What We Do


Food+City publishes a semiannual magazine and tells stories about the global food supply chain. With history as our guide, we turn an eye toward the future with a focus on illuminating opportunities for innovation and provoking fresh ideas about how we feed cities.

Issue One

Issue one of Food+City explores the largest food market in the world in Mexico City, follows a banana to a bodega in New York City and examines how a famous gelato store in Rome navigates the cities challenging logistical issues.

Issue Two

Issue two of Food+City Magazine goes to the ends of the earth and beyond to discover what it takes to feed people in remote places like Antarctica and the International Space Station. In Tokyo we delve into what the relocation of the world’s largest fish market means for the city, and in Rio de Janeiro we take a look at how a city feeds the Olympic Games.

Issue Three

Our third and most recent issue is now available! We take a deep dive into how food waste is repurposed, explore the history of canned foods, take a look at the jobs of some high-tech agri-robots and examine whether urban agriculture really has the power to feed cities.

Issue Four

In this issue we are pivoting a bit, turning our attention to how technology is shaping the future of our global food supply chain.  This issue features stories about transportation and the cold chain.  With stories on packaging, connectedness, food trends, robots, grocery and food delivery, technology is on our front burner, as you’ll see in this and future issues.

Food+City Challenge Prize

Our annual startup challenge competition celebrated its fourth year in 2018 as part of the SXSW conference in Austin. In the past four years nearly 75 startups from all over the world have competed, and we have awarded $180,000 in cash prizes.

Startup Challenge 2019

The 2019 Food+City Startup Challenge will be in March and part of SXSW for the second consecutive.  Startups can apply until November 16, 2018.

Prize 2018

The 2018 Food+City Challenge Prize was part of SXSW  in March 2018.  14 companies from around the world pitched their food supply chain solutions.

Prize 2017

18 finalists from nine countries competed for $50,000 with Evaptainers, Rise, Nuwiel, and Origin Trail taking home the prizes.

Prize 2016

20 startups competed for $50,000 with True Made Foods, Agruppa, Garbage to Garden, The Food Corridor, and Real Food Solutions taking home the prize.

Prize 2015

20 startups competed for $50,000 with Ten Acre Organics taking the gold prize.