Who is Upton’s Naturals?



Since 2006, Chicago-based Upton's Naturals has been committed to making delicious varieties of seitan using real, simple ingredients. Owner and president Daniel Staackmann, a vegan of more than 20 years, hopes that by cooking with Upton’s Naturals, more people will see how easy it is to be vegan.


What do you make?



We got our start as a meat alternative brand,making Seitan and Jackfruit. We've since expanded to making meal kits, soups, vegan mac and cheese and more! Check out all of our products here


Where can I buy your products?


Use our Where to Buy map to find a retailer near you. Scroll down on the page to find online retailers, too. Can't find Upton's Naturals in your favorite store? Leave a request with their customer service! 

Where can I find ingredients, nutritional information, recipes, etc?



The ingredients, nutritional information, cooking and storage instructions, and even links to recipes can be found here



Are your products gluten-free?



None of our products are certified gluten-free, but several are made without any gluten ingredients. Our Jackfruit, Banana Blossom, Pad See Ew, and Massaman Curry are made without gluten ingredients.



How should I store my Upton's Naturals products?



Seitan and Updogs: Keep refrigerated and use within 5 days of opening the package or by the best by date on the box. You can also store in the freezer for up to one year!


Jackfruit and Banana Blossom: Jackfruit and Banana Blossom can be stored refrigerated or at room temperature (yep, it's shelf stable!) until the best by date on the box. Store any leftovers in a refrigerator and use within 5 days of opening!


Ch'eesy Mac, Real Meal Kits, and Soup: These should all be stored at room temperature until the best by date on the package. Store any leftovers in a refrigerator and use within 5 days of opening!



Will Upton’s Naturals participate in my event or send donations to my group?



Throughout the year, we work with organizations on fundraisers and events all over the world. While we do everything we can, we simply can’t do everything. If you're interested in having us sponsor, exhibit, or make a donation to your event, please email events@uptonsnaturals.com with details.



Can Jackfruit be part of a PKU-friendly diet?



Absolutely! Most Upton's Naturals Jackfruit products are less than 2g of protein per serving, making them an excellent meat alternative for those on a PKU diet. Plus, Upton's Naturals collaborates with How Much Phe (howmuchphe.org) to provide a phenylalanine count for each Jackfruit product, making tracking easy.


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