Discover a whole new way to eat outdoors.

Join us on our quest to transform adventure food!

At Mesa, we believe backcountry food can be better: healthy, sustainable, and accessible to all.

MEET TRAIL SPICE

Mesa's Difference

Nutritious.

We know it can be tempting to abandon at-home variety and nutritional value for easy, lightweight food on the trail. With Mesa, there is no need to sacrifice! We are working with experts to ensure that you receive the nutrients necessary for an intense day outdoors. Founded by backpackers, Mesa’s food is uncompromising in macronutrient targets, while diverse in providing vitamins and minerals for a robust diet, wherever your adventure takes you.

Sustainable.

At Mesa, we are backpackers, naturalists, and environmentalists. We care about the planet and its people. To this end, Mesa sources organic, non-GMO ingredients whenever possible; sells only vegan and vegetarian food; and provides sustainable packaging.

We are always working to further decrease our footprint while increasing our efforts for the planet & our communities. For example, we have recently converted to a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC)!

Delicious

We are tired of beef stroganoff and plain couscous. We think you might be, too. At Mesa, we add variety and flavor to your trail cuisine. After all, variety is the spice of life!

It all starts with high-quality ingredients. Our organic, non-GMO spices and veggies not only benefit your health and the planet—they also make your food taste delicious. Eating well never tasted so good.

The Team

Tony.

Home State: Colorado
Longest Backpack: The Colorado Trail
Yale MBA & Master of Environmental Management ’21

With experience working for the Appalachian Trail office of the National Park Service and solving problems through consulting at Deloitte, Tony founded Mesa to provide better nutrition on the trail. Tony strives to improve nutritional quality and access to the outdoors.

Caroline.

Home State: California
Favorite Backpack: The Lost Coast Trail
Yale MBA & Master of Environmental Management ’22

Caroline’s interest in food stems from her passion for sustainability and ecosystem conservation. With experience at non-profits and startups alike, Caroline is ready to change the food system one fellow backpacker at a time.

Awards & Accelerators

Fall 2019: Yale CBEY Climate Change Innovation Grant
Spring 2020: Yale Tsai CITY Accelerator
Spring 2020: Yale SOM Nancy Pfund ’82 Social Impact Award

Mesa Foods is a Public Benefit Corporation.
Mesa is proud to be minority & woman founded.