Celebrating the Stories of Black-Owned Brands

March 1, 2024

Everything we eat has a story—and in honor of Black History Month, we're highlighting the stories of just a few of the Black-owned and founded brands that create some of your favorite Hungryroot eats. Get to know the people behind the deliciousness, and add some of their must-try products to your next delivery.

The Brand: Partake Foods

The Story: 

Created in 2016 by Founder and CEO Denise Woodard, when her daughter was diagnosed with multiple food allergies, Partake works to provide everyone the ability to partake and share in life’s joys—big and small. Denise and her team offer delicious, allergy-friendly cookies, baking mixes and pancake & waffle mixes that are certified gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and free of the top 9 allergens.

Try Their Products: Crunchy Birthday Cake Cookies, Mini Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies, Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Brand: Pipcorn

The Story: 

Jeff, Jen and Teresa launched Pipcorn in 2012 with their small savings and big dreams to use heirloom corn to reinvent their favorite childhood snacks that satisfy your cravings without making you feel like crap. They keep their ingredients pure and simple—like non-GMO sunflower oil, organic cheese, orange color from paprika and no artificial anything. 

Try Their Products: Sea Salt Corn Dipper Chips, Heirloom Cheddar Cheese Balls, Heirloom Cheddar Crunchies, Tabasco Cheddar Popcorn, Cinnamon Twists   

The Brand: A Dozen Cousins

The Story: 

Growing up, Ibraheem’s family’s kitchen was a delicious melting pot of Creole, Caribbean, and Latin American cooking. As he got older and learned the importance of eating naturally, he hated that it was so hard to find convenient foods that were both healthy and authentic. So Ibraheem started A Dozen Cousins to make it easier to eat authentic cultural recipes made with wholesome ingredients.

Try Their Products: Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Sauce, Simmered Cuban Black Beans, Creole Red Beans, Trini Chickpea Curry

The Brand: True Made

The Story: 

True Made is remaking condiments using foods that are rooted in tradition, heritage, and most importantly, the ground. Ed and Ryan Mitchell—a father and son barbecue pitmaster pair—are two of the co-founders, who were drawn to True Made after Ed was diagnosed as pre-diabetic and was worried about the sugar that had crept into his beloved barbecue. Now, they help make delicious, healthier sauces and condiments.

The Product: Veggie Ketchup

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