Back to the Roots won several awards for their great green products

Check out their hall of fame:



Specialty Food Association – Leadership Award Winner for Vision


Men’s Health – Best Cereal for Men
Gourmet Retailer – 2015 Editors’ Pick
Marketers that Matter – Best Customer Experience
National Hardware Show – Best New Product


The Chicago Athenaeum 2014 GOOD DESIGN™ Award
San Francisco Business Times, 40 Under 40, Alejandro Velez, Co-Founder, Back to the Roots


“NFL Hispanic Heritage Award” 2013
Martha Stewart American Made Honoree
San Francisco Business Times, Fastest 100 Fastest Growing Business in the Bay Area, Number Seven
Top 100 Green Latino Leaders (awarded to Alejandro Velez)
Business Achievement Award by the City of Oakland
January 2013’s Social Enterprises of the Month


sofi Gold Winner: Outstanding Food Gift

LOHAS Business Plan Competition Winner
Saïd Global Entrepreneur Challenge Winner
Oxford Saïd Business School Venture Fund Finalists
Top 10 Green Companies – GreenDeals
National Hardware Show – Best New Product Award
UC Berkeley Bplan Product and Service Track and People’s Choice Winners
Food Spring Sofi Award Silver Finalists
Mother Nature Network – Top 30 Fresh Thinkers in the Innovation Generation
William James Foundation “Honorable Mention” Award
Poder 30 Under 30
Forbes 30 Under 30


Wall Street Journal Finalist, Most Innovative Small Business

CNN 10 Generation Next Entrepreneurs

John Muir Associate Business of the Year Conservation Award

Maker’s Faire Blue Ribbon Product

Top 5 Hottest Product, Fancy Food Show
Oakland Indie Award: Innovative Newbie
Miller Coors Urban Business Plan Competition Winners


BusinessWeek Top 25 Social Entrepreneurs

SVN Innovation Award Winners

Hitachi Foundation/Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Winner

Wal-Mart Better Living Competition, Western Regional Winners


BusinessWeek’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25

BBC / Newsweek Social Venture World Challenge, Top 3 Finalist

UCLA Opportunity Green Conference Top 25 Sustainable Company

UC Berkeley Social Venture Competition, Winner