Our Mission

The Boulder Organic Mission? That’s a no-brainer. We make soup better.

Much better. Crazy better. Shout-it-from-the-rooftops better. It’s time for a wake-up call for the way we eat, and we’re here to deliciously smack some sense into our society of un-wellbeing. We use real food to provoke real change by the spoonful—doing things better for the benefit of everyone and everything.

We stir the literal and metaphorical pot with fresh, un-junked-up food that comes from a garden, not a lab.

We stand for uncompromising organic ingredients and planet-loving practices that make our world (and all the people in it) happier and healthier.

We do right by our team and our community because sharing good things is the best measure of success.

We are Boulder Organic Foods, and we awaken a better world by making better soup.

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Our Story

Kate Brown founded Boulder Organic Foods in 2006 on a mission to make soup better. Short on time to cook, Kate went to the grocery store to find some nourishing soup to feed her daughter. To her disappointment, Kate found that the soups she found contained mostly ingredients that were preservatives, artificial, colors, flavors and “enhancers.”  Asking herself the question “What happened to real soup and why would it be so difficult to make something with just real food ingredients?” she decided to do something about it.  She started making soup in her home kitchen to share with friends and family. Very quickly, a local Whole Foods buyer got wind of Kate’s yummy creations and from that point, there was no looking back.

Kate has stayed true to her mission of making soup better, committing from day one to using organic and gluten-free ingredients. She has also been dedicated to sustainability by composting, recycling, and using BPA-free plastics. From our cooks to our front office team, everyone here at Boulder Organic shares the drive to provide better food in the most delicious way possible. In the spirit of how we started, Boulder Organic soups are made in small-batches and stay fresh and delicious all the way to your fridge. We start with as many fresh, whole ingredients as we can. Every onion, potato, carrot, celery, clove of garlic, and leek, comes in fresh and whole. We clean, chop and prep each right here in Boulder every day for the next day’s small-batch soup cooking. We are so proud of every batch of fresh product and are delighted to pass that freshness on to you!

Always Organic
Always Gluten-Free
Always Non-GMO
Vegetarian Options

Come experience what nature intended food to taste like, and hurry up it before it gets cold! Actually…it’ll definitely be cold because Boulder Organic products are sold in your grocer’s deli refrigerator. Find a store near you and enjoy some today.

  • FAQ's

  • Are all of your soups certified organic?

    Yes. All of our soups are certified organic by Oregon Tilth!

  • Are all of your soups certified gluten-free?

    Yes. All of our soups are certified gluten-free by the GFCO! We are a dedicated gluten-free facility. We don’t have any ingredients that contain gluten in the space. Further, we test random composite samples monthly to ensure no gluten is present in our finished products. We do not test more frequently because we have never had a positive. We test our product using AOAC approved methods down to 5 ppm and we do not detect gluten in our products.  We are certified gluten free by GFCO which requires <10 ppm gluten and the FDA for labeling purposes requires <20 ppm gluten.

  • Are all of your soups Non-GMO?

    Yes, all of our soups are GMO-Free!

  • Does the soup contain any allergens?

    All of our soups are made in a facility free from gluten, wheat, egg, soy, peanuts, fish, shellfish, sesame, mustard, sulfites, and lupin. The only tree nut we process in our facility is coconut. Our Red Lentil Dahl Soup contains coconut milk, which is a tree nut. Our Roasted Tomato Basil Soup, Butternut Squash Soup with Sage, Autumn Squash Soup, Potato Corn Chowder, Broccoli Cheddar Soup and Potato Leek Soup contain dairy products and casein. We have a food safety plan to ensure that we do not have allergen cross contact in our facility. Some of these items include producing non-allergen soups first and swabbing. For our complete allergen policy, please email info@boulderorganicfoods.com. Visit the individual soup webpages for a complete list of ingredients for each variety.

  • Do you offer vegan or vegetarian varieties?

    Yes. Over half of our varieties are vegan or vegetarian. Please visit the Our Soups page to learn more about these options.

  • How long is the soup good after opening?

    We recommend eating the soup within 3-4 days of opening.

  • Can I freeze the soup to prolong its shelf life?

    We do not recommend freezing our soups as it can negatively effect their texture and consistency.

  • What are the sodium levels in the soup?

    Most of our soup varieties average 400-600mg per serving. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends limiting sodium intake to less than 2,300mg a day – or 1,500mg if you’re age 51 or older. Other companies use salt as a preservative, which is why most canned soup has very high sodium levels. We use salt in moderation as a spice.

  • How much added sugar is in your soups?

    The vast majority of the sugar content in our soups is naturally occurring within the fresh vegetables we use. We add sugar in very small quantities within our chicken and veggie bases. There is no more than 0.6 added grams of sugar per serving in any of our soup varieties. See here for more info.

  • Do you use preservatives?

    No. We never use preservatives, artificial ingredients, or fillers.

  • Are the plastic containers for your tubs safe for food packaging?

    Yes. They are made with #5 Polypropylene which is a non-leaching, non-BPA, and non-Phthalate containing plastic. To learn more about this plastic, please visit our Doing Good page.

  • Why is fresh soup better than canned soup?

    Fresh soup simply tastes better and is often healthier than sodium-loaded canned soup. Canned soups can be several years old by the time you eat it, but our fresh soup is intended to be eaten within a few weeks of purchase. But who are we to say, try for yourself!

  • Does the soup need to be refrigerated?

    Yes. Our soup is prepared and stored fresh for maximum flavor and nutrition!

  • Where can I find the soup in my local grocery store?

    At most grocery stores our soup is available in the prepared foods aisle or the deli refrigerator where other fresh products are sold. Find a store near you!

  • How long should I heat up my soup for?

    Microwave: Empty entire tub into microwave safe bowl, heat on high for 2 minutes, stir well, and heat on high for one more minute.
    Stove Top: Empty entire tub into saucepan, put on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Does your soup contain MSG?

    No. None of our soup contains MSG or any of the following MSG imitators: autolyzed yeast extract, hydrolyzed yeast extract, or soy protein.

For the Love Of Soup