Best 30 Wholesale Food Distributors in Los Angeles, CA

So, you’re looking for a wholesale food distributor based in LA? Well now that you’ve found this list, you’re off to a great start. 

Distributors are a CPG brand’s best friend. They’re an integral part to the success of so many well-known brands. That’s why it’s so important that you find a distributor that is right for your brand’s niche. 

A good distributor will help you to build relationships with retailers and get your products onto as many shelves as possible. They’ll not only save you the hassle of transporting your goods, but they’ll go that extra mile, handling things like marketing, admin and customer service too!

You can find out more about the importance of getting a good wholesale distributor here. 

Here are some of the best distributors in LA, collated especially for you:

A list of the top 30 wholesale food distributors in LA, California

1 - Buffalo Market

Region: California and Nevada

Types of products: Premium frozen, refrigerated and dry food and beverage products.

Distributes to: Both major and independent retailers as well as natural markets.

Buffalo Market specializes in food or beverage products that will become an increasing part of our world - such as alternative proteins and items that spur regenerative agriculture. That  makes them good for you and the planet. They’re passionate about purpose, so if this aligns with your brand, they might just be the distributor for you!

2 - US Foods

Region: National

Types of products: Ingredients, meats, ground coffee and beverages. If you can eat it they’ll probably distribute it!

Distributes to: Restaurants, retailers, healthcare institutions and educational institutions.

US Foods sources food for approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators. They pride themselves on working with brands that deliver quality, performance and value. They aim to help restaurants increase their bottom line by offering additional services, such as restaurant technology and consultations.

3 - Canton Food Co

Region: Greater Los Angeles Area

Types of products: Fresh produce, beverages, dairy and cheeses, frozen food, grocery, meat & poultry, seafood and non-food items.

Distributes to: Restaurants

Canton Food Co has been supplying restaurants in LA with food and beverage products since 1969. They encourage restaurants to think of them as their ‘own warehouse,’ for all their supply needs. You’re able to visit to buy food or have it delivered.

4 - LA Produce Distributors

Region: Los Angeles, West Coast

Types of products: Fresh fruit and vegetables.

Distributes to: Retailers and restaurants.

LA Produce Distributors, also known as LAPD (clever, right?) distribute fresh produce to businesses along the west coast. With more than 50 years of combined experience, they’re committed to delivering the ‘freshest, finest quality fresh fruits.’

5 - Restaurant Depot

Region: National - mainly southern states

Types of products: Deli, fresh and frozen meat, seafood, dairy, dry groceries and fresh produce. 

Distributes to: Independent restaurants, caterers and non-profits.

Restaurant Depot is - you guessed it – restaurant suppliers. They source CPGs and distribute them to chefs. They also sell clothing and apparel, beverage equipment, food processing equipment, commercial ranges, refrigeration units and sales equipment. 

6 - International Marine Products Inc.

Region: National

Types of products: Fresh seafood.

Distributes to: Retailers and restaurants.

International Marine Products actually pivoted from being a restaurant themselves. They saw how seafood suppliers were struggling to maintain sushi-grade seafood in Los Angeles and decided to enter the distribution game. They soon grew to distribute to ‘every location in the U.S.A!’

7 - Guardian

Region: Los Angeles

Types of products: Craft beer

Distributes to: Small, boutique or indie retailers.

Guardian is a boutique alcoholic beverage distributor that works with a small selection of hand-selected partners, making innovative products. They use refrigerated trucks to ensure the freshness of their beverages. 

8 - LA Distributing Company

Region: Southern California - Los Angeles and Orange County.

Types of products: Refrigerated, plant-based, and hemp-derived items. They’re also introducing a new focus on hygiene and immunity products.

Distributes to: Smaller stores, liquor stores and grocery stores.

LA Distributing Company ships healthier snacks and beverages. They’re very selective about the brands they work with, so be honored if you’re chosen! They seek trends, but steer clear of fads.

9 - Coast Citrus

Region: California, Florida, Texas and Mexico.

