Top 70 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 70 are listed below-

  1. Heaps Normal

Heaps Normal is independent, non-alcoholic beer in support of mindful drinking and your own normal. We’re everyday artists, athletes and musicians brewing up a booze-free culture shift and trading the standard drink for a new drink standard.

2. The Leaf Protein Company

Combining tradition, science and technology, we provide highly nutritious foods and ingredients that are both sustainable for the environment and for local grower communities.

3. Alcohol Beverages Australia

Alcohol Beverages Australia is the pan-industry body created to highlight the positive social, cultural and economic contribution of beer, wine and spirits in Australia. Our goal is promoting, explaining and defending the legitimate rights of the industry and the 15 million Australians who responsibly enjoy our drinks. With members from all parts of the Australian alcohol beverages industry, Alcohol Beverages Australia uses a balanced, evidence-based approach to actively engage in public debate on alcohol policy issues and lead the development of innovative and effective alcohol policies.

4. German Beverages Australia

Experience the taste of ‘Germany in a bottle’ – finest organic juices and smoothies, delicious wines, classic beers, full-flavoured non-alcoholic brews – made with centuries of German experience, and specifically selected for Australian tables & events. Focusing on bespoke products of excellent quality and the finest ingredients, we use our experience, knowledge and passion in sourcing and personally selecting the optimal (organic) juices, wines and beers to complement the Australian climate and lifestyle. We know the people behind these beverages personally: we speak their language, we understand and share their traditions and passion for what they do. Heritage, dedication and tradition of producing excellent products over decades and often centuries are key similarities amongst all our hand-picked suppliers.

5. The Gourmet Pantry

The Gourmet Pantry was founded by Australian foodies to help bridge the gap between gourmet food distributors and the people who enjoy their products. We are exclusively online to keep the prices of our products low, and so we can supply Australia’s best food brands to customers wide across the nation! We supply only Australia’s best brands. Today, we represent household names like Ernest Hillier Chocolates and Valley Produce Company, as well as regional Australian brands such as The Regimental Condiment Company. We also venture up to the Mediterranean coast to supply Italy’s favourite one-pot gourmet meals from Tiberino.

6. Global Life Foods

In the retail sector, we are a key supplier to major supermarkets and chains including; Coles, Woolworths, Costco, Metcash, and Convenience Stores. Through our sister business, Katoomba Foods, we also have a significant customer base of independent stores with a distribution network that covers capital cities and key regional centres across Australia. Our foodservice offer has been established to service clients such as; major hotels, catering companies, function centres, restaurants, fast-food chains and franchise groups. We also have a range of products suitable for food manufacturers and distributors – from quality staples through to specialised ingredients, we are able to offer a comprehensive range of products as well as our global sourcing network and research and development services.

7. Growth Pantry

We commercialise and grow food and beverage brands in the dynamic retail and digital marketplace. Our 20 year+ channel experience spans grocery, independents, petrol & convenience, discounters, department stores, wholesale, pharmacy, distributors, foodservice and e-commerce. Combined with our ability to deliver transformative sales strategies, we help businesses with innovative category growth plans navigating a path to success with retailers.

8. Totally Gluten Free Products

Using the Sicilian passion for food, Totally Gluten Free Products has worked to bring taste and excitement to the Coeliac diet! Developed for both retail and wholesale, the range of products is always growing, however bread and dough replacements are a specialty. Traditional pizza bases and versatile dry mixes are all suitable for the Coeliac diet but unlike many other products on the market, even the true gourmand will struggle to taste the difference from standard, gluten offerings. Customers aren’t just clients – in the true Italian style, they’re family! Palmira Rigoli is committed to sharing her successful approach to managing Coeliac’s disease but also to encouraging others to help each each other.

9. Australian Plant Proteins

Australian Plant Proteins (APP) develops and manufactures high protein plant-based powders from Australian grown legumes that are gluten, soy, allergen and GMO free, low in fat and sustainably sourced. APP leverages their proprietary extraction process to produce the highest grade protein powder (88%+) available on the global market with a superior taste, smell, texture and colour profile. Perfect as a stand-alone, great tasting plant-based protein supplement or as a high-protein ingredient for food and beverage products.Website

10. Magic Valley

Magic Valley is an Australian #foodtechnology company focused on building a better global food system. By 2050, the global population is expected to reach 10 billion people with the global demand for animal-based food products tipped to increase by 100%. The traditional food system of intensive animal farming is inadequate for our future population. The solution is cultured meat. Using advanced bio-technology techniques, Magic Valley is growing meat without the animal.

