeats (e-commerce), Mayani (e-commerce), and Vegore (e-commerce).
In alignment to its vision across Asia, Green Rebel hopes to give Filipinos accessible and healthy alternatives to their usual diets, as well as to offer several benefits which can positively impact their lives. Most notably, the plant-based meals and products offer a healthier alternative to traditional meat-based diets. By promoting plant-based eating, Green Rebel can contribute to reducing health issues such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Filipinos who adopt a more plant-forward diet may experience improved overall well-being and better nutritional intake.
With its eventual expansion into the Philippines, Green Rebel aspires to empower people to make healthier choices without compromising on taste and quality. By infusing authentic Asian flavors and spices into their products, creating an enticing, and appealing to individuals in Asia and beyond.