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Exo: Is that a cricket in my protein bar? I hope so!

I’ve been fascinated by the concept of entomophagy (edible insect consumption) ever since I heard about Don Bugito when visiting La Cocina in the summer of 2011 (Don Bugito is a San Francisco street food operation serving dishes inspired by … Continue reading

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LolaBee’s Harvest: The race for online groceries in the Bay Area

In spite of the death of Webvan in 2001, the world of online grocery delivery has been slowly creaking back to life. The explosion of CSAs in the late 00’s brought fresh produce to the doorsteps of thousands of Bay … Continue reading

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Food Startups Panel: Culture Kitchen, Kitchit, Forage Kitchen, Vignette Wine Country Soda, Buyer’s Best Friend, Local Dirt and Cater2.me

Since last summer, I’ve been part of a meetup group spearheaded by entrepreneur Matthew Wise focused on food startups in the Bay Area. What began as a casual group of 20-30 interested people meeting for tacos and margaritas in SOMA … Continue reading

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Afternoon at Lemnos Labs (2 of 2): Momentum Machines

A continuation of my earlier post on the afternoon I spent at Lemnos Labs, a hardware incubator in SOMA. Momentum Machines While hanging out at Lemnos, Jeremy and Matt introduced me to Alexandros Vardakostas and Lucas Lincoln, President and CTO, … Continue reading

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Afternoon at Lemnos Labs (1 of 2): Blossom Coffee

I had the privilege of spending last Friday afternoon at Lemnos Labs, a hardware incubator in SOMA. Lemnos is pretty new and still small: the first class of startups, set to graduate this June, comprises four companies. But it is … Continue reading

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Nest Collective: Innovation in Consumer Packaged Goods

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Neil Grimmer, the Co-Founder and CEO of The Nest Collective: “the next generation consumer packaged goods company.” Neil spoke at the GSB this afternoon and I was also lucky enough to spend 30 … Continue reading

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LYFE Kitchen opens its doors in downtown Palo Alto

I’m pretty excited about the grand opening of LYFE Kitchen (“Love Your Food Everyday”). I’ve been hearing about the concept for a few months now and I was hopeful but skeptical: “providing great tasting, good-for-you food that is convenient and … Continue reading

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Little City Kitchen Co: laying the foundation for a life of healthy eating

Filled with excitement from Dr. Alan Greene’s keynote speech at last weekend’s Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference about feeding babies vegetables and whole grains (see last week’s post), I was thrilled to meet Jill Epner: healthy baby food entrepreneur. Jill … Continue reading

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Eji’s Ethiopian Gourmet: vegan lentil goodness

Eji moved here from Ethiopia several years ago, but only this year decided to harness her Ethiopian cooking skills and love of food to start her own business. She grew up cooking in a family of eight children, including five … Continue reading

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Estrellita’s Snacks: Salvadoran savory treats

Born in El Salvador, founder Maria del Carmen Flores has spent the past 13 years in the US. Since the age of six, Maria had sold snacks—tostadas, pupusas, fresh fruit—on the street in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico. When she … Continue reading

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