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This article showcases our top picks for the best California based Dietary Supplements companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Dietary Supplements industry, but are all exceptional startups and 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 for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top California Dietary Supplements Companies
Sun Basket is a healthy cooking service that delivers organic ingredients and customized recipes weekly to customers’ doors. It allows customers to choose meals each week or opt into a menu plan, including Paleo, Gluten-Free, and Vegetarian options.
Sun Basket makes it easy to cook delicious meals, eat clean, and feel great. The company grew from sales by 1300% in 2016 and went from 0 to 1200 employees from 2014 to 2017.
The service sources organic and sustainable ingredients from over 135 farms, ranches, and fishermen, featuring organic & non-GMO produce, antibiotic and hormone-free meats, and seafood that follows the Monterey Bay Aquarium sustainability standards.. .
We created Tastemade with one goal in mind: to connect the world through food. A generation ago the cable industry launched category defining brands in food and lifestyle and we believe the same opportunity exists for today’s global, social and mobile digital platforms.
Tastemade was founded by Steven Kydd, Larry Fitzgibbon, and Joe Perez and is funded by Redpoint Ventures.. .
Impossible Foods is a company developing plant-based substitutes for meat, dairy, and fish products. It selects specific proteins and nutrients from greens, seeds, and grains to recreate the experience of meats and dairy products.
Founded by Patrick Brown and Monte Casino in 2011, Impossible Foods is headquartered in Redwood City, California.. .
Gobble helps busy professionals easily cook dinner in just 10 minutes with 1 pan. The company designs gourmet dinner kits and completes all the sourcing and prepwork – washing, chopping, marinating, & sauce-making – so all one has to do is combine the ingredients together in one pan and be a dinner hero.
Fresh ingredients are sourced locally from sustainable and humane Bay Area farmers. The menu offers six new and different dinner kits every week.
Each customer has complete control over their menu and schedule. Dinner kits are delivered to customers in a recyclable and refrigerated box.
Gobble is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.. .
Yummly enables its users to search for recipes by ingredient, diet, allergy, nutrition, taste, calories, fat, price, cuisine, time, course, and source. The Yummly app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows.
Yummly, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in Redwood City, California..
Drop is a smart kitchen platform specializing in recipe and kitchen appliance technology to connect the whole cooking journey. Over 100 different appliance models from brands like Bosch, Electrolux, GE Appliances, Instant Brands, Panasonic, Kenwood, LG Electronics, and Thermomix can now be controlled from the Drop Kitchen OS platform and the Drop Recipes app at the center of it all.
With offices in San Francisco, Dublin, Ireland, and Zaragoza, Spain, a love for great food is at its core. Each recipe and appliance partner added to the platform makes for an even stronger Kitchen OS, inspiring home cooks to make food more..
Veggie Grill, a West Coast restaurant concept known for craveable, plant-based food. Led by co-founders T.K.
Pillan and Kevin Boylan and CEO Greg Dollarhyde, the company offers a menu featuring a variety of hot sandwiches and burgers, entrée salads, homestyle plates, daily soups and housemade desserts made from hearty “veggie-proteins” and wholesome ingredients.. .
Williams-Sonoma is a retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware that offers products for every room in the house from the kitchen to the living room, bedroom, home office, and even the hall closet. The company’s product portfolio includes kitchenware, furniture, and linens, as well as other houseware and home furnishings, along with a variety of specialty foods, and soaps and lotions.
The first Williams-Sonoma store opened in 1956, selling a small array of cookware imported from France. Since then, the brand has expanded to hundreds of products from around the world, more than 250 stores nationwide, a direct-mail business that distributes millions of catalogs a year, and an e-commerce platform.
Williams-Sonoma was founded in 1956 and is based in San Francisco, C.A.. .
June is a smart oven for your home that makes cooking perfectly easy. June’s mission is to use the power of technology to make cooking perfectly easy for everyone.
we make kitchens feel like magic. We’re here to help the world look forward to cooking dinner again (and breakfast, lunch, snacks, and late-night leftovers too) because we love food.
We live for it. So, we wake up every day on a mission to make life taste better.
Our team of designers, hardware, and software engineers is committed to transforming the kitchen experience.. .
