This article showcases our top picks for the best UK based Organic Food companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Organic Food 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
Top UK Organic Food Companies
Farmdrop is the online ethical supermarket delivering locally procuded, organic groceries and ethical home essentials directly to your door. It brings tastier, healthier and more convenient food, all while supporting a more sustainable food system for everyone.
By cutting out the middleman, Farmdrop pays a fairer price to producers, while customers get access to food which is up to five times fresher than what is sold by conventional supermarkets. Because your shop shouldn’t cost the Earth..
At Better Nature, we make protein without compromise – delicious, nutritious, plant-based and all-natural, just how we like it! We are the world’s first food-tech company focused on tempeh fermentation and innovation, and with the use of our proprietary starter cultures and processing methods, we are developing all-natural plant-based burgers, mince, rashers, and ribs that are not only clean-label, affordable and easy to cook but are also high in protein and fibre and have a delicious meaty bite. Since Better Nature’s founding in early 2019, we’ve won 5 international Food Tech competitions, including the Best Startup of the Cohort at the ProVeg Incubator, Europe’s leading alternative protein incubator programme, and the Most Innovative Alternative Food Ingredient Award at Food Ingredients Europe 2019.
We were also one of just six startups invited by the Good Food Institute to present on the mainstage of the Good Food Conference 2019, the world’s largest alternative protein conference. Beyond our achievements in innovation, we’ve also been busy building the UK’s leading all-natural meat-free brand.
We’re now listed in over 200 independent retailers and are currently in discussions with the UK’s largest supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s and Tesco. We are consistently one of the best-selling vegetarian protein brands on Amazon UK and have a returning customer rate of 48%+ on our D2C website.
Recently, we’ve also launched in foodservice and have a listing with Bidfood – one of the UK’s largest foodservice distributors – all to fulfil our simple mission: to create foods that are better for people and better for the planet.. .
They’re Alex and Jack and they used to sell mainstream fizzy soft drinks. Both from farming backgrounds, they’ve seen first-hand just how much produce never even gets to their plates.
It’s time to do something about it, 100% naturally.. .
Innis & Gunn
Innis & Gunn is Scotland’s most awarded and best loved independent brewer. A unique discovery, our beer’s distinctive depth of flavour owes a debt to good fortune.
In 2002 a whisky distiller approached us for help seasoning their oak casks with the sweet, malty character of a full-flavoured beer. Eager to assist, they created a custom-made recipe and the resulting brew was put to bed in their barrels.
30 days on, the beer was thrown out and the whisky went in. During this process the scotch acquired extra qualities from the beer infused wooden casks, resulting in a greatly admired dram..
GrowUp Urban Farms
We build industrial-scale Controlled Environment Production (CEP) systems, known as ‘vertical farms’ to grow leafy salads year-round. Using considerably less water and land than traditional agriculture, we grow more locally, reducing the environmental impact and wastage common in our existing supply chains.
Our product reduces risk and cost for retailers along their value chain for salad leaf and meets growing consumer demand for locally grown sustainable produce. We built and operated the UK’s first commercial aquaponic vertical farm in London, and now we’re scaling our business to meet the challenge of a post-Brexit economy, and the global demand for more resilient food production..
Grounded is a food and beverage company that manufactures healthy natural drinks. Its drinks make everyday functional products natural by using only raw ingredients straight from nature.
It was founded in 2016 and is based in London, England.. .
Olly’s Olives is the world’s first 100% natural, unpasteurised snack pouch of olives with no artificial additives or preservatives and using fresh ingredients. Unlike the vast majority of other snack olives on the market the fruit is not pasteurised so the olives retain their incredible colour, flavour texture and incredible nutritional value.
This is a healthy ‘on-the’go’ snack targeting busy, but health-conscious young professionals.. .
A bustling online marketplace on a mission to make wonderful products, from a wide range of small and medium producers and retailers, available to foodies everywhere. We champion passionate, independent food and drink merchants that sell ethically-made products.
We focus on short supply chain items, making transparency and provenance paramount.. .
Beloved supplies natural date ingredients and offers innovative solutions aiming at sugar reduction. It focuses on crafting and creating healthy delicious foods for Western tastes and lifestyles.
It has developed expertise and experience in creating natural, delicious products sweetened only with dates and its whole date juice concentrate.. .
Doisy & Dam
Doisy & Dam is on a mission to create premium food products that provide the most delicious balance between nutrition and indulgence. It combines high-quality organic chocolate from the Dominican Republic with amazing, exotic, nutrient-rich superfoods to create a uniquely delicious product that balances both nutrition and taste.