11. GoodnessMe

Health doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s as simple as this: eat real food that makes you feel good. That’s where GoodnessMe comes in. GoodnessMe is Australia’s fastest growing online health food store designed to help Australians make better food choices by delivering nutritionist-approved and delicious products to help them live a healthier life. So, trust us when we say it’s a BIG deal for a product to end up in a box, on our shop, and at your door.

12. RMR Process Pty Ltd

Designing and Building World Class Food Manufacturing Facilities – It’s ALL we do, and we are extremely passionate about it. We believe in keeping food manufacturing local. We can help you scale-up your manufacturing processes, not just the building – We can demonstrate with case studies why our factories are the best value facilities in Australasia. All RMR food factories are world class, surpassing BRC, SQF & WQA & Export food safety standards.

13. P&O Food Group

P&O Food Group is an importer and supplier of gourmet food ingredients from the Mediterranean Origin in Europe and Asian continent. We specialise importing and supplying all types of: *Peppers (all types) such as fire roasted peppers, pickled peppers, jalapeño peppers, sweet cherry peppers, bell peppers all packed in cans, tins, pouches and jars *Olives (all types) such natural Kalamata, Black, Green, Manzanilla, Volos and dry cured Olives out of Greece, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Turkey and South American origins as well. Olives are available whole, pitted, halves, sliced in rings and stuffed packed in tins, bulk drums, pouches and jars.

14. The Natural Foods Trading Company

The Natural Foods Trading Company supplies wholefood ingredients to wholesale and health food customers Australia-wide. We take a hands-on approach to searching the world for reliable, natural ingredients from trusted suppliers, giving our customers the peace of mind to focus on the job of creating real food for healthy, happy people

15. FAL Food & Beverages

Welcome to FAL Food & Beverages. We are a global company manufacturing, producing and distributing healthy food and beverages with six offices worldwide – Australia, China, India, Malaysia, USA, Saudi Arabia. FAL Food & Beverages products range from coconut water, juices, ice treats, desserts, and an array of healthy kids food and beverages, all natural, all good for you. Our products are available nationally at local retail outlets.

16. Nuchev Limited

Nuchev is an Australian-based, globally-oriented food business with a dedicated focus on developing, marketing and selling a range of premium goat nutritional products. The company’s flagship Oli6 goat infant formula brand is sold across multiple sales channels in Australia, New Zealand, China and Hong Kong SAR. Offering differentiated health benefits backed by scientific research, the premium Oli6 range is a popular, trusted choice amongst Mums, with product formulations catering for the different stages of a child’s development.

17. Beston Global Food Company

Beston Global Food Company Limited (ASX:BFC) is a leading Australian food, beverage and nutritional company producing premium products across dairy, meat, seafood, health and nutritional sectors. BFC comprises wholly-owned and operated businesses and a range of investee companies to hold a diverse portfolio of natural and clean premium Australian produced products.

18. HPS Tech

HPS Engineering supplies a wide range of services, from Project Management and Engineering/Consulting to complete turnkey project delivery. We specialise in Process Engineering, Automation, Electrical Engineering and Hazardous Area Engineering. No matter what your need, talk to a HPS Engineering consultant today.

19. Mr Banks Brewing Co

Micro Brewery and Taproom based on the outskirts of South East Melbourne. Independently operated and owned, established in 2016.

20. Chief Nutrition

Let’s cut the crap. When you’re time poor you make poor choices. If you had time to read all the small print on that ‘healthy’ snack you probably wouldn’t feel too good about it. At Chief, we deeply care about what we put in and what you get out of it. We’re totally uncompromising on health, sustainability and keeping the crap out.

