On Tuesday, we introduced you to the 12 Startup Showcase finalists who will pitch at the Smart Kitchen Summit {SKS} this October. Now it’s time to meet the first ever Future Food cohort: 10 startups creating innovative new CPG products out of groundbreaking or sustainable ingredients.

Read on to get acquainted with the Future Food cohort finalists, who are making everything from cricket seasoning powders to upcycled ice cream to chewing gum that boosts your immune system. Then be sure to snag your tickets to SKS to see both them and the Startup Showcase pitches live this October!

Future Food Finalists

BASE FOOD Inc is a Japanese startup which uses seaweed, beans, and whole grains to make better-for-you alternatives to carbohydrate-heavy foods such as noodles or bread.

Burden of Proof is a sparkling non-alcoholic cocktail made with citrus and spice vinegar tonic and adaptogen cold brew tea.

Ice Creem Social takes leftover ingredients from kitchens in NYC, such as grain from beer brewing, aquafaba, and hemp, and upcycles them to create sustainable vegan ice cream.

Mighty Gum is Seattle-based company that makes enhanced chewing gum. Their first product, Immunity gum, is packed with extracts of ashwagandha, astragalus, elderberry, reishi mushroom, and zinc meant to strengthen your immune system and help manage stress.

nufuuds combines sustainably grown algae with food staples to create sustainable and nutrient-rich products and meal alternatives.

Orchestra Provisions focuses on mending broken food systems by creating products with sustainable and responsibly sourced cricket protein. Its first product is a spice line with eight flavors, and it’s developing a series of milks and protein powders, too.

Planeteer fights plastic waste in oceans by making spoons that are completely edible, vegan, and healthy for the planet.

Rebellyous Foods is a food production company creating delicious, juicy and affordable plant-based meats for the foodservice market.

Route to India provides consumers with “better-for-you” snacks inspired by Ayurveda while enhancing the lives and livelihoods of rural farmers in India. Their first product is a light, crunchy, healthy snack made from Asian water lily seeds.

Sophie’s Kitchen provides plant-based seafood alternatives, including shrimp, fish fillets, smoked salmon, crab cakes, scallops, calamari and sashimi.

Curious about this diverse group of future food startups? Join us at the Smart Kitchen Summit on October 7-8! Be sure to get your tickets today and save 25% with code THESPOON25.

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