I recently (temporarily) moved (back) to NYC (again) - I know, way too many parentheticals there. Now imagine that as my life. This time around, I’ve had the chance to indulge in the bounty of the many artisan food makers on the east coast that are certain to give Bay Area/West Coast ones a run for their money. Here are a few of my old favourites and new discoveries — mostly a running list so I don’t forget ;)
- Siggi’s skyr (Icelandic-style yogurt) (New York, NY) - thick and delicious. My fave is the coconut flavour which has coconut cream added for extra richness.
- Savannah Bee Company (Savannah, GA) - always loved their honey. It’s perfect just spread on hot toast or paired with great cheese, like…
- Upland Cheese’s Pleasant Ridge Reserve (Dodgeville, WI) - buttery nutty cheesy goodness.
- Early Bird Granola (Brooklyn, NY) - tried a couple of their flavours now, and every one has been bombastic. All organic and whole grains, of course.
- The Good Batch (Brooklyn, NY) - they make the classic Stroopwafel, along with some other really yummy cookies, too.
- Potter’s Crackers (Madison, WI) - artisan crackers from Wisconsin, whaaaa? They’re perfect with cheese and some are vegan, too. Nice!
- Sumner & Company (Brooklyn, NY) - this “Baker in Brooklyn” makes absolutely delicious sea salt caramel and mini peanut butter bars. Online only for now, or from the Ace Hotel (which is where I first got a taste of them)
- One Lucky Duck (New York, NY) - my go-to for organic fresh-made juices and smoothies. They also have a large collection of vegan foods and desserts.
Pastry Tuesday: I can haz poundcake! Classic organic butter, and seasonal strawberry…