21. Chobani Australia

Chobani Australia was founded in the year 2011 with the headquarters in Dandenong South, Victoria. Chobani was founded on the belief that people have great taste; they just need great options. It is this belief that brought Chobani to Australia – home to a nation of people passionate about food and some of the best milk in the world. At Chobani, we know that the most important thing we make is a difference. We are a values-led business that is committed to supporting our employees and the communities in which we operate and our culture of giving back, innovation and food made good enables us to achieve this. With the products we create and actions we take, we aim to bring out the good in food and people.

22. Australian Tea Company

Australian Tea Company is a vertically integrated, multi-channel tea company, using e-commerce to bring tea straight to the cup, right from the source, cutting across several trade layers; and thus keeping intact freshness & antioxidant characters of the tea. We procure our teas directly from the growers, with our sourcing centres located in the tea growing regions in India including Darjeeling, Assam, and in Nepal. With our production/packaging facility located in India (New Delhi NCR), we can assure the quality, freshness of the teas.

23. Murray River Organics

Murray River Organics is a leading Australian grower, processor, manufacturer and seller of organic and better-for-you food products. Named after our water source and Australia’s longest river stretching 2,375kms – we care about the sustainability of our planet. That’s why we aim to make organic, healthy and sustainable food choices a reality for our consumers in Australia and around the world. Murray River Organics began in 2010 on a single 28-hectare farm in Merbein, Victoria. From humble beginnings growing some of Australia’s first organic sultanas to now owning and operating over 4,900 hectares of farmland in the Sunraysia region.

24. Happy Green Distribution

HappyGreen is a Melbourne based distribution company dedicated to promoting vibrant living through exceptional food and personal care products. All our products are consciously chosen in alignment with our ethos of promoting wellness and minimising environmental impact. We supply health food stores, supermarkets, gyms, yoga, studios, clinics and cafes with amazing products and premium customer service.

25. Angeles Fine Foods Australia

Angeles Fine Foods Australia is a privately owned Australian independent Importer, wholesaler and national Australian distributor of hundreds of premium gourmet food products in both the dry and chilled food categories. Angeles Fine Foods distributes a specialized range of local and imported gourmet food lines to selected retailers and foodservice operators throughout Australia. At Angeles Fine Foods we strive for greatness in service and brand management. Our gourmet product catalogue is ever changing to keep up with the demands of the Australian food industry. We take pride in sourcing the finest produce from local and international markets.

26. My Muscle Chef

My Muscle Chef started in 2013 with two brothers working towards one dream – being able to enjoy great tasting healthy food, without ever having to cook for themselves. Over the years the My Muscle Chef dream has grown, and we realised that what we do is more than just providing healthy tasty food for busy people. At the heart of My Muscle Chef is our mission – to inspire, encourage, and fuel Australians leading active, healthy lives. We believe that healthy eating shouldn’t be just for the elite, it should be for everybody. My Muscle Chef makes healthy eating easy by delivering the best tasting ready meals on the market to thousands of Aussies across NSW, VIC, QLD, and ACT.

27. Soulara

Soulara is an Australian-made and owned brand that has pioneered Australia’s plant-based lifestyle movement. We deliver chef-crafted and nutritionist designed ready made meals across the nation, servicing over 6000 postcodes, and since 2018 we have delivered over 4 million meals. A big supporter of local farmers, our food is created with local and sustainable ingredients to keep you and the planet healthy and happy.

28. iPantry

We are a collective of people who love food and love sharing food experiences. We started this business in 2020, connecting food lovers all over Victoria with the most iconic and delicious produce, foods and brands in Australia. From delicious food staples, to the special foods like the delicious pizza from 400 Gradi, the chocolates from Brunetti, the fresh seafood from Hunky Dory and those amazing Daniel’s Doughnuts. We created a place for food shopping, grocery shopping, foodie favourites, treats, gifting, catering & entertaining and restaurant partners. All in one place with next day delivery, saving you time and connecting you with your favourite and soon to be favourite brands.

