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               The Story of Food For The Sole

If there is anything more rewarding than opening your own business, it’s creating that business with your son.

Henry was the original inspiration for Food For The Sole, beginning when he asked me to provide his resupply for him and his hiking partner on the John Muir Trail. He has always been my most enthusiastic supporter, and I his.

In creating Food For The Sole, that support quickly turned into assistance, and then a partnership was born. At the root, our philosophy is simple; make the best tasting and most healthy portable foods for people headed out on adventures. All the remarkable places people can now enjoy these meals inspires and informs what we make, and how we make it.

Our mission is to elevate the adventure meals market. We do this by making foods that taste amazing, using only carefully selected ingredients with healthy meal choices as our product line-up. It’s our total privilege and a joy to collaborate and communicate the vision of Food for the Sole, by joining as mother and son to make you the best adventure-ready foods on earth.


~ Julie and Henry – Founders, Food for the Sole.

How do I prepare the meals?

Most of our meals are hot-rehydratable, and you can add boiling water directly to the bag to rehydrate! For best results you want to use an insulated cozy or a down jacket or similar to wrap around the food. We also have a couple of cold-rehydratable salads – the Triple Peanut Slaw and Zesty Miso Broccoli Slaw. These only need room-temperature water to hydrate!

Can I rehydrate my food in the bag?

Absolutely! Our bags are designed to hold your meal when you rehydrate it. You can then eat directly out of the bag or empty the rehydrated meal into a container to eat from.

How many calories are in the meals?

Our entrees are single serving and range between 510 calories for the Roasted Sweet Potato with Kale and Quinoa all the way up to 670 for our Coconut Rice and Cuban Black Beans

Are the meals Gluten-Free?

Yes! We operate in our own dedicated facility where we prohibit all gluten from entering to ensure no cross-contamination occurs. **It has come to our attention that some older package labels in the mix still say our food was made in a facility that also processes wheat, we can assure you this has not been the case for at least 2 years now and any meals you order will be celiac safe.

Are the meals Vegan?

Yes! All of our products are vegan!

Can I cold soak all of the meals?

You can cold soak most of them! Keep in mind that some ingredients rehydrate better than others so the hydration time may vary. Here is co-founder Henry’s list of preferred meals to rehydrate stoveless according to both time and quality of rehydration. Note that not all of our meals rehydrate with cold water to a fully :

Zesty Miso Broccoli Slaw – Rehydrates in 15-20 minutes

Triple Peanut Slaw – Rehydrates in 15 minutes

Coconut Rice And Cuban Black Beans – Rehydrates in 20-25+ minutes

Lentil Walnut Pilaf – Rehydrates in 45+ minutes

Ratatouille With Nutty Quinoa Pilaf – Rehydrates in 30 minutes

& any of the energy oats Blueberry Banana Crunch (personal favorite), Pumpkin Apple Pecan, and Coconut Mango Macadamia all should hydrate within 45-minutes to an hour.