Top 30 Food & Beverages Startups In India

The food & beverages industry in India has grown as a high growth & profit sector due to its huge potential for value addition, mainly due to the food processing industry.Moreover, India 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 Indian 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 30 are listed below-

  1. FreshMenu

FreshMenu was founded by Rashmi Daga in the year 2014 with headquarters in Bangalore, karnataka. They ‘Believe in good’​. When they say good, they don’t just mean good food. They also mean the goodness that good food leads to. Good memories, a good temper, a good day, a good burp. And they know that when their food leaves their kitchens, they are creating all that. It’s rewarding, this belief in good. They’ve known ‘insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results’. At Freshmenu, they actually see it happen. They are insanely crazy about ‘food’ and do it differently – a new selection of menu everyday, curated by their in-house star Chefs.

2. The Belgian Waffle Co

Belgian Waffle Co. founded by Shrey Aggarwal with the headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Owned and operated by Bloombay Enterprises LLP, The Belgian Waffle Co. was an idea born out of passion and with a mission to spread taste and delight. Founded in 2015, the company strives to constantly innovate while staying true to its values of excellence, simplicity and affordability. The Belgian Waffle Co. is one of the first Waffle Specialty stations in India that offers a unique, on-the-go waffle sandwich created fresh at their waffle stations with their specially formulated egg-less batter and premium fillings. BWC pride itself on providing a continuously innovating yet consistent top quality product with a warm and dependable brand identity.

3. Drunken Monkey

Drunken Monkey was founded by Samrat Reddy in the year 2016 with headquarters in Hyderabad, Telangana. The monkey believes that nature has a lot to offer to us and strives in creating unique and delicious smoothie blends that are both functional and fun-ranging from detox to meal replacements, from hydrators to protein smoothies, and from healthy veggie smoothies to hangover warriors. Every single smoothie at drunken monkey is specially crafted with precision and love, delivering you a perfectly blended smoothie which is delicious, yummy and of great nutritional value. Every sip leaves you feeling light, happy and ‘ naturally high’ , and the only secret to it is simple and straightforward – embrace life, embrace nature and ‘stay naturally high’.

4. Munchbox Frozen Foods Private Limited

Munchbox Frozen Foods Private Limited was founded by Pranshul Yadav in the year 2017 with the headquarters in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Frozen Bottle is a brand owned by Munchbox Frozen Bottle Pvt Ltd. Our corporate is based out of Bangalore and established in the year of 2017. Frozen Bottle serves premium thick milk shakes, cake jars and ice creams. We operate across 21 cities with 165 stores serving over 5000 bottles of memories every day. With the employee strength of over 700, we are looking at emerging as India’s No.1 food tech platform serving premium food through multiple brands.

5. GoodDot

GoodDot was founded by Abhishek Sinha in the year 2016 with the headquarters in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Good Dot is a food tech start-up bringing plant-based proteins to India that can be distributed anywhere and bought by everyone. Our products give you the protein and taste of meat at an affordable price but provide a healthier and cruelty-free option.

6. Sleepy Owl Coffee

Sleepy Owl Coffee was founded by Ajai Thandi, Arman Sood and Ashwajeet Singh in the year 2016 with the headquarters in New Delhi, Delhi. Sleepy Owl Coffee aims to redefine the in-home coffee experience. We want consumers to have the best quality coffee, in the most convenient way possible. All our coffee is made fresh, every day and shipped across India, to your doorstep or stocked at retail stores across Delhi NCR.

7. FabBox

FabBox was founded by Devang Shah in the year 2015 with the headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra. They are a startup that excels in combining the two aspects of food that rarely go together – taste, as well as health. Our freshly-served, non-preservatives based food have impressed and delighted the palates of more than 20,000 people (and counting!). Our motto is simple – Healthy Can be Yummy. And throughout the course of our journey, all our endeavours have always been directed to achieve this very goal – to give our consumers the best of both the worlds.

