Specialty Food Magazine

JAN-FEB 2012

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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STORE TOUR menu, and strategic pairing is encouraged. A popular combination is the Lavender Poppy macaron, with a marzipan and cassis center, paired with Vert Provence (lavender green tea). Ferry Building Marketplace: Soy Beanery, Jarred Produce, Gluten-Free Bakery and More Openings The iconic Ferry Building has added a few new retailers to its handpicked selection of local goods. La Cocina: This nationally recognized cul- tivator of food entrepreneurship has carved out a small but mighty kiosk in the mar- ket. It features sweets and savory packaged goods from Clairesquares, Kika's Treats, Neo Cocoa, Estrellita's Snacks, Sabores del Sur and refrigerated products, such as Sajen Jam, Azalina's Star Anise Curry and Coconut Jam, and the Love & Hummus line, plus a rotating menu of delicious grab- and-go lunches. lacocinasf.org Happy Girl Kitchen Co.: Drawing from the abundant Central Coast farms, Happy Girl Kitchen Co. is a certified-organic pro- ducer of jarred vegetables (tomatoes, beets, carrots and pickles with herbs and spices), fruit juices and jams. The product line is popular at local farmers markets, and pick- ling workshops teach preservers of all skill levels how to get some happy in their home kitchens. happygirlkitchen.com Hodo Soy Beanery: Hodo Soy Beanery's second retail space features breakfast and lunch grab-and-go items, such as smooth- ies, parfaits, fresh tofu and yuba (soybean milk "skin") salads, sandwiches and des- serts. Offerings are made in Hodo Soy's production kitchen in Oakland, where the company produces a line of fresh organic soy milk, tofu, yuba and ready-to-eat soy products—and offers monthly tours of the facility. hodosoy.com Mariposa Baking Company: Mariposa's popular gluten-free baked goods include freshly baked breads, cookies and muffins as well as savory items, such as frozen pizza and ravioli and fresh salami sandwiches to take away. mariposabaking.com Little Vine: Charcuterie, Local Cheeses and Provisions and Self-Serve Olive Oil THE STORES CHANTAL GUILLION 437 Hayes St. 415.864.2400 Hours: Tue.–Sat. 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sun. & Mon. 12–6 p.m. chantalguillon.com FERRY BUILDING MARKETPLACE One Ferry Building 415.983.8030 Hours: Open daily; vary by store ferrybuildingmarketplace.com LITTLE VINE 1541 Grant Ave. 415.738.2221 Hours: Tue.–Sat. 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; closed Mon. shoplittlevine.com SMITTEN ICE CREAM 432 Octavia St. 415.863.1518 Hours: Mon.–Thu. & Sun. 12–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 12–10 p.m. smittenicecream.com 106 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE ❘ specialtyfood.com THE PASTRY CUPBOARD 1596 Market St. 415.864.2755 Hours: Tue.–Fri. 7 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.–7 p.m.; closed Sun. & Mon. pastrycupboard.com SIGHTGLASS COFFEE ROASTERS 270 Seventh St. 415.861.1313 Hours: Mon.–Sat. 7 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m.–7 p.m. sightglasscoffee.com On a narrow street in North Beach sits this charming gourmet-provisions shop. Founders Melissa Gugini and Jay Esopenko built the tiny store in August as an out- let for their favorite edible and quaffable essentials. For the lunch crowd they serve two daily changing sandwiches on Acme bread with cheeses and meats (charcute- rie-salumis from La Quercia, Fra'mani, Creminelli and Il Mondo Vecchio) straight from the case. Cheese is naturally a big focus, with 20-odd varieties from Cowgirl Creamery (where Gugini trained as a cheesemonger), Tumelo Farm, Bellwether Farm, Laura Chenel and Pleasant Ridge Preserve. Yogurts and milks come from Straus Family Creamery, and in the cold case are fresh meats from Marin Sun Farms (a best seller). Heslet Honey from near- by Telegraph Hill sits side by side with local sweets from Clairesquares, Clarine's Florentines, Double Dutch Sweets and CC Made. Also available are self-serve olive oils from Bozzano Ranch, farm-fresh produce from La Tercera Farm and Leadbetter's muffins. North Beach is a haven of coffee and wine, so Little Vine differentiates by featur- ing individual pour-over servings and espres- so from Bicycle Coffee Co. (another best seller), and a small but high-quality selec- tion of obscure wines from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino selected by Esopenko, who has an inside track thanks to a long his- tory in wine buying at California Wine Merchants. A library ladder makes getting to the Girl and the Fig preserves and Rancho Gordo beans a breeze; and a unique offer- ing is a picnic-basket rental, perfect for a getaway to one of several nearby parks or the waterfront.

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