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Backcountry Wok

Backcountry Wok | Wok Fresh

Backcountry Wok

Melanie Ang

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


As an environmental scientist and a busy student, I was frustrated with the lack of eco-friendly, convenient meals. Products on the market are packaged in layers of plastic waste and have such short shelf lives (aka creating huge food waste). I thought there had to be a better way! My friend (and co-founder) and I started dehydrating our own recipes (featuring multi-cultural Asian dishes) for our trips, exam season and the office. We shared our creations with friends. People love the food and Backcountry Wok | Wok Fresh was born.

Today, Backcountry Wok and Wok Fresh are our lines of dried just-add-hot-water meals.

Backcountry Wok is crafted for outdoor adventures | Wok Fresh is a healthy convenience for school, office or home.

Why We’re One of a Kind

Just add hot water into our heat resistant and compostable pouch, wait 20 minutes and ready to enjoy! Simply compost bag after meal for a quick, easy and eco-friendly meal.

100% compostable + vegan + locally sourced ingredients + unique Asian recipes + just-add-hot-water meals

We are One of a Kind because our recipes are handmade from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. Years of recipe testing with nothing you cannot pronounce. No other business offers the same healthy convenience of dried pre-packaged meals while being 100% compostable!

Proudly Canadian, handmade in Ottawa.

Primary Materials

Dried just-add-hot-water meals featuring ingredients sourced locally from Ontario producers.

100% vegan.

100% compostable.