Suggestic’s platform enables health-related organizations to build and deliver personalized nutrition programs in a fraction of the time and cost through white label solutions or direct API integration. Powered by proprietary artificial intelligence, the Suggestic platform allows for the encoding of dietary programs as rulesets.
It then enables data acquisition from users and members in the form of assessments, lab tests, and devices. Based on the rulesets of the program and the user data, the platform delivers personalized food recommendations in the form of meal plans, smart shopping lists, recipe and restaurant recommendations, food logging, and more..
Cooking.com sells more than 90,000 kitchen products, all backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition to being a store, the site has a large collection of recipes and community features.
The company was founded by a team who previously worked together at The Walt Disney Corporation. Cooking.comalso operates online stores for many big brands including [Starbucks](http://www.starbucksstore.com) (starbucksstore.com), [Betty Crocker](http://www.bettycrockerstore.com) (bettycrockerstore.com), [Pillsbury](http://www.pillsburystore.com) (pillsburystore.com) and the store for the Food Network..
A mobile app born from the desire to combine tech and kitchen know-how to help everyone feel more confident in the kitchen. SideChef makes cooking easier by providing step-by-step photo and video guided instructions for over 15,000 Smart Recipes.
Allowing our users to always feel confident in the kitchen, even when trying something new. With over 300 food blogging and 7 Smart Kitchen Technology partners our content and technology allows us to connect with users directly in their kitchens, empowering them to create recipes for every occasion and become part of their everyday cooking routine.
With key features such as grocery list generation, grocery ordering through our partners AmazonFresh and JD.com, Smart Kitchen Connection and automation, Scheduling, Dietary Specifications and many more, we at SideChef believe cooking great food for ourselves and the ones we love is key to a life better lived. Proud to have been awarded Best App by Google in 2017.
Founded in 2013 by Kevin Yu, and officially launched in 2014, SideChef has engaged with users in 170 countries, and has been downloaded over 900,000 times.. .
Founded in 2013, Anova is the world’s leading provider of smart kitchen appliances. Anova is changing the way people cook through its hardware devices and software platform, enabling the home cook to easily create restaurant-like experiences everyday.
For more news and information on Anova and its products, please visit anovaculinary.com.. .
If you are even thinking about food blogs, Cucumbertown is one place you have to check out. It’s a blogging platform that designed for the needs of a food blogger.
This means that the platform is working towards making the lives of food bloggers better so that they can spend more and more time concentrating on creating content for their blog rather than worrying about SEO for their blog. Now, you can have your cake and eat it too with Cucumbertown monetisation..
Cinder designs and manufactures premium smart cooking appliances that empower people who love great food to evolve the way they cook and eat at home. The company’s first product is the Cinder Sensing Cooker, a smart, countertop appliance that uses patent-pending sensing and control technology for precision-temperature cooking and searing in the same unit.
It was developed by Cinder co-founders CEO Eric Norman, who has a background in product development at Toyota, and CTO Jim Reich, an expert controls and embedded systems engineer out of Lockheed Martin and Xerox PARC. The San Francisco-based company, founded as Palate Home in 2012, is backed by Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator and is a graduate of San Francisco hardware incubator Highway 1..
Foodily offers a new way to search for recipes so you can easily browse through the broadest selection of recipes online “from big name chefs to up and coming bloggers” and zero in on the ones that are right for you. Foodily makes it their business to understand things like cook time, calories, and ingredients (even those that can fight cancer!) so that refining a search on any criteria is, well, easy as pie.
For the first time ever, recipes can be compared side-by-side and viewed in a personally ranked order according to what’s important to you, what the community likes and what your friends have recommended. Great recipes beg to be organized into collections and labeled the same way you do other media: with notes and tags that you can share and talk about.
Foodily has built the tools to do just that. You can create collections of recipes expressing your unique tastes, moods or memories, and share those favorites with others – it’s a bit like your own playlists, just for food.
With Foodily, you can also learn what your friends like and benefit from their recipe decisions. By connecting with Twitter and Facebook, you can see what recipes your friends like, what recipes they share and see those results first whenever you do your own searching.
Sharing recipes made simple.. .
