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35+ AAPI Food & Beverage Brands to Support All Year Long

We're celebrating the start of AAPI Heritage Month with a few Foodboro Faves to support all year long.

35+ AAPI Food & Beverage Brands to Support All Year Long

In recognition of AAPI Heritage Month, we wanted to celebrate brands – and the founders behind them – that are bringing a fresh perspective to the food & beverage industry. From mochi ice creams and RTD Vietnamese coffees to Asian-sourced spices and inspired sparkling beverages, jerky, chocolate and more -- read on for a roundup of Foodboro Faves we’re supporting this month and all year long.

Want to share your brand’s story? Join the Foodboro community!

Sweety Ice Cream

Chase Design Group Refreshes Family-Run Mochi Brand Sweety Ice Cream -  DIELINE

Founders: Stacey Lee & Tiffany Yang

Products: Traditional Japanese mochi ice cream with a Golden State twist.

Diaspora Co.

Founder: Sana Javeri Kadri

Products: High-quality, sustainable spices ethically sourced from South Asia.

Marquis

Marquis talks clean caffeine revolution: from alternative to on-trend

Founder: Christopher Lai and Danny Huang

Products: Organic, zero-sugar energy drinks made with tri-blend caffeine.

Pan’s Mushroom Jerky

Vegan Mushroom Jerky Brand Attracts US$300K From Shark Tank Investor Mark  Cuban

Founder: Michael Pan

Products: Plant-based jerky made from mushrooms with Asian-inspired flavors.

Omsom

Omsom | Proud, loud Asian home cooking

Founders: Kim & Vanessa Pham

Products: Meal starters with South-Eastern Asian flavors and ingredients.

Pocket's Chocolate

Founder: Chris Young, Linh Pham & Young Kwon

Products: Asian-inspired oat milk chocolates and chocolate almonds in fun flavors like Black Sesame and Matcha.

You Again

You Again: Fuel Yourself - On-the-Go Superfood Raw Honey

Founders: Priya & Max Mulvihill

Products: On-the-go superfood raw honey.

Spicewell

Founder: Raina Kumra

Products: The worlds first functional seasonings.

Fly By Jing

Fly By Jing's new frozen dumplings are easy to prepare and totally  delicious | CNN Underscored

Founder: Jing Gao

Products: Sichuan chili sauces + more.

T’wrl Milk Tea

Amazon.com: Twrl Milk Tea

Founder: Pauline Ang

Products: Low calorie organic canned milk teas.

Jack & Friends Jerky

Jack & Friends | Plant-Based, Vegan, Jackfruit Jerky

Founder: Jessica Kwong

Products: Jackfruit-based vegan jerkys.

Sanzo 

Sanzo Sparkling Water is Bubbling with Authentic Asian Flavors

Founder: Sandro Roco

Products: Asian-inpspired sparkling water.

Mama O's Kimchi

Founder: Kheedim Oh

Products: Premium kimchi and kimchi-based condiments.

Bowl Cut

AAPI-Owned BowlCut Launches Three Sauces | HYPEBAE

Founders: Crystal Ung, Adrian Ng & Will Kang

Products: Asian-inspired sauces inspired by family restaurants.

Want to share your brand’s story? Join the Foodboro community!

Occo Spices

Founder: Connie Wang

Products: Pre-measured, super fresh pods.

Schoolyard Snacks

Founder: Helen Guo & Dylan Kaplan

Products: Old School Snacks Made the New Way: Low Carb, Keto Approved, High Protein. Low Carb, Low Sugar, Keto & Protein Snack Foods.

Wander Broth

Founder: Linda Wong

Products: Freeze-dried instant bone broth.

Droplet

Founders: Celeste Perez & Adrienne Borlongan

Products: Sparkling adaptogen drinks.

Immi 

Healthy Instant Ramen Company Immi Goes Live After Successful Fundraising

Founders: Kevin Lee & Kevin Chanthasiriphan

Products: Nutritious instant ramen noodles.

Mizo Hard Seltzers & Lemonades

Back by Popular Demand: MIZO Hard Lemonade Returns to Costco, Expands in  Northern California | Newswire

Founders: Chris Tran & Holly Paul

Products: Asian-inpsired hard seltzer & lemonades.