The company was found in 2013 by former marketing professionals Ed Smith and Richard Wilkinson. It is currently headquartered in London, England..
CityCrop Automated Indoor Farming Ltd
CityCrop offers a fully-automated indoor garden based on the technique of hydroponics. The company offers a mobile device and application that allows its users to grow fresh and healthy food all year long as well as control and monitor their crops.
It allows its users to grow leafy green vegetables, herbs, fruits, edible flowers, and microgreens.. .
The Naked Deli
They are very mindful of the food’s pathway between its origin and to your plate, by that they mean they only ever use whole and natural state foods. You won’t find anything processed on their menu; everything they serve is freshly prepared in their deli.
No hidden sugars, ‘E’ numbers, hormones or chemicals that you can’t pronounce, never mind eat.. .
The Five Points Brewing Company
The Five Points Brewing Company is an independent brewery based in Hackney, London, brewing with a commitment to quality and the community since 2013. They champion flavour, provenance, consistency and quality, and their range of award-winning beers are unfiltered and unpasteurised for a better flavour and aroma.
Their beers are inspired by the founders’ passion for both the British real ale tradition and the best of the international craft beer movement. Their flagship beers are complemented by regular limited and small batch releases including their barrel-aged project.
They are committed to the local and wider community – they were the first brewery in the UK to be an accredited Living Wage Employer and are proud to pay the London Living Wage. All their electricity is sourced from 100% renewable sources.
Tehy helped to establish an apprenticeship scheme for training brewers and they work to support local charitable, arts and community projects.. .
TAPPED Birch Water
TÅPPED organic birch water drinks use only natural ingredients including organic birch sap and not from concentrate juices. There’s no added sugar or sweeteners, they’re all low calorie (with less than 40 calories per 250ml pack) and they all contain a minimum 15% GDA of the antioxidant manganese.
Straight from the tree.. .
Soupologie was founded by Master Soupologist, Stephen, who discovered his talent for making soups while cooking for his family. Challenged by them to take his passion for soup-making to a wider audience, he set off to market stalls across London, armed with his saucepans, ladles, soup and camping stove! He was delighted to find that people loved his soups and were happy to chat to him and encourage him to expand.
The Simply Delicious range really took off during 2012 and as a result of Stephen still doing food tastings and getting people’s feedback, he has continued to develop the soups and create really exciting flavours.. .
Gilfresh Produce now grows and manages the growing of over 2,500 acres of field vegetables and salad crops ranging from traditional Root Vegetables, Salad Crops and Brassica Vegetables. Within this portfolio of produce there are some more unusual vegetables like Pak Choi and Celeriac.
This extensive portfolio of produce is grown both locally in Ireland whenever the climate allows and also throughout other parts of Europe via contract growers, enabling Gilfresh Produce to provide their customers with continuity of supply of quality produce 52 weeks of the year.. .
Great British Sauce Company
Great British Sauce Company produces a wide range of quality sauces that are inspired by modern British flavors. Great British Sauce Company creates delicious and properly made sauces and condiments, packed with flavors, using the best ingredients.
It provides a variety of sauces such as Easy Squeezy Proper Tomato, Easy Squeezy Spicy Tomato, Proper Tomato, Tomato and Mustard, and Smoky Barbecue. Great British Sauce Company is headquartered in the United Kingdom and it was founded in 2012..
Koolmill Systems is a UK company that has pioneered the development of innovative milling process. Having identified a clear need for a new technological approach to cereal milling Koolmill has, against great odds, successfully delivered a technology that is set to transform the cereal industry globally.
Koolmill technology leads the world in the production of healthy Germ retaining rice and the delivery of a simplified sustainable approach to cereal milling. Koolmill addresses the real challenges faced by millers today, not those of hundreds of years ago..
All Things Organic
All Things Organic is an online marketplace offering organic and natural products. The only platform to provide both fresh farm produce and a wide selection of branded organics across categories.
The online marketplace endeavor is to bring together the best selection of well-known brands and simultaneously also help you uncover some hidden gems from all across the world. They also support and highlight brands and products made by the underprivileged and NGOs.
It brings together, expert nutritionists, chefs, and users to provide expert nutrition, taste and health ratings for products.. .
The Ethical Dairy
The intensification of dairy farming has been a concern of theirs for many years, so they’ve been working hard to come up with a different solution. Their big idea? A new method of dairy farming that keeps the calves with their mothers to suckle.
Their ethical dairy model is based around treating the animals, the land, their environment and the people who work here with respect and kindness.. .