Cropsticks by Cropmade
Cropsticks is the first product from Cropmade, a line of sustainable goods for Asian cuisine. Cropsticks is an innovation on the everyday chopstick.
After 4000 years, chopsticks now come with a built-in rest made from sustainable fast growing bamboo. Bamboo is a crop, hence the name, CROPsticks! The company is committed to producing products that will leave behind a greener environment for future generations..
Pantelligent offers a smart frying pan that sends sensor data to smartphones and cooks everything with ease. Its solid die-cast aluminum body gives even heat conduction, and eliminated hot spots.
Pantelligent is based in Sunnyvale, California.. .
Cinder Precision Grill
Cinder is a countertop grill that cooks foods perfectly. No overcooking.
No stress.Cook foods evenly and to the exact melt-in-your-mouth temperature you’d expect from a $750 Michelin-starred meal. They pull this off using next-gen thermal control and grill plate materials..
Connect. Welcome to the chef’s table.
Cozymeal is the #1 marketplace in the U.S. and Canada featuring the best culinary experiences and products, including top-rated cooking classes, private chef experiences, team building activities, cookware and more! Consumers and companies alike use Cozymeal to discover new ways to connect through classes, food tours, mixology and more unforgettable culinary experiences.
Whether it be for date nights, birthdays, holiday celebrations or team building events, you’re guaranteed a world-class experience. Plus, you can purchase our highly curated quality cookware as a gift or for use at home..
Nexgrill Industries manufactures and supplies stainless steel gas grills, indoor and outdoor seasonal hardware products, and outdoor kitchen concepts. It offers patio heaters, stainless tool cabinets, stainless steel partial grills, stainless steel kitchen food prep carts, and stainless steel finish patio heaters.
Moreover, Nexgrill Industries provides stainless steel pedestal design grills, outdoor fire pits, cast aluminum finish with old brick color patio heaters, and stainless steel, cast aluminum, and cast iron products. Sherman Liu founded it in 1993, with its headquarters in Chino in California..
Z Grills is a US-based wood pellet grill company. We design and make the best wood pellet grill machine on the market.
We are a young, energetic, and fast growing team of 200+ people, founded by a group of experienced engineers. Our dream is to create the best pellet grills in the market and to empower people everywhere to be master grillers..
Bon Appétit Management Company
Bon Appétit Management Company is an on-site restaurant company that offers full food-service management to clients, corporations, universities, and specialty venues. Bon Appétit chefs cook from scratch, including their sauces, stocks, and soups.
The company has developed programs addressing local purchasing, the overuse of antibiotics, sustainable seafood, the food and climate change connection, humanely raised meat and eggs, and farmworker welfare.. .
Monj is a digital food and nutrition platform with a social mission to reverse chronic disease caused by obesity and prevent lifestyle-related diseases. We are on a unique path to disrupt the marketplace by: (1) creating innovative lifestyle change products with wellness partners (2) license content to companies delivering the CDC’s diabetes prevention program and other programs addressing chronic conditions Obesity-related healthcare costs have doubled in the last 10 years with 70% of Americans overweight or obese.
Poor food and nutrition is the single largest contributor to this epidemic (NIH 2015.) Employers and healthcare providers are looking for a solution to stem the trend of increased costs. By using technology to engage people in a new way of thinking and learning about food—one that is inspiring, flavorful, and personal—we believe that large populations can be cost-effectively guided towards sustained, lifelong changes in behavior.
We’ve developed 5 strategies aimed at helping people, families, and teams improve their health through food by: (1) expanding beyond healthy cooking (2) recognizing the foundational importance of social connection (3) shifting the focus from health to well-being (4) incorporating the power of mindfulness (5) building a holistic view on behavior change. As a foundation for these strategies, we’ve developed a proprietary, science- and culinary school-based curriculum to deliver chef-inspired cooking lessons, how-to videos, cooking essentials and tips to power-up everyday meals.
Our approach focuses on flavor, abundance, joy, and connection that surrounds the act of preparing and sharing good food. We inspire people to make simple food and lifestyle changes, build new habits and create healthy behaviors in and outside of the home that can last a lifetime..
