About us

Our Story

Based in Montreal, Kanel was founded by two food and wellness-loving young mamas with a serious entrepreneurial streak. After the births of their babies, they bonded over their search for ready-to-cook ingredients that would make amazing food effortless – both wanted to whip up mouthwatering meals without spending hours in the kitchen. (Clearly not an option, with wee ones in tow.)

After months of coming across the same boring blends, packed with artificial ingredients and allergens, they decided they could try to do better – and Kanel was born. Sourcing exciting flavours and ingredients from around the world, they lovingly crafted a collection of all-natural salts and spice blends that let you feel good about what you’re cooking – and not spend too long doing it.

Welcome to their table.

Our Products

Taste

From experimenting with the latest food trends to travelling the world, we’re all about discovering unique flavours. We expertly balance different notes and taste profiles to craft unexpected blends for everyone from kitchen-phobic novices to adventurous home cooks.

Ingredients

We use the freshest herbs and spices to bring you the boldest flavours possible, obsessively testing for quality and spot-checking for allergens. Our thoughtfully sourced gourmet blends are free from artificial ingredients, and certified organic where possible.

Sourcing

Combining surprising ingredients from around the world, our spices are blended to order in small batches to bring you the most exciting and creative flavour profiles we can dream up. We work with expert blenders to create the freshest, most unexpectedly delicious rubs and seasonings you’ve ever tasted.

Our Company

Philosophy

We believe that cooking shouldn’t feel like a chore, which is why we’re all about easy-to-use blends and intuitive accessories. Whether you’re working long hours or a time-strapped new parent, our products make discovering and sharing new flavours easy.

Responsibility

Though we’re far from perfect, we’re working hard to make the world a better, friendlier, more delicious place through responsible decision-making. We try to operate with integrity and thoughtfulness, choosing partners who share our values. Sustainability is a priority, from compostable bags and recyclable packaging to our cashless retail spaces.

Culture

Based in Montreal, Kanel is led by a small team of food-loving female entrepreneurs. We wanted to build a company we could believe in – innovative and ambitious, but also flexible, encouraging and family-friendly. We’re passionate about sustainability and believe food has the power to bring people together – and should be crazy delicious when it does.