Food Metaverse, OneRare, the world’s first food metaverse, known as Foodverse has launched in the UAE. The Foodverse is bringing the Global F&B Industry to Web3 for the first time ever – allowing them to create virtual experiences, food NFTs and games, & interact with foodies from across the world built using the blockchain.
In UAE, partnerships with food brands such as Foodlink UAE, The Bhukkad Cafe, Cali Poke, Farzi Cafe, Papa John’s and more have been signed in only a few months.
Created while in lockdown, Supreet Raju, co-founder and CEO of OneRare states, “I have long said that food has a language of its own and makes the world a happier place. It is what connects us and the metaverse only brings us closer together in a unique way in which we can share our culture and our food. Now with the launch of the foodverse, there is no reason why brands and consumers can’t come together in this safe, virtual setting.”
The Foodverse developed by OneRare will feature various zones where users can discover Celebrity Chefs, Food Brands and Virtual Restaurants. Designed like the real world, the foodverse features various geographical areas like the beach, forest and lakeside, and you can explore the open world at your will. There is also an exclusive Gaming zone, with activity areas for players to explore, earn, collect and battle. “The platform is incredibly unique and offers the end-user with so many opportunities to explore food,” adds Gaurav Gupta, co-founder of OneRare.
OneRare will also allow users to claim Dish NFTs from across the world, by collecting Ingredients and following Recipes to mint exclusive NFT artworks. Dishes include global cuisines, festive specials, keto and vegan-friendly recipes, as well as signature recipes from celebrity chefs and restaurants. Raju explained, “As we grow, users will also be able to swap these NFTs for real meals & deals – amalgamating our real & virtual lives.”
UAE-based F&B group Foodlink released NFTs for its award winning sustainable cloud kitchen brand, Art of Dum’s signature Dish’s Dum Handi ka Gosht’ & China Bistro’s Vegetable Crystal Dumplings in food verse, and the street food inspired cafe The Bhukkad Cafe in collaboration with OneRare is all pumped up to release three unique Vada Pav NFTs — Cheeseburst, Schezwan, and Classic on 19th February . The Vada Pav NFTs will be available to mint in the OneRare Kitchen.
Sanjay Vazirani, Founder and CEO of Foodlink Global restaurants & catering services, “My endeavor – Foodlink, operates a variety of verticals in the F&B industry. I’m thrilled to be a part of Web3’s transformational journey and am looking forward to seeing it in its full potential soon, complete with innovative functionalities, cutting-edge user experience, and ease of use that will make it easy for our expanding customer base to adopt. I wish OneRare the best as they work to revolutionize Web3 and raise awareness of and interest in what the future may hold for all of us.”
“We’re extremely excited to announce our collaboration with OneRare on developing the world’s FIRST EVER VADA PAV NFT! When OneRare reached out to us with the idea of developing our own series of NFTs, we were excited because we’re a very crypto friendly brand & have always supported our growing Bhukkad community with all things crypto, from hosting free crypto workshops to accepting payments in crypto. Our vision with this collaboration is to educate our followers & customers on use cases of crypto & ease them into adoption with fun, unique solutions & features. We look forward to engaging with our food community to create even more fun experiences in the Metaverse with the expert help of OneRare.” — Reshmi Mukherjee, co-founder, The Bhukkad Cafe