Seeds of the Operation
Started in 2020, Living Tree Foods was born from a dream to make sustainable, plant-based foods as delicious and accessible as their non-vegan counterparts.
Our two founders, Emily and Kyle, met in law school. In the practice of law, the ‘living tree’ doctrine holds that the way we interpret the world around us and the way we behave within it should adapt to changing times and information. With more and more evidence coming out all the time about the health benefits of a plant-based diet, and the increasing concern for animals' interests and rights, there is no better way to embody this principle than to work plant-based foods into our diet.
We have made it our mission to knock down barriers to eating a plant-based diet by making accessible vegan versions of traditional products, being uncompromising on taste and quality, and reducing our waste along the way.
Emily co-founded Living Tree Foods in Vancouver, BC, in May of 2020 while attending UBC Law. Emily is the 'mad scientist' behind all of our recipes, and the brand is an extension of her personality. LTF is the culmination of her passion for animal rights, sustainability, and her love of food.
Kyle co-founded LTF just after graduating UBC Law. While simultaneously growing the business from scratch, Kyle worked as an articled student, and was subsequently hired back as an associate, at a top corporate law firm. In July 2021, Kyle came aboard the LTF team full-time to fulfill his entrepreneurial spirit and contribute positively to the world. Kyle is our resident comedian, a salesman extraordinaire, and the driving force behind LTF's growth to new heights.