Top 3 Startups of the Week on FoodHack | January W4

Top 3 Startups of the Week on FoodHack | January W4

By
Nicola Spalding
January 29, 2021

It was too close to call all week on our Discovery board until the very last minute yesterday, so you know it was a winning bunch of innovative ideas. This week’s selection included plant-based dumplings and moon cakes alongside vitamin water and energy bites, but here are your winners:

1. Root Kitchen | Lytham, UK

Source: Root Kitchen

Frozen is the new fresh, and the global frozen food market is set to grow at a CAGR of 11% from 2020 to 2024, largely driven by growing demand for vegan foods. Consumers are leaning on frozen foods as the answer to reducing food waste, plus the increasing availability of nutrient-rich varieties of frozen ready meals and the consumer shift toward healthy food options means that frozen plant-based ready meals are one to back. British brand Root Kitchen has a meal subscription service for its range of ten frozen plant-based favourites which simply need to be heated and enjoyed. Once you’ve selected your meals, they’re delivered to your door in recyclable and biodegradable packaging by a carbon-neutral courier.

2. Oatsu | London, UK

Source: Oatsu

Breakfast is seen by many as the most important meal of the day, and actually it’s not a myth: many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health. And what’s better for breakfast than a hearty bowl of overnight oats, lovingly and carefully prepared? But who really has the time for all that? Enter Oatsu, with jars of delicious, probiotic-rich overnight oats. Ready to eat with no prep required, guaranteed to keep you full until lunchtime and gut healthy because of the high fibre content in the oats. Oatsu’s founder first started selling through Instagram before launching an online store in April of 2020, which proves that you don’t always have to take the conventional route to be successful.

3. Native Snacks | London, UK

Source: Native Snacks

Remember hitting up street food markets and sampling cuisines from all over the world in pre-pandemic days? Well UK-based Native Snackssuper street snacks bring all those flavours and sensations to you in a handy grab bag for mid-afternoon munchies and daydreams. They’re made from popped lotus seeds, which are a much healthier choice than potato chips and are super trendy: as a market they were valued at $25.6M in 2018 and set to see a CAGR of 12.1% from 2019 to 2025 as consumers discover their health and taste benefits. They’re packed with plant-based protein but only 90kcal per bag, too, so will satisfy your snack cravings without a side helping of guilt.

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It was too close to call all week on our Discovery board until the very last minute yesterday, so you know it was a winning bunch of innovative ideas. This week’s selection included plant-based dumplings and moon cakes alongside vitamin water and energy bites, but here are your winners:

1. Root Kitchen | Lytham, UK

Source: Root Kitchen

Frozen is the new fresh, and the global frozen food market is set to grow at a CAGR of 11% from 2020 to 2024, largely driven by growing demand for vegan foods. Consumers are leaning on frozen foods as the answer to reducing food waste, plus the increasing availability of nutrient-rich varieties of frozen ready meals and the consumer shift toward healthy food options means that frozen plant-based ready meals are one to back. British brand Root Kitchen has a meal subscription service for its range of ten frozen plant-based favourites which simply need to be heated and enjoyed. Once you’ve selected your meals, they’re delivered to your door in recyclable and biodegradable packaging by a carbon-neutral courier.

2. Oatsu | London, UK

Source: Oatsu

Breakfast is seen by many as the most important meal of the day, and actually it’s not a myth: many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health. And what’s better for breakfast than a hearty bowl of overnight oats, lovingly and carefully prepared? But who really has the time for all that? Enter Oatsu, with jars of delicious, probiotic-rich overnight oats. Ready to eat with no prep required, guaranteed to keep you full until lunchtime and gut healthy because of the high fibre content in the oats. Oatsu’s founder first started selling through Instagram before launching an online store in April of 2020, which proves that you don’t always have to take the conventional route to be successful.

3. Native Snacks | London, UK

Source: Native Snacks

Remember hitting up street food markets and sampling cuisines from all over the world in pre-pandemic days? Well UK-based Native Snackssuper street snacks bring all those flavours and sensations to you in a handy grab bag for mid-afternoon munchies and daydreams. They’re made from popped lotus seeds, which are a much healthier choice than potato chips and are super trendy: as a market they were valued at $25.6M in 2018 and set to see a CAGR of 12.1% from 2019 to 2025 as consumers discover their health and taste benefits. They’re packed with plant-based protein but only 90kcal per bag, too, so will satisfy your snack cravings without a side helping of guilt.