29. Be Fit Food

Awarded 2018 Telstra Victorian Business of the Year Be Fit Food is revolutionising the way Australian’s lose and maintain a healthy body weight, and the way they approach sustainable, long-term, low-carb living. With scientifically formulated recipes, Dr Geoffrey Draper, a weight loss surgeon, and Kate Save, a weight loss dietitian & exercise physiologist, have created meals using real healthy food that is nutritionally balanced to satisfy your appetite. You will feel fuller for longer, easily lose between 2-10 kg in just two weeks and ultimately create a long-term, healthier lifestyle by following the Be Fit Food programs. Every customer is offered free Dietitian support as part of our offering, and we welcome

30. Daniel’s Donuts

First established in 2016, Daniel’s Donuts has become the number one destination for anyone looking for delicious donuts, pies, coffees, milkshakes and more – an experience that will leave you craving and returning for more. With so many different donut flavours to choose from, we have a little something for everyone including Vegan and Gluten Free options! If you haven’t indulged in anything off our menu just yet, we look forward to meeting you soon and surprising your tastebuds – once you take that first bite, you’ll be hooked for good.

31. Mighty Craft Limited

Mighty Craft Limited was co-founded by Dan Wales in the year 2018 with the headquarters in Melbourne, Victoria. We’re a powerful collection of brands, people and places – with one mighty love of Craft. Craft to us is more about an ethos than a category. It’s a celebration of authenticity, creativity, enterprise and local connection. Supporting the little guys, we’re combining our strengths to create a thriving Independent Craft community. A mighty Independent network of great brands, people and places. Strong together. For the love of Craft.

32. Mr Black Spirits

Mr Black are coffee roasters, craft distillers and producers of the world’s leading coffee liqueur. Launched in 2013 by co-founders Philip Moore and Tom Baker with the headquarters in Sydney , Mr Black is on a mission to take craft coffee into the night.

33. Modus Operandi Brewing

Modus Operandi Brewing was co-founded by Jaz Wearin in the year 2014. Based on the Beaches of Sydney and Newcastle, Modus is a proudly independent, family owned, quality obsessed brewery. 100% Green Energy brewery, Cold Stored & Delivered, with a Beer First, No Shortcuts mentality.

34. Hawkers Beer

Hawkers Beer was founded by Mazen Hajjar in the year 2014 with the headquarters in Reservoir, VIC. Hawkers is a fiercely independent company, and with our unconditional commitment to spreading flavourful beer, we keep striving to achieve our goal of converting 100% of the market to drinking better beers.

35. Jetty Road Brewery

Jetty Road Brewery was co-founded by Blake Bowden and Grant Rodgers with the headquarters in Dromana, Victoria. An appreciation for the Australian coast has captured our unwavering attention. It’s the raw and lively, overgrown, unspoilt, say-hi-to-your-neighbour type stuff that stays with you for a lifetime. Like many before us, this appreciation has lead us on a journey to capture the essence of this iconic Australian landscape and spread the good word. And what better way than through another Aussie icon, craft beer. Our process is pretty straightforward. We apply the same attention to detail and care to all of our flavours and don’t play favourites. The result is some of the finest tasting pales, IPAs and draughts this side of the equator. If we do say so ourselves.

36. Slipstream Brewing

Slipstream Brewing was founded in the year 2017 with the headquarters in Yeerongpilly, Queensland. We are a small team of passionate people, producing some of the most accessible and sessionable craft beers in Australia. Our beers are brewed with nothing but pure flavour in mind, with our popular, award-winning core range line-up as well as a regular limited release program & exclusive small batch program for our venue.

37. Deeds Brewing

Deeds Brewing Co is an Australian Craft brewery based in Glen Iris, Melbourne. Proudly Independent and founded by Pat and Dave. We aim to quietly and passionately brew quality beers that are worth sharing.

38. Soapbox Beer

Soapbox Beer was founded in the year 2017 with the headquarters in Brisbane, Queensland. Soapbox Beer – An independent, inner city Brisbane brewery and tasting room, getting on our soapbox for craft beer freshness, flavour and supporting our community.

39. Brouhaha Brewery

Brouhaha Brewery was founded in the year 2016 with the headquarters in Maleny, Queensland. An independently owned brewpub located in Maleny. Born out of necessity and raised in the Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. Brouhaha Brewery and Restaurant adopts the principles of its hometown, Maleny. Embracing community, a slower pace and fresh local produce and applying it to how we brew our craft beer and create our seasonal menu. We brew beers that we love to drink and excite craft beer curiosity. Our core range of beers has been carefully crafted and designed to tempt beer drinkers to start their journey with craft brewing and inspire people to drink better beer.

