The Perfect Startup Story

Nine years ago, a vegetarian chili fanatic set out on a quest to deliver a line of plant-based recipes that are bursting with flavor, made with high-quality ingredients, Vegan and Gluten-Free and affordable for families that want a ready-to-eat meal or a basis from which to invent their own recipe.

Read About Manolo’s Origins

Hard Work and Dedication

Chef Manolo sought out the relevant experts in the field to coach him and he put in thousands of hours competing and experimenting throughout the East Coast until he could deliver the goods onto the shelves of the only grocer he trusted, Whole Foods Markets. Now people can’t seem to get enough of the Original Spiced Cinnamon or the Roasted Sweet Potato Recipes.

We Listened to Our Customers

Healthy meal alternatives are what we all wan​t. Sadly​​​, processed foods, refined sugar and meat-based meals are much easier to find. Like families everywhere, Chef Manolo, a vegetarian, was constantly looking for a great solution. Unsatisfied with what he found, Chef Manolo decided to create his own options–tinkering to create the tastiest, most nutritious meals he could for his family. He set the standard at “bursting with flavor.”

This led to Manolo’s Best!

Manolo’s Best is a fantastic meat-less protein alternative, made with the highest quality ingredients. Vegan-Gluten-Free and Soy-Free. Our meals are nutritious, fresh and affordable for families that want a ready to eat meal or a basis from which to invent their own recipes.

Manolo’s Chili, Today

Manolo’s Best Farmstand Chili was created and can now be purchased every day of the year in the entire Mid-Atlantic Region of Whole Foods Markets! Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, District of Columbia and Northern Virginia; 57 stores and assorted soup bars in all!