Ark Foods, a Brooklyn-headquartered modern-day farming brand known for creating fresh produce, is expanding its line of Veggie Bowls with four new flavors: Buffalo Cauli Mac, General Tso’s Cauli, Alfredo Veggie Spaghetti and Sesame Veggie Noodles. This launch will expand its best-selling category and put Ark Foods at the forefront of the plant-based movement, leading the trend with better-for-you, heat-and-eat options. To accommodate the brand’s rapid growth, Ark Foods is opening a new 15,000-s.f. production facility in New Jersey.
Ready in under less than five minutes, the microwavable Veggie Bowls combine plant-based, housemade sauces with cauliflower florets or rutabaga noodles. Ark Foods Veggie Bowls feature clean, vegan sauces made from ingredients such as cashew and butternut squash. These refrigerated bowls are designed to be a side dish, snack or light meal. The new bowls will be available in Midwest, Northeast and North Atlantic Whole Foods Market and Kings Food Markets locations with additional retailers to follow. SRP for the bowls is $4.99-$5.99.
“Our Veggie Bowl line takes crowd-pleasing veggies, such as cauliflower or rutabaga, and pairs them with plant-based sauces to create an indulgent, accessible and healthy eating experience,” said Noah Robbins, founder and CEO of Ark Foods. “Vegetables are universal—this launch strengthens our mission to bring unique veggies to the masses.”
Ark Foods was founded in 2013 by Robbins with a mission to transform agriculture in America. The brand started with shishito peppers and has grown to more than 15 SKUs for both wholesale and retail, including Veggie Bowls, Squash Snack Packs, Shishito Pepper Party Packs and wholesale produce.
Ark Foods is available at select retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods Market, Costco and Walmart. The company says it has built its own ecosystem and is deeply involved at every stage of production, from purchasing the highest quality seeds to growing crops responsibly and producing imaginative food.