40. Helios Brewing Company

Helios Brewing Company was founded by Scott Shomer in the year 2017 with the headquarters in Yeerongpilly, Queensland. Our craft beer brewery is located on Brisbane’s Southside at Yeerongpilly, we have a 15 bbl brewery system which is run by our Head Brewer Charlie. Helios was the Greek sun God, tasked by Zeus with driving a chariot carrying the sun through the sky each day for all mankind. Helios Brewing Company uses the power of the sun to create craft beer sustainably. By designing the brewery from the ground up to be water and power efficient we are aiming to do right thing by the environment. Our beers are all based on Gods and monsters from Greek Mythology. Their individual characteristics are strongly represented by the style and type of beer we create for you.

41. Moon Dog Brewing Pty Ltd

Moon Dog Brewing Pty Ltd was founded in the year 2010 with the headquarters in Preston, Victoria. We have our semi-private Jungle Deck, Top Deck and Big Container spaces up for grabs for functions of all shapes and sizes. From work events to engagements to birthdays or anything in between, we’ve got you covered! We have a range of food and drink packages available to suit your needs. If you’re keen on hosting a function with us and want more info on what we can offer

42. Balter Brewing Company

Balter Brewing Company was founded in the year 2014 with the headquarters in Currumbin, Qld. More than just a name, BALTER is the sense of enjoyment you get from doing something you love, just for the thrill of it. The cool thing is this enjoyment can be found anywhere. You could be winning World Tinnie Hurling (a sport we invented: ) titles, or simply feeling triumphant because you’ve navigated the mind bend of putting an IKEA shelf together. Its purest origins can be found at the end of a good day’s work when you sit back, sip on an epic beer and go… aaaah!

43. Sea Legs Brewing Co

Sea Legs Brewing Co was founded in the year 2018 with the headquarters in Kangaroo Point, Queensland. We are an independent Australian craft brewery that prides itself on quality, creativity, authenticity and community, stemming from the old adage of a good beer shared with good mates. Sea Legs Brewing Co is a 15-hectolitre brewery with 15,000 litre fermenting capacity where we not only brew and ensure consistency with our mainstay and much-loved Core Range but also our signature Limited Releases. Our Limited Releases provide an opportunity for the brewers to challenge the status quo and colour outside the lines, with these creative concoctions released regularly. Whether it’s hop driven charm or malty magic, you’ll find something that ‘tipples’ your fancy.

44. Ballistic Beer Co

Ballistic Beer Co was founded in the year 2016 with the headquarters in Salisbury, QLD. In 2016, our Founder and Chief Beer Taster, David Kitchen met Lachy Crothers, our Head Brewer. It was love at first beer. In the startup process they focused on the local community and pretty soon discovered that Salisbury secretly produced much of the munitions used by the Australian army during WWII. Out of respect for the courageous efforts of the Salisbury community, we named our brewery Ballistic Beer and chose the keg bomb to represent our story.

45. Green Beacon Brewing Co

Green Beacon Brewing Co was founded in the year 2011 with the headquarters in Teneriffe, QLD. At Green Beacon, we believe in the journey of innovation. Our mission is to create enjoyment whilst inspiring passion and loyalty. As a proud Queensland brewery built on quality and integrity, and where flavour, balance and consistency are at the forefront; our beer provides anchorage in any port.

46. Your Mates Brewing Co.

Your Mates Brewing Co. was founded by Matt Hepburn in the year 2015 with the headquarters in Warana, Queensland. Your Mates isn’t just a brand, it’s a lifestyle. Drinking good beer with good mates and having a bloody good time. Our philosophy is simple… Brewing beer is complicated, but enjoying beer shouldn’t be. Beer doesn’t need to be put on a pedestal; it simply complements life’s moments. Kicking back around the campfire with family, cooking a BBQ with neighbours, or mowing the lawn for a second time this week. We believe these simple pleasures are much sweeter with a good beer in hand. Mateship is our founding principle, it’s why we exist and encompasses everything we do. Our beers are represented by a few legendary characters we’ve all met in our lives, with distinct personalities matching their flavour styles. Our vision is to inspire mateship through great beers, and our mission is to build an inclusive beer community at our brewery on the Sunshine Coast, our beautiful backyard in Queensland and beyond!