8. Chai Sutta Bar

Chai Sutta Bar was founded by Anubhav Dubey in the year 2016 with the headquarters in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Chai Sutta Bar or “CSB” the name by which our lovely customers remember us is on the journey of revolutionizing the Beverages Industry. We have delivered the unexpected form of a Chai-focused brand taking over the industry.Our Kulhad Chai not only provides an aromatic taste to its customers but also has been a symbol of happiness & a ray of hope for the needy. The Kulhad besides serving flavorful Chai has also been providing employment opportunities to the people of the country thus promoting an eco-friendly environment. This has enabled us to deliver a strong message across the borders. CSB, spread over 100+ Cities in 3 Countries, is currently operating over 200+ outlets. We are committed to serving a delightful experience to millions of people. 


MBA CHAI WALA INDIA was founded by Praful Billore in the year 2016 with the headquarters in Ahmadabad, Gujarat. Journey of how an MBA dropout became India ka Chaiwala by forming a company that not only makes millions in revenue but is a reason behind millions of people to smile every day by its noble deeds, versatile vibes, and Garma-Garam Maseladar Chai.

10. VAHDAM® India

VAHDAM® India was founded by Bala Sarda in the year 2015 with the headquarters in New Delhi, Delhi NCR. Backed by some of India’s most prolific investors, VAHDAM is among the world’s first vertically integrated online-first tea brands. It sources premium garden fresh teas direct from over 150+ tea plantations & door delivers to consumers across the world. Established in 2015, Vahdam Teas have been already shipped to 80 countries with USA, Russia & Europe being it’s top markets. The team shares a passionate vision to create India’s first home-grown global tea brand by leveraging technology.

11. Chai Point

Chai Point was founded Bangalore, Karnataka, India by Amuleek Singh Bijral in the year 2010 for Chai Point is an omnichannel beverage brand. They serve a perfectly brewed cup of chai which is made of fresh and natural ingredients. They also have coffee options. Its anchor beverage offering is Chai but increasingly coffee is becoming very strong in its portfolio. The Shark team has 50+members based out of Bangalore. The overall employee base is 1500+

12. SLAY Coffee

SLAY Coffee was founded in 2019 by Lakshmi Dasaka and Chaitanya Chitta in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. SLAY Coffee deliver a handcrafted, gourmet cup of coffee in a spill-proof & temperature-controlled packaging giving the consumers a hassle-free experience. They not only promise a gourmet coffee experience for people on the go, but making premium coffee affordable for consumers across the country. With an uncompromising focus on quality and convenience, every cup of SLAY is guaranteed to be a delight.

13. Snackible

Snackible founded by  Aditya Sanghavi in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was incorporated in 2015, with the aim to revolutionize the snacks industry, Snackible introduced a premium range of healthy, tasty and reasonably priced snacks which are conveniently accessible across the country.Snackible was started by just another working guy who faced what most other people were facing i.e. the problem of the “Snack Crunch” – that formidable hour between lunch and dinner, where our stomachs grumble for a simply delicious snack, and yet more often than not the most conveniently available snacks we reach out for land up being the unhealthiest, and the healthiest of snacks land up being rather too expensive and not the most easily accessible.

14. Urban Platter

Urban Platter was founded by brothers, Chirag Kenia and Dhaval Kenia in 2015 and is Privately Held as of 2021. It’s headquartered in Mumbai, with a vision to deliver Simply Good Food for people who seek a personal connection with what they eat. Their vision is to become your go-to destination for everyday essentials and gourmet edibles from around the world. They are passionate about food and we sincerely put a ton of research behind every product available on our platform. Their team curates what’s good from what’s not-so-good and makes choices simple for you. Sit back, relax and whip up delicious delights!

Urban Platter was founded by brothers, Chirag Kenia and Dhaval Kenia in 2015 and is Privately Held as of 2021. It’s headquartered in Mumbai, with a vision to deliver Simply Good Food for people who seek a personal connection with what they eat. Their vision is to become your go-to destination for everyday essentials and gourmet edibles from around the world. They are passionate about food and we sincerely put a ton of research behind every product available on our platform. Their team curates what’s good from what’s not-so-good and makes choices simple for you. Sit back, relax and whip up delicious delights!

