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101 Top Food and Beverage Startups and Companies in Ireland (2021)

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Ireland based Food and Beverage companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Food and Beverage industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Ireland Food and Beverage Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Flipdish

Flipdish

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Flipdish helps on-demand food businesses create branded food ordering systems, websites, and apps.

Buymie

Buymie

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Buymie is an Ireland-based same-day grocery delivery company.

Buymie

The Naked Collective

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The Naked Collective operates as a wellness drinks start-up.

Buymie

IdentiGEN

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IdentiGEN provides DNA-based solutions for the agricultural food industry.

Buymie

Carbery Group

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Carbery is a global manufacturer of specialty and nutritional dairy ingredients as well as flavours and cheeses.

Buymie

DropChef

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DropChef makes it incredible easy to cook midweek dinner.

Buymie

Bord Bia

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Bord Bia is committed to maintaining the highest standards of Corporate Governance and Best Practice.

Buymie

Foodcloud

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FoodCloud is a social enterprise that connects businesses with surplus food to local charities and community groups in Ireland.

Buymie

Nutritics

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Nutritics enables organisations to leverage accurate food information to grow business and deliver new revenue streams.

Buymie

Sliabh Liag Distillers

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Sliabh Liag Distillers is a distillery company producing whiskey, gin, and vodka.

Buymie

Blanco Nino

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They’re a group of individuals, obsessed with the rich and wonderful food culture of Mexico.

Buymie

Wicklow Wolf Brewing

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Wicklow Wolf Brewing is a company making beer with finest grains, hops and yeast varieties.

Buymie

Kerry

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The most innovative portfolio of Taste & Nutrition technologies and Ingredients & Actives for the global food, and beverage industries.

Buymie

DigiTally

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DigiTally is a software platform that enables management of multi-site food businesses

Buymie

Good4U

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The Good4U story began in 2004 with the seeds of a great idea! Bernie and her daughter Michelle, a certified dietitian and nutritionist,

Buymie

Elivar

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Elivar has developed a range of sports nutrition products designed to address the needs of active sports people.

Buymie

SiSú

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SiSú is an Irish startup focused on digital-first prevention and rejuvenation technologies.

Buymie

Gigliotti.Co Limited

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SmartDrinx, a smart, interactive, autonomous IoT beverage dispensing system

Buymie

Valeo Foods Group

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Valeo Foods Group is one of Europe’s fastest growing consumer foods producers.

Buymie

Veronica’s Snacks

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Veronica’s Snacks is a nutrition company that offers healthy potato crisps.

Buymie

FruitCubed

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FruitCubed are fresh fruit cubes.

Buymie

Valid Nutrition

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Valid Nutrition is design, manufacture and market nutritional pastes for the prevention, treatment of malnutrition in developing countries.

Buymie

Evocco

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Evocco empowers consumers to eat within planetary boundaries by helping them to track, improve and offset their food emissions

Buymie

Plantruption

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Plantruption builds a brand of sustainability to develop products using seaweed and microalgae.

Buymie

Allogen Biotech

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Allogen Biotech develops a portable food contamination and allergen-testing device to help food manufacturers with expensive lab testing.

Buymie

FULFIL Holdings

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FULFIL Holdings Limited now outsells many traditional chocolate snack bar brands in the UK and Ireland.

Buymie

Musgrave Group

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Musgrave is a food retail and wholesale company.

Buymie

Cool Bean Company

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COOL BEANS is a super healthy and convenient, cannelloni bean meal which is high in protein, low in fat and really low in calories!

Buymie

Revive Active

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Revive Active is a revolutionary nutritional health food supplement which delivers increased energy, maintains the immune system.

Buymie

O’Callaghan Collection

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The O’Callaghan Collection is a group of six luxurious and boutique hotels in Dublin, Cambridge and Gibraltar.

Buymie

Ageria

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Ageria is a company based in Ireland and is researching on materials which extends human life.

Buymie

Keelings

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Keelings is a family owned Irish company.

Buymie

Lakeland Dairies

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Lakeland Dairies is a dairy processing co-operative.

