Frustrated by the lack of allergy-friendly snack for kids like her daughter, Denise Woodard created her own brand, Partake Foods. To fund the company of which she’s now CEO, Woodward started selling cookies out of her car and sold her engagement ring. Today, you can find Partake’s snacks online and nationwide in stores like Target, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.
Partake offers cookies (it’s first launch in 2016) in flavors including Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Lemon and Ginger Snap in crunchy and soft-baked options, as well as Classic and Confetti pancake and waffle mixes. All are top nine allergen-free, gluten-free and vegan. Partake also sells baking mixes for pizza crust, blondies and more.