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It was too close to call all week on our Discovery board until the very last minute yesterday, so you know it was a winning bunch of innovative ideas. This week’s selection included plant-based dumplings and moon cakes alongside vitamin water and energy bites, but here are your winners:

1. Root Kitchen | Lytham, UK

Source: Root Kitchen

Frozen is the new fresh, and the global frozen food market is set to grow at a CAGR of 11% from 2020 to 2024, largely driven by growing demand for vegan foods. Consumers are leaning on frozen foods as the answer to reducing food waste, plus the increasing availability of nutrient-rich varieties of frozen ready meals and the consumer shift toward healthy food options means that frozen plant-based ready meals are one to back. British brand Root Kitchen has a meal subscription service for its range of ten frozen plant-based favourites which simply need to be heated and enjoyed. Once you’ve selected your meals, they’re delivered to your door in recyclable and biodegradable packaging by a carbon-neutral courier.

2. Oatsu | London, UK

Source: Oatsu

Breakfast is seen by many as the most important meal of the day, and actually it’s not a myth: many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health. And what’s better for breakfast than a hearty bowl of overnight oats, lovingly and carefully prepared? But who really has the time for all that? Enter Oatsu, with jars of delicious, probiotic-rich overnight oats. Ready to eat with no prep required, guaranteed to keep you full until lunchtime and gut healthy because of the high fibre content in the oats. Oatsu’s founder first started selling through Instagram before launching an online store in April of 2020, which proves that you don’t always have to take the conventional route to be successful.

3. Native Snacks | London, UK

Source: Native Snacks

Remember hitting up street food markets and sampling cuisines from all over the world in pre-pandemic days? Well UK-based Native Snackssuper street snacks bring all those flavours and sensations to you in a handy grab bag for mid-afternoon munchies and daydreams. They’re made from popped lotus seeds, which are a much healthier choice than potato chips and are super trendy: as a market they were valued at $25.6M in 2018 and set to see a CAGR of 12.1% from 2019 to 2025 as consumers discover their health and taste benefits. They’re packed with plant-based protein but only 90kcal per bag, too, so will satisfy your snack cravings without a side helping of guilt.

It was too close to call all week on our Discovery board until the very last minute yesterday, so you know it was a winning bunch of innovative ideas. This week’s selection included plant-based dumplings and moon cakes alongside vitamin water and energy bites, but here are your winners:

1. Root Kitchen | Lytham, UK

Source: Root Kitchen

Frozen is the new fresh, and the global frozen food market is set to grow at a CAGR of 11% from 2020 to 2024, largely driven by growing demand for vegan foods. Consumers are leaning on frozen foods as the answer to reducing food waste, plus the increasing availability of nutrient-rich varieties of frozen ready meals and the consumer shift toward healthy food options means that frozen plant-based ready meals are one to back. British brand Root Kitchen has a meal subscription service for its range of ten frozen plant-based favourites which simply need to be heated and enjoyed. Once you’ve selected your meals, they’re delivered to your door in recyclable and biodegradable packaging by a carbon-neutral courier.

2. Oatsu | London, UK

Source: Oatsu

Breakfast is seen by many as the most important meal of the day, and actually it’s not a myth: many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health. And what’s better for breakfast than a hearty bowl of overnight oats, lovingly and carefully prepared? But who really has the time for all that? Enter Oatsu, with jars of delicious, probiotic-rich overnight oats. Ready to eat with no prep required, guaranteed to keep you full until lunchtime and gut healthy because of the high fibre content in the oats. Oatsu’s founder first started selling through Instagram before launching an online store in April of 2020, which proves that you don’t always have to take the conventional route to be successful.

3. Native Snacks | London, UK

Source: Native Snacks

Remember hitting up street food markets and sampling cuisines from all over the world in pre-pandemic days? Well UK-based Native Snackssuper street snacks bring all those flavours and sensations to you in a handy grab bag for mid-afternoon munchies and daydreams. They’re made from popped lotus seeds, which are a much healthier choice than potato chips and are super trendy: as a market they were valued at $25.6M in 2018 and set to see a CAGR of 12.1% from 2019 to 2025 as consumers discover their health and taste benefits. They’re packed with plant-based protein but only 90kcal per bag, too, so will satisfy your snack cravings without a side helping of guilt.