Eat Chic Chocolates

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Made Locally In
Brooklyn, NY

Link & Shop
www.eatchicchocolates.com

Learn More About Them
Eat Chic Chocolates take the classic chocolate peanut butter cup to the next level, using the highest quality organic craft chocolate, their own small batch nut butter fillings, and organic spices and flavorings. They offer dozens of flavors, from their signature peanut butter and almond butter cups dusted with Maldon sea salt, to more adventurous pairings such as lemon-poppyseed cashew butter and cinnamon-tahini. They also offer a range of refined sugar free chocolates made with nut butters lightly sweetened with organic unrefined coconut sugar and rich 79% cacao dark chocolate. Eat Chic chocolates are naturally vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, palm oil-free, and, above all, absolutely delicious.

Eat Chic Chocolates is a woman-owned and operated business that launched in the fall of 2016, and currently their chocolates are sold at over 30 independent stores and cafes, at the chocolate counters at Dean & Deluca, through subscription boxes, for weddings and events, and on their website. They have also been recognized by national press such as Real Simple, VegNews, and AFAR, and won a Good Food Award in 2018 for their commitment to making delicious and ethically-produced confections.

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Closed Mondays

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Made Locally In
Brooklyn, NY

Link & Shop
www.weareclosedonmondays.com

Learn More About Them
Closed Mondays aims to be a bright spot in people's homes. Bekka Palmer, the founder is a color lover and wants you to love it too. We are dedicated to ethical manufacturing and make our baskets in a small studio in Brooklyn. 

Why Closed Mondays? We feel as though the traditional Monday through Friday nine to five isn't necessary in the modern world. We believe that if people have a great life outside of their job, they bring more energy into their work. "Great life" means different things to different people, but we think that having extra time to take care of life stuff (whether it's family, self-care, doctors appointments, or just a whole day to binge watch TV) allows people to fully focus on work stuff while at work.

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Millie/Lottie

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Made Locally In
San Francisco, CA

Link & shop
www.millielottie.com

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Jan Hammock is a mom of two teens, wife, cook and design entrepreneur of Millie | Lottie, a San Francisco brand of Food & Picnic Totes. She offers luxurious totes that are a modern, simple and elegant solution to carrying and sharing food. Her hope is that your Millie | Lottie becomes your one Tote. 

Millie | Lottie is named in honor of Jan's family influences and inspirations. Mildred, her mom, inspired the food totes. She mastered the world of entertaining and sharing her well-loved culinary dishes around their small Virginia town. She was practical, had style and lived her life to the fullest, surrounded by community. Jan grew up being branded by scorching dishes balanced on her lap. Lottie is named after her paternal Aunt Lottie Gray, a true Southerner by design and by desire.

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Settle Ceramics

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Made Locally In:
Austin, Texas

Link and Shop:
www.settleceramics.com

Learn More About Them:
Everyday Heirlooms for the Modern Kitchen + Home

Settle is about making the everyday beautiful for your kitchen and home. The work is made with intent to become family heirlooms that are cherished. Each piece is hand thrown and glazed with care. 

Samantha Heligman is the artist behind Settle Ceramics. Settle has been her labor of love for the past 3 years and now it has more to do with the way she lives than just about working with clay everyday. She believes in making objects that mean something, items that are meant to be cherished for years, generations. We live in a disposable world and the idea of objects being precious has lost a bit of its luster to most people. Samantha want to change that. So she makes what she makes with the intent that they will last, become your favorite mug or bowl.

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Bunches & Bunches

 Smoked Oaxacan Mole Sauce

Smoked Oaxacan Mole Sauce

Made Locally In:
Portland, Oregon

Link and Shop:
www.bunches-bunches.com

Get to Know Them:
Tamalpais Star Roth-McCormick ("Pai"), is a professional chef, cookie maven and creator of Bunches & Bunches Ltd. based in Portland, OR. Bunches & Bunches is a dream come true for her, a company born out of a passion for cooking and preparing delicious treats. It’s a brand inspired by a lifelong love of food and the joy that comes from seeing the delight on someone’s face as they bite into something delicious. The secret to her success is that love is genuinely the most precious ingredient in her pantry.

 Green Fire Roasted Chile Sauce

Green Fire Roasted Chile Sauce

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