Types of products: Fruits and vegetables sourced from across the Americas.

Distributes to: Retailers

Coast Citrus Import and Export Fruits and Vegetables. They distribute this product throughout the States and Mexico. They pride themselves on being fun and creative!

10 - Umina Brothers

Region: National and International. 

Types of products: Fresh produce.

Distributes to: Retailers

Umina Brothers have been distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to domestic and international markets for more than 100 years! They boast a 99% on-time delivery rate for the past 30 years. They even have their own ripening facility for both organic and conventional produce – namely bananas, avocados, mangos and tomatoes.

11 - Joyride

Region: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Boston.

Types of products: Coffee, tea and kombucha.

Distributes to: Offices and cafes.

Joyride began as a coffee truck. They grew into a distribution business that supplies beverages to office environments. They even provide cold brews on tap! Joyride works with local businesses in California to keep business as sustainable as possible. They’ve branched out to begin crafting their own beverages too!

12 - Produce Services of LA

Region: Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.

Types of products: Pre-cut produce, dairy, dry goods, and frozen fruits and vegetables.

Distributes to: Restaurants, cafes, juice bars, hospitals and schools.

PSLA is an independent, family owned wholesale produce distributor supplying the hospitality industry. They’re partnered with more than 350 top restaurants, offering early deliveries 6 days a week. They’re committed to providing good customer service – 24 hours a day!

13 - Shah Distributors 

Region: California and Arizona.

Types of products: Food and beverage brands originating from India, Pakistan and other parts of southeast Asia.

Distributes to: Ethnic grocery stores and markets, as well as mainstream markets.

Shah was founded in 1991. They are an ethnic food distributor, serving the growing population of the South Asian community in California.

14 - International Distributors 

Region: California

Types of products: Beverages, candy, snacks, grocery and non-food products.

Distributes to: Nationwide wholesalers, distributors, dollar stores, discount stores, and chain grocery stores.

International Distributors is a one-stop shop and full-line distributor of Mexican products, as well as major brand-name food and beverages. 

15 - Maui Fresh International

Region: Los Angeles

Types of products: Fruit and vegetables

Distributes to: Local and national retailers

Maui Fresh is a wholesaler and distributor of fruits and vegetables. It began more than 60 years ago with the Clouthier Family, who farmed tomatoes and peppers. They source products from all around the world, including the US, Mexico, Canada and Europe. 

16 - Heath & Lejeune

Region: National and Canada

Types of products: Organic foods

Distributes to: Retailers

Heath & Lejeune is a California Certified Organic Farmers wholesaler. As well as distribution, they also offer storage, logistics and consolidation services. Sustainability is at the heart of their business. They use green alternatives in packaging and transportation, plus they’re big on composting and recycling. 

17 - Westlake Produce

Region: Southern California

Types of products: Fresh produce

Distributes to: Retailers

Westlake Produce are both growers and distributors. They are made up of three smaller companies which have been acquired over the years; Brooks & Sims, Ed Miller Company and Westlake Distributors. They have more than 300 years of sales experience on staff and aim to be a useful source of expertise for their partners. 

18 - Goldberg and Solovy Foods

Region: Southern California

Types of products: Fresh meat, seafood, poultry, canned foods, frozen foods, imported cheese, and non-food items.

Distributes to: Hotels, restaurants and local food-service institutions.

Goldberg and Solovy Foods is a top-50 broadline distributor in the States. They have full-service capabilities and will accommodate their customer’s special orders. They describe themselves as both a niche supplier and a broad liner – in other words, they’ll be whatever you need them to be.

19 - Mach Foods Distribution

Region: Los Angeles and Orange County.

Types of products: Fresh produce, meats, cheeses, condiments and cooking equipment.

Distributes to: Restaurants

Mach Foods Distribution specializes in commercial food distribution. Their founder and CEO is incredibly hands on, helping with the packing, pulling and delivering!

20 - Vision Produce

Region: Los Angeles and Phoenix

Types of products: Tropical fruits, Latin specialty foods, vegetables and melons.

Distributes to: Small and larger retailers.

Vision Produce are growers and distributors. When they partner with growers, they offer additional marketing and financial services. They’re committed to sustainability and have installed solar panels on their warehouse roof.

21 - AFC

Region: National

Types of products: Soy-based foods.

Distributes to: Restaurants and supermarkets.

AFC Soy Foods partners with brands to manufacture food products and distribute them across the United States. They provide the soybean or tofu, offer co-packing services as well as custom manufacturing. 

22 - ANCO 

Region: National

Types of products: Specialty cheeses

Distributes to: Retailers

All Nations Cheese Organization imports cheese from more than 20 different countries into the United States. They handle the entire supply chain from the cheese plants to stores. Additional services include marketing, as well as cheese cutting and wrapping.  

23 - Felbro

Region: Los Angeles

Types of products: Powders and liquids for sweet and savory beverages, desserts, syrups, soups, sauces and ingredients.

Distributes to: Restaurants, food and beverage manufacturers, private label retail and foodservice distributors.

Felbro helps brands and restaurants to change menus, differentiate product offerings and research the latest food trends. Their services include ideation and product development and manufacturing as well as distribution. 

24 - A.I.Foods

Region: Los Angeles

Types of Products: Meats, beverages, bottled preserves, noodles and frozen vegetables.

Distributes to: Retailers.

A.I.Foods brings the taste of the Philippines to the United States. Established in 1987, they work with select brands to import Asian foods. 

25 - Asian Commodities

Region: National

Types of products: Asian food products, primarily Filipino. 

Distributes to: Supermarkets, wholesalers, independent grocers, fast food outlets, Asian specialty stores and restaurants nationwide.

Asian Commodities Company is a second generation family-run business. They started their business by shipping Filipino products to naval bases around North America. They now have an inventory of more than 1,500 products.

26 - True World Foods

Region: National

Types of products: Fresh and frozen seafood as well as specialty grocery items.

Distributes to: Restaurants, cruise ships, local Asian restaurants and large chain retailers.

True World Foods distributes globally sourced in-season delicacies. They crown themselves as the ‘top sushi suppliers.’ 

27 - Keurig Dr Pepper

Region: National

Types of products: Coffees, soft beverages, teas, waters, juices and mixers.

Distributes to: ‘Every point of purchase’

Keurig Dr Pepper is a producer and distributor of hot and cold beverages. They distribute more than 125 brands including Green Mountain, Dr Pepper (the clue is in the name!), Evian and many more big name brands.

28 - NEMCO Food products

Region: Southern California

Types of Products:  Fresh produce, frozen foods, dry storage foods and non-food products.

Distributes to: Restaurants, hotels and institutions.

NEMCO is a family-owned, full line distribution company. They were established in 1958 and distribute a whole variety of products. Their tag line is ‘foods of the world.’

29 - Mexican Best Foods

Region: The West Coast.

Best Mexican Foods was established in 1992. Their mission is to transport Hispanic brands to the United States, bringing a sense of ‘connection, comfort, and confidence to the consumer.’

Types of Products: Beverages, candy, snacks, grocery items, salsas, dried goods, seasonings, condiments and other non-food products.

Distributes to: Grocery wholesalers, markets, catering houses, restaurant suppliers, internet retailers and convenience stores.

30 - JFC International

Region: National, Americas, Europe, Pacific and Asia.

JFC is a distributor of Japanese and Asian foods across the world. They ship more than 15,000 products to businesses and have been in business for more than a century. 

Types of products: Sake, rice, noodles...all things Japanese!

Distributes to: Asian-American retail outlets, restaurants and major retailers.

Ready to reach out?

If you’re looking for a distributor of a food or beverage that’s good for the environment or good for people, we suggest taking another look at the first distributor on this list!

Buffalo Market is the leading distributor of purpose-driven brands in LA. Get in touch with us today - we can’t wait to hear all about your brand’s mission.

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