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101 Top Food and Beverage Startups and Companies in British Columbia

This article showcases our top picks for the best British Columbia based Food and Beverage companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Food and Beverage industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top British Columbia Food and Beverage Startups

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CubicFarm Systems

CubicFarm Systems

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CubicFarm Systems is an ag-tech company that automates the controlled-environment to grow fresh produce and nutritious livestock feed.

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Fresh Prep Foods

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Fresh Prep Foods is a weeknight dinner solution providing meal kit delivery service for busy people.

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Pontus Protein

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Pontus specializes in highly scalable indoor vertical farming of water lentils that use 95 percent less water than traditional agriculture.

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SmartSweets

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SmartSweets is driving innovation through creation of the first candy products that kick sugar Naturally.

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Fed

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Fed is a food as medicine startup that designs, prepares, and delivers nutritionally-focused meals to your door.

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PlantX

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PlantX is the digital face of everything plant-based utilizing the power of education and accessibility.

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Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery

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Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery is an internet grocer of organic and natural foods.

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Vegano Foods

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Vegano Foods is a plant-based meal kit delivery service that uses high-quality ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers.

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Trendi

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We use AI-driven robotics to help the far and food industry rescue and upcycle food waste into delicious products.

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Freshline

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Freshline is an eCommerce & fulfillment SaaS software made for perishable food. We work with food suppliers and enable them to sell online.

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CENTR

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CENTR is a beverage lifestyle brand that produces and distributes sparkling CBD beverages.

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Performance Kitchen

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Performance Kitchen provides a range of Mediterranean diet-inspired global flavors.

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A&W Food Services of Canada

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A&W is a restaurant that serves a delicious combination of great-tasting burgers, onion rings and frosted mugs of famous A&W root beer.

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BevCanna Enterprises

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BevCanna Enterprises develops and manufactures cannabinoid-infused beverages and consumer products.

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Renaissance BioScience

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Renaissance BioScience, a biotechnology company, develops yeast-based proprietary technology solutions for food and beverage manufacturers.

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UpMeals

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UpMeals is a food technology company that empowers organizations to provide healthy, branded food solutions to their customers or employees.

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Mercer International

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Mercer International operates as a pulp business and produces NBSK market pulp.

Canuck Eats

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Franchised Locally Owned & Operated Food Delivery Service

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Oco Meals

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Oco Meals delivers ready-to-eat meals at the doorstep on a weekly basis.

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Avanti Commerce

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Avanti is a global distribution system for both digital marketing channels and restaurant operators in the food & beverage industry.

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TMRW Foods

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TMRW Foods is a Canadian producer of plant-based proteins, producing out of their wholly owned HACCP certified facility.

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SunSelect Produce

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SunSelect produseces greenhouse-grown bell peppers and other vegetables in North America.

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Swiss Water

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Swiss Water Process removes caffeine from coffee for leading coffee roasters throughout the United States.

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Taynton Bay Spirits

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Taynton Bay Spirits have created a line of spirits that are distilled in Invermere BC from locally grown wheat.

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Central City Brewers + Distillers

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Central City Brewers + Distillers is a brewery and distillery company producing craft beer, cider, spirits and ready-to-drink beverages.

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Mealime

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Mealime is a simple, healthy, and delicious free way to cook at home

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DishPal

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DishPal brings local restaurant cuisine to busy eaters who love delicious food through local food couriers.

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Laid Back Snacks

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Laid Back Snacks is a healthy snack food company based in Vancouver, BC.

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Daiya Foods

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Daiya is a rapidly growing plant-based food platform.

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FoodBanks BC

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Food Banks BC responsible for distributing funds to individual food banks.

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Meatme.ca

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A better way to eat meat

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Consolidated Biofuels

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Consolidated Biofuels produces Biodiesel from a variety of feed stocks that exceed the fuel requirements

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JustKitchen

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JustKitchen allows delivery-only restaurants and food brands to reach more customers, lower overhead costs, and reduce food wastage.

