Every year, hundreds, if not thousands, of new companies enter the crowded food and drink space. To stand out from the pack, these companies need to be unique, well-run, and well-funded, disrupt the status quo, and do their part to truly make a difference. We’ve tracked down eight companies that meet all these criteria, and more.
What makes a food company truly great? In short, it all comes down to the mission. Selling healthy snacks is one thing, but it’s easy to make a snack healthy. What’s not easy is to open a successful chain that sells all-natural and organic lunchtime fare. In the same vein, delivering food is one thing, but delivering signature dishes from some of the country’s most legendary restaurants, or pre-made meals prepared by classically trained chefs, is a whole other ballgame.
America’s best new food companies fall under many umbrellas. There are technology companies, companies that have invented entirely new foods using nothing but creativity and scientific knowhow, food markets, restaurants, and delivery services. They’re all changing the food playing field as we know it, providing great services, and making a big difference.
All of these companies have been receiving ample attention via word of mouth, but some have been getting added recognition from publications like Fast Company. These companies aren’t following the pack; they’re truly innovative, creating entirely new markets in some cases and shaking up the status quo in others. What does the future of food look like? You’ll find it right here. Read on for the eight best new American food companies.
There was really nothing else like it — until, of course, the expansion plan kicked in. Besides numerous locations in Italy, there are now also 11 Eatalys in Japan and others in Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, and Turkey — and here at home, there's one in Chicago, another one coming to downtown New York, and more Eatalys reportedly slated for Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.