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Chickapea

organic pasta made with only chickpeas and lentils
Collingwood, Ontario

Founded by Shelby Taylor in 2015, Chickapea was created to provide a nutritious, convenient and familiar meal option to families dealing with time constraints, picky eaters, allergies, and health issues. As a former health food store owner and new mom, Shelby recognized the challenge of putting a healthy meal on the table that everyone would enjoy, so she turned a family favorite (pasta) into a superfood. Chickapea’s organic pasta made from only chickpeas and lentils hit store shelves in 2016.

At its core, Chickapea is a force for good, making it easier for people to lead healthier lives and support sustainable, organic farming practices. But they do not stop there, ensuring the business is not just benefiting those that consume their products, but those in the greatest need around the world, as well as their farmers, suppliers, and employees.

Chickapea donates 2% of sales directly to Community Food Centres Canada and they use the funds to purchase organic, regenerative produce from The New Farm and distribute the food in the communities they serve. The program is addressing food insecurity with the healthiest food available and, also helping to mitigate climate change by supporting farming methods that pull carbon from the atmosphere and sequester it in the ground where it belongs.

In 2021, the organic pasta line now includes seven pasta shapes made from only chickpeas and lentils (spirals, penne, shells, elbows, spaghetti, linguine, and lasagna) as well as our new Chickapea +Greens line (spirals, penne, and spaghetti). Made with only chickpeas, lentils, kale and spinach, Chickapea +Greens offers a simple and tasty way to get your protein and veggies in one! Our Vegan Mac is a healthified version of a family favorite—macaroni elbows and a savory sweet potato, pumpkin and cauliflower sauce.

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  • B-Corp
  • Woman Owned
  • Free from top 8 allergens
  • Free from gluten
  • Vegan
  • Kosher
  • Certified Organic (USDA)
  • Non-GMO