101 Top New York City Food and Beverage Companies and Startups of 2021

July 24, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best New York City based Food and Beverage companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Food and Beverage industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top New York City Food and Beverage Startups

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Goldbelly

Goldbelly

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Goldbelly is an online delivery platform for specialty food makers and artisans.

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Slice is a provider of tools for pizzerias to manage the digital side of their businesses.

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Bowery Farming

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Bowery Farming uses vision systems, automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and their growth.

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Hungryroot

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Hungryroot is a provider of an artificial intelligence-powered personalized grocery service.

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Tiny Organics

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Tiny Organics is a childhood nutrition company building a healthier generation of eaters with vegetable-first foods for babies and toddlers.

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Blue Apron

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Blue Apron is a grocery delivery service company that delivers a recipe and the required ingredients right to their customer’s doorstep.

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The Farmer’s Dog

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A smarter, healthier pet food — delivered. #longlivedogs

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Kin Euphorics

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Kin Euphorics offers an adult beverage made from nourishing nootropics, balancing adaptogens, and replenishing botanics.

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Daily Harvest

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We take care of food, so food can take care of you

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Lunchbox Technologies

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Lunchbox Technologies offers digital marketing and ordering solutions for brick and mortar restaurants.

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Buyk

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Buyk is a food delivery platform that offers food and grocery products.

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Big Idea Ventures

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Investing in Great Entrepreneurs Solving the World’s Biggest Challenges

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MealPal

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MealPal is a subscription service that provides members with affordable daily lunch options from restaurants near where they live or work.

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The Nue Co.

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The Nue Co. deliver supplements made from foods.

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Little Spoon

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Little Spoon designs products for a child’s most formative years, starting with a baby’s first bites.

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Rind

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Rind is a producer of healthy snack food that focuses on delicious, all-natural foods.

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Hydrant

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Hydrant is a wellness brand company providing a balanced mix of electrolytes, minerals, and vitamins.

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Native

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A platform using A.I. to understand consumer preferences and helping companies create products that people love!

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Thirstie

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E-commerce solutions for beverage alcohol brands.

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OTG

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OTG Management is a operator of airport food and beverage concessions

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PepsiCo

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PepsiCo operates as a food and beverage company worldwide.

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Ugly Drinks

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Ugly Drinks is a beverage company that makes drinks that has no sugar, no sweetener, no calories.

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SIMULATE

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SIMULATE is an early-stage biotechnology company that accelerate the transition to sustainable nutrition.

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ShelfLife

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ShelfLife is a procurement solution for food and beverage brands.

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Minibar Delivery

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Minibar Delivery provides on-demand delivery of wine, spirits, beer & mixers.

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kencko

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kencko is a smart food company reinventing organic fruit and vegetable products.

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Bluestone Lane

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Australian coffee & cafe fare, wholesale distributor, and roastery.

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Figure8

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Figure8, creator of the Museum of Ice Cream, is an experience-first development company.

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BABOON TO THE MOON

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BABOON is a manufacturing that provides highest-grade materials for adventure essentials.

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Iris Nova

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Powering conversational commerce (SMS payments), customer service, email marketing, fulfillment, & delivery infrastructure for CPG brands.

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mealco

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Mealco is a food-tech platform to create delivery-native food brands.

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Pipsnacks

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Pipsnacks is the manufacturer and marketer of PipCorn, a special type of mini popcorn.

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Insomnia Cookies

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Insomnia Cookies is a bakery specializing in delivering warm, delicious cookies right to the doors of individuals and companies alike.

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Wandering Bear Coffee

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Wandering Bear makes extra strong organic coffee in multiple formats, including cold brew “coffee on tap” boxes, k-cup pods and grounds

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Marketman

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Marketman is a restaurant inventory and vendor payment management software between foodservice operators and their suppliers.

WoodSpoon

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WoodSpoon is a food delivery service that offers on-demand, crafted foods made by home chefs and delivered to the diner.

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Re-Nuble

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Re-Nuble is an agtech company that transforms unrecoverable vegetative food into a platform of sustainable technologies for soilless farming

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ItsaCheckmate

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ItsaCheckmate is a leading service in integrating 3rd party delivery platforms directly into POS systems.

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Omsom

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Omsom is a venture-backed CPG brand bringing proud, loud Asian flavors into American homes.

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PathSpot

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PathSpot is a system that protects food service companies and their customers from the threat of food-borne illness.

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SecondMarket

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SecondMarket enables private companies and investment funds to customize, control and seamlessly execute primary and secondary transactions.

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Air Company

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Air Company is a technology and lifestyle company that ideates, creates, and manufactures liquor products.

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Phood

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Phood is a startup developing an AI-powered food waste prevention platform that aims to reduce food waste.

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Analytical Flavor Systems

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Analytical Flavor Systems uses artificial intelligence to help companies predict and personalize flavor for new food products.

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By Chloe

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By Chloe is a fast-casual vegan restaurant based in New York City.

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Sanzo

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Sanzo is the 1st Asian inspired sparkling water, using real fruit + no added sugar.

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Sir Kensington’s

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Sir Kensington’s produces a line of natural and healthy gourmet condiments.

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Plantable

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Plantable is a food delivery service company that makes it easy with plant-based, chef-crafted meals delivered to their door.

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Rocean

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World’s First Personalised Water Ecosystem. Eliminating ‘disposable’ plastic bottles from our Oceans.

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Owl’s Brew

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Owl’s Brew believe that tea and botanicals is the base for extraordinary beverages.

