Where It All Started

There’s no secret to making great granola. The right recipe and top quality ingredients go a long way. The integrity to continue using the best ingredients and not cutting corners using our small batch, artisinal baking process is what makes Ladera a long term winner. We don’t use corn syrup or corn oil, but a dark maple syrup and extra virgin olive oil. We mix our granolas literally by hand in small tubs which keeps large halved pecans and sliced almonds whole instead of chopped up by mixers. All our granola is non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan with low sugar and high protein content for optimal nutrition and sustained energy.


Brian Tetrud

Ladera Foods all started with Brian’s mother’s original granola recipe, what is now known as the Almond Pecan Granola. Brian baked that granola throughout college and after graduating, started selling, marketing, and distributing, to local markets in Northern California. As Ladera’s popularity grows, so do his responsibilities.

When Brian is not busy with Ladera, you can often find him playing tennis or cooking up some amazing food.


Every bag counts – we give back 5% of profits back to local communities



Our Story

Family values are the guiding forces behind Ladera Granola. The original recipe started in the kitchen of a Stanford Medical Doctor and loving mother of three. With her kids’ best interests at heart, she created foods that promoted their active lifestyles while appealing to their demanding tastes. This vision has since grown beyond the confines of Ladera to support a vibrant healthy and active community across the country.

The vision of Ladera is to support active living by providing the right nutrition. Our recipes come from simple ingredients that we are familiar with and have grown to love. We bake it all in small batches at low temperatures keeping the flavors and health benefits intact.

We recognize the struggle in adopting a diet that is low in sugar and high in protein. The available options can be difficult to swallow. We aim to make this transition seamless by replacing the processed sugars with rich natural flavors. Our goal is to keep you feeling satiated throughout the day and power you through.


Our Values

Nutritious food, community, and charitable giving are the guiding principles behind Ladera Foods. Our focus on reducing sugar consumption to help end obesity and diabetes, specifically for children, drives our passion. Take a look at our sugar content compared to the other name-brand granolas at your local market and you will see how low our sugar content really is and why our granolas keep you feeling satiated and energized so much longer.

We extend our community focus by partnering with local producers who embrace sustainable food systems. This means we are not only supporting our local economy, but ensuring our ingredients are as fresh as possible.

We are creating a network of local charitable partners who support our goal to improve the health of our children. We have some exciting announcements in the works, stay tuned!

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Another #SatisfiedCustomer! David did me the honor of buying my last bag at the Foster City Safeway.
Updated packaging! Low sugar, front and center! #NewLook #LowSugar #Granola
@kindlyemma putting our Chocolate Almond granola to work as a garnish on some nice cream! Link in our bio if you'd like some too ?. #laderaeverywhere #vegan #veganfood #vegansofinstagram #glutenfree #glutenfreevegan #nongmo #allnatural #foodie #nicecream #lowsugar #chef #snack #naturalfood #foodporn #foodstagram #yummy #yum
It may be Saturday but it's a workday here at Ladera as we develop our top secret new product. Chef Court putting in work! #healthyfood #glutenfree #vegan #gmofree #cooking #chefs #healthycooking #localfood #granola #wholefoods #foodie #foodprep #foodpictures
This looks so good we're almost upset with @kindlyemma for eating it. A homemade acai bowl topped with puffed quinoa and Ladera's Chocolate Almond granola. ? Link in bio if you'd like to make your own! #laderaeverywhere #vegan #veganfood #glutenfree #healthyfood #eathealthy #vegansofinstagram #acai #nongmo #gmofree #fitfood #healthybreakfast #chef #yummy #quinoa #foodie #goodstuff
Our East Coast team met @nycmayor Bill de Blasio the other night. We promised jobs, he promised a picture.
@twitter has some great taste in granola, thanks for having us again!
Just like that, we have a forklift!
Man sighted in San Jose with Band-Aids and a bag of our granola. Wherever this guy was headed, he came prepared. #ReadyForAnything
Ladera's fearless leader found a way to stay cool during the heatwave last weekend! #staycool #fearless
Shout out to Nate who bought two bags on a particularly slow demo at the Stevens Creek Safeway in San Jose! #satisfiedcustomer
Ladera's getting a minor facelift! Behold! The new packaging has arrived! #NewLook