This story was originally published on May 6, 2015.
If it seems like everyone and their distant cousin is starting a food company these days, you may be right. While brands like Kraft and Kellogg’s still get the prime shelf space at supermarkets, the specialty food market continues to grow as consumers become more aware of what we’re putting into our bodies.
As you read this, food-focused entrepreneurs are holed up in food incubators (the culinary equivalent of the tech incubators in which your favorite apps are hatched), fine-tuning products you might not even realize are missing from your pantry. But, once you try them, you'll wonder how you ever did without them. A growing number of innovative new food businesses are tasting success by tantalizing tastebuds. Ahead, some of our favorite standouts that ought to be on your foodie radar.29Rooms — Refinery29’s magical art and fashion funhouse – is back for its second year, kicking off during NYFW, from September 9 to 11. We’re bringing our commitment to women claiming their power to life, through the event’s theme, “Powered by People.” To celebrate this sense of possibility, we’ve curated content that embodies our theme and pushes you to do more — start the conversations you want to hear, make change. We built our dream world and want to inspire you to power your own. For more information on the 29Rooms event and our initiative, click here.