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101 Top Los Angeles (LA) Food and Beverage Companies and Startups of 2021

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Los Angeles (LA) 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

Top Los Angeles (LA) Food and Beverage Startups

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Daring Foods

Daring Foods

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Daring Foods is a startup company that produces plant-based chicken aimed to provide a healthy food alternative.

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Cartwheel is the fastest-growing on-demand delivery management software for restaurants and beyond.

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Salted

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Salted is a platform for developing and scaling better-for-you, QSR brands.

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Ready, Set, Food!

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Ready, Set, Food! develops an evidence-based solution that makes it easy for parents to protect their babies from common food allergies.

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Tea Drops

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Tea Drops is an organic tea company that makes a line of bagless, dissolvable tea blends.

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Copper Cow Coffee

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Copper Cow Coffee is a Vietnamese coffee company that offers specialty Vietnamese coffee to offices and homes.

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Soylent

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Soylent is a pioneer in food tech, producing delicious, functional foods, w/ complete nutrition that are good for the body & the planet

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Yumi

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Yumi offers a science-based early childhood meal delivery program.

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Everytable

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Everytable is a unique grab-and-go restaurant chain with a variable price.

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SnackNation

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Healthy snack delivery service that makes healthy snacking fun, life more productive, and workplaces awesome… and now, your home!

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Health-Ade

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Health-Ade kombucha offers a bubbly and delicious probiotic tea

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Hippeas

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Hippeas is a operator of natural snack food companies.

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Zevia

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Zevia produces zero-calorie diet sodas and offers sodas in various flavors, such as black cherry, caffeine free cola, and cherry cola.

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More Labs

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More Labs is a dietary supplement that helps the body’s natural detoxification process after a crazy night out.

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Uplifting Results Labs

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Uplifting Results Labs is a consumer health and food tech company that focuses on nutrition solutions to address chronic health conditions.

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Koia

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Koia is a food and beverage company that specializes in manufacturing plant protein drinks.

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DELOCE

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DELOCE is a retailer of espresso martini used to make celebrations entertaining at any time of day without any lines or mess.

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Serve Automation

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Serve Automation is changing the way your favorite food gets delivered.

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Spero Foods

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Spero Foods specializes in the fields of big data, food tech, plant-based products, and predictive modeling.

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Peatos

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Peatos is a Food & Beverages company.

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LIVEKINDLY

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LIVEKINDLY is a collective of plant-based heritage and start-up brands.

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Misha’s Kind Foods

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Misha’s Kind Foods is a plant-based food and lifestyle brand that produces non-dairy spreadable cheese.

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Grounded Foods Co.

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Grounded Foods makes plant-based cheeses from a proprietary fermentation process, using imperfect vegetables and hemp seed.

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Beanfields

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Beanfields is a food company that makes delicious chips with seven temping flavors.

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AquaHydrate

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AQUAhydrate is performance water brand that delivers a healthy balance of alkalinity, electrolytes and trace minerals.

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Milk and Eggs

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Milk and Eggs Connects health conscious customers with local farms & artisan food makers.

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Alokino Gelato

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Alokino Gelato produces plant-based and preservative-less artisanal ice creams.

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Keto Krisp

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Keto Krisp offers a variety of low-carb and low-sugar snack bars.

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Halo Top

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Halo Top produces ice cream with 280-360 calories per pint and 20 grams of protein.

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Feast Kitchens

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Feast Kitchens is a Pan Asian fusion dining restaurant that offers take-out and delivery options.

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4th & Heart

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4th & Heart is an artisan producer of organic ghee, or clarified butter.

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Chihuo Inc

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The most influential Chinese language food& lifestyle media in North America.

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Belliwelli

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Belliwelli offers four gut-friendly, plant-based snack bars that caters to people with IBS.

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Better Booch

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Better Booch manufactures Premium Small Craft Kombucha expertly brewed in Los Angeles.

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SOUND Nutrition

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SOUND Nutrition is the transparent, wellness-driven startup that encourages better snacking for a better life.

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Cove

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On a mission to end the world’s reliance on plastic.

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Better Brand

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Food tech startup marking a new era of nutrition by driving innovation in the multi-trillion-dollar refined carb industry.

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Somabar

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Somabar is an automated bartending assistant for hotels, restaurants, lounges, and bars.

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JuiceBot

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Automated self-service juice vending machine.

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Clorder

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Digital Ordering & Marketing Platform for Restaurants

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Be Well Nutrition

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Be Well Nutrition is a functional nutrition practice utilizing food as a form of medicine.

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RDCL Superfoods, Inc.

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Powerful, personalized superfoods

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OM Spirits

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OM spirits produces a line of award winning organic, better for you liqueurs and elevated prepared cocktails.

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Beach Whiskey

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Beach Whiskey is a naturally flavored American whiskey.

KPOP Foods

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KPOP Foods invites people to discover and enjoy Korean food and flavors through its line of chef-crafted sauces and premium snacks.

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Slice of Sauce

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Slice of Sauce is a handmade food products company.

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Szent

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Szent is a beverage startup innovating the water category.

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Hideout

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Hideout makes high-quality food that is available for delivery.

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Freatz

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AI-Driven Revenue Growth Strategies that help trendsetter companies increase sales up to 40% with autonomous decisions

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Fuego Box

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Fuego Box is a hot sauce of the month club focused on craft & small-batch hot sauces.

