The Entrepreneurs

Stories behind the food we love.
rian and colleen

This Little Bakery Is Big on Pride

By Stacy Brooks

Little Loaf Bakeshop celebrates community, sustainable practice and butter so fresh they get it the day it’s made.

Brats, Beer and Duck Fat? Who Knew? (These Guys Did.)

By LA Bourgeois

Two friends in Jersey took a random grilling experiment to a “Chopped” champion and a flavorful new food product was born.

megan klein

Plant-Based Mocktails that Take the Edge Off? Cheers to That!

By LA Bourgeois

A wellness practitioner teams up with a “badass female scientist” to create a drinking alternative.

karen hertz

Gluten-Free Beer at Your Next Tailgate? Why Not?

By Nicolette Degrassi

With a challenging medical history, this beer maven started a brewery to find a beer she could safely enjoy.

nayana ferguson

The Spirit Behind Anteel Tequila

By Allanah Dykes

This Black-owned tequila company was born out of need and rooted in innovation.

lan pham

A New Canned Coffee That Celebrates Vietnam

By Hailey Wilson

Sang draws on the culture and flavors of the second largest coffee producer in the world.

Luke Schneider and Jason Patton

A Coffee Fix for a Worthy Cause

By Marc Cuenco

A retired firefighter brewed up Fire Dept. Coffee. Now he’s a caffeine expert and giving back to his Illinois community.

pixie retreat founders

Portland’s Pixie Retreat is Green and Growing

By LA Bourgeois

Theresa Keane likes to cook; her friend Willow O’Brien likes to eat. The desire to be healthy inspired their plant-based food company.

wilson and harlow

Kentucky Fried Buttermilk Chicken Doughnut, Anyone?

By Nicolette Degrassi

Take career blahs, mix with BFF inspiration and just add wheels. Hello Louisville. Bring on the sweets. And then some.