12 Celebs With Famously Good Food Products
They're all stars on stage and screen—and in the aisle at your grocery store! Here are a few famous people who have thriving food brands.
Jennifer Garner: Once Upon A Farm
Alias actress Jennifer Garner grew up on a farm in West Virginia, so she knows the value of fresh, wholesome food. She co-founded Once Upon A Farm to make nutritious food available to all children. Her company makes kids’ food pouches using only organic fruits and vegetables. You won’t find sugar, preservatives or “other ingredients you can’t pronounce.”
Bethenny Frankel: SkinnyGirl
She’s most well-known for her role on The Real Housewives of New York City, but Bethenny Frankel is also a chef, author and founder of the Skinnygirl food and lifestyle empire. Skinnygirl began with cocktails and has expanded to include snacks, salad dressing and popcorn–”sensible solutions that don’t give up on the flavor or flair.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar: Food Stirs
She used to slay vampires, now she slays in the kitchen! Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress and mom Sarah Michelle Gellar loves the time she spends baking with her kids. To help more parents make those connections in the kitchen, Gellar founded Food Stirs, selling organic baking mixes and kits with fun themes like Rainbow Cake Pops and Movie Night Cupcakes.
(Before you get started, see our guide for baking with kids.)
Jon Bon Jovi: Bongiovi Pasta Sauces
While Jon Bon Jovi grew up and rocked out in New Jersey, his dad was famous in the neighborhood for making homemade pasta sauce. He used a recipe handed down from his Sicilian great-grandmother, and now Bongiovi Pasta Sauces is a family-run business.
We think our Nonna’s homemade pasta sauces are pretty amazing, too!
Kristen Bell: This Bar Saves Lives
Good Place actress Kristen Bell started a granola bar company with a mission. She learned about the effects of childhood malnutrition in Third World countries, which inspired her to create This Bar Saves Lives with friends and fellow actors Ryan Devlin and Todd Grinnell. For every bar sold (one flavor is Wild Blueberry & Pistachio) the company donates food to impoverished children in Haiti and South Africa.
Steve Schirripa: Uncle Steve’s Sauces
Steve Schirripa played Bobby Baccalieri on The Sopranos, currently appears on the show Blue Bloods and he loves to cook! His friends have been telling him for years that he should sell his homemade arrabbiata sauce, made using the same slow-cooked method his mother perfected. Now, Uncle Steve’s is a family-run business, and the sauces are organic, gluten-free and certified paleo.
Maria Sharapova: Sugarpova
This world-class athlete has a sweet tooth! Maria Sharapova has won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and competed for Russia in the 2012 Summer Olympics. That same year she started Sugarpova, a high-end line of candy and chocolates. With her company, she gets to show folks her sweet side and celebrate the fun of indulging in candy–in moderation, of course.
Patti LaBelle: Patti’s Good Life Baked Goods
Patti LaBelle is a Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter. Her musical career spans over five decades–but to her family and friends she was always famous for baking! She published her first cookbook in 1999, and in 2015 she began selling Patti’s Good Life bakery at Walmart. LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pie became famous after a YouTube video of a fan literally singing its praises went viral–and the pies sold out!
If Patti’s pie is sold out at your Walmart, this Sweet Potato Pie is a favorite of ours!
Joe Perry: Rock Your World Hot Sauce
Joe Perry had already been rocking for decades as the lead guitarist for Aerosmith when he decided to go into the hot sauce business. The original sauce in his Rock Your World Hot Sauce line is Boneyard Brew, a spicy blend that includes fresh garlic, onions and habaneros. Perry has created two other rockin’ sauces as well, Mango Peach Tango and a classic barbecue sauce.
Drew Barrymore: Barrymore Wines
Actress Drew Barrymore of 50 First Dates and the Netflix show Santa Clarita Diet loves her vino! She worked with Carmel Road Winery in the Monterey region of California to create her own label, Barrymore Wines. Barrymore has developed three signature (and very drinkable) blends: a Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir and a Rosé.
Nick Loeb: Loeb’s Onion Crunch
“Necessity is the mother of invention.” That expression proved true for Den of Thieves actor Nick Loeb. He first tried a crispy onion topping as a child while living in Denmark. As an adult in New York City, Loeb craved those crispy onions to top the street cart hot dogs he purchased. When he couldn’t find them, he created Loeb’s Onion Crunch!
Love crunchy onions as much as Nick? See all 36 Ways To Use French-Fried Onions.
Paul Newman: Newman’s Own
You can’t talk about celebrity food products without the one who started it all! Star of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Cool Hand Luke, Paul Newman launched his salad dressing in 1982. He decided to donate all profits to charity, and his Newman’s Own line grew to include sauces, pizzas and much more. He passed away in 2008, but the Newman’s Own Foundation continues his mission.