TOP FOOD STARTUPS IN INDIA

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The food sector never goes out of style as everybody needs to eat multiple times a day. It has always been a booming industry for innovation and lively space that attracts passionate entrepreneurs to discover new ideas and build successful brands. In India, many startups are trying to attract customer’s hearts literally through their bellies. Food startups should build technological processes to create innovative food products and ensure delicious and nutritious food. Here are the few best food startups in India:-

1. FreshMenu:

FreshMenu was founded by Rashmi Daga (CEO) in 2014 with its headquarters in Bangalore.  It is a delivery service provider made with the finest ingredients, namely farm fresh vegetables, fresh dairy, and meat products, and without trying to do re-heated and assembled food. It aims to deliver fresh food, including breakfast platters, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, Thalis, Continental dishes, Biriyani, dessert. The startup has raised USD 24 M in funds from investors. Currently, FreshMenu operates in Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, and Gurgaon. They used to change their menu daily and deliver freshly prepared meals in just 45 mins at the customer’s doorstep.

2. Box 8:

Anshul Gupta and Amit Raj (IIT graduates) founded the Mumbai-based startup named- Box eight in 2012 as a small outlet in a corporate cafeteria. They prepare and deliver hot desi meals in wholesome boxes under 40 minutes at pocket-friendly prices. It offers desi-mixed food varieties like all-in-one meals, desi openers, biriyani, desserts, steak meals, salads, sandwiches, curries, paratha wraps, and more. They too offer meals late in the night till 1 am. Box 8 provides an online platform to browse through menus and place orders for delivery. It serves almost 22,000 meals across 100+ outlets in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, and Gurgaon.

3. Inner chef:

Inner Chef was founded in 2015 by three entrepreneurs, with its headquarters is situated in Gurugram. It is an Indian food tech company that focuses on both discovery and delivery through a mobile app. Inner Chef works in 2 ways -” Ready to eat” and “ready to cook.” “Ready to eat” is suitable for professionals who are always busy with their work, and “Ready to cook” is ideal for those who cook without the hassle of the cooking process. It also offers its users to order their favorite dishes, delivered within 20 minutes. In addition to that, they also supply detox cleanses and detox diets with soups, juices, freshly prepared salads. Inner chef operates in Hyderabad, Noida, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, and Gurgaon.

4. Faasos:

Founded by Jaydeep Barman and Kallol Banerjee in 2004 and later incorporated in 2011. Faasos (also called food on demand) is an online food ordering industry owned by Rebel Foods. It operates in more than 15 major cities in India, with its headquarters at Pune. The company aims to provide a wide range of food items such as wraps, rolls, Frankies, rice bowls, meals, desserts, snacks. Faasos takes online orders and gets them delivered in no time. This food startup is a perfect example food chain that went from online to offline. Food aggregators like Zomato, Swiggy, FoodPanda are the direct competitors of Faasos.

5. Dine out:

Founded in 2012 by Ankit Mehrotra, Vivek Kapoor, Sahil Jain, and Nikhil Bakshi, Dineout is the largest dining platform headquartered at NewDelhi. The features include discovering safe and hygienic restaurants, get great discounts and offers, home delivery and takeaway, hassle-free reservations, pay restaurant bills to earn cashback. It has more than 2.5 M diners/month, listing over 35,000 restaurants in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Bangalore.

6. Biriyani By Kilo:

In 2015, Kaushik Roy and Vishal Jindal started Biriyani By Kilo (BBK) with Gurugram as its headquarters. As the name suggests, it prepares and delivers biriyanis to the masses, and the varieties of biriyani include Hyderabadi biriyani, Lucknow biriyani, Kolkata biriyani. Each biriyani is made using natural clay handis and prepared in traditional dum style. Further, it provides a celebration menu, curries, kebabs, Metta, beverages, and drinks with authentic taste and flavors. It has received excellent responses from its customers since its inception.

7. Zomato:

Zomato was started in 2008 by Pankaj Chaddah and Deepinder Goyal, headquarters located in Gurgaon (Haryana). It is a multinational restaurant discovery website and an online food ordering app available in 10 different languages. Zomato is the first food tech unicorn in India that connects customers, restaurant partners, and delivery partners to fulfill their multiple needs. Customers use this app to search and discover nearby restaurants, online ordering, table reservations. They provide industry-based marketing tools to restaurant partners to acquire more customers and also transparent job opportunities to delivery partners. It is focused on offering better food for more people before dining out. The company has received funding of over USD 600 M from investors.

8. Swiggy:

Sriharsha Majety, Nandan Reddy, and Rahul Jaimini founded Swiggy in 2014, with headquarter’s located in Bangalore. It is one of the best food ordering and delivery companies in India. The delivery is super fast and provides free delivery on huge orders. The food delivered is fresh and online, which makes it stand apart. Customers can also track their orders in real-time. It takes around 40,000 orders per day. The company name of Swiggy is Bundle Technologies Private Limited. Zomato, TinyOwl, Foodpanda are the core competitors of this company.

9. Swadhika foods:

Swarnamugi R Karthik founded Swadhika Foods in the year 2015, with its headquarters located in Chennai. It is one of the leading suppliers and exporter of fine quality frozen cut fruits and vegetables and frozen ready-to-eat/cook foods, offering customized packing delivery according to International Standards and facilitates modern research and development. The products are 100% natural and free from preservatives and synthetic colors. The startup also represents product innovation, quality, freshness, and commitment to excellence and focuses on building a good relationship with customers based on theirs needs.

10. Hunger Box:

Hunger Box is Bangalore headquartered company founded by Sandipan Mitra and Uttam Kumar in 2016. It is a full-stack B2B and F&B (Food and Beverage) company that brings together food vendors, the company, and its employees in a single platform. It offers safe and healthy office food and cafeteria management for corporate employees. Almost 6,00,000 orders are processed every day among 23 cities. The company provides a customized platform for users to see the live food menu, order food, pay through digital modes and send feedback.

Food startups have revolutionized the way Indians consume food. People are constantly making good food choices that are tasty, healthy, and helps them stay fit. With people including a better lifestyle, the food startups are flourishing at the same time. An entrepreneur may lack critical insights and knowledge to execute the desired results. Book a moment with our experts to discuss your startup ideas. We ensure you get a complete service package with 100% satisfaction.