Food industry disruptors come in many forms. This directory will help you find some of the brightest innovators in food products, ingredients, packaging and retail right now. Search by category or using using your own keywords below.
Did we miss a good one? Help add a new company.
Entries (74 entries)
AFS specializes in technologies for measuring food to build trust in supply lines.
Targets: Agricultural producers
This organization is researching numerous applications involving edible insects.
Targets: Ready to Use Therapeutic Food, Protein Supplements, Body Building, Survival Foods, Alternative Meat Products, Antibiotic Development
This startup is in the business of digitizing taste and scent.
Targets: Flavors and fragrance industries
Avomeen provides chemical testing laboratory services, as well as consulting.
Targets: Food and beverage producers
This company offers plant-based alternatives to meat.
Targets: Vegetarian and vegan consumers
BioLumix offers a range of testing solutions across multiple industries.
Targets: Beverage, dairy and food producers
If you're looking for monk fruit products, this is the company to check out.
Targets: Food manufacturers and retailers
The company is similar to Salesforce.com, but specifically for winemakers.
Targets: Wineries and grape growers
Their energy bars are made from cricket-derived flour.
Targets: Specialty food retailers and consumers
This startup specializes in protein-rich flour made from crickets.
Targets: consumers, food manufacturers
Cocoa hopes to disrupt the U.S. fertilizer market with its organically-sourced product.
Targets: Farmers and growers
Econvention's GreenBox pizza boxes turn into plates.
Targets: Packaging design and manufacturing industries
Will people eat bugs just like chips, pizza or sushi? Ento thinks so.
Targets: Food retailers and consumers
Utilizing 3D scanning and printing technology, this company looks to revolutionize the chocolate design process.
This company offers cricket flour protein bars made with all-natural ingredients.
Targets: Specialty food retailers and consumers.
Farmigo offers online shopping and delivery from local farms.
Targets: Local agricultural food producers
Feastie is a semantic search engine providing coverage of over 1,000 food blogs.
Targets: Food writers, food companies, at-home chefs
Feeding 10 Billion is a not-for-profit initiative to help food-system entrepreneurs.
Targets: Food-system entrepreneurs
Food Cowboy puts unwanted food product in the hands of charities and farmers, not landfills.
Targets: Food distributors, farmers, charities.
A menu and flavor research platform that provides emerging restaurant trends.
Targets: Brands, manufacturers, distributors and restaurant chains
NYC-based creative producers of specialty food and craft beverage events.
Targets: Specialty food producers and distributors
Media and research company for innovators transforming the business of food.
Targets: Food industry researchers and professionals
An online B2B marketplace for wholesale food buyers and distributors.
Targets: Wholesale food buyers and distributors
Could this be the Kickstarter of food?
Targets: Food startups and entrepreneurs
Fooditerranean develops business, marketing and export strategies for Greek food producers.
Targets: Small and medium agri-businesses
A social network and visual guide to good food and where to find it.
Targets: Consumers, food retailers, restaurants and bakeries
Shipping containers take on new lives through Freight Farms' local growing and food supply chain solutions.
Targets: Wholesale distributors, individual growers, chefs and restaurants
Local food companies partner with Goldbely for delivery across the U.S.
Targets: Local food makers and consumers across the country
Online grocery marketplace for delivery from local farmers and food-makers.
Targets: Local farmers, vendors and food-makers
Green Sheep Water is a bottled water company with a green conscience.
Targets: Grocers, QSRs, Venues, Caterers, Foodservice
Grow Crowd's mobile app creates a marketplace by connecting consumers with local food producers.
Targets: Agricultural food producers and consumers
Making environments a non-factor for fish farmers with their aquaculture system.
Targets: Fish farmers and others involved in the aquaculture industry
Halfpops offers partially-popped popcorn snacks.
Targets: Consumers in select U.S. cities
Finding new ways of utilizing plants as alternatives to animal-based products.
Targets: Commercial companies, grocery stores and direct consumers
Makes farming fish in open water a practical reality with the OceanSphere.
Targets: Deep sea fishing industry
This same-day grocery startup is expanding in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Targets: Grocery retailers and consumers
Need solutions for protecting the food supply? Invisible Sentinel is working on the tech.
Targets: Food supply safety companies
Agro-biotech company using rapid non-transgenic technology for plants.
Targets: Farmers seeking GMO alternatives
Uses data to help consumers make better food and diet decisions.
Targets: Food application developers, food bloggers, and consumers
LPS serves the packaging industry with machines and training.
Targets: Liquid packaging industry
It's a coating that helps liquids slide out of containers, minimizing waste.
Targets: Packaged food and beverage manufacturers
Here's a service to help customers find local specialty items, including eggs and produce.
Targets: Farms, distributors. businesses and individuals
A monthly subscription service that donates a meal to a food bank for every box sold.
Targets: Specialty food producers and distributors, food banks, consumers
Lyrical Food's Kite Hill products provide a dairy-free cheese alternative.
Targets: Restaurants, whole sellers, specialty food distributors
A business intelligence and data mining platform for the food industry.
Targets: Restaurant operators, distributors and manufacturers
Local experts on picking and delivering fresh, non-GMO, organic food.
Targets: Denver-area organic farmers and consumers
Cultivating meat and leather in the laboratory as animal product alternatives.
Healthy meals and snacks for kids.
Targets: Food distributors, retailers and food service, as well as consumers
Bio-based and non-transgenic trait introduction into plants and seeds.
Targets: Farmers and crop producers
Nouri uses a buy-one, give-one business model when selling their gourmet snack bars.
Nu-Tek is in the business of replacing salt with sodium-light alternatives.
Targets: Food producers
One of the Bay Area's fastest growing startups focuses on natural and organic ingredients, as well as sustainable sourcing.
Standardizing the way restaurants store, share and use their menus.
Targets: Restaurants from around the globe
Revolution Foods sells meals to schools to help children learn healthy eating skills.
Targets: Schools, child development programs, private workplaces
Their app increases alcoholic beverage revenue by making consumers more informed.
Targets: Restaurant operators and retail stores
One man's passion for hot sauces launched this product line out of Brooklyn.
Targets: Consumers and retailers
ScanAps provides an end-to-end coupon distribution, redemption and clearing solution.
Targets: Food manufacturers, distributors and consumers
This two-ended beverage contained can transform from a bottle to a glass.
Targets: Food distributors and consumers
Purple corn can be used for so many things, and Suntava provides the ingredients.
Targets: Food manufacturers
Sustainably Fresh Foods specializes in technology to keep fish fresh while shipping by ocean.
Targets: Food and fish distributors
This company's composting machine creates nutrient-rich grey water.
Targets: Private institutions and commercial businesses
Unreal's products are modeled after popular candy bars, but with "better" ingredients.
Targets: Consumers, buyers at retail stores
Natural foods company behind Barnana.
Targets: Consumers, buyers at retail stores
WikiFoods produces natural packaging you can eat.
Targets: Specialty food retailers and distributors
This company raises organic insects for consumption.
Targets: Consumers and retailers
Xolution rethinks cans and produces new, customizable openings.
Targets: Can manufacturers and beverage brands