Choose your inventory
Ideas for restaurants who are expanding into grocery
Your restaurant has its own unique identity
Why not use that identity to inform the choices that you make when offering grocery items to your customers?
We've curated some sample shelves to inspire you.
Some things to keep in mind as you get started…
Shop local & independent: All of the products we’ve recommended are made in the United States by small businesses, many of which are feeling the same pressures that you're feeling
Focus on quality: These items come from small-batch producers who focus on high quality ingredients and cater to customers with a variety of dietary needs
Fresh fruits and veggies are an obvious choice, but there are so many options you can choose to surprise and delight your customers who may be tired of picked over shelves and diminishing options from their grocer.
Egg & Cheese Alternatives
Make sure your customers can continue eating the foods they love; We recommend Spero, who offer cream cheese and egg substitutes that are entirely plant based and made from superfoods
Unique Meat Alternatives
Why stick to the big brands when there are so many other options? Mementa’s got an incredible canned BBQ pulled jackfruit that can save your customers a lot of time in the kitchen
Customers with specific dietary requirements shouldn’t have to make tough decisions when it comes to healthy food. Here are our recommendations to create a better-for-you grocery selection that keeps your gluten-sensitive customers happy.
Whether your customers are following keto or paleo diets, or they’re just interested in consuming high quality proteins, we’ve curated a some options that are sure to leave them feeling satisfied.
On-the-go Meal Bars
Meal bars are a customer favourite, but there are so many on the market that choosing one can be overwhelming. We’ll make it easy; IQBAR makes vegan, paleo, and keto bars that get the job done
Getting started shouldn’t be a headache. When finding wholesale items that work for you, keep these three things in mind…
Low minimums: Look for brands with low minimum orders. That way, you can try out a smaller amount to see if it works for your customers – no waste.
Low shipping costs: High shipping costs can eat into your margins; keep this in mind when choosing products
Click-to-curb delivery: Look for options that will help keep your staff safe and limit traffic from salespeople or distributors to your store