I can’t even believe I have the good fortune of attending Expo West again this year.  Last year was epic.  I came home with enough swag to last a lifetime.

Here’s a preview of some of the companies I’m most thrilled to check out this year:

Starting with the baked goods…

  • Love Grown Foods
  • Udi’s Gluten Free
  • Silver Hills Bakery
  • Alvarado Street Bakery
  • Food For Life/Ezekiel
  • One Degree Organic Foods
  • Kettle Foods
  • Dr. Kracker
  • Attune Foods
  • Glutino
  • Bob’s Red Mill
  • Barbara’s Bakery
  • Nana’s
  • Way Better Snacks
  • Arnel’s Gluten Free
  • OMG! Food Co


I’m always interested in the newest non-meat, non-dairy products…

  • Gardein
  • Field Roast Grain Meat Co.
  • Daiya Foods
  • Nasoya
  • So Delicious
  • Food For Lovers

But I think I’m most excited for the raw treats…

  • kaia/Alive & Radiant
  • Freeland Foods – Go Raw
  • Two Moms In The Raw
  • Brad’s Raw
  • Sunfood
  • Rhythm Superfoods
  • Navitas Naturals

If I come home with nothing more than a belly full of kale chips I will consider the day a success.

Then there are the bars…

  • Larabar
  • ProBar
  • Clif bar
  • KIND bar
  • 18 Rabbits
  • ThinkThin
  • Bobo’s Oat Bars

Kyle has given me very strict instructions on how many samples I’m allowed to take home given our current pantry situation.  I think the movers were wondering whether or not they should commit me or submit me to A&E’s Hoarders.

Chocolates & desserts…

  • Chocolove
  • Divine
  • SunRidge Farms
  • Xan Confections
  • The Cookie Department

And don’t even get me started on the nut butter companies…


  • SunButter
  • Justin’s Nut Butter
  • Artisana
  • Peanut Butter & Co.
  • Barney’s Premium Foods

[And that’s seriously only a fraction of them – check out the full exhibitor list here]

Gluten free was huge last year, so I’m curious what the next natural foods trend will be.  Low sugar?  Stevia sweetened products?  Fructose free goodies?  After all Candida and Paleo diets are definitely on the radar right now.  If I even hear the word FODMAPs mentioned, my brain may explode.

What company would you most like to see?  Who else should I visit? 

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Comments (12)

  1. ethel

    How does one get to go to ExpoWest?

  2. mollie

    I went to college in Maine (Colby College-woohooo) with a kid whose family started a granola company HandByGranola who is going to be at the expo-check it out if you have time! I have heard delicious things…never tried it myself though. Have fun!

  3. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    So fahreaking jealous you are going to Expo West. I’m hoping to get out there next year with the current company I’m working for. Check out Hope Hummus, he’s coming out with three new flavors for the Spring. Should be right up your alley 😉
    And give the old Justin’s Booth a visit for me, new candy bars debut this week. sadly they’re not vegan…

  4. elaine c.

    i feel so lucky to live about 20 minutes away from bob’s red mill!! if you ever need anything from there let me know, i’d be happy to ship 🙂 i go there for breakfast about 1-2x/month. sometimes bob is there!

    this sounds like an awesome event! have fun 🙂 and get some more good samples!

  5. SarahRuth

    Check out Thunderbird Bars!

  6. carol

    Jealousy has raised it’s ugly head here. Enjoy!

  7. Greg

    Sophies Kitchen 2298
    WOW GF cookies & brownies. 4188
    Simpli Oat Solutions 5453
    Lotus foods organic and heirloom rice 2912
    Maria & Ricardos natural & organic wraps 2472
    And have fun today at expo!!!

  8. janetha

    ah i wish i was going! make sure you say hi to cathy at the simply bar for me!

  9. Lou

    Man of man I wish they had expos like this over here! 🙂 Very very jealous!

  10. Hillary Logan

    I LOVE 2 Mom’s in the Raw, 18 Rabbits and Larabar. When they are all things I splurge on when I end up with any extra pocket change. Also a fan of justin’s nut butter. He went to school with one o my friends and is a super down to earth guy. Have a blast!

  11. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats

    I’m all about anything gluten, soy and white sugar free since I can’t eat any of those! Haha. But I am so jealous, what an awesome event! I hope it’s a great time!

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