47. Heads of Noosa Brewing Co.

Heads of Noosa Brewing Co. was founded by Craig Masterton in the year 2018 with the headquarters in Noosaville, QLD. Our beers are inspired by the nearby rocky headlands of Noosa Heads. East facing, the Heads stand upright to the full force of Mother Nature and the unbridled swell of the magnificent Pacific Ocean. It’s their very nature to craft these swells into one of Australia’s finest breaks. Our nature and passion is to craft raw natural ingredients into some of Australia’s finest beers that are truly enjoyable time after time.

48. Stone & Wood Brewing Company

Stone & Wood Brewing Company was founded by Jamie Cook, Brad Rogers and Ross Jurisich in the year 2008 with the headquarters in Byron Bay, New South Wales. We established Stone & Wood Brewing Company in Byron Bay in 2008 after many years of working in the beer business. Our dream was to quit ‘working for the man’​, shed the corporate garbage and get back to basics. As the original brewers of Byron Bay we built our brewery here at the eastern tip of Australia, in a part of the world where people enjoy having a beer when relaxing after catching a wave, catching a band at the pub or just catching up with friends. It’s that sort of place.

49. 4 Pines Brewing Company Pty Ltd

4 Pines Brewing Company Pty Ltd was founded in the year 2008 with the headquarters in Brookvale, NSW. 4 Pines was born following a post-surf chat at Manly between father and son. That was back in ‘06. A whole lot has happened since we first opened our microbrewery in Manly, but our commitment to leaving the world better than we found it is something that will never change. It’s all about treating the world right, so the fun we have today continues. As each year goes on, we’re learning new ways to be a more sustainable and community-minded company. We’re B-Corp certified, proud ‘1% for the Planet’ members and certified by ‘Great Places to Work Australia’. These initiatives require us to meet comprehensive accountability, transparency, and performance standards. We are on a lifelong journey with family, friends and the community to restore the fun in people’s lives and forever challenge what the world imagines business should be.


KAIJU! BEER was founded in the year 2012 with the headquarters in Dandenong South, Victoria. Brothers Nat and Callum Reeves established themselves as the original hopmasters in 2013. Since their first beer (Aftermath Double IPA) single handedly caused a statewide shortage of Simcoe hops, their hop-driven styles and unique branding have seen them grow the brewery and stay 100% family owned. Kaiju means “strange creature” in Japanese – think Godzilla, Mothra, and all the baddies from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Our own tribe of kaijus include the Diatamatic Hopzilla, Cthulhu, Behemoth, Betelgeuse and the lovely lady Hopped Out Red.

51. Vinomofo

Vinomofo was founded by Andre Eikmeier and Justin Dry in the year 2011 with the headquarters in Port Melbourne, Victoria. Vinomofo is all about good wine, real people, and the most epic wine deals on the planet. From cult classics to indie gems handcrafted in the sheds of tomorrow’s legends, we source and sell wines that we drink and love to our members.

52. Savvy Beverage

Savvy Beverage was founded by Mark Curry in the year 2016 with the headquarters in BYRON BAY, New South Wales. Using some of the brightest nutrition minds of Australia, we have made coffee even better by adding essential vitamins, minerals, adaptogens and nootropics. These ingredients give your brain a complete upgrade. Formulated by nutritionists and based on over 500 clinical studies. Try it yourself today with our money-back guarantee. Savvy Beverages help to improve mental function, focus and performance while naturally enhancing your ability to combat mental fatigue, anxiety and stress.

