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
Berkano vision statement:
Changing the world one meal at a time.
Why did we start Berkano:
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.
What does Berkano mean:
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.