RecipeMatcher (www.recipematcher.com) is a unique recipe site. Enter in the ingredients you have at home and RecipeMatcher will tell you what you can make based on those ingredients.
Recipes are suggested based on the highest % of ingredients you already have at home. When you sign up, you’ll be able to enter in the ingredients you have at home and RecipeMatcher will save this list for you.
Then, you can search recipes with a click of a button. RecipeMatcher also cuts down on your food costs by using up all the ingredients you have at home and if you’re tired of eating the same meals every week, RecipeMatcher does a great job of suggesting new dishes to try with the same ingredients you have at home..
Meyer Corporation is a cookware distributor based in Vallejo, California, United States. It affiliates around the world include a number of cookware manufacturing facilities, distributors, and traders throughout Asia and Europe.
Taken together, Meyer affiliate factories comprise the world’s second-largest cookware manufacturing operation, producing over 100 cookware lines distributed in over 30 countries.. .
The timing was perfect. When Lynx Professional Grills was started in 1996, the company was committed to elevating outdoor cooking to new levels.
At that time, outdoor cooking meant barbecue grills. But within a few years, the trend for outdoor living took off with Lynx perfectly positioned to capitalize on the demand for luxury outdoor kitchens.
The creation of Lynx Professional Grills was the vision of a group of people who, for more than 30 years, had been manufacturing stainless steel products for the commercial restaurant industry under the brand BECA. These products were engineered to stand up to heavy use and the test of time, the same “design elements” needed for outdoor kitchen products, which must endure extreme weather conditions.
The founders of Lynx Professional Grills were committed to incorporating the same high standards used for commercial restaurant kitchen products — quality materials, fine craftsmanship and innovation — into the company’s collection of luxury outdoor kitchen products and accessories for the consumer. When Lynx products were introduced, the company sold the Lynx Professional Grill (free standing and built-in models), access door, side burners and a cocktail station, which were built exclusively for outdoor use.
Made of stainless steel, the eye-catching grill set the standard for form and function, delivering such a great cooking experience that it soon became known as the “world’s greatest grill.” Consumers loved that it was easy to clean, too. Because it’s manufactured using a special welding technique, the grill has no gaps or seams where moisture and grease can collect.
The Lynx family of products soon expanded when the outdoor living trend emerged. To help consumers create the luxurious outdoor kitchen of their dreams, Lynx introduced a line of additional products built for durability and performance — and all with the company’s trademark sleek stainless steel look..
KitchMe is a web and mobile application that makes it easy for consumers to save up to 50% on their grocery bill. KitchMe gives consumers access to real-time grocery deals, then matches those savings to personalized recipes and household products.
Consumers end up with a shopping list that combines the groceries they want with the best prices.. .
Fleischmann’s Vinegar is an all-natural specialty ingredients company serving a range of markets and end-use applications, including: food and beverage ingredients, antimicrobials, bio-herbicides and cleaning products across the food, beverage, agricultural, industrial and wholesale markets. The company offers a broad portfolio of products that serve to embed the company as a critical component of its customers’ end products.
Fleischmann’s Vinegar is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of food-grade industrial vinegar. The company has 112 employees and operates seven manufacturing facilities located in Alabama, California, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New York and Washington.
The company also utilizes four distribution warehouses located in Oregon, California, Texas and Quebec, Canada.. .
Launched in 2006 as the Web’s first food social network, BakeSpace, Inc. has grown to become a diversified online media, app publishing and event production company for people who are passionate about cooking and the culinary lifestyle.
The BakeSpace.com online community has been described by USA Today as “the closest thing to a Facebook-like food site,” and has earned numerous Webby Award honors including back-to-back nominations for “Best Social Network.” The company’s ‘Cookbook Cafe’ publishing platform is the first do-it-yourself digital publishing tool that enables anyone to create, market and sell a cookbook as both a native iPad app and a web-based eBook. Cookbook Cafe has earned Webby and IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) honors for best mobile app and outstanding use of new technology.
BakeSpace also runs TECHmunch, a series of conferences in cities across the U.S. designed to help food & Lifestyle bloggers gain the hands-on digital media, marketing and business skills they need to make their blogs more personally and financially rewarding.