The Qi

The Qi | Organic Whole Flower Teas

Founder: Lisa Li

Products: Flower teas based on Chinese traditions.

MìLà

Founders: Jen Liao & Caleb Wang

Products: Authentic frozen dumplings.

Paryani Foods

Founders: Raj and Sonia Paryani

Products: Allergen-friendly, gluten free, handemade desserts.

Wonder Monday

Founders: Candace Wu & Jonathan Weinstein

Products: Frozen, low-carb cheesecake desserts.

freshZen Foods

Gift Pack (3) - FreshZen Foods

Founder: Ruby Chan

Products: Asain pestos made with scallions, ginger and more.

Copper Cow Coffee

Copper Cow Coffee closes $8.5m Series A funding round targeting 'new  generation of coffee drinkers'

Founder: Debbie Mullin

Products: Vietnamese-inspired coffees.

Oishii

Shop New York — Oishii

Founder: Hiroki Koga

Products: World’s first indoor, vertical strawberry farm… drubbed the “Tesla of strawberries.”

Subscribe to the Foodboro Newsletter for all the top food & beverage news!

Nguyen Coffee Supply

Founder: Sahra Nguyen

Products: America's first specialty Vietnamese coffee importer and roaster using ethically sourced coffee... now available in RTD cans.

Moon Man

May be an image of food and text that says 'MOON MOON MO MOON MAN MOON MOON MAN M MOON'

Founder: Nigel Sielegar

Products: Indonesian-inspired desserts.

Rooted Fare

I Love This Crunchy Black Sesame Butter | Epicurious

Founders: Ashley Xie & Hedy Yu

Products: Modern Asian black sesame crunchy butters and more.

Gr8nola

gr8nola | Delicious, Low Sugar Superfood Granola

Founder: Erica Williams

Products: Low-sugar, superfood granola.

Makku

Makku - Mango - Glen Rock Bottle King

Founder: Carol Pak

Products: Asian-inpsired alcoholic beverages.

Anjali’s Cup

Anjali's Chai Masala with Turmeric and Saffron – Anjali's Cup

Founder: Anjali Bhargava 

Products: Indian-inspired turmeric elixirs and chai masalas.

Brightland 

Brightland Olive Oil review | CNN Underscored

Founder: Aishwarya Iyer

Products: Nourishing olive oils and vinegars made in California. 

Alaya Tea

These Tea Companies Helmed By Asian-American Are Creating a More  Transparent Industry | Bon Appétit

Founder: Smita Satiani

Products: Indian, women-owned loose leaf tea.

Oddball

Oddball: Breaking the Sugar-Free Jell-O Mould with Vegan Superfood Snacks

Founder: Sophia Cheng

Product: Vegan superfood jelly snacks.

Want more food & beverage trends delivered straight to your inbox? Subscribe to the Foodboro newsletter.

In recognition of AAPI Heritage Month, we wanted to celebrate brands – and the founders behind them – that are bringing a fresh perspective to the food & beverage industry. From mochi ice creams and RTD Vietnamese coffees to Asian-sourced spices and inspired sparkling beverages, jerky, chocolate and more -- read on for a roundup of Foodboro Faves we’re supporting this month and all year long.

Want to share your brand’s story? Join the Foodboro community!

Sweety Ice Cream

Chase Design Group Refreshes Family-Run Mochi Brand Sweety Ice Cream -  DIELINE

Founders: Stacey Lee & Tiffany Yang

Products: Traditional Japanese mochi ice cream with a Golden State twist.

Diaspora Co.

Founder: Sana Javeri Kadri

Products: High-quality, sustainable spices ethically sourced from South Asia.

Marquis

Marquis talks clean caffeine revolution: from alternative to on-trend

Founder: Christopher Lai and Danny Huang

Products: Organic, zero-sugar energy drinks made with tri-blend caffeine.

Pan’s Mushroom Jerky

Vegan Mushroom Jerky Brand Attracts US$300K From Shark Tank Investor Mark  Cuban

Founder: Michael Pan

Products: Plant-based jerky made from mushrooms with Asian-inspired flavors.

