Homebase: Anchorage, Alaska
Meals on the market: 8+
Founded in 2014, Heather’s Choice has grown from humble beginnings to become a trusted and recognizable brand in the outdoor community. With a focus on quality ingredients and a passion for creating delicious meals, Heather’s Choice offers a range of lightweight, packable, and nutrient-rich options.
Heather’s Choice started as a small operation with Heather, her pickup truck, and a few table-top dehydrators. Motivated by a desire to bring healthy, home-cooked meals to fellow adventurers, Heather embarked on a journey to create nutritious and flavorful options for backcountry enthusiasts. The goal was simple: provide high-quality food that could be relied upon during outdoor expeditions.
With that guiding light, Heather’s Choice has evolved into a thriving company based in Anchorage, Alaska. The team, now comprised of 12 dedicated individuals (according to the website), handles everything from sourcing and preparation to cooking, dehydration, packaging, distribution, sales, and marketing. With three fully equipped locations, Heather’s Choice operates a full-scale production facility.
Heather’s Choice takes pride in using carefully selecting ingredients and crafting each recipe. Many of the meals feature organic vegetables and grass-fed beef. The offerings also cater to various dietary restrictions. Also, as stated on their website, protein is their favorite macronutrient. Each meal aims to provide a full 6 ounces of protein per serving to ensure protein needs are met under the rigors of backcountry hiking.
The company’s products are designed to satisfy the palates of those who appreciate high-quality food and provide a convenient and nourishing solution on the go. With a commitment to quality and a focus on the satisfaction of their customers, Heather’s Choice aims to inspire and support individuals on their outdoor journeys.