Corporate Site: BakeSpacemedia.comCommunity: BakeSpace.comConference: Techmunchconf.comCookbook Publishing Platform: CookbookCafe.com Web Series: BakeSpaceTV.com (new shows on G+ every Thursday). .
CookEatShare provides a global community environment for home and professional chefs to share recipes, reviews, dinner party themes, and more. Like Allrecipes and Recipzaar, CookEatShare has tens of thousands of user generated recipes.
But it also has recipes submitted by some of the most popular professional chefs in the Bay Area and across the U.S. Users can become friends with or subscribe to other chefs, and be alerted when those chefs add new reviews and recipes.
Alerts can be web only, or can be delivered via email in a daily or weekly digest. Because most cooks love to experiment with multiple cuisines from around the world, CookEatShare was built from the ground up as a global platform.
The site is currently available in English, Spanish and Russian, and will launch soon in Japanese and Italian. Chefs who speak multiple languages can see the interface in their primary language, but view user generated content in multiple different languages.
Translating a recipe can be done with a click of a button, and an automated translation can be edited and saved by any member. Our objective is to make CookEatShare the best place on the web to find great recipes for your favorite cuisine from around the world, and also the best place to meet and interact with other passionate global chefs..
Ends+Stems mission is to reduce household food waste. It provides weekly meal plans, a smart grocery list, and the recipes people need to handle a week of dinners with zero effort in planning.
Founded on 2017, Ends+Stems empowers the everyday home cook to run their kitchen like a professional. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California..
Pair It! is a FRESH new way to match food with wine, and vice versa. Simply search the Pair It! database by wine, food, or ingredient for expert pairing suggestions you’ll find nowhere else.
Can’t decide what to have? Shake or “Swirl” your iPhone for a different pairing every time. Pair It! has over 20,000 unique and easy-to-follow pairing suggestions and tips.
The app was created by renowned wine pairing expert, chef and educator Bruce Riezenman from the Sonoma County Wine Country. Features + Expert and experienced pairing advice, suggestions and tricks of the trade + Wine library with 180+ varietals from around the world + Food library with 1000+ dishes, for every course in a meal + Hand selected wine pairings for each dish + Regular updates of new wines, dishes, and pairing suggestions + Featured pairing picks + â€œQuickPairâ€ recommendations for matching basic food dishes and ingredients.
ClassMonkeys is a discovery engine that makes it easy to find local recreational classes based on personal criteria. A wide audience of consumers increasingly turns to the Web to find local recreational classes, e.g.
cooking, guitar, yoga etc. However, unlike other verticals such as travel, dining and home rentals, unsatisfactory options exist to serve consumer needs in the class space.
ClassMonkeys is a hub where potential students of all ages can discover, compare and share classes in categories that include music, food and drink, language, arts, kids, fitness, adventure and more.. .
Cooking has evolved, but recipes haven’t. To Taste is a better resource for home cooks.
We’re here for people just entering the kitchen, for cooks starting to feel confident enough to tweak recipes and to put their own spin on them, we’re for cooks who bake their own bread, for friends throwing dinner parties together, for families who love to share recipes. We’re for people who love to cook and experiment with new flavors and techniques.
To Taste reflects the way people actually cook today in a way no recipe site has before.. .
Cravoo is a web and app platform that allows you to choose the chef of your choice or the menu that you desire. Our chefs present a newly experienced way of dinning by cooking, serving, and even cleaning.
Cravoo’s mission is to connect food lovers to the most passionate chefs in the world. Cravoo aims to bring expertise, excellence and culinary excitement to your dining experience..
Sucheff a Los Angeles based a la carte ingredients delivery. We deliver just the right amount of grocery and spices so you will be able to cook a perfect meal.
Sign up once and you will never experience the stress about what to cook. Time is valuable to spend it on grocery shopping after long day at work.
Six meals will cost you just $65,94 with the same day delivery service which is absolutely free for you. Save your money and time! No more food waste! Cooking is enjoyable!!!.
SuppertimeChef is the delivery of daily content via mobile. A cooking show that is delivered via mobile 365 days a year.
The video is shot in old school black and white and all of the ingredients which are colorized in the screen are for free and our automated downloaded to the viewers smartphone. We use our utility patented video tagging technology..
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