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Owen’s Craft Mixers

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Owen’s Craft Mixers is a cocktail mixer brand bringing high-quality ingredients to cocktails and never sacrificing quality for cost.

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Zuul

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Zuul strives to allow for smooth and seamless expansion, helping a brand achieve new revenue channels and customer acquisition.

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Dirty Lemon Beverages

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Dirty Lemon Beverages is the first consumer brand in the world to sell products exclusively via text message.

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XED Beverage

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XED Beverage is a retail company that offers and sells health-conscious beverage brands for adults.

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Founders Table Restaurant Group

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Founders Table Restaurant Group creates, acquires, and cultivates restaurant companies.

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Cure Hydration

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Cure Hydration offers all-natural, science-backed functional beverages.

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Try The World

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Discover and shop for the best foods from around the world. We are here to help M-F 10 AM-6 PM EST Questions? trytheworld.

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Splendid Spoon

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Sea Bean Goods is an Alternative & Holistic Health Service.

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Actual Veggies

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We make burgers with fresh veggies that are large, filling, and colorful because natural is beautiful

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SPATE

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Trends prediction for marketers

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Good Uncle

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Good Uncle gives people access to crave-worthy food no matter where they live.

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Continental Grain Company

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Continental Grain Company is a food and agribusiness investment company with a long history in grain trading.

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Icelandic Provisions

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Icelandic Provisions was founded to bring that tradition to you. Skyr is an Icelandic dairy product.

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Kitch

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Kitch is a commercial kitchen marketplace connecting the food world with underutilized commercial kitchens.

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Roti Modern Mediterranean

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Roti Modern Mediterranean is a restaurant specializing in wraps, rice plates and salads.

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Brami

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Brami is a producer and retailer of plant-based, Mediterranean diet-inspired, snacks.

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Goparrot

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GoParrot is a platform that leverages point of sale integrations to provide an end-to-end solution for restaurant operators.

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Georgie & Tom’s

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Georgie & Tom’s is a food and beverage company that prepares small-batch, handcrafted meals, delivered fresh, directly to customers’ homes.

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FoodByUs

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Food By Us is providing services of buy and sell quality food from makers in local area.

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Soozy’s

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Soozy’s is a food and beverage company that offers healthy and tasty grain-free baked goods.

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Lot18

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Lot18 is an online marketer and seller of wine and gourmet goods based in New York City.

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WTRMLN WTR

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WTRMLN WTR produces deliciously hydrating, healthy watermelon water.

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Plantcraft

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Plantcraft is a plant-based protein innovator, developing a clean label deli range.

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Nara Organics

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Nara Organics manufactures organic infant formula delivered directly to the consumers.

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Wine n Dine

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Wine n Dine is a Visual Menu company that helps restaurants create & distribute menus online with our many in house tech solutions – SaaS

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Anheuser-Busch InBev

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Anheuser-Busch InBev is a brewer and provider of consumer products that has a strong, balanced portfolio.

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Kidfresh

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Kidfresh creates all-natural kids’ meals.

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Lavit

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The ultimate beverage system. 50+ still or sparkling, customizable flavors at your fingertips.

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Danone Manifesto Venture

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Danone Manifesto Ventures brings health through food to as many people as possible by partnering with entrepreneurs in the food revolution.

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Ocean Hugger Foods, Inc.

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Ocean Hugger Foods makes sustainable, plant-based seafood alternatives that delight even the most discerning of palates.

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Wasabi

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Wasabi is a fast food restaurant that offers Japanese food.

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Liquor Lab

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Liquor Lab is an interactive craft beer, wine, spirits, and cocktail event space where people can experience quality custom beverages.

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Haven’s Kitchen

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HAVEN’S KITCHEN specializes in providing food, beverages, and fresh cooking sauces.

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Global Belly

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Global Belly is the first platform that monetizes the reach and IP of food influencers, by launching their branded products.

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GOffee

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First Coffee delivery in Manhattan, we allow your employees to get their favorite cup of Joe delivered to their desks every day.

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Zevv

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Zevv is a mobile app that enables food brands and entrepreneurs to improve food access for all.

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BOU Brands

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BOU Brands produces cube-based products designed for creative cooks at all skill levels.

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Fresh Bellies

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Fresh Bellies is a producer of organic baby food that trains infant palates to enjoy vegetables.

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Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co.

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Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit is a company that serves ice-cream and frozen yogurt.

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Campus Protein

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Campus Protein is an online resource for college students when it comes to brand-name proteins, vitamins, and sports nutrition supplements.

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Wolf Spring

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Canine Functional Drink

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Shake Shack

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Shake Shack is a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its all-natural burgers.

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Nama Water

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Ethically sourced, sustainably packaged premium drinking water

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ForA

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ForA is a butter brand company that makes dairy alternative solutions.

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Noops

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Noops is an omnichannel brand of better for you plant-based snacks

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Simply Gum

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Simply Gum features all-natural chewing gum made from 6 simple ingredients.

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Crumbs Bake Shop

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Crumbs Bake Shop first opened its doors in March of 2003 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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Lupii

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Lupii which is all about plant-based protein and harnessing the power of the Lupini bean

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Drink Ramona

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Drink Ramona is provides free wine drinkers from rules, dinner tables & bottle openers.

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Yumble

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Yumble is a weekly subscription that delivers fully cooked meals specifically designed for kids.

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RISE Products

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Rise is a green startup that upcycles spent barley from microbreweries into a tasty and healthy flour.

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