Top 10 Food & Beverages Startups In Australia

The food & beverages industry in Australia has grown as a high growth & profit sector due to its huge potential for value addition, mainly due to the food processing industry. Moreover, it has experienced an astonishing growth in the F&B sector over the past few years. Along with this, healthy food habit is turning to be the way of life and people are constantly making good food choices that are tasty, healthy and help them stay fit. With all the transformation and increase in population, no wonder that the food & beverage market which is contributing major revenue for the country. While food processing is slowly extending itself as an industry of its own, the government is recognizing the need to encourage this sector. Top 10 are listed below-


v2food was founded by Nick Hazell in the year 2019 with the headquarters in sydney, nsw. How can we feed 10 billion people with the resources of one earth? That’s the question that ignited the passions of CSIRO’s top scientists and led to the inception of v2food. Looking at over 100 years of research into meat and agriculture, we set out to provide an answer to that question. Our goal? To create a tasty plant-based alternative to animal meat that’s better for you, and better for the planet. That was August 2018. For the next six months, we worked day and night to perfect our product using plant-based ingredients and the latest science. By February 2019, we had an answer to the question that started it all. Next, we challenged ourselves in the kitchen to develop the best tasting products ready to delight tastebuds across the country. We’re on a mission to feed our planet in a way that takes care of our planet. To be a part of that journey, follow our socials and look out for our products in stores soon.


Foodbomb was founded by Paul Tory in the year 2017 with the headquarters in Surry Hills, New South Wales. Foodbomb is an online ordering platform that aggregates wholesale food suppliers into a single site, where hospitality venues can search, compare and order products. The wholesale ordering platform was founded in 2017 and gives NSW & Victorian venues the ability to search 50,000 products from 13 categories including meat, fruit & veg, seafood, poultry, dry goods, smallgoods, bakery and more. Free to use, with no commitment and free next day delivery, Foodbomb supports over 3,000 Sydney & Melbourne cafes, pubs, clubs, caterers and venues alone. Foodbomb is the future of ordering for the foodservice business.

3. Capital Brewing Co

Capital Brewing Co was co-founded by Managing Directors Tom Hertel and Laurence Kain in the year 2016 with the headquarters in Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory. Good Natured Brews – Thats our vibe. We believe in making amazing beer, looking after our people and the environment. Capital Brewing Co is 100% independently owned – formed by a close group of mates who froth on delicious brews, back country adventures and good times.

4. BentSpoke Brewing Co.

BentSpoke Brewing Co. was founded by Richard Watkins in the year 2014 with the headquarters in Braddon, Australian Capital Territory. After opening its doors in 2014 and being awarded ‘Best New Venue’ at the 2015 AHA (ACT) awards, BentSpoke has continued to move onward and upward in the Canberra beer and bar scene. At the Braddon brewpub you will find 18 varieties of beer and cider available at any one time, all brewed on premise. A wide range of beer styles are made by our award-winning head brewer, as well as hand crushed apple cider, and gluten-friendly ginger beer, all on full display so you can watch the brew team at work while you sample a selection of brews by the pint or in our iconic sample bars. Brews are available to purchase both over the bar and to take-away in our custom-made two-litre, insulated ‘Travellers’. A modern take on the classic pub menu features dishes which incorporate beer, brewing ingredients and highlight great local produce.

5. Pirate Life Brewing

Pirate Life Brewing was founded by Jack Cameron, Michael Cameron and Jared Proudfoot in the year 2014 with the headquarters in Hindmarsh, South Australia. Well, obviously, Pirates are pretty cool. That said, we’re not actual Pirates. We just align with some of their ideals… Do what you want when and wherever you want, drink what you want, or even develop an unhealthy bout of scurvy. Not that we recommend the scurvy. Instead of stealing and pillaging tangible items of value, we take inspiration from interesting brewers and breweries, chefs and restaurants or even scientists and engineers. If there is ever a better way of doing something we want to find out about it, research it and if we find there is a benefit to it we will implement it. Pirates made some pretty dodgy decisions when it came their own health, the health of others (blowing people out of the water was particularly detrimental) and the health of their surroundings. There needs to be balance. We need to make sure that we live well, that we take care of the environment and that we take care of each other. Good beer plays a big part in enriching our lives and that’s something we want to share with anyone’s nose and palate that is willing to tune in.

6. Young Henrys

Young Henrys was founded by Richard Adamson and Oscar McMahon in the year 2012 with the headquarters in Newtown, New South Wales. Like most good stories, ours started over a beer. Meeting on opposite sides of the bar, Richard Adamson and Oscar McMahon got talking over their love of beer and music, also discovering they shared a view that the Australian beer scene was behind the times – that it should be more adventurous, innovative and fun. With Richard’s brewing experience and Oscar’s hospitality expertise they decided they should do more than talk. Young Henrys stands behind an unwavering vision to create beer and gin loved by their local communities and like-minded mates around Australia are proud to call their own. By keeping things local, reducing environmental impact, and collaborating with like-minded, passionate, creative people, Young Henrys helps turn up the volume on diverse (sometimes smaller) voices in our community.

7. Yume Food Australia

Yume Food Australia was founded by Katy Barfield in the year 2015 with the headquarters in Australia. Yume is an online marketplace for quality surplus food. The Yume platform allows food manufacturers and primary producers to on-sell their quality surplus products to commercial buyers at a discount. It’s good for the pocket, the planet and the people!

8. Food South Australia

Food South Australia was founded by Catherine Sayer in the year 2010 with the headquarters in Urrbrae, South Australia. Food South Australia is an independent, industry-led and membership-based organisation representing food and beverage manufacturing companies based in South Australia. Our mission is to support and sustain the South Australian food and beverage industry. Food South Australia also hosts the South Australian Food Industry Awards Program and Eat Local SA. As the state’s peak industry body for the food and beverage industry, Food South Australia assists businesses to access services, expert advice and growth programs to grow their bottom line and connect with new markets. Food South Australia is the first point of contact for businesses and industry stakeholders to access information about the food and beverage sector in South Australia and to access services and support.

9. eBev

eBev was founded by Ian Harris in the year 2014 with the headquarters in Surry Hills, NSW. eBev is simplifying and empowering the beverage trade. The eBev platform brings together the biggest and best range of beverage suppliers under one platform, making the ordering and accounting process for hospitality venues quicker and easier, giving back time to refocus on growing your business.

10. BoozeBud

BoozeBud was founded by Mark Woollcott in the year 2012 with the headquarters in Surry Hills, NSW. is Australia’s leading online liquor marketplace and one of Australia’s fastest growing startups. Our platform allows producers to sell their products and connect directly with customers, which is underpinned by a sophisticated national logistics network. For consumers, we’re building a personalised user experience that inspires you to explore and sample a diverse range of beer, wine and spirits. We work with Australia’s biggest beverage companies, including Lion Nathan and Diageo, as well as the best and most exciting craft breweries, distilleries and wineries. Our founding team has some of the best online marketplace experience of anyone in Australia, we have big plans and a clear vision to address the $22Bn local liquor market, a business model that’s globally deployable and we’re well capitalised.

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