In this week’s series of “I didn’t know that was a real holiday,” the past three days have given us national red velvet cake day, national pepperoni pizza day and butterscotch pudding day. Who knew!?
If you’re a foodie like me then you’ll be buzzing to hear all about how startups have been changing the food and beverage game. For starters (pun intended), the rise of the ‘conscious consumer’ has given new businesses incentive to think outside the box when it comes to how they operate. This includes focusing on cruelty-free, environmentally friendly and healthy options.
Without further ado, let’s dig in.
Do you find yourself wanting to eat top-quality meals but just don’t have the time or effort to make them? If the answer is yes, then you’re in for a treat (literally!) Coming from a Michelin star restaurant background, Benn Hodges, has crafted the answer to mass-produced meals for time-poor foodies. Using high-end cooking techniques and ethically sourced ingredients, Benn and his team are providing healthy, hearty and guilt-free meals for anyone interested. Along with their quality ready meals, you can also grab some fine wine with fast on-demand and overnight chilled delivery - sign me up!
This startup plans to save the world one beer at a time. Toast Ale are aware that one of the biggest contributors to global warming is food production. Their innovative solution includes using fresh bread that would otherwise be sent to a landfill to brew their unique beer. Their website also keeps track of how much emissions, land and water have been saved as a result of their work. Great stuff!
This B-Corp certified company operates by delivering top-quality organic fruit and veg straight to your door. This startup is entirely employee owned so everyone working there is technically a ‘co-owner.’ Head to their site to start your healthy lifestyle journey.
City Pantry is a London-based food delivery service with lots to offer your company. From meeting canapes to company meals and events, these guys can deliver the best quality food from small kitchens or larger UK restaurants.
If you're a pizza lover (who isn't!?) then this one's for you. This startup is on a mission to offer top-quality grub from their brand stores and at various events throughout the UK. What makes this brand stand out is their dedication to making their pizzas as fresh as possible by sourcing fresh ingredients on a daily basis. Head over to their site to start enjoying some guilt-free slices.
That concludes our tasty list for this week!