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Welp Magazine’s Top Picks: 51 Best Startups Working in the Food and Beverage Space

This article showcases Welp Magazine’s top picks for the best ‘Food and Beverage’ startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating in the Food and Beverage industry, but are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups 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

Welp Magazine hosts a yearly startup award honouring the most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses in the world. If you want to enter your startup to be in the running for the top startup of 2021 or learn more about our competition click here.


1. BIOMILQ

The idea behind this startup: We’re on a mission to provide the next generation every opportunity to thrive through better infant nutrition – human cultivated breastmilk!

Headquarters: Durham, North Carolina, United States

Industries: AgTech, Biotechnology, Food and Beverage

Founders: Unknown

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2. The LIVEKINDLY Co

The idea behind this startup: The LIVEKINDLY co. is a collective of plant-based heritage and start-up brands.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Food and Beverage

Founders: Roger Lienhard

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3. Otipy

The idea behind this startup: Otipy offers fresh fruits and vegetables sourced directly from farms.

Headquarters: Delhi, Delhi, India

Industries: AgTech, E-Commerce, Food and Beverage

Founders: Unknown

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4. Oco Meals

The idea behind this startup: Oco Meals delivers ready-to-eat meals at the doorstep on a weekly basis.

Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Industries: Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Restaurants

Founders: Unknown

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5. Todos Comemos

The idea behind this startup: Todos Comemos delivers ready to cook meal kits by directly sourcing food from production facilities to offer meal kits at affordable prices.

Headquarters: Bogotá, Distrito Especial, Colombia

Industries: Consumer Goods, Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Marketplace

Founders: Unknown

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6. Actual Veggies

The idea behind this startup: We make burgers with fresh veggies that are large, filling, and colorful because natural is beautiful

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Food and Beverage

Founders: Jason Rosenbaum

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7. Nama Water

The idea behind this startup: Ethically sourced, sustainably packaged premium drinking water

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Food and Beverage, Sustainability, Water

Founders: Deepika Phakke

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8. Happy Ocean Foods

The idea behind this startup: Plant-Based Seafood

Headquarters: Munich, Bayern, Germany

Industries: Food and Beverage

Founders: Julian Hallet, Robin Drummond

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9. MeliBio

The idea behind this startup: The future of honey. Better for humans. Better for bees.

Headquarters: Berkeley, California, United States

Industries: Food and Beverage, Nutrition

Founders: Aaron M. Schaller, Darko Mandich

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10. Sibö

The idea behind this startup: Biotech company with the purpose to find new efficient and clean raw materials and create healthy and sustainable solutions for the world

Headquarters: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Dietary Supplements, Food and Beverage, Food Processing, Snack Food

Founders: Alejandro Ortega, Daniela Arias

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11. SATIS.AI

The idea behind this startup: Food that makes sense | Delicious, Nutritious and affordable, while green and fair

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, B2B, Computer Vision, Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Restaurants, Software

Founders: Mohammad Khodadadi

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12. Importeria.com

The idea behind this startup: Online Italian Wine Marketplace

Headquarters: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Food and Beverage

Founders: Hans Ensing

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13. Behave Candy

The idea behind this startup: Behave Candy makes delicious, low sugar, all-natural ingredients, guilt-free candy.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Food and Beverage, Food Processing, Snack Food

Founders: Unknown

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14. WAJU: Fruit Squeezed Water

The idea behind this startup: Waju is a beverage company that produces a line of Organic Sparkling Fruit Waters which actually sources water within REAL FRUIT

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Food and Beverage

Founders: Chris Oates

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15. Food Bear

The idea behind this startup: Cloud kitchen for healthy food with social environment concept.

Headquarters: Semarang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Industries: Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Organic Food

Founders: Unknown

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16. Sugar VR

The idea behind this startup: Smart Supply Chain , Warehouse & Procurement Solutions.