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Naledo

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Naledo is making the best turmeric paste on earth, making a positive impact on health, communities and the environment.

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Saje Natural Wellness

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Saje Natural Wellness is a producer of essential oil remedies.

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CACTUS CLUB CAFE

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Cactus Club Cafe is a Canadian premium casual restaurant.

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The Oppenheimer Group

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The Oppenheimer Group markets and distributes fresh fruits and vegetables to retail, wholesale, and food service customers.

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Evanesce Packaging Solutions

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Evanesce Packaging Solutions is manufactures biodegradable food packaging solutions.

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Epicure

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Epicure Explore clean food products, delicious recipes, and time-saving cookware.

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Ollie Order

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Ollie Order is a distribution management software platform for British Columbian alcohol makers and buyers.

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AlgaeCal Inc.

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AlgaeCal is a natural health supplements company that imports and distributes USDA certified organic plant calcium sourced from algae.

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Earth’s Own

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Earths Own is a plant based food company.

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Panago Pizza

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Panago is a Canadian pizza delivery and takeout chain with over 180 locations

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The Original Cakerie

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The Original Cakerie is a leading manufacturer of high quality frozen desserts for Retail and Foodservice customers across North America.

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Susgrainable Health Foods

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Susgrainable produces healthy and sustainable flours using upcycled ingredients from beverage producers.

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Kamloop Foods

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Kamloop food bank operates with the mission of “Sharing food. Feeding hope” to create a hunger free community.

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WiZe Coffee Leaf

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Wize Coffee Leaf is the global leader in Coffee Leaf Tea production, research, and innovation.

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Fine Choice Foods

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Fine Choice Foods is a Canadian-owned, family run business, delivers quality Asian foods for the North American Market.

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Rocka Foods International Inc.

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Providing nutritious commercial meal kits to schools and other canteens in Africa, starting in Ghana.

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Vitasave.ca

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Shop Canada’s top online vitamin and supplement store from hundreds of top brands of discount vitamins, supplements and health foods.

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Overhill Farms

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Overhill Farms is a food & beverages company specializing in meat and fish specialties, pasta, soups

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meowbox

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Meowbox is a monthly subscription box that consists of toys and food for cats.

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Tait Labs

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Tait Labs is a sustainable ingredient developer for the food & beverage, dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries.

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Noble Jerky

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Effortless Plant Protein Snacking from a Former Meat Company

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Naturo Group Investments

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Naturo Group Investments develops and manufactures beverages and consumer products for in–house brands and white label clients.

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Mission Roots Cafe

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Mission Roots Cafe is a student-run, not-for-profit sustainable coffee shop characterized by its innovative “choose-your-charity” system.

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T & T Supermarket

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T & T Supermarket is a beaut& food product company.

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Quality Foods

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Quality Foods, Vancouver Island BC owned and operated since our first store in Qualicum Beach in 1982.

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Tubify

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Tubify, is a one-of-a-kind freezie. Made with 100% fruit ingredients, coconut milk, gluten-free, vegan, all-organic, and naturally sourced.

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Sun Rich Fresh Foods

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Sun Rich cuts and prepares made-to-order fresh fruit – packaged to ensure freshness, convenience and safety.

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White Spot

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White Spot is a food and beverage delivery company located in W Vancouver.

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Fit Foods Ltd

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Fit Foods Ltd provides research & development, manufacturing & distribution of nutritional supplements that include sports nutrition.

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Fatso

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Fatso is a food production company that manufactures peanut butter and other spreads with plant based super fats.

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Direct Tap

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Provide a better logistical service to craft liquor manufacturers in British Columbia.

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Peqish Food Company

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Peqish is a food processing company that has nutritious ingredients, and delicious food created by doctors and chefs.

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Gordon Food Service – Canada

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Gordon Food Service – Canada provides restaurant supply, food and beverage distribution, food service, retail stores and healthcare supply.

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LYF Food Technologies

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LYF Food Technologies produces expertly crafted chocolate, confectionery, and baked cannabis-infused edibles.

