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Women in Food: 8 Brands We Love

Whether you're craving healthy, gourmet snacks or a pint of to-die-for ice cream, check out these incredible women-led food brands.

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Jeni’s Ice Cream

There’s ice cream—and then there’s Jeni’s ice cream. This brand nixes emulsifiers and stabilizers, and instead focuses only on the good stuff. Plus, the brand’s founder, Jeni Britton Bauer, was way ahead of the artisan ice cream trend. She founded Jeni’s back in 2002! While all of her flavors are delicious, we can never say no to a pint of Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

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If you’ve never heard of tahini, you’re missing out. This rich, nutty spread is delicious in everything from hummus to baked goods—and we have the Soom sisters to thank for bringing Mediterranean-style tahini to the U.S. They were inspired after a trip to Israel, and since 2013 have been dishing out delicious, high-quality tahini. We’re big fans of the Premium Tahini for daily use—and the Chocolate Sweet Tahini when we need an indulgent treat.

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Moonshot Snacks

Snacks that are delicious and good for the environment? Sign us up! Julia Collins tapped into a process called regenerative farming—which can help tackle climate change—for the ingredients in Moonshot Snacks. She also launched Planet FWD, which matches farmers and food brands who want regenerative ingredients for their own products!

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Ground Up

You can feel good about slathering your morning toast with one of Ground Up’s delicious nut butters. This not-just-for-profit business based out of Portland was not only founded by two women, but it’s on a mission to employ women overcoming adversity. We love their Cinnamon Snickerdoodle flavor—it tastes just like grandma’s cookies!

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Simple Mills

Katlin Smith understood that convenience and health don’t always go hand in hand. That’s why she founded Simple Mills—with a mission to only use clean, natural ingredients. Every product is gluten-free, and many are vegan, too. We’re big fans of these Almond Flour Crackers.

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Belgian Boys

Sure, Belgian Boys was founded by two, well, Belgian boys. But today the company is woman-owned and has a majority female workforce. Not to mention, they’re slinging some of the best European treats on the market. All of their eats are delicious—but the Choco Stroopwafel is next level.

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Food and heritage go hand-in-hand. And when Veronica Garza—Co-Founder and President of Siete Family Foods—needed to adopt a low-inflammation diet, she began making grain-free tortillas for her family. Today, she’s sharing her delicious secrets with the world and is on a mission to build the leading Mexican-American food brand.

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What started as a mother-daughter baking session on a rainy day quickly blossomed into Bobo’s—a delicious oat bar brand. Every product is made with simple, wholesome ingredients. And while the brand has grown considerably, it still maintains its small-batch baking process and family-friendly feel. We’re smitten with the Chocolate Chip Oat Bar—it reminds us of our favorite cookie!

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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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