Better Food Stories: Frozen Garden
Better Food Stories: Nurture Life
As a health coach, Allyson Straka, was frustrated hearing her clients complain they didn't have time to cook from scratch at home and there were no healthy and convenient products at the grocery store.
That’s when a lightbulb went off and Allyson decide that she would fill the gap in the average American diet by creating a complete nutrient dense and convenient smoothie solution without any powders, supplements or gimmicks.
Better Food Stories: Little Choc Apothecary
It’s no secret that meal kits are major disruptors in today’s food industry. From meal kits to weekly lunch and dinner options delivered fresh to your door, there has never been more healthy food options available with just a few clicks – and without every having to leave your house.
Nurture Life is a healthy meal delivery service specifically designed for babies, toddlers and young children. The brand’s co-founder, Jennifer Chow, came up with the idea after experiencing the time consuming and often stressful process of cooking fresh, wholesome meals for her young son.
Better Food Stories: KPOP Foods
How do you enjoy eating out at restaurants when your job – and livelihood – require you stay in shape? That’s the question that led food entrepreneur Julia Kravets down the road to starting her own business.
Little Choc Apothecary is the first fully vegan and gluten-free crêperie in NYC, offering a creative selection of sweet and savory crepes and homemade baked goods, as well as a selection of coffee, teas, vegan wine and beer and freshly pressed juices.
Better Food Stories: Emmy's Organics
When Theo Lee started his MBA program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, he had an idea that someday he might start his own company. But his road to entrepreneurship turned out a little different than he imagined.
Lee’s company, KPOP Foods is the newest brand helping people discover and enjoy Korean food and flavors. The L.A. startup, which started off as a grad school project, creates deliciously authentic Korean sauces, mayos and sea snacks.
Better Food Stories: Tinker Coffee Co.
Eight years ago, Samantha Abrams was inspired to start a food company when her partner, Ian, taught her his secret coconut cookie recipe — a clean vegan treat that worked with his food allergies. Starting with little more than this homemade recipe and a passion for health & well-being, Samantha began selling the cookies at a small farmer’s market in Ithaca, NY.
Better Food Stories: Tenera Grains
Coffee is among the most popular beverages in the entire world, with over 450 million cups consumed each year.
But ask any coffee aficionado if every cup of joe is created equal and chances are you’ll hear a capital N.O. And the truth is, they’d be right.
Better Food Stories: The Zen of Slow Cooking
How do you preserve the legacy of a 100-year-old farm in an era of Uber Eats, Instacart and Amazon Fresh? The short answer: you get creative.
Claire Smith grew up on her family farm is what she refers to as “middle of nowhere” Michigan. Not only is the farm a huge part of her identity but it also served as the inspiration for her business Tenera Grains.
Better Food Stories: Lucky Dog Cuisine
When it comes to consistently creating healthy meals for ourselves and our families, most home cooks are looking for the very same thing — convenience.
We can all appreciate something that’s going to help us feed our family without spending hours online searching for recipes or slaving away in the kitchen slicing and dicing ingredients.
Better Food Stories: HeroFuel
When you think of artisan foods, things like bread, cheese and even spices might come to mind. Well, Dr. Janice Elenbaas, co-founder of Lucky Dog Cuisine might get you thinking of artisan food in a completely different way.
Better Food Stories: Real Plans
They say that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. For food entrepreneur Reid Pearson, the founder HeroFuel, it wasn’t so much his passion for food that led him to start a food company. But rather, his passion for sports.
Better Food Stories: Gnarly Pepper
Meal planning can make a huge difference when it comes to starting — and sticking to — a healthier diet. And, as any thrifty home cook knows, it’s also a great way to save you time and money.
Better Food Stories: Cozymeal
What if there was a way to enjoy the foods we love without all the extra guilt that comes with it? That’s exactly the solution Sara Gotch had in mind when she created Gnarly Pepper. “I enjoyed mayo — but how unhealthy it is,” Sara told me.
Better Food Stories: Square Roots Kitchen
Whether it’s gathering around the holiday table with your family or meeting a new friend at the local farmer’s market, food has a way of sparking conversation and creating connections like few other things in this world do. And that’s exactly what Samad Nasserian had in mind when he launched his company, Cozymeal.
Better Food Stories: 10th Avenue Tea
Today’s busy lifestyles make it more difficult than ever to eat healthy. Even with all the conveniences out there, it still isn’t always easy to find a fresh, healthy and readymade meal that’s also fast and affordable .
Better Food Stories: Burlap & Barrel
They say necessity is the mother of invention, and that idea couldn’t be more true Ann Foley, a Chicago food entrepreneur and one half of the creative force behind the brand, 10th Avenue Tea.
Thanks to a combination of quality product, social mission and grassroots approach to marketing, Burlap & Barrel has quickly grown to become a sought-after brand for Michelin chefs