78 Top Iowa Food and Beverage Companies and Startups of 2021

June 30, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Iowa 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 Iowa Food and Beverage Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Kemin Industries

Kemin Industries

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Kemin Industries provides health-related products to improving the quality, safety, and efficacy of food.

Nona Lim

Nona Lim

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Nona Lim makes non-GMO, dairy-free, and gluten-free soups, broths, and convenient meals using the freshest local and organic ingredients.

Nona Lim

Partners

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Partners is a second-generation family owned bakery that crafts high quality crackers, cookies, and other baked goods.

Nona Lim

JM Swank Co.

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JM Swank Co. is a full-line food ingredient distributor with over 60 years of expertise in sourcing, distribution and logistics.

Nona Lim

Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce

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Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce is a family recipe sauce company that provides the finest hot sauce that’s full of flavor and truly unique.

Nona Lim

Eurofins

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Eurofins is a leading international group of laboratories providing an unparalleled range of testing and support services.

Nona Lim

Wells Enterprises

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Wells Enterprises produces and markets ice creams and frozen treats.

Nona Lim

FoodChain ID

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FoodChain ID is a technical administrator for the Non-GMO Project.

Nona Lim

Casey’s General Stores

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Casey’s General Stores is a chain of stores in Midwestern United States.

Nona Lim

Kum & Go

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Kum & Go is a convenience retailer.

Nona Lim

Farms.com

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Farms.com provides innovative products and services to the global agriculture and food industry.

Nona Lim

BLK & Bold Specialty Beverages

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Consumer goods organic coffee and tea based beverages portfolio. Domestic impact focus.

Nona Lim

Fox River Mills

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An Osage, Iowa-based sock manufacturer.

Nona Lim

BoDeans Baking Company

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BoDeans Baking Company is Your Source for the Best in Ice Cream Toppings Wholesale.

Nona Lim

PurFoods

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PurFoods is a provider of home meal delivery solutions.

Nona Lim

Harvest Innovations

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An industry leader in minimally processed, expeller-pressed soy proteins, oils and gluten-free ingredients

Nona Lim

Rembrandt Foods

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Rembrandt Foods is a food production company that produces egg products.

Nona Lim

Urbie

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Specialty food distribution built on blockchain for 100% traceable, transparent foods.

Nona Lim

Foodliner

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Foodliner offers customized transportation of dry bulk and liquid food products throughout North America.

Nona Lim

Kent Precision Foods Group

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Kent Precision Foods Group is a food production company offering dry mix food products.

Nona Lim

Purefoods.com

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Purefoods.com is a company that delivers food ingredients online and offline.

Nona Lim

Kent Nutrition Group

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Kent Nutrition Group is a food production company that offers animal nutrition products.

Nona Lim

Grain Processing Corporation

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Grain Processing Corporation manufactures and markets corn food products.

Nona Lim

Global ID Group

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Global ID Group provide integrated food safety and food quality solutions that address the challenges and opportunities.

Nona Lim

Meyocks

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Meyocks is a full-service branding, advertising and marketing agency that focuses on food, agriculture, health and mentor brands.

Nona Lim

Liguria Foods

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Liguria Foods, Inc. provides premium quality meat toppings, including what many consider the market’s best-tasting pepperoni.

Nona Lim

AE Dairy

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AE Dairy engages in the sales and production of dairy products.

Nona Lim

Allied Blending and Ingredients

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Rich and lengthy tradition in the food ingredients industry

Nona Lim

Farner-Bocken Company

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Farner-Bocken Company is a convenience food service products distributor.

Nona Lim

Agri Star Meat & Poultry LLC

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Agri Star Meat & Poultry is a food production company that provides beef and poultry processing services.

Nona Lim

International Association for Food Protection

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IAFP is a provider of food safety professionals worldwide.

Nona Lim

7G Distributing

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7G Distributing supplies great brands of beer.

Nona Lim

Tone Brothers

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Tone Brothers, Inc. sources, processes, and delivers spices and seasonings.

Nona Lim

PepperJax Grill

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PepperJax Grill specializes in food catering that offers philly, rice bowl, burrito, salad, fries and nachos.

Nona Lim

Pancheros Mexican Grill

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Pancheros Mexican Grill is a food & beverages company providing burritos and queso products.

Nona Lim

Sunshine Global

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Sunshine Global is a clinically proven Premium Grade Hemp CBD Oil formulated exclusively for Sunshine Global by two public health companies.

Nona Lim

Happy Joe’s

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Happy Joe’s is a restaurant for pizza and ice cream.

Nona Lim

New Pioneer Co-op

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New Pioneer Co-op is a food & beverages company offering groceries.

Nona Lim

Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company

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Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company is a bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola products.

Nona Lim

ACP, Inc.

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ACP is a food & beverages company that manufactures commercial high-speed ovens.

