Better Food Stories: Frozen Garden

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.

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Adria Greenhauff
Better Food Stories: Nurture Life

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.

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Adria Greenhauff
Better Food Stories: Little Choc Apothecary

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. 

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Adria Greenhauff
Better Food Stories: KPOP Foods

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. 

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Adria Greenhauff
Better Food Stories: Emmy's Organics

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. 

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Adria Greenhauff
Better Food Stories: Tinker Coffee Co.

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.

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Adria Greenhauff
Better Food Stories: Tenera Grains

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.

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Adria Greenhauff
Better Food Stories: The Zen of Slow Cooking

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.

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Adria Greenhauff
Better Food Stories: HeroFuel

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.

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Adria Greenhauff
Better Food Stories: Gnarly Pepper

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.

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Adria Greenhauff
Better Food Stories: Cozymeal

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.

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Adria Greenhauff