The Entrepreneurs

Stories behind the food we love.

Happy Hour Without the Hangover

By Allanah Dykes

Jeng puts the buzz into alcoholic-free beverages.

Solodko: A Taste of Ukraine in Beantown

By Theodora Tsevas

Two sisters convert an old Boston pizzeria into their baking dreams.

This Bodybuilder Turned To Baking In His Spare Time

By Nicolette Degrassi

So began the story of Buckeye Brownies for this construction manager turned entrepreneur.

Soul Food Seltzer: A Chat with Danica Dias of Grown Folks

By Amanda Mactas

Add a pinch of Creole and a helping of ‘tude and this new beverage product is making a unique splash.

Brush Before Bed. And Try Your Dentist’s Macarons.

By Elizabeth Hazard

Dr. Stephanie Tran is not removed from the irony of a dentist starting a sweets business.

Your Daily Dose of Doughpamine

By Elizabeth Hazard

This pro pastry chef created her own sweet business as an answer to the daily doldrums.

Turning a Childhood Snack into a Grown Business

By Ann Sowell

A gluten allergy was the spark that ignited the company Granola’d for these two Tennessee sisters.

Pairs Well with Everything!

By Stacy Brooks

These Minneapolis best childhood friends turned their cooking passion into a thriving business.

Notes of Jersey and Italy from The Sauce Boss of San Diego

By Nicolette Degrassi

April Fields put all her tomatoes into one jar and created The Curvy Italian, making pasta safe for sauce in San Diego and beyond.