The Simple Root Named Included in Innovation Awards

15 September 2023
The Simple Root Named Included in Innovation Awards

Congratulations to The Simple Root, the global, veggie-first plant-based food brand for being named a finalist in three categories of the World Plant-Based Innovation Awards 2023. 

The World Plant-Based Innovation Awards 2023 were announced at The Plant Based World Expo North America in September. Hosted by FoodBev Media and now more than 20 years old, the awards competition is recognized as the most credible and respected awards program in the international food and beverage industry.

The Simple Root UK was named a finalist in the Food Service Initiatives category for its collaboration with Nanny Bill's. The company teamed up with the renowned burger chain to create the 'Sloppy Joe' plant-based burger topped with The Simple Root's Cheddar-Style Sliced Cheese. Due to popular demand, the seasonal offering became a permanent fixture on the restaurant's menu. The Simple Root cheese is made with potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots and is naturally lower in fat and salt compared to leading vegan brands.

In the US, The Simple Root's Smoked Gouda Artisan Cheese-Style Spread was named a finalist in the Dairy Alternatives category and the Salsa Con Queso-Style Dip received a commendation in the Plant-Based Snack Category. The Artisan Cheese-Style Spreads offer creamy, smooth texture and bold flavors: the Smoked Gouda has subtle aged cheese notes with just a hint of smokiness. The spreadable plant-based cheese easily swaps in for traditional dairy products and pairs perfectly with specialty crackers and bread to elevate any snack or charcuterie platter. The Salsa Con Queso-Style Dip, which features mild Hatch Green Chiles, tomatoes, and a little kick of spice, is ready to serve with tortilla chips or easy to use as a versatile recipe ingredient.

The #1 ingredient in The Simple Root brand is vegetables, unlike many plant-based brands that rely on ingredients that are allergens — such as nuts, nut milks, and soy — or highly processed oil, starch, and water blends. Retailers can stock The Simple Root by contacting; Food Service Distributors and Operators, contact To buy: visit

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