Nona Lim

Trioak Foods

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TriOak Foods is a pork producer, feed manufacturer and grain marketer serving Iowa, Illinois, Colorado and Oklahoma.

Nona Lim

Pizza Ranch

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The Pizza Ranch, Inc., is a “fast casual” restaurant chain.

Nona Lim

Des Moines Asphalt & Paving Company

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Des Moines manufactures hot and cold mix asphalt.

Nona Lim

YEStaurants

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YEStaurants is a food-ordering app that connects users to local restaurants.

Nona Lim

Prefense LLC

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Prefense is a patented alcohol free hand sanitizer.

Nona Lim

Food Bank of Iowa

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Food Bank of Iowa works with individuals and food manufacturers to distribute free food to pantries, schools, daycares & emergency shelters.

Nona Lim

Seed Savers

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Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), member supported organization.

Nona Lim

Loffredo

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Loffredo is a company that is committed to the supply of fresh food, especially to hotels and restaurants within the region.

Nona Lim

C&S Products Company

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C&S Products Company is producing the highest quality wildlife specialty food and feeding accessory products.

Nona Lim

VenuWorks

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VenuWorks is a management consulting company that provides food and beverage, marketing, booking, and operations services.

Nona Lim

Asmus Farm Supply

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Asmus Farm Supply is a farming company offering ag products and services.

Nona Lim

White Chocolate Grill

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White Chocolate Grill is a restaurant specializing in classic American meals.

Nona Lim

Hawkeye Foodservice Distribution

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Founded in 1952, Hawkeye is one of the largest independently owned broadline foodservice distributors.

Nona Lim

BOGO Bowl

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BOGO Bowl, LLC believe all dogs – whether they’re in their forever home or waiting to find one – deserve high quality nutrition.

Nona Lim

Snappy Popcorn

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Snappy Popcorn is a popcorn machines, popcorn poppers and concession supplier.

Nona Lim

Blue Bunny

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Blue Bunny is a manufacturer of Various Ice Cream Flavors, Cone and Brownies.

Nona Lim

Ichthus Unlimited

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Ichthus Unlimited provides solutions for the global tuna farming industry.

Nona Lim

Campbells Nutrition

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Campbell’s nutrition offers information and articles on weight management, fruits and vegetables, grains and fiber and heart health.

Nona Lim

FliteBrite

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FliteBrite is an electronic flight paddle built to serve samplers that educate & entertain consumers with engaging details.

Nona Lim

Bratney Companies

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Bratney Companies is a food production company providing seed treatment and whole grain processing services.

Nona Lim

United Beverage, Inc

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United Beverage is a wholesale company providing beverages selling services.

Nona Lim

Chesterman

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Chesterman is a food & beverage and independently owned Coca-Cola Bottling firm.

Nona Lim

Kustom Pak Foods

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Kustom Pak has grown from a Home Delivery retailer & a Poultry Boning operation into a fully functional Multi-Species, Processing business.

Nona Lim

Wing Nutt Brewing

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Wing Nutt Brewing is an operator of beer breweries and is involved in crafting and manufacturing beer locally.

Nona Lim

Emergent Genetics

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Emerge Genetics is an agricultural research firm that focuses on creating solutions for farmers, feed, and food companies.

Nona Lim

National By-Products

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National By-Products is a leading independent rendering company.

Nona Lim

Elizabeth Inn Plover

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All in One Restaurant Hotel Events Weddings Conventions-Stevens Point Wausau Plover WI Rapids-Vacation Spots Weekend Getaways Lodging

Nona Lim

Asoyia

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Asoyia, LLC produces soybeans and soybean oil.

Nona Lim

Barmuda Companies

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Barmuda Companies manages a broad range of restaurant and nightclub concepts in the USA.

Nona Lim

Woofables Gourmet Dog Bakery

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Woofables is a handmade dog biscuits using naturally healthy ingredients.

Nona Lim

Cherokee Inn Iowa

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Cherokee Inn Iowa is a motel that offers food, Jacuzzis, fridges, ironing facilities, meeting rooms, and fax services.

Nona Lim

EatOutDsm

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EatOutDSM is the ultimate Des Moines Area Restaurant guide featuring great places to eat.

Nona Lim

Peace Tree Brewing

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Peace Tree Brewing is a brewing handcraft and flavored beers provider company.

Nona Lim

Braunger Foods

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Braunger delivers to many different customer segments including white-tablecloth, mom-and-pop restaurants, bars, delis, meat houses.

Nona Lim

Vitis Distribution

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Vitis Distribution engages in the sales and distribution of wine and spirits.

Nona Lim

Kalona Bakery

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Kalona Bakery is a food production company.

Nona Lim

AgArts

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AgArts is an agency that promotes healthy food choices.

Nona Lim

Blooming Prairie Cooperative Warehouse

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Blooming Prairie Cooperative Warehouse operates as a distributor of natural foods.

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