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Hakuna Banana

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Hakuna Banana is a 100% plant-based, paleo-friendly frozen dessert that’s sweetened with whole fruit, not refined sugars.

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Vervet

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Vervet is a manufacturing company that specializes in retail, sales, and distribution of beer and cocktails.

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Percolate Tea & Coffee

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Percolate Tea & Coffee is a tea & coffee manufacturing company.

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FoodBox

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FoodBox is a social community website that offers food delivery, table reservation, and takeaway services.

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inHouse Produce Inc

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Growing food where it is served

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Chicas Tacos

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Chicas Tacos is a restaurant that serves made-to-order tacos from organic and locally-sourced ingredients.

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Masienda

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Masienda offers vertically-coordinated supply chain solution for non-GMO heirloom corn and companion crops.

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The Wonderful Company

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The Wonderful Company grow, harvest, bottle, package, and market a diverse range of healthy products,

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Indie Brewing Company

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Indie Brewing Company is a craft brewery that sells beer online.

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Pressed Juicery

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Pressed Juicery is a company that provides cold-pressed juices.

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La Colombe Coffee Roasters

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La Colombe Coffee operates as a coffee roaster company.

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Eagle Rock Brewery

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Eagle Rock Brewery produces artisanal beers using the best ingredients to promote the ongoing development of the beer community.

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FLY BY JING

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FLY BY JING is a food and beverage company.

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bitesee

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A one-stop shop for food-driven travelers

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Erewhon

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Erewhon is a food and beverage company specializes in make healthy,pure and nutrient rich foods and products.

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Goodmylk

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Goodmylk is a provider of beverage used intended to make raw, organic, and homemade plant-based milk and creamers.

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vast

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Plant-based food & beverage company

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That’s It Nutrition

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A provider of healthy snacks focused on fruits and vegetables.

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Dr Roebuck’s

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Dr Roebuck’s is a results-driven skin care brand powered by clean, effective, multi-benefit ingredients

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GOLDEN WEST FOOD GROUP

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Golden West Food Group is a food manufacturing company with meat processing and distribution of beef,chicken.

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Irwin Naturals

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Irwin Naturals is a consumer goods company that provides vitamins, natural dietary supplements, and herbal supplements.

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Pegasus Foods

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Pegasus Foods is a frozen food manufacturer for some of the largest retail and restaurant chains.

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Ryan Seacrest Productions

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Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) is an Emmy-winning entertainment production company creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming.

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Popcornopolis

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Popcornopolis is a food production company specializing in gourmet popcorn.

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Goody

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10 minute convenience store delivery for college communities.

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Orders.co

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SaaS, Mobile App, Online Ordering, Master Menu Management, Social Media Ordering

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Crystal Cruises

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Begin a new story with Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line.

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SRVE

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SRVE is a personal chef booking app connecting the social gathering planner to chefs they can hire.

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Smitten Ice Cream

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Smitten Ice Cream is inventors, pastry chefs, engineers, perfectionists, and ice cream connoisseurs.

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Umami Restaurant Group

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Umami Restaurant Group is an American restaurant chain that specializes in serving hamburgers.

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Runtriz

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Runtriz is a technology company that develops software solutions for the hospitality industry.

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Lettuce Grow

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Lettuce Grow is a sustainable food company that aims to deliver healthy harvests to every home.

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Day One Beverages

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Anything is possible on Day One. There’s no baggage or expectations and no limits on your imagination. Every day can be Day One if you want it to be. We created a simple, refreshing and effective beverage formula for balance and clarity. Sparkling Water + Cannabinoids

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Milo

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Milo is a brand of kitchen essentials for home cooks.

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NOKA Organics

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NOKA to restore your confidence in real food and its ability to power you through life’s adventures.

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Fishwife

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Fishwife is a food company that make ethically-sourced, and premium tinned seafood a staple in every cupboard.

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One Potato

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One Potato is an organic, family friendly, semi prepared food company.

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Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

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Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt is an American frozen yogurt chain company.

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Xicama

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Xicama offers a line of functional food products that deliver the gut and immune-boosting benefits of Jicama.

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Positive

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Positive Foods is a food company.

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Bristol Farms

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Bristol Farms has collected a long string of accolades since our first store opened in 1982 in Rolling Hills, CA.

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Brush with Bamboo

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The world’s first bamboo toothbrush manufacturer. All plant-based toothbrushes made with biobased bristles and an organic bamboo handle.

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Mojave Foods Corporation

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Mojave Foods Corporation is the nation’s supplier of bagged spices, chile peppers and other specialty products .

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Supply Change Capital

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Early stage venture capital firm investing at the intersection of food, culture, and technology

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Little West

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Little West is a provider of quality standards and fresh taste for cold-pressed juice.

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Junk Food Clothing

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Junk Food Clothing is the original vintage t-shirt company, creating and forever changing the premium t-shirt market.

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Mozza

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Mozza engages in developing the science to create real dairy cheese from plants.

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The Box Brands

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The Box Brands creates automated machines and brands.

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JuJu Energy

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JuJu is a premium professional grade performance gaming formula.

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Ready Pac Foods

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Ready Pac Foods is a provider of convenience fresh foods and fresh cut produce.

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Halston

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Halston created strong codes that are quintessential to the brand even to this day.

Written by Mark Smith

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