15. To Be Honest

To Be Honest founded by Mayank Gupta in NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh in the year 2014. To Be Honest Crunchies are a delicious range of snacks made with 100% real fruits & veggies. The team aims to deliver unique products to the customer that are great tasting yet nutritious.These snacks are made with vacuum-cooked technology that retains their natural colour, nutrients and fibre content of the raw fruits & veggies. What’s more is that To Be Honest uses 50% less oil compared to other deep-fried chips, making indulgence a bit more tasty.

16. Slurrp Farm

Slurrp Farm was founded by Shauravi Malik, Meghana Narayan, and Umang Bhattacharyya in Gurgaon, Delhi in the year 2016. At Slurrp Farm, they are building the most loved health food brand for children. Their food is made of supergrains like millets – ragi, jowar, bajra, foxtail millet, amaranth – that have lots of essential micronutrients! Combined with natural flavours, our products feel light in the tummy and taste yummy as well!

17. Open Secret

Open Secret founded by Ahana Gautam in the year 2019 at Mumbai, Maharashtra. Open Secret believe in less junk, more food. Who said un-junking can’t be fun and eating healthy shouldn’t be tasty? Say goodbye to boring snacking and hello to a new world of wholesome tasty goodness. This brand is a love letter from a daughter to her single mother. A mother who showed her daughter that nothing in this world is impossible. Who championed health, nutrition and to reach your full potential and beyond.It is an Open Secret that we are who we are because of our Mothers.

18. The Whole Truth Foods

The Whole Truth Foods founded by Shashank Mehta in the year 2019 at Mumbai, Maharashtra. This is the simple philosophy with which we make our products. We believe simple, homely ingredients, minimally processed, are the secret to nutritious, tasty food. So we take premium dry fruits like cashews, almonds and dates, mix them with pure cocoa for taste, and add raw, unadulterated whey for that extra boost of protein – to make these bars.

19. The Mumum Co. (Faraway Foods Pvt Ltd)

The Mumum Co. (Faraway Foods Pvt Ltd) founded by Farah Nathani-Menzies and Shreya Lamba in Mumbai, Maharashtra in the year 2017. They are two mums who are trying to raise healthy and happy children, and the mumum co. is our baby step towards a healthy and nutritious life for not just our little ones, but yours too. The “very, very, very real”​ nature of our snacks comes from our conscious effort to feed our kids with 100% natural and nourishing foods to help their little bodies grow better and faster – with no preservatives or additives!

20. The Green Snack Co.

The Green Snack Co. was founded by Jasmine Kaur in the year 2015 at Mumbai, Maharashtra. The biggest hurdle in leading an active, healthy lifestyle comes when it is time to snack or curb hunger pangs. Lack of healthy snacking options in the market today leaves us with very few options. Tasty, yet authentically healthy snacks are not easily available. There is a definite need for a snack that is all natural, filled with nutrients and delicious at the same time. The Green Snack Co. started to delight taste buds and fill this need gap in the market – for tasty and healthy snacks. Creating a snack that is both delicious and authentically healthy is the code we live by. And it is what our consumers love about us. Each pack of our snacks is 100% Gluten Free, low on calories and cholesterol free.

21. Aibono

Aibono was founded by Vivek Rajkumar in Bangalore, Karnataka. Aibono is India’s first AI powered Fresh Food Aggregator, pioneering the Seed-to-plate™ platform, a next generation disruption that synchronizes Real-time Production with Real-time Consumption of super perishable Fruits & Vegetables by using Predictive Analytics, Precision Farming, and Just-In-Time harvests.

22. All That Dips

Founded in the year 2017 by Deep Lodhari, All That Dips provide the best quality dips in India. This Vadodara-based dips and sauces maker startup is known for the best quality hummus and freshly cooked salsa. They make gluten-free, natural, preservatives-free, and MSG-free dips.