Omsom

Omsom | Proud, loud Asian home cooking

Founders: Kim & Vanessa Pham

Products: Meal starters with South-Eastern Asian flavors and ingredients.

Pocket's Chocolate

Founder: Chris Young, Linh Pham & Young Kwon

Products: Asian-inspired oat milk chocolates and chocolate almonds in fun flavors like Black Sesame and Matcha.

You Again

You Again: Fuel Yourself - On-the-Go Superfood Raw Honey

Founders: Priya & Max Mulvihill

Products: On-the-go superfood raw honey.

Spicewell

Founder: Raina Kumra

Products: The worlds first functional seasonings.

Fly By Jing

Fly By Jing's new frozen dumplings are easy to prepare and totally  delicious | CNN Underscored

Founder: Jing Gao

Products: Sichuan chili sauces + more.

T’wrl Milk Tea

Amazon.com: Twrl Milk Tea

Founder: Pauline Ang

Products: Low calorie organic canned milk teas.

Jack & Friends Jerky

Jack & Friends | Plant-Based, Vegan, Jackfruit Jerky

Founder: Jessica Kwong

Products: Jackfruit-based vegan jerkys.

Sanzo 

Sanzo Sparkling Water is Bubbling with Authentic Asian Flavors

Founder: Sandro Roco

Products: Asian-inpspired sparkling water.

Mama O's Kimchi

Founder: Kheedim Oh

Products: Premium kimchi and kimchi-based condiments.

Bowl Cut

AAPI-Owned BowlCut Launches Three Sauces | HYPEBAE

Founders: Crystal Ung, Adrian Ng & Will Kang

Products: Asian-inspired sauces inspired by family restaurants.

Want to share your brand’s story? Join the Foodboro community!

Occo Spices

Founder: Connie Wang

Products: Pre-measured, super fresh pods.

Schoolyard Snacks

Founder: Helen Guo & Dylan Kaplan

Products: Old School Snacks Made the New Way: Low Carb, Keto Approved, High Protein. Low Carb, Low Sugar, Keto & Protein Snack Foods.

Wander Broth

Founder: Linda Wong

Products: Freeze-dried instant bone broth.

Droplet

Founders: Celeste Perez & Adrienne Borlongan

Products: Sparkling adaptogen drinks.

Immi 

Healthy Instant Ramen Company Immi Goes Live After Successful Fundraising

Founders: Kevin Lee & Kevin Chanthasiriphan

Products: Nutritious instant ramen noodles.

Mizo Hard Seltzers & Lemonades

Back by Popular Demand: MIZO Hard Lemonade Returns to Costco, Expands in  Northern California | Newswire

Founders: Chris Tran & Holly Paul

Products: Asian-inpsired hard seltzer & lemonades.

The Qi

The Qi | Organic Whole Flower Teas

Founder: Lisa Li

Products: Flower teas based on Chinese traditions.

MìLà

Founders: Jen Liao & Caleb Wang

Products: Authentic frozen dumplings.

Paryani Foods

Founders: Raj and Sonia Paryani

Products: Allergen-friendly, gluten free, handemade desserts.

Wonder Monday

Founders: Candace Wu & Jonathan Weinstein

Products: Frozen, low-carb cheesecake desserts.

freshZen Foods

Gift Pack (3) - FreshZen Foods

Founder: Ruby Chan

Products: Asain pestos made with scallions, ginger and more.

Copper Cow Coffee

Copper Cow Coffee closes $8.5m Series A funding round targeting 'new  generation of coffee drinkers'

Founder: Debbie Mullin

Products: Vietnamese-inspired coffees.

Oishii

Shop New York — Oishii

Founder: Hiroki Koga

Products: World’s first indoor, vertical strawberry farm… drubbed the “Tesla of strawberries.”

Subscribe to the Foodboro Newsletter for all the top food & beverage news!

Nguyen Coffee Supply

Founder: Sahra Nguyen

Products: America's first specialty Vietnamese coffee importer and roaster using ethically sourced coffee... now available in RTD cans.

