Why Algi?

Our Story

Our shared passion for food and sustainability inspired us to found Algi. This inspiration was further fueled by our frustration for the climate crisis, and the lack of healthy and delicious plant based options available on the market. Our desire to enact meaningful change in the food industry is why we started a food company set on making an impact.

Sport has been an integral element of our upbringing. Alessandra was a competitive figure skater and Devon was an alpine ski racer. Being involved in such intense sports taught us the importance of using proper nutrition to maximize performance. Above all, we find joy in eating new and delicious food that excites our taste buds.

Devon: I'm concerned about the growing climate crisis and the future of our planet. It's one of the reasons I chose to go vegan. However, I have become increasingly frustrated by the lack of healthy, great tasting, and sustainable vegan food options.  

Alessandra: I'm anemic and allergic to soy. These restrictions have made it difficult to find plant-based alternatives that are not soy based and provide the necessary iron for me to get a healthy, balanced diet. It's also almost impossible to find great tasting options that fit my dietary criteria!

We met at Queen's University and discovered the potential of algae as a food source but quickly realized that almost no one was innovating in the algae product space! So, we decided to take a chance and start creating food products centered around spirulina algae. After much experimenting, testing, and validation, we launched our first product, the IMPACT Bar to provide like-minded individuals who share their passion for food and sustainability with delicious food.

Bars are not where we want to end. We have a vision to create a long line of food products all centered around algae that can help consumers to make sustainable food choices. We want Algi to become synonymous with algae-based food products. And we want all our products to not only taste great but also to make an IMPACT for our community and for the planet. 

Algi is creating purpose driven food products that taste great, are packed with nutrients, and have a positive impact on the planet. All our products are centred around algae because of the incredible benefits for us and for the planet.

Want to learn more? Check out The Algi Story blog!