plant Based Food New Zealand Wide

About Us



We believe that the key to eating healthy plant-based food is enjoying what you eat and having a variety. Our team are focused of making family favourites that are healthy and taste amazing. Our creative chefs work with New Zealand’s top suppliers to get the best locally sourced ingredients to create delicious seasonal meals.

All of our meals are hand weighed and packed to ensure you receive portion controlled nutrition that is of the best quality.

Our production facility we manufacture our meals in is at the top of the industry in New Zealand. It operates under a Custom Food Plan which is monitored and audited by the government agency – Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). Our customer’s safety when consuming our products is at the forefront of our production ethos so we take every reasonable precautionary step to ensure every product produced is to the highest safety of quality and food safety.




Berkano is the first of its kind being New Zealand's leading vegan ready-made meals manufacturer. Berkano was established in 2017 and has been distributing frozen heat and eat meals across the country.

Customers come to our website and choose the meals they want and the size, (regular or large). Our plant-based meals are sent out every Monday or Tuesday in chilltainers (insulated cardboard boxes) and reusable ice-packs to keep them frozen and are delivered straight to your door the next morning using an overnight freight.

We started the idea in January 2017 when we both went vegan. We were both working at that stage and had saved money for the eventual deposit on a house. 

One of the things we struggled with being newly found vegans was a lack of healthy vegan food being readily available, both in takeaways and in the supermarket. We only had one option - learn how to cook, from here we saw a massive gap in the market that wasn’t being filled, and we saw an opportunity. We took the money we were saving and invested it in our business.


Berkano Foods is driven by compassion and as a company, we specialise in delivering high quality, healthy, plant-based gourmet dishes. Our meals are guaranteed to be cruelty-free, vegan and delicious. Berkano is 100% owned and operated by vegans and is proudly made in Christchurch.

Our company is focused on providing people with the choice of healthy plant-based meals at the convenience of being readily eaten. We know time is everything and in this day and age, we seem to have little time to cook. We also not only want to provide convenience, but also quality. We only use quality ingredients and we cook small batches to ensure the best tasting food.



The name Berkano comes from the rune which means “The most obvious Truth is hidden deep within, and only you will ever know it.” It also symbolizes a rebirth. This fitted in perfectly with our ethos and we get asked about our name’s origin frequently.