Manitou Trading Company was inspired by company owner David Moore’s childhood camping trips to the Manitou Islands, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, of Lake Michigan. It was these trips that first sparked a life-long love and appreciation for nature and a deep respect for natural foods. Later, David became an avid forager and traveler, and sought ways of sharing foods that have preserved populations all over the world for generations. This connection inspired the creation of Manitou Trading Company. We hope you share in our journey to bring the spirit of nature and access to global cuisine to your table.

Our in-house chefs use only quality ingredients to craft delicious, easy-to-use spice blends, sauce starters, and whole-grain fusions inspired by the world’s most iconic flavors. Think of us as your culinary tour guides—we were founded in 2013 with the goal of making world flavors accessible to everyone, because we believe that open palettes translate to open minds.

Not all brands can vouch for the integrity of their products from field to fork, but we can. Why? Because we’re a brand of Woodland Foods, an established, family-owned ingredient import company which has been serving culinary professionals around the country for nearly 30 years. That means that all of our products are sourced, blended, tested, and packaged on site.

We offer a wide range of products which are certified organic, non-GMO, kosher, and gluten free. Allergens like gluten, sesame, or tree nuts are always clearly labeled on our packaging, and we’re constantly working on making our products more accessible. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you’d like to see our products on store shelves near you, please drop us a line.



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We'd love to hear from you with questions, concerns or suggestions.

By phone:
(847) 693-7573

Hours of operation:
M-F 8.00AM-5.00PM CST


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