Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate and honor the mothers in our lives who have nurtured us and helped shape who we are today. One way to show appreciation is to support mother-owned food brands that have made a mark in the food industry. The mothers behind brands like Garden Lites and Sweet Loren’s have been able to turn their passion for food into successful businesses, creating innovative products and driving growth in the industry.
From healthy snacks to frozen meals to baked goods, mother-owned food businesses have made a name for themselves by offering unique and delicious products that meet the needs of consumers. With their creativity, hard work and dedication, mothers in the food industry have made a lasting impact and continue to inspire others to follow their dreams.
Here are five mother-owned food businesses that are making waves and are worth supporting this Mother’s Day.
1. Garden Lites
Founded in 2008 by Andy Reichgut, his mother and his wife, Garden Lites specializes in vegetable-based frozen foods. The company’s products are made with simple, clean ingredients and are gluten-free, non-GMO and low in calories. Garden Lites’ products include veggie muffins, souffles and bites, which come in flavors like blueberry oat and broccoli cheddar. Garden Lites products can be found in major retailers like Kroger, Target and Walmart.
2. Sweet Loren’s
Loren Brill founded Sweet Loren’s in 2011 after being diagnosed with cancer and wanting to create a healthier dessert option. Sweet Loren’s specializes in gluten-free and vegan cookie dough that is made with whole food ingredients like whole grain flour, almond flour and coconut oil. Sweet Loren’s products come in flavors like chocolate chunk, oatmeal cranberry and fudgy brownie, all of which can be found in major retailers like Target and Whole Foods.
3. Dang Foods
Dang Foods was founded in 2011 by brothers Vincent and Andrew Kitirattragarn and their mother, Theresa, who immigrated to the US from Thailand. The company’s mission is to share the flavors and snacks of Southeast Asia with the world. Dang Foods’ flagship product is its toasted coconut chips, which come in a variety of flavors like salted caramel, chocolate sea salt and sriracha. The company’s products can be found in major retailers like Target and Whole Foods.
Founded in 2016 by Livio Bisterzo, his mother and his wife, Hippeas is a snack food company that specializes in organic chickpea puffs. The company’s products are gluten-free, vegan and high in fiber and protein. Hippeas’ products come in a variety of flavors like white cheddar, sriracha sunrise and bohemian barbecue. The company’s products can be found in major retailers, convenience stores and pharmacies across the US.
5. Better Bites Bakery
Better Bites Bakery was founded in 2011 by Leah Lopez, a mother of two, who wanted to create healthy and delicious desserts for her children who have severe food allergies. Better Bites Bakery specializes in allergen-free and vegan baked goods that are made with simple and whole food ingredients. The company’s products include cupcakes, cookie dough bites and chocolate cake, which come in a wide variety of flavors. Better Bites Bakery products can be found in major retailers like Kroger, Target and Wegmans.