Four Local Health Food Startups To Keep An Eye On
It’s no surprise that Boston, consistently ranked as one of the healthiest U.S. cities and home to a fast-growing startup scene, can claim more than its fair share of healthy food companies. In fact, there are so many, it’s near impossible to keep track of them all. Here, we found four new companies to keep on your radar.
When an Italian family decides to make a gluten-free product, it’s a big deal. Jane Ciccone and her husband took a break from pasta and bread to create Onesto Crackers, a line of gluten-, dairy-, GMO-, and preservative-free crackers in flavors such as sea salt, rosemary, cinnamon, and chile. The Newburyport-based company sells its products in a variety of retailers in New England and New York, as well as online.
There’s not a sugar addict on the planet who hasn’t wondered, at some point, why chocolate can’t just be healthy. That’s the motivation behind Tru Chocolate, a just-launched company producing chocolate without sugar, dairy, or gluten that rings in at 40 calories per piece. Right now, the chocolates, as well as Tru’s line of chocolate-covered snacks, can be purchased online or at a handful of Massachusetts shops.
Boston is not hurting for places to fuel up on juice these days, but Jubali, a company making raw bottled juices and smoothies, is expanding the craze to include nut milks and herbal infusion teas. Jubali products are sold online and at select retailers, cafes, and larger institutions like Spauling Rehabilitation Hospital.
Fresh Food Generation
Food trucks are getting in on the healthy food action too, most recently with Fresh Food Generation. The company serves up healthy Latin American- and Caribbean-influenced dishes, sourcing many of its ingredients from local farmers. The truck also has a philanthropic aim, focusing on Boston neighborhoods that have little access to fresh, healthy food. The truck’s schedule can be found here, and the company also does catering.