Here’s a low down on a few of the best e-commerce websites in India known for sustainable food products
The good food movement is driving innovation in the sustainable product industry. Several conscious brands are manufacturing a wide array of sustainable food products, and these products are easily available across the country through e-marketplaces. Be it snacks, super foods, breakfast, ingredients, baking essentials, spices, desserts, meat substitutes or alternative proteins, almost every online store is offering organic, vegan, natural and plant-based food range, to cater to the exclusive needs of their customers.
On that note, take a quick look at the best e-commerce websites in India known for sustainable food products.
A pioneer in India since 1990, Conscious Food initially used to cater to a small group of believers from a store at Malabar Hill, Mumbai. Today, the company is trusted for organic food online and across India. It was founded by a Mumbai-based eco-nutritionist and naturalist farmer Kavita Mukhi and acquired in 2004 by KMS Ahluwalia.
The company uses traditional methods of processing for the preservation of nutrients and taste of the products. It focuses mainly on the health and wellness of customers and environment besides better market access and economic returns for organic farmers. The brand’s website has everything organic, sustainable, natural and locally sourced. Categorized into immunity-building, gluten-free weight loss and weight gain, the products’ range includes nuts, grains, pulses, superfoods, spices, flours and wholesome bites like khakra, digestive organic mix, masala chai, honey, cow ghee, seven-grain mixed atta, etc.
Besides its own website, the Conscious Food products can be found mostly on every e-commerce aggregators like Amazon and Big Basket; also in top retail chains across India like HyperCity, Spencer’s Star Bazaar, Nature’s Basket, etc.
Vvegano is all about ethical shopping. All the food and nutrition products available here are ethically sourced and hence cause least damage to climate – strictly no animal products. It was set up with the objective of changing the way people shop and caters to the needs of vegans, vegetarians and lactose intolerants, flexitarians and non-vegetarians.
Its founder and vegan activist Clive D’Souza believes that veganism is for everyone and online store to be “activism rather than business”. Vvegano has everything – supplements, frozen and non-frozen meats (plant-based and vegan) chocolates, sweets, beverages, snacks, fermented foods/drinks, dairy & dairy alternatives and groceries (including mock meats and dairy alternatives). It has accessories and lifestyle products, too. It ensures same-day delivery in Mumbai through hyperlocal delivery services and through courier service at a specific location in India.
The motto of Well Curve is simple – healthier eating made affordable. Founded by Nikhil Mehra, it is India’s first integrated platform of leading brands, which are into health, wellness and lifestyle.
The e-commerce site is a right opportunity for people to get connected with the conscious brands that are into making curated and handmade products – vegan diet, keto-friendly, gluten-free and PCOS-friendly. In a nutshell, it believes in ‘simplified healthier lifestyle’.
It sells many types of products (of nearly 80 brands) under the categories of breakfast, kids’ range, beverages, nutritional supplements, dry fruits, seeds and berries, sugar substitutes, grocery and superfoods. Protein bars, peanut butter, muesli, jiggery, stevia, honey, coffees and teas, organic groceries, cookies and kids’ snacks are the most sought-after products on Wellcurve.
Besides a blog section, available on almost all the sustainable online stores, it has a ‘Talk to Experts’ section where the customers can interact with nutritionists, fitness and yoga trainers, dieticians, dermatologists, weight management consultants and health & wellness coaches.
Launched in 2019 by earth advocate Chaitsi Ahuja, Brown Living is India’s first plastic-free, sustainable online store for guilt-free, mindful food & beverages and eco-friendly lifestyle products. All the products here are proudly Made-in India and evaluated for environmental impact.
While creating awareness among people about sustainable living and conscious consumption, though the online shop, Chaitsi’s Brown Living team is avidly supporting afforestation, slow living and fashion, zero-waste lifestyle, sustainable farming, natural ingredients, biodegradable packaging, fair trade, ethical sourcing and resource conserving methods for production and use.
The eco-conscious foodies can happily shop for sustainable food in its ‘Eat & Drink’ section where there are over 500 products available. The product variety ranges from healthy, gourmet, packed and ready-to-eat foods to cereals, grains, baking essentials, snacks, ethically sourced honey, juices, health drinks and beverages.
The site also offers gifts that grow, corporate gifts, gift cards & hampers and gifts for special occasions like Holi, weddings and baby showers. Their products are delivered to all metros and certain non-metro cities in India.
The e-commerce platform came into being in 2019, after two frustrated vegans came together to bring about a change in the Indian vegan market. Greend India was co-founded by Sephra Abraham and Sana Shaikh; they both shared the idea of sustainable living and reducing carbon footprint. They were equally disappointed with the lack of vegan options in India, which prompted them to launch India’s first 100% vegan hamper service. The same developed into an online store in no time.
The site now provides easy accessibility for customers to affordable vegan products, while serving as a hassle-free platform for the manufacturers to expand their customer base. Greendindia’s product list is vast; groceries include wide range of dairy replacements, mock meats, protein, nutrition & health, staples, snacks, fresh produce and beverages. There is bakery and dessert section, too. The vegan hampers are irresistible, for they consist of assorted chocolates, snacks, food, desserts and meats – customizable. The online shop is into pan-India delivery.
If you’re searching for everything plant-based, then Vegan Dukan is the place to look for. The Bengaluru-based online store was founded in 2019 by Sagar N Mehta, after about 6 years of market research. It is a one-stop bazaar for curated nutrition and protein products. What started in a rented flat in the beginning turned into a huge warehouse over the years!
The e-commerce platform offers a vast range of dairy-free products like butter, milk, cheese and tofu to premix tea and coffee powders, tempeh, whiteners and creams. It also has a large collection of vegan/ plant-based FMCG products like meat alternatives, sweets, nut butters, beverages, oils, groceries, sauces, baking essentials and much more; you just name it, they have it. The products are delivered across India.