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Planted Meals

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Planted Meals is affordable and convenient ready to eat vegan meal delivery service to the greater Vancouver area in BC.

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Chillidash

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Chillidash provides a white-labeled website with online ordering, dashboard, and marketing tools to restaurants, bars, and cafes

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Tealeaves

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TEALEAVES is one of the very few tea blenders in the world, known for crafting the highest quality teas in small batches by hand.

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Rumble Supershake

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Rumble Supershake is a hunger-fighting all natural protein shake.

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Silver Hills Bakery

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Silver Hills Bakery is a food and beverage and wholesale company located in Abbotsford.

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Shambhala Music Festival

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Shambhala Music Festival was born from a vision as grassroots as it gets.

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Donnelly Group

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Donnelly Group operates public houses, cocktail inns, taverns and pubs including online food delivery, dining and hospitality services.

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Caffè Artigiano

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Caffè Artigiano is a Italian style artisan coffee house & roaster.

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NutraEx Food

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NutraEx food provides sweeteners from natural source ingredients for different applications.

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Fresh Direct Produce

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Fresh Direct Produce is a distributor of fresh, ethnic, tropical, organic, and speciality produce.

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T&T Supermarket

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T&T Supermarket is a Canadian supermarket featuring Asian foods including uniquely Asian foods not available elsewhere.

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The Amarna Company

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Amarna, a maker of release products and spray systems used in food applications.

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Marine Harvest Canada

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Worldwide, Marine Harvest employs 7,500 people and produces one third of the world’s farmed salmon and trout at facilities in Norway,

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Brookside Foods Ltd

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Brookside Foods Ltd., a privately held confectionery company based in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

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Spread EM Kitchen

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SPREAD’EM KITCHEN makes nut based dairy-alternatives like cheese, spreads, dips and butter.

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Urban Cultivator

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Urban Cultivator is the perfect indoor garden that gives you fresh herbs and microgreens 365 days a year.

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Tosuta International Sales

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Tosuta International Sales is an importer and distributor of gummies, sours, hard and soft candies, throat lozenges, and chocolate.

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Holy Crap Foods

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Holy Crap Foods is a high-fiber breakfast cereal with the name that’s a promise, located in Sechelt, BC, Canada.

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All Nature

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All Nature is a pet food company that delivers pet food and treats.

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Horizon Distributors

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Horizon Distributors is a national distributor of organic and natural products in the dry, chill and frozen categories

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FoodMesh

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FoodMesh is a B2B marketplace that matches surplus food to a verified network of businesses and charities.

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BLCO

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BLCO is a large KFC and Taco Bell franchise operator in Western Canada.

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Windset Farms

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Windset Farms vegetable production company that produces peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, and specialty items.

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Scrapless

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Scrapless prevents food waste by connecting hungry individuals with suppliers having excess food through its food marketplace application.

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Golden Boy Foods

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Golden Boy Foods is a family owned company selling roasted nuts, raw nuts and dried fruit.

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Whole Food Trading

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Whole Food Trading is a wholesale supplier of Asian food, seafood, alcohol beverage and restaurant supplies.

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Cellderm Technologies Inc.

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Cellderm Technologies Inc. produces high quality natural products promoting wellness and fighting disease.

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English Bay Batter

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English Bay Batter, a Vancouver-based bakery business.

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Canterbury Coffee

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Canterbury Coffee business is the roasting, packaging, and sale of specialty grade coffees and related beverage products to the foodservice.

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nutriFoodie

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nutriFoodie is an organization focused on nutrition education through food-literacy, multi-cultural cooking skills, intuitive eating.

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Bean Around The World Coffees

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Bean Around The World Coffees is a coffee roasting company located in North Vancouver.

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Boned Broth

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Boned Broth is committed to produce freshest, and most nutrient-packed broths in the world.

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Fuud

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Fuud delivers easy to prepare chef-inspired recipe kits to busy people who want to rediscover the joy of cooking.

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The Island Fishermen’s Cooperative Association

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Association coopérative des pêcheurs de l’Île ltée is a food processing company which sells processed seafood products.

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