Be Healthy, Be Sustainable, Be Tasty, this is our why at Bbite. We are able to provide tasty food ingredients and snacks that happen to be healthy and sustainable thanks to our pioneering formulation on the usage of insect based materials and up cycled food waste combination.
Bbite partners with different agritech and foodtech companies to bring innovation to your table, increasing the essential nutrients and protein, creating this in the most sustainable way, and using flavor profiling innovation to create the tastiest products you have ever imagined. Bbite is the Foodtech company that combines an ethical supply chain with a foodie passion and impact driven technologies..
Rebel Kitchen creates healthy products and redefine health through food, business and beyond. They are a conscious business and will always implement the best possible methods they can afford.
They are committed to sustainability in a big way and their products will always be made with their values at their core. They are committed to creating healthy business practices.
Rebel Kitchen was born out of a need to redefine health. It’s time to change their approach – from what constitutes health, to how they make food and how businesses operate within the food space..
Planet Organic is a natural products retailing company that operates an organic super market. It offers natural food and drinks, health and beauty products, and household goods.
Planet Organic was founded in 1995 by Renée Elliott. It is based in London, United Kingdom..
Global Protein Solutions
GPS FOOD GROUP provides Global Procurement, Supply Chain Management and Marketing Services involving meat protein products. GPS FOOD GROUP is a specialist business that manages the procurement, production, logistics and marketing elements of the supply chain ensuring that the product specification and quality consistently meets the requirements of our customers.
We uniquely offer bespoke supply chain solutions combining a comprehensive product offer backed by client tailored services support. GPS FOOD GROUP has access to a wide range of products and markets backed up by a highly motivated and experienced technical and logistics team.
We also have the capability to provide innovative financing solutions. We provide a flexible and cost effective service that is designed to meet the specific and unique requirements of a diverse international client base.
GPS FOOD GROUP has a network of offices located in key international markets. Our global presence coupled with a diverse procurement and marketing base ensures we are up to date with current trends and the latest developments within all protein market sectors.
Our objective is to deliver a market leading service and ensure that the exacting requirements of the market and each individual client are met in a cost effective and professional manner. Our expertise, track record and financial strength make us a sound partner..
Cooking for Aisha
A range of nutritious Stage 2 & Stage 3 baby food pouches – packed full of natural, healthy ingredients that are vital for your little one’s weaning diet. Our exotic dishes are full of variety and flavour.
Our recipes help to develop your baby’s taste buds for a lifetime of food experiences. We carefully blend a whole range of pulses, fruits and vegetables with gentle spices and high quality British meat, to create nutritious baby foods filled with tasty goodness for your aspiring little foodie..
Gourmio is a web-based platform that helps its users discover Italian recipes and freshly-prepared ingredients for Italian food. The platform sells ready-to-cook recipe boxes that contain all the ingredients its users need to cook real Italian food.
Its mission is to help home cooks discover the authenticity and simplicity of Italian cuisine. Gourmio was launched in 2015 and is based in London, United Kingdom..
Wild Child Kitchen
Wild Child Kitchen is London’s new healthful food service for children. Their kitchen is beside Battersea Park in a renovated railway arch, while Their office is located just over the river.
Their mission is to inspire the next generation of little foodies with a menu of colourful dishes influenced by cuisines from around the world. Your child’s wellbeing is at the heart of everything They do.
That is why Their ingredients are organic wherever possible, seasonal and sustainably sourced. They are very proud to work with some of the UK’s leading organic suppliers including Langridge Organic and Rhug Estate.
Each of Their dishes is made without gluten, dairy or nuts; making Their food offering inclusive for little foodies with these particular allergies and intolerances. They never add refined sugar or salt to any of Their meals.
And to do Their bit for the planet’s health, all Their packaging is plant-based and biodegradable.. .
New Ivory is a major UK supplier of sauces that accompany meat and fish dishes to both national retailers and market leading protein suppliers. Based from its manufacturing site in West Yorkshire, New Ivory develops and produces truly great restaurant quality sauces on an industrial scale.
New Ivory’s employs approximately 180 people and generates sales of over £20m.. .
They are wholesale bakery agents and are based in Bradford, Yorkshire. Happy Bread has been supplying most of Yorkshire with bakery products for over 30 years.
They have a family business mindset and work alongside other family businesses who support the local community.. .
ML Oils Ltd. collects waste oil.
The Company collects waste fats and cooking oils. ML Oils also supplies pure vegetable oil, olive oil, and frying fat products.
ML Oils caters to commercial caterers, industrial caterers, educational institutions, hospitals, and government organizations.. .
This article was written by Benjamin Friedberg from Toast Fried. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].
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