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10 LGBTQ+ Food & Beverage Founders We’re Celebrating Pride With This June

Consider looking past the big labels (who have the intent of capitalizing on Pride Month) in favor of shopping these 10 LGBTQ+-owned food & beverage brands. 

10 LGBTQ+ Food & Beverage Founders We’re Celebrating Pride With This June

Rather than changing our logo, creating a hollow marketing campaign or supporting other forms of Rainbow Capitalism, we are showing our allyship by shining the spotlight on food & beverage founders within the LGBTQ+ community. 

Consider looking past the big labels (who have the intent of capitalizing on Pride Month) in favor of shopping these 10 LGBTQ+-owned food & beverage brands. 

Stay connected. Follow Foodboro on Instagram for the latest happenings in food and beverage.

Sana Javeri Kadri - Diaspora Co.

Since 2017, founder Sana Javeri Kadri has been changing the spice space with Diapsora Co. From the boldly-colored turmerics to the fruity vanilla and cardamoms, all spices are ethically sourced, and farmers fairly paid.

Cason Crane - Explorer Cold Brew

Cason Crane is the first-ever openly gay man to climb Mt. Everest. It was this adventurous spirit that fueled the start of Explorer Cold Brew, a gourmet cold brew coffee, chai and flavor elixirs company. Through the month of June, Explorer is donating a percentage of profits to the Trevor Project.

Jerek Theo - Take Two Foods

Oat milk is great and all, but have you ever tried barley milk? Take Two’s is a creamy alternative to dairy that’s made from upcycled used grain. Whether drinking, baking or adding to your coffee — this is an alt milk that’s supporting the earth, your health and the LGBTQ community. 

Aaron Thorp & Tom Jackson - Supergay Spirits

Founded by Aaron Thorp and Tom Jackson, Supergay sells a vodka made from 100 percent organic corn... the perfect balance of sweet & smooth (espresso martini, anyone?). The company also shares a portion of its profits to organizations benefiting LGBTQ+ bar/restaurant workers. 

Nick Naclerio - Mmmly

Founder Nick Naclerio believes everyone deserves to know how important food is for an amazing life, and after a year of experimenting with hundreds of recipes, Mmmly was born. Mmmly offers healthy but delicious cookies made with functional ingredients that work for you, not against you.

Luis Gramajo & Hans Schrei - Wunderkeks

Wunderkeks was founded in 2012 in Guatemala City on the idea that childlike joy is a value to uphold. Its mission statement is to “nurture the inner child.” After moving to Austin in 2019, founders Luis Gramajo and Hans Schrei came together to deliver childlike wonder in everything they create!

Luke Rozansky- District Snacks

Founder, Luke Rozansky was on a mission to recreate those indulgent and nostalgic flavors we all grew up loving in a better-for-you form. He dreamt up District Snacks towards the beginning of the pandemic and 2 years later, after extensive R&D, finally launched February 2022.

John Redmond - Better Blends

For almost a decade, John Redmond has been on a personal journey to find foods he can trust. Like millions of others living with IBS or general gut-sensitivities finding food options that don’t bother your stomach is next to impossible, which is what lead him to create Better Blends: a thoughtful nutrition company that keep those with IBS and gut-sensitivity issues in mind.

Therese Dozier - Luvspun 

LUVSPUN founder Therese Dozier came up with the idea in 2014 out of wanting to give her kids a fave childhood treat — yummy, fluffy cotton candy — but realizing that kids like her son Tatum, who is on the Autism Spectrum, may be negatively impacted by ingredients such as artificial colors and preservatives. In 2018 she created a cleaner version developed by excluding artificial colors, flavors and preservatives to produce a clean product with a unique flavor experience that goes beyond just the pink and blue cotton candy most folks are used to. 

Blake Godlove - The After Bar

By combining science-backed nutrition and satisfaction in mind, Blake Godlove and his team created The After Bar — the first muscle recovery protein bar powered by plant-based proteins, citrus-derived CBD, and nutrient-rich superfoods. This LA-based company is the first under the Etera Foods umbrella. 

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Rather than changing our logo, creating a hollow marketing campaign or supporting other forms of Rainbow Capitalism, we are showing our allyship by shining the spotlight on food & beverage founders within the LGBTQ+ community. 

Consider looking past the big labels (who have the intent of capitalizing on Pride Month) in favor of shopping these 10 LGBTQ+-owned food & beverage brands. 

Stay connected. Follow Foodboro on Instagram for the latest happenings in food and beverage.

Sana Javeri Kadri - Diaspora Co.

Since 2017, founder Sana Javeri Kadri has been changing the spice space with Diapsora Co. From the boldly-colored turmerics to the fruity vanilla and cardamoms, all spices are ethically sourced, and farmers fairly paid.

Cason Crane - Explorer Cold Brew

Cason Crane is the first-ever openly gay man to climb Mt. Everest. It was this adventurous spirit that fueled the start of Explorer Cold Brew, a gourmet cold brew coffee, chai and flavor elixirs company. Through the month of June, Explorer is donating a percentage of profits to the Trevor Project.

Jerek Theo - Take Two Foods

Oat milk is great and all, but have you ever tried barley milk? Take Two’s is a creamy alternative to dairy that’s made from upcycled used grain. Whether drinking, baking or adding to your coffee — this is an alt milk that’s supporting the earth, your health and the LGBTQ community. 

Aaron Thorp & Tom Jackson - Supergay Spirits

Founded by Aaron Thorp and Tom Jackson, Supergay sells a vodka made from 100 percent organic corn... the perfect balance of sweet & smooth (espresso martini, anyone?). The company also shares a portion of its profits to organizations benefiting LGBTQ+ bar/restaurant workers. 

