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Your guide to supporting alumni-owned businesses: food edition

By UMAA

Your guide to supporting alumni-owned businesses: food edition

By UMAA
Get your fix of coffee, cupcakes, and more while supporting fellow ’Canes and local businesses with this list of alumni owned businesses.
  • Order some fresh coffee from Grou Coffee + Cowork, co-owned by alumna Barbara A. Safina Vaccaro, B.B.A. ’13, and stay tuned for an exciting new coffee shop and coworking space.
  • Step up teatime with quality tea from Yaupon Brothers American Tea, co-owned by alumna Michelle Steele, B.S. ’05. Yaupon tea, a plant species native to Florida, is the only naturally caffeinated plant to grow in the United States.
  • Get quality meat delivered to your door from Meat N’Bone, founded and owned by alumnus Luis Mata, M.B.A. ’12. Meat N’ Bone hand-delivers the highest quality of meat directly from the Midwest of the United States and the grass fields of Uruguay.  
  • Spice it up with gourmet hot sauces, condiments, and Bloody Mary mixes, made from natural and top-quality ingredients from Fat Cat Gourmet Foods, owned by Deborah L. Moskowitz, B.S.C. ’94.
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with gourmet cupcakes and cakes at Buttercream Cupcakes and Coffee by Kristine Graulich, B.B.A. ’01. The sweet shop features indoor and outdoor patio dining and offers take-out, delivery, and catering services. 
  • Get your açai fix with Nativo Amazon Açai Company, founded in 2006 by Ronald Manto, B.B.A. ’88. The company produces, imports, and distributes organic and wild-harvested açai from the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest which can be found at all Florida Whole Foods. 
  • Have a (big) slice of the pie at Pizza Bar, the trendy part take-out counter, part rock n’ roll pizza joint in the heart of South Beach by alumnus Jared Galbut, B.B.A. ’05. Pizza Bar serves up over 30 different specialty pizzas and 30-inch XL pies.

For a full list of alumni-owned businesses, check out our ’Cane Biz directory.