Buymie

Dawn Meats

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Dawn Meats is a meat processor and supplier company.

Buymie

Orbis MES Ltd.

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Orbis MES Ltd. is a Manufacturing executions Systems specialist within the the Food and Beverage Industry.

Buymie

Automsoft

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Automsoft offers data analytics for companies involved in life sciences, oil and gas, food and beverage, and pulp and paper industries.

Buymie

Carroll Cuisine

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Carrolls is accredited to the highest levels of European food safety having been awarded the British Retail Consortium Certificate.

Buymie

BWG Foods

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BWG Foods operates as a food retail and wholesale distribution company.

Buymie

Italicatessen

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Italicatessen, a small business, with the mission of importing & distributing Italy’s top quality foods & wines to the Irish market.

Buymie

SF Engineering

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SF Engineering specializes in food production line solutions and deals with after-sales services, red meat processing and packaging.

Buymie

Dairy Concepts

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Dairy Concepts focuses on the development of functional dairy snack bars for the global market.

Buymie

Java Republic

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Java Republic is to deliver the best coffee & tea experience on the planet.

Buymie

Barry’s Tea

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Barry’s Tea Limited blends, produces, and supplies tea powders.

Buymie

Atlantia Food Clinical Trials

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Atlantia Food Clinical Trials Ltd is an independent clinical research organisation.

Buymie

Marco Beverage Systems

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Marco Beverage Systems manufactures energy-efficient hot water boilers and coffee brewing systems for the food and beverage industries.

Buymie

ABP Food Group

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ABP Food Group is based as a privately owned beef, lamb, and sausage product provider.

Buymie

Monaghan Mushrooms

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Monaghan is one of the world’s largest substrate and mushroom companies.

Buymie

Access Earth

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Access Earth is a service that allows users to find reliable and up-to-date accessibility information of a place or business.

Buymie

Brogans Bakery

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Brogans Bakery supplied products to the local villages and towns in the West of Ireland.

Buymie

Lisavaird Co-Op

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Lisavaird Co-op consists of 6 branches in the heartland.

Buymie

The Delivery Guys

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The Delivery Guys is an Irish owned online food ordering and delivery service.

Buymie

Eatstro

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Eatstro is an online recipe research platform intended to offer the secret process of tasty food preparation.

Buymie

Lab Unlimited

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Lab Unlimited is a single source for laboratory instrumentation, consumables, training, service, and validation needs.

Buymie

Krüst Bakery

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Krüst Bakery is an Irish based bakery which was the first bakery in the world to accept bitcoin.

Buymie

Bewley’s

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Bewley’s is a tea and coffee producer that supplies hot beverage solutions to the foodservice sector worldwide.

Buymie

WoofAdvisor

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Community-based portal connecting Brands, Media, Accommodation & Pet Sectors with global community of like-minded Pet Lovers!

Buymie

Supermac’s

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Supermac’s is a restaurant chain that offers a wide range of fast food products along with delivery and franchising services.

Buymie

Connacht Whiskey

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Connacht Whiskey produces and bottles on-site single malt pot still whiskey.

Buymie

PowCow

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PowCow is a protein frozen yogurt brand in Europe.

Buymie

Donnybrook Fair

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Donnybrook Fair is a family business that is owned by Joe and Mary Doyle and employs 250 people.

Buymie

Premier Fish

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Premier Fish Products was established in 1981 and is located in Killybegs and Kincasslagh, in the north-west of Ireland.

Buymie

Dublin Food Sales

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Dublin Food Sales is a highly regarded independent and Irish owned catering wholesaler based in Glasnevin, Dublin 11.

Buymie

M. & J. Gleeson Investments Ltd

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M. & J. Gleeson (Investments) Limited supplies and distributes beverages in Ireland.

Buymie

Ratio Brand Distribution

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Vending Machine Suppliers & Distribution

Buymie

Golden Vale Dairies Ltd

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Golden Vale Dairies Limited supplies milk and cream products in Ireland.

Buymie

Obela Fresh Dips & Spreads

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Obela Fresh Dips & Spreads introduced a variety of fresh and wholesome dips and spreads to an international market.

