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A Brief History of Fake Meat

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The Impossible Burger may be the first veggie burger that bleeds, but it’s the latest in a long history of meat substitutes.

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A cook prepares a shawarma with seitan during the Vegan Fest fair on October 13, 2014. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared in our September/October 2016 print issue as a sidebar to “The Biography of a Plant-Based Burger.”

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