Nick Naclerio - Mmmly

Founder Nick Naclerio believes everyone deserves to know how important food is for an amazing life, and after a year of experimenting with hundreds of recipes, Mmmly was born. Mmmly offers healthy but delicious cookies made with functional ingredients that work for you, not against you.

Luis Gramajo & Hans Schrei - Wunderkeks

Wunderkeks was founded in 2012 in Guatemala City on the idea that childlike joy is a value to uphold. Its mission statement is to “nurture the inner child.” After moving to Austin in 2019, founders Luis Gramajo and Hans Schrei came together to deliver childlike wonder in everything they create!

Luke Rozansky- District Snacks

Founder, Luke Rozansky was on a mission to recreate those indulgent and nostalgic flavors we all grew up loving in a better-for-you form. He dreamt up District Snacks towards the beginning of the pandemic and 2 years later, after extensive R&D, finally launched February 2022.

John Redmond - Better Blends

For almost a decade, John Redmond has been on a personal journey to find foods he can trust. Like millions of others living with IBS or general gut-sensitivities finding food options that don’t bother your stomach is next to impossible, which is what lead him to create Better Blends: a thoughtful nutrition company that keep those with IBS and gut-sensitivity issues in mind.

Therese Dozier - Luvspun 

LUVSPUN founder Therese Dozier came up with the idea in 2014 out of wanting to give her kids a fave childhood treat — yummy, fluffy cotton candy — but realizing that kids like her son Tatum, who is on the Autism Spectrum, may be negatively impacted by ingredients such as artificial colors and preservatives. In 2018 she created a cleaner version developed by excluding artificial colors, flavors and preservatives to produce a clean product with a unique flavor experience that goes beyond just the pink and blue cotton candy most folks are used to. 

Blake Godlove - The After Bar

By combining science-backed nutrition and satisfaction in mind, Blake Godlove and his team created The After Bar — the first muscle recovery protein bar powered by plant-based proteins, citrus-derived CBD, and nutrient-rich superfoods. This LA-based company is the first under the Etera Foods umbrella. 

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Rather than changing our logo, creating a hollow marketing campaign or supporting other forms of Rainbow Capitalism, we are showing our allyship by shining the spotlight on food & beverage founders within the LGBTQ+ community. 

Consider looking past the big labels (who have the intent of capitalizing on Pride Month) in favor of shopping these 10 LGBTQ+-owned food & beverage brands. 

Stay connected. Follow Foodboro on Instagram for the latest happenings in food and beverage.

Sana Javeri Kadri - Diaspora Co.

Since 2017, founder Sana Javeri Kadri has been changing the spice space with Diapsora Co. From the boldly-colored turmerics to the fruity vanilla and cardamoms, all spices are ethically sourced, and farmers fairly paid.

Cason Crane - Explorer Cold Brew

Cason Crane is the first-ever openly gay man to climb Mt. Everest. It was this adventurous spirit that fueled the start of Explorer Cold Brew, a gourmet cold brew coffee, chai and flavor elixirs company. Through the month of June, Explorer is donating a percentage of profits to the Trevor Project.

Jerek Theo - Take Two Foods

Oat milk is great and all, but have you ever tried barley milk? Take Two’s is a creamy alternative to dairy that’s made from upcycled used grain. Whether drinking, baking or adding to your coffee — this is an alt milk that’s supporting the earth, your health and the LGBTQ community. 

Aaron Thorp & Tom Jackson - Supergay Spirits

Founded by Aaron Thorp and Tom Jackson, Supergay sells a vodka made from 100 percent organic corn... the perfect balance of sweet & smooth (espresso martini, anyone?). The company also shares a portion of its profits to organizations benefiting LGBTQ+ bar/restaurant workers. 

Nick Naclerio - Mmmly

Founder Nick Naclerio believes everyone deserves to know how important food is for an amazing life, and after a year of experimenting with hundreds of recipes, Mmmly was born. Mmmly offers healthy but delicious cookies made with functional ingredients that work for you, not against you.

Luis Gramajo & Hans Schrei - Wunderkeks

Wunderkeks was founded in 2012 in Guatemala City on the idea that childlike joy is a value to uphold. Its mission statement is to “nurture the inner child.” After moving to Austin in 2019, founders Luis Gramajo and Hans Schrei came together to deliver childlike wonder in everything they create!

Luke Rozansky- District Snacks

Founder, Luke Rozansky was on a mission to recreate those indulgent and nostalgic flavors we all grew up loving in a better-for-you form. He dreamt up District Snacks towards the beginning of the pandemic and 2 years later, after extensive R&D, finally launched February 2022.

John Redmond - Better Blends

For almost a decade, John Redmond has been on a personal journey to find foods he can trust. Like millions of others living with IBS or general gut-sensitivities finding food options that don’t bother your stomach is next to impossible, which is what lead him to create Better Blends: a thoughtful nutrition company that keep those with IBS and gut-sensitivity issues in mind.

Therese Dozier - Luvspun 

LUVSPUN founder Therese Dozier came up with the idea in 2014 out of wanting to give her kids a fave childhood treat — yummy, fluffy cotton candy — but realizing that kids like her son Tatum, who is on the Autism Spectrum, may be negatively impacted by ingredients such as artificial colors and preservatives. In 2018 she created a cleaner version developed by excluding artificial colors, flavors and preservatives to produce a clean product with a unique flavor experience that goes beyond just the pink and blue cotton candy most folks are used to. 

Blake Godlove - The After Bar

By combining science-backed nutrition and satisfaction in mind, Blake Godlove and his team created The After Bar — the first muscle recovery protein bar powered by plant-based proteins, citrus-derived CBD, and nutrient-rich superfoods. This LA-based company is the first under the Etera Foods umbrella. 

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