Moon Man

May be an image of food and text that says 'MOON MOON MO MOON MAN MOON MOON MAN M MOON'

Founder: Nigel Sielegar

Products: Indonesian-inspired desserts.

Rooted Fare

I Love This Crunchy Black Sesame Butter | Epicurious

Founders: Ashley Xie & Hedy Yu

Products: Modern Asian black sesame crunchy butters and more.

Gr8nola

gr8nola | Delicious, Low Sugar Superfood Granola

Founder: Erica Williams

Products: Low-sugar, superfood granola.

Makku

Makku - Mango - Glen Rock Bottle King

Founder: Carol Pak

Products: Asian-inpsired alcoholic beverages.

Anjali’s Cup

Anjali's Chai Masala with Turmeric and Saffron – Anjali's Cup

Founder: Anjali Bhargava 

Products: Indian-inspired turmeric elixirs and chai masalas.

Brightland 

Brightland Olive Oil review | CNN Underscored

Founder: Aishwarya Iyer

Products: Nourishing olive oils and vinegars made in California. 

Alaya Tea

These Tea Companies Helmed By Asian-American Are Creating a More  Transparent Industry | Bon Appétit

Founder: Smita Satiani

Products: Indian, women-owned loose leaf tea.

Oddball

Oddball: Breaking the Sugar-Free Jell-O Mould with Vegan Superfood Snacks

Founder: Sophia Cheng

Product: Vegan superfood jelly snacks.

Want more food & beverage trends delivered straight to your inbox? Subscribe to the Foodboro newsletter.

In recognition of AAPI Heritage Month, we wanted to celebrate brands – and the founders behind them – that are bringing a fresh perspective to the food & beverage industry. From mochi ice creams and RTD Vietnamese coffees to Asian-sourced spices and inspired sparkling beverages, jerky, chocolate and more -- read on for a roundup of Foodboro Faves we’re supporting this month and all year long.

Want to share your brand’s story? Join the Foodboro community!

Sweety Ice Cream

Chase Design Group Refreshes Family-Run Mochi Brand Sweety Ice Cream -  DIELINE

Founders: Stacey Lee & Tiffany Yang

Products: Traditional Japanese mochi ice cream with a Golden State twist.

Diaspora Co.

Founder: Sana Javeri Kadri

Products: High-quality, sustainable spices ethically sourced from South Asia.

Marquis

Marquis talks clean caffeine revolution: from alternative to on-trend

Founder: Christopher Lai and Danny Huang

Products: Organic, zero-sugar energy drinks made with tri-blend caffeine.

Pan’s Mushroom Jerky

Vegan Mushroom Jerky Brand Attracts US$300K From Shark Tank Investor Mark  Cuban

Founder: Michael Pan

Products: Plant-based jerky made from mushrooms with Asian-inspired flavors.

Omsom

Omsom | Proud, loud Asian home cooking

Founders: Kim & Vanessa Pham

Products: Meal starters with South-Eastern Asian flavors and ingredients.

Pocket's Chocolate

Founder: Chris Young, Linh Pham & Young Kwon

Products: Asian-inspired oat milk chocolates and chocolate almonds in fun flavors like Black Sesame and Matcha.

You Again

You Again: Fuel Yourself - On-the-Go Superfood Raw Honey

Founders: Priya & Max Mulvihill

Products: On-the-go superfood raw honey.

Spicewell

Founder: Raina Kumra

Products: The worlds first functional seasonings.

Fly By Jing

Fly By Jing's new frozen dumplings are easy to prepare and totally  delicious | CNN Underscored

Founder: Jing Gao

Products: Sichuan chili sauces + more.

T’wrl Milk Tea

Amazon.com: Twrl Milk Tea

Founder: Pauline Ang

Products: Low calorie organic canned milk teas.

Jack & Friends Jerky

Jack & Friends | Plant-Based, Vegan, Jackfruit Jerky

Founder: Jessica Kwong

Products: Jackfruit-based vegan jerkys.

Sanzo 

Sanzo Sparkling Water is Bubbling with Authentic Asian Flavors

Founder: Sandro Roco

Products: Asian-inpspired sparkling water.