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing

Founders: Gary Brar, Shubhangi Sharma

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17. VelourIt

The idea behind this startup: Automated import/export

Headquarters: Houston, Texas, United States

Industries: E-Commerce Platforms, Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Retail, Supply Chain Management

Founders: Brooke S. Sinclair

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18. Artemilife

The idea behind this startup: Artemilife blends innovative technology and cutting-edge science with the power of a natural plant protecting well-being.

Headquarters: Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

Industries: Food and Beverage, Product Research, Wellness

Founders: Unknown

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19. Bring-x.com

The idea behind this startup: Bringx is a marketplace app that lets people buy fresh produce and meats from local farms at good prices.

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, E-Commerce Platforms, Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Grocery, Logistics, Marketplace, Mobile Apps, Organic Food, Retail Technology

Founders: Unknown

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20. Better Dairy

The idea behind this startup: Building the future of food, starting with dairy.

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: AgTech, Food and Beverage

Founders: Jevan Nagarajah

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21. Bbite Foods

The idea behind this startup: Bbite uses insects and food waste to make food ingredients and functional snacks

Headquarters: Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Industries: Dietary Supplements, Food and Beverage, Organic Food, Snack Food

Founders: Alejandro Ortega, Daniela Arias

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22. Humdinner, Inc.

The idea behind this startup: TrueContactless™ Multi-lane Drive-thru for restaurants and retail. SaaS, Hardware, Mobile App

Headquarters: Apsley, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Consulting, Food and Beverage, Information Technology, Real Estate, Retail, Software

Founders: Unknown

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23. Squared Circles

The idea behind this startup: New Venture Studio – Leading brand builders, operators, investors and innovators to help shape businesses that promise a better future.

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electric Vehicle, Financial Services, Food and Beverage, Marketing, Retail, Sustainability

Founders: Alexander Gilkes, Lukas Derksen

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24. Pumpkin Kart

The idea behind this startup: Pumpkin Kart is a mobile application for on-demand food, stationery, alcohol, and grocery delivery service.

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Delivery Service, Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Grocery

Founders: Philip Correya, Visal Varghese

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25. Hometaste Holdings

The idea behind this startup: Hometaste is the next generation of frozen food distributing concept that utilized the technology and ai to bring product closer to end user

Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Information Technology, Internet, Machine Learning

Founders: Allen Tan Chee Hoe, Joe Yee Lee, Shir Nee Ng

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26. FUL Foods

The idea behind this startup: Inspiring a planet positive future through earth-powered products derived from microalgae

Headquarters: Delft, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: AgTech, Food and Beverage, Nutrition

Founders: Julia Streuli

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27. Minutri

The idea behind this startup: Minutri aims to make life easier for people who seek to eat well.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Beauty, Food and Beverage, Nutraceutical

Founders: Unknown

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28. Yump

The idea behind this startup: Yump is a platform that focuses on mobile order pickup at local restaurants

Headquarters: Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Industries: Apps, Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Mobile Apps, Social, Software

Founders: Unknown

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29. REBELS 0.0%

The idea behind this startup: Truly alcohol-free 0.0% Spirit Alternatives

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Food and Beverage

Founders: Christof Tremp

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30. MealDrop

The idea behind this startup: MealDrop is the world’s 1st “Home Room Service” and hyperlocal food delivery platform that connects people with nearby restaurants and chefs

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Internet, Mobile, Mobile Apps, Software

Founders: Andrew Fede, Ryan Widgeon, Thomas Allen

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31. Fybraworks Foods

The idea behind this startup: Fybraworks Foods is a new entrant in the substitute meat market, using fermentation and protein ingredients to replicate the taste.

Headquarters: Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States

Industries: Consumer Goods, Food and Beverage

Founders: Unknown

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32. The Leaf Protein Company

The idea behind this startup: Producer of high quality and sustainable plant-based protein ingredients

Headquarters: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Industries: Agriculture, Food and Beverage, Nutrition

Founders: Fern Ho, Rob Blum

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33. Orders.co

The idea behind this startup: SaaS, Mobile App, Online Ordering, Master Menu Management, Social Media Ordering

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Apps, Food and Beverage, Information Technology, SaaS, Software

Founders: Unknown

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34. Farmers To You

The idea behind this startup: Farmers To You is a provider of fresh sustainably grown products, meat, and grains.