Buymie

Kells

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Kells specialize in milling, blending and delivering innovative solutions for the bakery trade.

Buymie

Hemdahl

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SaaS providing data analytics for product safety in the cold chain.

Buymie

Moo-Licious Foods

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Production of Aseptically produced dairy and non dairy stickpack products for the food service sector

Buymie

Freshtoday

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Irish Schoolkids’ favourite school lunch provider!

Buymie

Vayu Energy

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Vayu Energy is supplies natural gas, electricity and renewables.

Buymie

Dog Eat Dog Inc

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Leading Manufacturer of Mobile Catering Units, Catering Vans, Trailers, Coffee Carts and Food Bikes

Buymie

Food Choice at Work

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Food Choice at Work Ltd deliver the ultimate healthy eating management system to workplaces.

Buymie

Kelkin

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Kelkin is provides wholesome foods, vitamin and mineral supplements, and natural skincare products for families.

Buymie

EasyCount.io

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Count your stock/inventory 68% faster using EasyCount. Eliminate the need for pen & paper counting and double entry.

Buymie

West Bake

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West Bake is an Irish manufacturer of branded and non branded sweet confectionery.

Buymie

PureGreen

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A small Irish company produces natural vegetable juices.

Buymie

Butlers Chocolates

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Butlers Chocolates is Ireland’s premier family-owned firm dedicated to the craft of exceptional chocolate-making.

Buymie

The Aran Sweater Market

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The Aran Sweater Market, the famous original since 1892

Buymie

Dairygold Co-Operative Society

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Dairygold CoOperative Society is Ireland’s leading farmer owned Agri business and the country’s second largest dairy processor.

Buymie

NutriQuick

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NutriQuick specializing in the best quality of natural and healthy foods providing.

Buymie

Kinetica

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Kinetica is an innovative sports nutrition brand.

Buymie

Freshly Chopped

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Freshly Chopped are a healthy food company and healthy fast food retailer. It was developed to meet the needs of the growing.

Buymie

Reflex Plastics Technology

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High quality polyethylenes

Buymie

Greene Canine

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Greene Canine is the manufacturer of a pure dog food that is made with grass-fed beef.

Buymie

Eat Feed

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Eat Feed is a food delivery platform intended to offer plant-based ready meals

Buymie

Celtic Water Solutions

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CWS is a one step shop for Clack water softeners, reverse osmosis water filters, office water coolers, well water treatment in Ireland.

Buymie

Golden Vale Food Products

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Golden Vale Food Products manufactures dairy products.

Buymie

Denise’s Delicious

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Specialist gluten free bakery products

Buymie

BD Foods

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BD Foods supplies a range of fresh, frozen and dry goods to the premium food sector.

Buymie

IPM Potato Group

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IPM Potato Group is an international leader in potato variety innovation and in the production, marketing and distribution of seed potatoes

Buymie

Dishy

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Dishy is a healthy meals subscription service delivering chef-made meals on 3, 5, and 6 day plans.

Buymie

Eatcity Limited

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Eatcity Limited operates an online takeaway delivery service in Ireland.

Buymie

Irish Woodcraft

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Handmade high quality chopping boards and serving boards

Buymie

West Cork Distillers

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West Cork Distillers addresses the increasing consumer demand for non-sweetened “long beverages”.

Buymie

Eddie Rockets

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Eddie Rockets is a restaurant company that offers American-style food.

Buymie

Dameasy Flood Barriers

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Protect your property in the event of flooding.

Buymie

Babco Europe

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Babco is a legacy of distinctive premium specialty liquor brands that are commanding comments worldwide.

Buymie

Scallan Foods

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Scallan’s Food Service is the only local, family-run, food wholesale business in South-East of Ireland.

Buymie

Ecoburner

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Design, manufacture and distribution of portable heat solutions for the hotel, catering and leisure sectors

Buymie

Ballygowan Ltd

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Ballygowan Ltd. manufactures bottled mineral water. Its products include Ballygowan on the go range, including 25cl kids.

Written by Mark Kendall

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