My first weekend back in the Bay Area also happened to be one of the best weekends of the year – when the Fancy Food Show is in San Francisco. It’s a magical food industry event where companies, importers, tourism agencies, buyers, members of the media, and just PEOPLE from all over the world come together. Vendors debut new products and look for distribution channels, buyers shop for new items to sell in their stores, writers look for the biggest upcoming trends, and everyone eats. And eats. And eats. You name it, you can sample it there. Cheese, salumi, ice cream, cocktails, spices, vanilla, ramen, popcorn, and much, much more. I tried quite a few new things, like olive oil “butter,” finger lime fruit, macadamia nut milk, and bone broth from a Keurig. It was three days in paradise.
We wanted to share some of the brands and products that we got really excited about, but there were too many for only one post! So this post will focus on local (to us) businesses in Northern California, and you can look for another post soon with brands from all over the country (and Canada!). Let us know if you’ve tried any of these products or if you’re loyal to any of the brands. We’d love to hear it!