Victoria, Vancouver Island/Coast

Justo’s Craft Dips

Victoria, Vancouver Island/Coast


Justo's Craft Dips provides a sustainable snacking solution, community food support, and creative flavours of your favorite dips.


7 Employees

In Business Since 2019

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Justo’s Craft Dips has been nominated in the following categories:

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Best Community Impact


What motivated you to start your business and what core cause do you support?

Frustration with the same old flavours of dips on grocery store shelves, as well as an abundance of single use plastics drove Justin to begin experimentation with his unique dip recipes, and to find a sustainable solution. Justo's Craft Dips was started by three best friends and roommates in their early 20’s with shared passions of creating healthy food, environmental stewardship and community support. It began in the summer of 2019 selling hummus through an Instagram page, delivering once a week in Victoria to close friends. That circle quickly expanded as word got out about these delicious and unique dips. A brief and successful stint during 2019's winter markets gave the trio of best friends a glimpse into the potential of their business, and haven’t looked back since. An order of 10,000 glass jars and a commercial kitchen lease kick started 2020, swiftly followed by a global pandemic and significant uncertainty surrounding the start-ups future. A quick pivot to e-commerce sales in combination with farmers markets slowly opening and the Justo's team began to thrive. We quickly grew an outstanding following and unprecedented support from our local community. Fast forward to early 2021, Justo's team has grown, our products are sold in 32 retailers stretching from Victoria to Campbell River on Vancouver Island and further expansion is in progress. Justo's supports our local community through our "Hummus Helps Program". This program allows us to donate a serving of hummus for every jar sold, and an additional serving anytime a jar is returned. Our Charitable partners include the Rainbow Kitchen, Our Place Society, Shelbourne Community Kitchen and more. These organizations distribute food to vulnerable populations in our local community. In addition to this, Justo's value of sustainability is at the forefront of our operations. We are the only hummus company in Canada that uses glass jars, and the only hummus company in the world that has built a closed loop packaging system. We incentivize our customers to return their glass jars for reuse, and compensate our retailers for facilitating this process.

Why do you deserve to win the Best Community Impact award?

The foundation of Justo's Craft Dips business model is built on giving back to the community. For every jar sold or returned, Justo's donates a serving of hummus to our local charity partners. In our first year of operations, Justo's donated over 800lbs of our healthy, delicious, preservative free hummus to those in need. 100% of Justo's merchandise proceeds go towards creating care packages for vulnerable members of our community. Justo's actively and tirelessly seeks to not only support current community programs, but is building a network of like minded individuals, businesses or community groups, that can make an even greater impact working collaboratively.

Best Youth Entrepreneur


What motivated you to start your business and what is your vision for the future of your company?

Frustration with the same old flavours of dips on grocery store shelves, as well as an abundance of single use plastics drove Justin to begin experimentation with his unique dip recipes, and to find a sustainable solution. Justo's Craft Dips was started by three best friends and roommates in their early 20’s with shared passions of creating healthy food, environmental stewardship and community support. It began in the summer of 2019 selling hummus through an Instagram page, delivering once a week in Victoria to close friends. That circle quickly expanded as word got out about these delicious and unique dips. A brief and successful stint during 2019's winter markets gave the trio of best friends a glimpse into the potential of their business, and haven’t looked back since. An order of 10,000 glass jars and a commercial kitchen lease kick started 2020, swiftly followed by a global pandemic and significant uncertainty surrounding the start-ups future. A quick pivot to e-commerce sales in combination with farmers markets slowly opening and the Justo's team began to thrive. We quickly grew an outstanding following and unprecedented support from our local community. Fast forward to early 2021, the Justo's team has grown, our products are sold in 31 retailers stretching from Victoria to Campbell River on Vancouver Island, we have been able to donate over 800lbs of hummus to our charity partners, and reused over 7,000 returned Justo's Jars. Justo's Craft Dips has an incredible goal of donating 300,000 servings of hummus to vulnerable populations and reusing over 100,000 Justo's Jars by the end of 2022. To achieve this, Justo's plans to launch into Vancouver by September 2021, and secure contracts with many large retailers in throughout Vancouver, and on Vancouver Island. We plan on creating our own production facility space with the ability to help other smaller food processors by utilizing the equipment we will invest in

Why do you deserve to win the Best Youth Entrepreneur award?

Justo's Craft Dips was founded with no prior experience in business. Our venture was created on the belief that true success comes from helping others. Through forging connections with local businesses and constantly focusing on how we can better serve our community, the community has in turn supported us to grow during these unprecedented times. In the span of 9 months, Justo's has grown from 1 to 32 retail locations. This growth has occurred despite the fact that covid has prevented sampling of our products; which is a staple sales tool in our industry. Justo's beautifully designed packaging, in unison with core values of sustainability, community support and natural, healthy products have struck a chord with customers across Vancouver Island. We're excited for the next chapter of our growth, and look forward to serving all of B.C.

Premier's People's Choice


Justo's Craft Dips was founded by three young entrepreneurs and has been built on the premise that true success comes from helping others. Through our "Hummus Helps Program" we have been able to donate over 800lbs of hummus to vulnerable populations in our local Victoria area during our first year of operations. This has been accomplished by donating 1 serving of hummus for every jar sold, and 1 serving of hummus for every jar returned. Justo's Craft Dips ran multiple campaigns to raise awareness, cash donations and clothing or blanket donations for vulnerable populations during the cold winter months. In addition, Justo's was able to purchase and distribute 30 care packages for residents at Our Place Society through sales of our merchandise. Corporate Philanthropy is an important side of Justo's Craft Dips. Another aspect we are incredibly proud of is our sustainability measures. Justo's provides customers a plastic free option when purchasing dips. Customers are then incentivized to return their glass jars with Justo's purchasing the jars back, and donating a second serving to our charity partners.

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