VEDGEco: the first nationwide plant-based wholesaler
With a goal of bringing freedom of food choice to independent restaurants and businesses, VEDGEco is the first nationwide plant-based wholesaler. Launched nationally in 2020, we ship frozen plant-based products in bulk to the restaurant and wholesale food industry, as well as to consumers across the U.S.
Our carefully curated selection of the best plant-based protein & dairy alternatives ship frozen and in recyclable packaging to reduce our carbon footprint and make it easy for our customers to say yes to delicious plant-based food!
The VEDGEco Mission
Our mission is to make plant-based eating more sustainable, affordable, and accessible nationwide. We do this by serving restaurants and grocery stores as well as consumers, so that plant-based options are available at every meal-time.. Our independent restaurant customers tell us that by adding plant-based options to their menus, they’ve been able to increase their customer base and their bottom line. But don’t take our word for it—check out some recent testimonials here.
The freedom to eat what you want – whether that’s a completely vegan diet, a Flexitarian diet, or somewhere in between – is easy with VEDGEco.
What makes VEDGEco different?
Carefully curated selection of popular and independent brands.
There are thousands of plant-based products on the market, but we carry only the best. We personally taste test everything we carry to make sure it’s delicious. In addition to well-known brands like JUST and Impossible, we’re proud to carry a selection of small, independent brands like ForA:Butter and BE-Hive. We work with these independent brands to help them expand their reach and brand awareness nationwide. We also offer VEDGEco exclusives like NoDoh Brand Mozzarella-Style Sticks, which are quickly becoming a favorite at pizzerias across the country!
Low minimum order.
In keeping with our mission, we wanted to make it easier for independent restaurants across the U.S. to be able to buy plant-based products without a prohibitive minimum order requirement. That’s why our minimum order is just $100 and enables us to ship more products together and further reduce our carbon footprint. Orders over $150 ship free!
All of our packaging material is recyclable and compostable. The dry ice bags can be recycled with other plastic bags once the dry ice has evaporated. Gel packs are drain safe and can be poured down the drain after use.
Our Customers Include:
- Independent Restaurants & Bar Owners
- Food Trucks & Caterers
- Independent Bakeries
- Independent Grocers
- Schools & Universities
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Hospitals & Nursing Homes
- Religious Organizations
- Families, Foodies & General Consumers
Meet Our Founder
Trevor Hitch is the founder and CEO of VEDGEco, the first nationwide plant-based wholesaler. Trevor, a dedicated plant-based food and sustainability advocate, launched VEDGEco nationally in 2020 after seeing how little freedom of food choice for plant-based options existed in the foodservice industry and how difficult it was for independent plant-based food brands to get traction through existing national food distribution channels.
Prior to launching VEDGEco, Trevor worked in the natural grocery and food service industry in California and Hawaii for more than 10 years. Trevor’s leadership, sales, and business acumen were honed at UNC Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler School of Business where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration. Trevor resides in Kailua, Hawaii with his wife and children.