53. Fable Food Co

Fable Food Co was founded by Michael Fox in the year 2019 with the headquarters in Sunshine Coast, QLD. Foraged from shiitake mushrooms, Fable is goodness unearthed. It’s real food with real mushrooms, that is surprisingly and fantastically meaty. Our mission is to make food more healthy and sustainable by leveraging the nutritious benefits and natural umami flavours of mushrooms. Without the compromise of quality or flavour, Fable brings you meaty umami goodness, sans meat. Fable’s delicious meaty mushroom products are minimally processed and made with a short list of natural ingredients you’d recognise.

54. Your Food Collective

Your Food Collective was founded by Lauren Branson and Cara Cooper in the year 2017 with the headquarters in Sydney, New South Wales. here are those who look to the stars and dream, and then there are those of us that look beneath our feet and see infinite possibilities. We see love in the soil that embraces and nourishes our food. We see opportunity for a real and lasting change. Not a ‘kind of’, ‘good enough’ change we sometimes settle for, because we believe real change starts from the ground up. We’re regenerating our way of life with food.

55. Tru Blu Beverages

Tru Blu Beverages was founded by peter brooks in the year 2011 with the headquarters in Condell Park, New South Wales. Tru Blu Beverages is a proud 100% Australian-owned beverage company which strives to be one of the nation’s leading manufacturer, marketer and innovator of non-alcoholic, non-dairy beverages. As part of our social contract we want to provide every Australian with a quality product at an affordable price, to develop healthy beverage alternatives and strive for environmentally sustainable manufacturing and packaging solutions.

56. Health Lab

Health Lab was founded by Jess Thomas in the year 2015 with the headquarters in St Kilda, Victoria. In 2015, our Founder Jess was tired of trying to navigate the “healthy” snacks that were available with their complicated ingredients lists, silly claims and cardboard-like taste. All she wanted was uncomplicated, clever and satisfying snacks that helped busy women thrive. So Jess quit her corporate job, sold her Toyota Corolla for cash and started hand rolling protein balls in her home kitchen. And let’s just say she hasn’t looked back since. Six years later, our delicious balls and bars can be devoured from thousands of retailers throughout Australia & New Zealand.

57. Remedy Drinks

Remedy Drinks was founded by Emmet Condon in the year 2012 with the headquarters in Melbourne, Victoria. Sarah and Emmet Condon started Remedy Drinks on their kitchen bench. Our drinks are made the old-school way: in small batches using long-aged brewing processes. We make the tastiest, healthiest live cultured drinks going ’round: chock-full of live cultures, organic acids and antioxidants and other all natural goodness that’s good for your gut and overall wellbeing. Our drinks also naturally contain no sugar – our bottles even carry an official tick of approval from I Quit Sugar to prove it.

58. Pana Organic

Pana Organic was founded by Pana Barbounis in the year 2012 with the headquarters in Richmond, Victoria. We are Pana Organic, a Melbourne-based team passionate about creating amazing, vegan, organic food for every occasion. Our products are plant based, gluten free, dairy free and guilt free – full of nourishing goodness for both you and the earth. We are creators at our core. Nothing excites us more than bringing you innovative new products in unique, feel-good flavours, as well as healthy versions of all your old favourites. Ingredients and details are important to us, which is why our packaging is recyclable, our inks are plant based and we never, ever compromise on quality.

59. Deliciou

Deliciou was founded by Kjetil Hansen in the year 2015 with the headquarters in Melbourne, VIC. It all started with one simple, innovative seasoning that put us on the map in 2015 – our Deliciou Bacon Seasoning. 5 years on, Deliciou continues to be a fast (super fast!!!) growing company that shakes up what it means to eat plant based. We currently create and supply game-changing plant-based meats, meal bases and seasonings to our fast growing fans, and we are only just getting started!

60. Black Hops Brewing

Black Hops Brewing was founded by Dan Norris in the year 2014 with the headquarters in Burleigh Heads, Queensland. Black Hops Brewing started as 3 mates making beer and sharing everything along the way. In 2014, Dan, Eddie and Govs made their first beer, the Eggnog Stout, after discussing the concept at the pub. That led them to opening up a brewery and taproom in Burleigh Heads in 2016 and in March 2019 they opened a bigger production brewery and taproom in Biggera Waters.


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.

63. 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.

64. 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.

65. 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.

66. 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.

67. 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!

68. 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.

69. 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.

70. 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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