From selling dips at a street market to India’s essential retailers, Allthatdips has come a long way. In three years, the company had made its presence in Vadodara, Pune, Mumbai, Goa, Hyderabad, Surat, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, and Bengaluru. All That Dips received an award of ₹12 Lakhs. It was one of the top startups at the Vibrant Gujarat Startup summit 2018.

23. Coolberg

Brand Coolberg was launched in 2016 by Pankaj Aswani and Yashika Keswani. This Mumbai-based startup offers beer that has authentic taste and some magical flavors to tantalize your taste buds.

The company has its presence in tier-I and tier-II cities. In the coming years, this four years old startup aims to cover more cities across India and deeper market penetrations and then slowly explore international markets.

24. Osome Foods

Anand Dharsandia, Founder &, Kirit Hadiyal, Co Founder of Osome Foods started in Rajkot, Gujarat.The manufacturing facility is spread over an area of 10,000 sqft at Rajkot, State of Gujarat, India; with a capacity to manufacture 500 kg per hour of roasted peanuts, chickpeas, popcorn and other healthy food with fully automated packaging machines.

Osome provide alternative healthy snacking option for modern lifestyle. So, don’t indulge in unhealthy snack, grab our Guilt Free range of snacks. We follow basic and traditional process so that we can be sure that everything we make should be nearest to mother nature.

25. Pipal Tree Beverages

Satish Negi, Founder & Director and Jasmeet Khanna, Co-Founder incorporated it in 2017. This startup has experienced nutritional experts to help customers with any questions related to products and assist customers with their orders.

Pipal tree Beverages Pvt Ltd intends to supply its customers with a broad range of food products specially designed to help them live healthier and happier lifestyles.Good nutrition is essential in this fast-growing modern lifestyle. Hence, to address urban shopper health issues, the company is on a mission to provide adequate nutrition to the customers.

26. Licious 

Licious, owned by Delightful Gourmet Pvt Ltd., was founded in July 2015 by Abhay Hanjura and Vivek Gupta and officially launched in October of the same year. It’s headquarter is in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. The company operates on a farm-to-fork model, owning the entire back-end supply chain and cold chain.Licious is a consumer food company, focussed at delighting the world with an unmatched range of meat & meat products. Present in raw & fresh meat and seafood, marinades and ready-to-eat categories, Licious is set to disrupt every food category that needs a meaty intervention!

27. RAW Pressery

Raw Pressery, founded by Anuj Rakyan in June 2013 , is India’s largest cold-pressed juice brand. The company is headquartered in Lower Parel suburb of Mumbai, India with the production factory operating in Panvel.
RAW Pressery is a clean-label beverage brand. They deliver cold-press juices, smoothies, soups, and nut milk to customers. Working directly with farmers, Raw Pressery ensures that its customers get the best quality fruits, vegetables, and nuts from across the world. All of this is packed in the goodness in a bottle, and delivered the customers’ doorstep.

28. Box8

Founded in 2012 by two IIT graduates Anshul Gupta & Amit Raj, BOX8 started as a small outlet in a corporate cafeteria. The idea was to serve irresistible desi meals in a convenient & easy-to-carry box. Box8 is an on-demand food delivery company. Focussed on taste, tech, and logistics, they aim to ensure a delightful end-to-end experience every single time. It has revolutionized the way Indians order food.

29. Chaayos

Chaayos was founded in 2012 by Nitin Saluja in New Delhi, Delhi, India. Chaayos is a contemporary version of the locally found tea stalls in India. The tea franchise is popular throughout India and has gained a lot of attention for the sheer number of varieties of tea the brand has to offer.

30. Bira 91

Established in the summer of 2015 by B9 Beverages and headquartered in New Delhi by Ankur Jain and Sameer Brij Verma, Bira 91 has quickly become the rage amongst urban millennials owing to its delicious beers, bold identity and a strong draft network. Bira 91 is a modern beer brand. They sell flavorful beers and have built a strong portfolio of essential beers and drives the global shift in beer towards more colour and flavor.