The UK’s food scene is becoming increasingly diverse and multicultural; as the fusion of different cuisines enters into all aspects of the landscape, it’s a brilliant time to be hungry. So what’s our go-to street food at the moment? Non Solo Pasta’s arancini balls! We spoke to co-founder Clara to learn the tips, tricks, and tribulations of setting up a successful street food business!
What is Non Solo Pasta?
We’re a young business focusing on traditional Italian street-food, bringing authentic Italian flavours directly to you! Every dish is freshly homemade and unique with a special creation for every event. …
Succulento sauces are delicious and lovely; from their Citrussy Carrot Ketchup to their Savoury Curry Sauce, their range of flavours instantly transports you into an authentic Nigerian home-cooked wonderland. But perhaps even more lovely than the sauces are the founders; husband and wife duo Dami and Ify are truly committed to making taste tastier. We chatted to them about their journey, aims, and advice!
For many start-up journeys, it all begins with a leap of faith into the unknown…but perhaps none were so dramatic as with Lou, Founder of Twisted Kombucha, who knew her old life was no longer making her happy. Taking that blind faith in her kombucha, she’s established a successful entrepreneurial endeavour: we chatted about the challenges, excitement, and pride that comes with beginning out on a new start-up journey.
With certain stable foods, there’s a tendency to stop dreaming up ways to change and modernise. Before we met Flat Earth, that was true of my perception of pizza; I’d got doughy, and settled for a processed product, topped with the same stable ingredients. But now? I can’t go back. Flat Earth, with their dedication to producing high-quality pizzas with purpose, which use locally grown, seasonal ingredients, have ruined other pizzas for me in the best way possible. We spoke about their experience challenging the norm at every stage, and how they’ve transformed East Londoners into true Flat Earthers.
What is Flat Earth Pizza? …
Here at Forward Fooding, we believe in a lot of things. The importance of sustainability in the food ecosystem. That corporate and start-up collaboration is the future. How tech is shaping the foodscape as we know it. But, above all, we believe that nobody should ever have to miss out on having something sweet because of their dietary decisions or restrictions…and Abundance Foods are doing something about it. We spoke to Marcia, founder, to hear the story of how she’s disrupting the the stigma around sweet treats.
So what is Abundance Foods?
I help you manage you sweet tooth with a range of truffles, treats & desserts with a twist! They’re free from dairy, gluten, wheat, soya, and refined sugar. There’s also no artificial preservatives, additives, colours or anything else that shouldn’t’ be there, just some “Better For You” ingredients that you can pronounce! …
Here at Forward Fooding, we’re always meeting up with start-ups trying to be ahead of the game, futuristic in their approach to food. But when we met with NutMad, a company who’ve revolutionised snacking by using an old traditional preparation, we too became mad about nuts. We spoke to Michaela, founder of NutMad, to hear all about how she’s activated a fundamental shift in the snacking mentality.
Cakey Love — possibly the most self-explanatory name for a start-up we’ve come across, but cake’s not all their passionate about. This gorgeous artisan afternoon tea-making company specialise not only in all things delicious, but all things environmentally conscious. We spoke to founder Sammy, whose passion for saving the planet, one yummy creation at a time, is both inspiring and heart-warming.
Here at Forward Fooding, we work with a number of start-ups who are committed to bringing the tastes of the East and infusing them into the West, but perhaps none have taken it so literally as Miss TeaSmith. A delightful blend of traditional Sri Lankan flavours with contemporary flair, her teas are disrupting Britain’s traditional tea-drinking culture as we know it.
Here at Forward Fooding, sometimes we come across a start-up who just radiates positivity and care. That’s what it was like when we met Jules, founder of Annie’s Vegan Treats. Her genuine passion for making sure she produced only the absolute best vegan chocolates for her customers, at a fair price, was heart-warming. We spoke about the wholesome origins of her business, and what she’s most proud of when it comes to her delicious chocolates.
So what is Annie’s Vegan Treats?
Here at Annie’s Vegan Treats, we offer handmade Belgian chocolates that are 100% vegan friendly and dairy free, at an affordable price. We make hand shaped and moulded chocolates, chocolate bark and hot chocolate stirrers, all made by me in my home workshop in the Lincolnshire Wolds. We supply to several coffee shops and sweet shops across the UK, as well as vegan B and B’s. …
In the UK, 1 in every 10 people avoid gluten — that’s almost 7 million people. And we can guarantee that none of those people want to skip dessert, especially when confronted by Oli’s Nectarous, a dessert company who pride themselves on catering to the changing consumer needs. Vegan, Gluten-Free, AND Refined-Sugar Free, they truly need to be tasted to be believed. We spoke to Oliver, founder of Oli’s Nectarous, to get the story behind his sweet treats.