Headquarters: Calais, Vermont, United States

Industries: Agriculture, AgTech, Farming, Food and Beverage

Founders: Unknown

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35. Chime Menu

The idea behind this startup: SaaS company providing mobile ordering and analytics

Headquarters: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Industries: Food and Beverage

Founders: Unknown

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36. SFP Market

The idea behind this startup: Enterprise Marketplace Platform for Grocery Wholesalers and Distributors

Headquarters: Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Industries: E-Commerce Platforms, Food and Beverage, Logistics, Marketplace, Retail Technology, Supply Chain Management, Wholesale

Founders: Unknown

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37. Cereal Squad

The idea behind this startup: Manufacturers of Keto Krunch, an ultra low carb cereal with a sweet and crunchy flavor you’ll love!

Headquarters: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Industries: Consumer Goods, Food and Beverage, Grocery, Organic Food

Founders: Jaron Lukas, Yo Sub Kwon

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38. Kanguro

The idea behind this startup: Kanguro is an online supermarket in Ecuador

Headquarters: Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Industries: Delivery, E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Grocery, Same Day Delivery

Founders: Unknown

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39. All Things Legal

The idea behind this startup: All Things Legal is a full service lifestyle assistance provider.

Headquarters: Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Industries: Events, Food and Beverage, Media and Entertainment, Office Administration, Shopping, Travel

Founders: Unknown

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40. RangoHunt

The idea behind this startup: Food delivery data startup helping restaurants to improve their results in delivery channel and helping users to find the best food offer

Headquarters: São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Industries: Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Restaurants

Founders: João Victor Rocha Soares, Rodrigo Meurer

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41. Twelve Fifty

The idea behind this startup: Twelve Fifty is an innovation hub for sustainable food, beverage, agriculture, and food & ag tech.

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Industries: Food and Beverage

Founders: Jan Vichr, Markus Okumus, Rene Jacquat

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42. Platoo

The idea behind this startup: Contactless solutions for restaurants

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Food and Beverage, Software

Founders: Jonathan Velasquez

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43. The Harika Group

The idea behind this startup: The Harika Group manages over 50 brands in different industries and is based in Europe at the moment

Headquarters: Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

Industries: Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Hospitality, Real Estate, Social Media

Founders: Joe Harika

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44. Venue for Menu

The idea behind this startup: Restaurants Smart Digital Server

Headquarters: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

Industries: Food and Beverage, Food Trucks, Hospitality

Founders: Alex Pashkevych, Roman Hamretskyi, Yaroslav Masiuk

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45. BonAPI B.V.

The idea behind this startup: World’s first data-driven ingredient replacement algorithm. Substitutions are based on diet, allergies/intolerances and cooking technique.

Headquarters: Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Cooking, Food and Beverage, Recipes

Founders: Fabian Apel, Moritz Pill

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46. cuismo

The idea behind this startup: SAAS

Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Industries: Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, SaaS

Founders: Unknown

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47. CookinGenie

The idea behind this startup: CookinGenie provides fresh home cooking right into your kitchen. Our Genies will shop, cook in your kitchen & clean up after themselves.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Food and Beverage, Food Delivery

Founders: Unknown

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48. Farm Taste

The idea behind this startup: Online subscription “farm-to-doorstep” fresh produce delivery service

Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Industries: Delivery Service, Farmers Market, Food and Beverage, Food Delivery

Founders: Kirill Litovchenko

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49. Goody

The idea behind this startup: On Demand Snack Delivery Service

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Mobile

Founders: Reza Marashi

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50. We Visit

The idea behind this startup: We Visit simplifies UK government test and trace requests for Pubs, Restaurants and any organisation who welcomes the public without booking

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Food and Beverage, Information Services, Mobile Apps, Software

Founders: Nick Davies

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51. Birch Moon Wellness Co.

The idea behind this startup: Providing nutrient rich herbal teas and chaga mushroom teas with no artificial flavours or added sugars.

Headquarters: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Industries: E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Fruit, Tea

Founders: Roch St-Georges

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