Mama O's Kimchi

Founder: Kheedim Oh

Products: Premium kimchi and kimchi-based condiments.

Bowl Cut

AAPI-Owned BowlCut Launches Three Sauces | HYPEBAE

Founders: Crystal Ung, Adrian Ng & Will Kang

Products: Asian-inspired sauces inspired by family restaurants.

Want to share your brand’s story? Join the Foodboro community!

Occo Spices

Founder: Connie Wang

Products: Pre-measured, super fresh pods.

Schoolyard Snacks

Founder: Helen Guo & Dylan Kaplan

Products: Old School Snacks Made the New Way: Low Carb, Keto Approved, High Protein. Low Carb, Low Sugar, Keto & Protein Snack Foods.

Wander Broth

Founder: Linda Wong

Products: Freeze-dried instant bone broth.

Droplet

Founders: Celeste Perez & Adrienne Borlongan

Products: Sparkling adaptogen drinks.

Immi 

Healthy Instant Ramen Company Immi Goes Live After Successful Fundraising

Founders: Kevin Lee & Kevin Chanthasiriphan

Products: Nutritious instant ramen noodles.

Mizo Hard Seltzers & Lemonades

Back by Popular Demand: MIZO Hard Lemonade Returns to Costco, Expands in  Northern California | Newswire

Founders: Chris Tran & Holly Paul

Products: Asian-inpsired hard seltzer & lemonades.

The Qi

The Qi | Organic Whole Flower Teas

Founder: Lisa Li

Products: Flower teas based on Chinese traditions.

MìLà

Founders: Jen Liao & Caleb Wang

Products: Authentic frozen dumplings.

Paryani Foods

Founders: Raj and Sonia Paryani

Products: Allergen-friendly, gluten free, handemade desserts.

Wonder Monday

Founders: Candace Wu & Jonathan Weinstein

Products: Frozen, low-carb cheesecake desserts.

freshZen Foods

Gift Pack (3) - FreshZen Foods

Founder: Ruby Chan

Products: Asain pestos made with scallions, ginger and more.

Copper Cow Coffee

Copper Cow Coffee closes $8.5m Series A funding round targeting 'new  generation of coffee drinkers'

Founder: Debbie Mullin

Products: Vietnamese-inspired coffees.

Oishii

Shop New York — Oishii

Founder: Hiroki Koga

Products: World’s first indoor, vertical strawberry farm… drubbed the “Tesla of strawberries.”

Subscribe to the Foodboro Newsletter for all the top food & beverage news!

Nguyen Coffee Supply

Founder: Sahra Nguyen

Products: America's first specialty Vietnamese coffee importer and roaster using ethically sourced coffee... now available in RTD cans.

Moon Man

May be an image of food and text that says 'MOON MOON MO MOON MAN MOON MOON MAN M MOON'

Founder: Nigel Sielegar

Products: Indonesian-inspired desserts.

Rooted Fare

I Love This Crunchy Black Sesame Butter | Epicurious

Founders: Ashley Xie & Hedy Yu

Products: Modern Asian black sesame crunchy butters and more.

Gr8nola

gr8nola | Delicious, Low Sugar Superfood Granola

Founder: Erica Williams

Products: Low-sugar, superfood granola.

Makku

Makku - Mango - Glen Rock Bottle King

Founder: Carol Pak

Products: Asian-inpsired alcoholic beverages.

Anjali’s Cup

Anjali's Chai Masala with Turmeric and Saffron – Anjali's Cup

Founder: Anjali Bhargava 

Products: Indian-inspired turmeric elixirs and chai masalas.

Brightland 

Brightland Olive Oil review | CNN Underscored

Founder: Aishwarya Iyer

Products: Nourishing olive oils and vinegars made in California. 

Alaya Tea

These Tea Companies Helmed By Asian-American Are Creating a More  Transparent Industry | Bon Appétit

Founder: Smita Satiani

Products: Indian, women-owned loose leaf tea.

Oddball

Oddball: Breaking the Sugar-Free Jell-O Mould with Vegan Superfood Snacks

Founder: Sophia Cheng

Product: Vegan superfood jelly snacks.

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