At The BE Hive, we strive to make plant-based eating easier and more accessible to our community and local restaurants. All BE hive products are 100% plant-based and created with an equal attention to delicious flavor and sound nutrition. We specialize in plant based proteins, cheeze, and bulk foods.
BE Hive Seitan is made from scratch, with love, in the heart of East Nashville, using the finest ingredients and following recipes we've been perfecting for years. Our retail line consists of Chipotle Seitan Chorizo, ideal for tacos and other Tex-Mex dishes, as well as marinated Seitan Filet Cutlets and our new line of Marinated Deli Slices.
What is Seitan?
Seitan is a plant-based protein made from vital wheat gluten (see below). Its history as a healthy, delicious substitute for meat dates back to the 6th century, when it was developed - or at least popularized - by Buddhist monks in Southeast Asia.
The process for making seitan starts with wheat flour, which is rinsed to extract gluten (the main protein of that plant). This "vital wheat gluten" is then used as a base for a savory dough which is typically cut in to pieces and boiled. The result is a low-carb, high-protein food with a strikingly meat-like texture and flavor, suitable for use as a main course in all kinds of cuisine.
Where to find it
We're proud to have BE Hive seitan used by some of the most popular eateries in Nashville, including:
- The Wild Cow
- Mitchell Deli
- Baja Burrito
- 12 South Taproom
- Pizza Perfect (both locations)
- Flavor Catering
- BOX Nashville
- Death from a Bun at Rosemary
....and many more.
In addition to these fine establishments, our Seitan Chorizo, Seitan Filets, and Slices are available for retail purchase at: