We’re fun-loving, foraging foodies. Finding delicious ways to nurture you with real foods is our passion. We’re here to make the world healthier, one plate at a time.
TRIBALÍ Foods is the vision of Angela Bicos Mavridis. As a kid in her grandmother’s kitchen, Angela discovered the nurturing power of real foods. Today, as a single mother of 3, her recipes are a flavorful celebration of simple ingredients — gathered from nature and seasoned with loving care — that make healthier eating easier for everyone.
TRIBALÍ Foods is the vision of Angela Bicos Mavridis.
As a kid in her grandmother’s kitchen, Angela discovered the nurturing power of real foods. Today, as a single mother of 3, her recipes are a flavorful celebration of simple ingredients — gathered from nature and seasoned with loving care — that make healthier eating easier for everyone.
GROWING UP PALEO. WHO KNEW?
Paleo is a Greek word which has come to represent our modern desire to eat wholesome, ancestral foods that have sustained human beings for generations. When you’re raised in a traditional Greek household, Paleo cuisine is often on the plate — even if you don’t know what Paleo is.
During summers spent in Greece, Angela saw her grandmother happily cooking from scratch — using only real organic, local, and heirloom foods — according to traditional recipes passed down through the generations. Angela vividly remembers grocery runs through the village.
Her first stop was at the “manavi" (vegetable grocer) for fresh tomatoes, zucchini, dandelions, or other fresh vegetables grown and picked fresh that week. Next up, a visit to “Kiria Eleni" (Mrs. Helen) for fresh eggs. Lastly, a stop at a neighboring farm for fresh, raw goat's milk or cheese. Before deciding what to make for dinner, Angela's grandmother would check to see what fresh fish had been caught that very day by local fisherman. Whole, fresh, real, caught, gathered, or grown — that’s the food that made up Angela’s plate growing up.
Ironically, back in the states, Angela’s dad owned a fast-food hamburger drive-thru serving up yummy — though less health-minded — burgers, fries, and shakes. With a busy schedule, the family ordered dinner from their restaurant more often than not. On her quest for healthier eating, Angela became a vegetarian at the age of 13.
FINDING FOODS THAT FEEL GOOD.
As an adult, Angela veered so far from her original wholesome nutrient-dense Greek/Paleo diet, that her digestion took a toll. She was constantly bloated and tired. After suffering from a variety of unidentifiable health issues that were masked by modern medicine, she decided to take matters into her own hands and become a Holistic Nutritionist. After years of fueling her body with endless combinations of protein powders, shakes, supplements, and bars, she decided to return to her original way of eating when growing up in Greece. An expert cook, lifelong fitness aficionado — runner, cyclist and cross-fitter — and 35-year vegetarian, she came to realize that clean animal meats paired with real, ancestral ingredients made her feel better physically and emotionally. Within days, her gut and digestive issues subsided and her body started to heal.
Angela quickly noticed she wasn’t alone in her quest for delicious, healthly meals that connect back to more ancestral ways of eating. Making it her mission to capture the magic of her grandmother’s kitchen in a way that fits into today’s busy lifestyles, Angela got cooking. She soon developed delicious meat patties — seasoned with worldly flavor combinations created only from vegetables, spices, herbs and purées — that cook from frozen and are ready to nourish in minutes.
Today, TRIBALÍ Foods seeks and sources 100% organic high-quality animal meats — from grass fed and grass finished pastured beef to free-range chicken, humanely raised pork, and wild-caught seafood — to create a flavorful, versatile, and nutrient-dense centerpieces for wholesome, satisfying meals. Whether you call it the Mediterranean/Greek diet, the Paleo diet or just the Real Foods diet – that’s what it is…food straight from the land and the sea, unaltered, minimally processed and as fresh as possible. Welcome to ancestral eating made for your modern world!