Sprig San Francisco, CA
Hand-crafted dinners sourced from the best ingredients, delivered to your table. Anytime you are hungry, you can order a locally-sourced, healthy dinner option directly from your smartphone. It is as easy as calling an Uber, and meals are $10. Once you order, it takes 20 minutes to get to your door. All meals are cooked by Executive Chef Nate Keller, who was an executive chef at Google, where he grew the culinary program from 400 to 40,000 employees. Sprig offer a daily-rotating menu featuring ingredients you can feel great about, and always provide a vegetarian and a gluten-free option. By routing drivers intelligently, Sprig can ensure lower delivery times and costs.
Kitchensurfing New York City, NY
Kitchensurfing is a global marketplace for people that love food. Kitchensurfing match-makes customers who want restaurant-quality food made in their home (or office) and some 1,500 chefs who want extra work. Bookings are all-inclusive: payment is up front and includes tip. Cooks do the shopping and clean up before they leave. Every Kitchensurfing chef receives basic training and ongoing coaching from the dedicated Chef Team. Chefs are ready to customize their menus to suit your requirements. Payments are secure and your booking is guaranteed. Customer service is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Modern Meadow San Jose, CA
Modern Meadow applies the latest advances in tissue engineering to develop novel biomaterials to address some of our most pressing global challenges. The company develop cultured leather and meat products which require no animal slaughter and much lower inputs of land, water, energy and chemicals. Modern Meadow’s scientific team pioneered some of the technologies behind medical tissue engineering and invented a tissue engineering technique based on bioprinting, the 3D assembly of tissues driven by computer controlled processes. Modern Meadow are now applying the latest advances in tissue engineering to culture leather and meat without requiring the raising, slaughtering and transporting animals. From a technical perspective, the approaches integrate innovations in cell culture, biofabrication and bioreactors. The company are working with leading artists, designers and professional chefs to make early samples of cultured leather and meat of the highest quality.
Beyond Meat El Segundo, CA
As the world's population surges, meat production is expected to double by 2050--a problem given that meat production is responsible for an alarming amount of greenhouse gases. Beyond Meat's solution: fake meat good enough to tempt committed carnivores. The company aligns soy and pea proteins so they mimic meaty texture without antibiotics, hormones, or trans fats. Its "chicken" strips and taco "beef" crumble hit the market in a big way last year, arriving on shelves at Whole Foods and groceries nationwide. Beyond Meat are improving human health, positively impacting climate change, conserving natural resources and respecting animal welfare.
Hampton Creek Foods San Francisco, CA
Hampton Creek is a food company that focuses on finding new ways of utilizing plants to replace eggs in a variety of different products. Their aim is to make the egg obsolete, replacing it with a plant-based formula that is cheaper, cholesterol-free and more humane. Hampton Creek's first product is a mayonnaise called Just Mayo. Validated originally by certain regional Whole Foods locations, Just Mayo is now in 120 stores and will be available nationally by year’s end.
Bon’App Boston, MA
Providing the new standard for weight loss through nutrition education. Bon’App was created to improve the quality of life for people worldwide by providing a tool geared toward healthier eating habits. Think of Bon’App as an application that instantly tells you what’s in your food and how healthy it is for you. One of the many unique features of Bon’App is the voice activation function, which allows users to simply say a food or menu item—for example, ”grilled chicken”—and within seconds, it will show a list of branded or generic food items, as well as their Calories, Sugar, Salt, and Bad Fat. The Bon’App database covers over 95% of home foods, both branded and fresh, as well as most food items offered at US at restaurant chains.