Spring Market Vendors

New Taste Marketplace returns this April 26th. This is the perfect place for curious eaters to experience new food and flavors by local food artisans—all while listening to live music, enjoying local beer and wine and supporting the Food Pantry.

Here’s  what you can expect at the Spring market:

Little Red Riding Truck – Sausages, schnitzel, potatoes and other German goodies
Barbarian Gourmet – Combines quality ingredients with old school techniques
Mollie Rose Baking Company – Homemade vegan treats
A Better Cookie – The best butter cookie in the world
Native Baking Company – Good old American bar cookie taken to new Jade Chocolates
Shikha la mode – Surprises from her test kitchen
The Munchie Stop – Mouthwatering oxtail soup and other Hawaiian munchies
Trust in Education – Terra Cotta pots and plants
Prickly Pig – Slow roasted BBQ pork sandos
Alfajores Narciso – Perfect Peruvian Alfajores
Mollie Rose Baking Company – cupcakes, seasonal jams and confections
Boucherie Meats – Southern Louisianan Gumbo and meats
Natty Cakes – Cupcakes and baked goods
Jade Chocolates  – Asian infused chocolate delicacies
Confounding Confections – Hard candies for every age and palate
Nazqiz Inc. – Qancha, air toasted Peruvian Corn snack
Picnic Pies – Sweet and savory pies
Sweetdragon Baking Company – Various flavors of brittle
McVicker Pickles – Pickles and mustard you just have to try
Guava – Trinidadian tamales and doubles
Jake’s Castro Kitchen – LARGE array of foodie flavored jams
Grandma’s Homemade Jam – Grandma inspired jams
Flan Flan Ta-Tas – Flan in fun shapes
Rasoi – Fresh organic Indian cuisine
Bandit Cafe – Organic sweet treats and coffee
SF Tastes – Focaccia party samplers
Localite Tours – Walking foodie tours
Hookt Mini Doughnuts (NEW) – From the Frozen Kuhsterd guys comes a new twist on doughnuts

Blank Shoppe- apparel, shoes, and accessories from up-and-coming streetwear and contemporary fashion brands, as well as unique home & gift items

Beer and wine garden provided by Almanac Beer Company, Linden Street Brewery, Rock Wall Wine CompanyThe Mead Kitchen and Uncorked Ventures.


New Taste Marketplace is a community market and a fundraiser for The Food Pantry. Donations suggested at door.

The Munchie Stop: Unique Treats For All

The Munchie Stop co-owners,  Jessica Vera and Jason Ramierez | Photo courtesy of The Munchie Stop

The Munchie Stop co-owners, Jessica Vera and Jason Ramirez | Photo courtesy of The Munchie Stop

Hawaiian flavors with a dash of modern French style. That’s how co-owner Jessica Vera describes The Munchie Stop’s cuisine.

Vera and her “partner in crime”, Jason Ramirez, will be serving their famous Oxtail Soup at the Spring New Taste Marketplace. Flavorful and fresh to your palate, you don’t want to miss out on this unique soup. They are also presenting Lobster Whoa, their version of the lobster roll, and giving samples of Malasadas.

Their combined knowledge of food  is what drives them to create unexpected treats.

“The biggest passion we have is to see people love our food and how we work together to create our own twist to simple dishes,” said Vera.


Bandit Cafe: The Perfect Pairings


Owner Erica Davie |Photo courtesy of Bandit Cafe

Owner Erica Davie |Photo courtesy of Bandit Cafe

Browned butter and maple syrup rice crispy treats. If that doesn’t awaken your taste buds then nothing else will.

Bandit Café will be serving rice crispy treats and other sweet treats at the April 26 market. Bandit is a pop up café with treats and coffee set in an industrial-romantic aesthetic, said owner Erica Davie.

“My sweet treats have unique flavor profiles that combine childhood comfort foods with adult palates,” said Davie.

All sweets are freshly baked with organic and local ingredients when available. Serving Bandit Blend Coffee, created by Contraband Coffee, Davie offers pour- overs and iced coffee that perfectly pair with Bandit baked goods.

Davie is debuting her all new Rose, Orange and Poppyseed Tea Cookies and Bandit Spiced Chai at the market, which she is excited to be a part of.

“It’s always exciting meeting new people and witnessing the delight on their faces as they taste something that you made yourself,” she said.

Be sure to swing by New Taste Marketplace April 26 to try her new, and already loved, treats and coffee.

Find Bandit Café on Facebook and at www.banditcafe.com

Something sweet: Simply Mochi

Simply Mochi

Those donning a sweet tooth, or two, don’t want to miss Simply Mochi at the upcoming New Taste Marketplace.

Linda Lo, of Simply Mochi, said these sweet Japanese rice cakes are a dessert anyone can enjoy. Handmade daily, her mochi are comprised of the freshest ingredients possible.

With 23 flavors to choose from even Lo has a hard time deciding her favorite. However, she said PB & J or Strawberry Chocolate perk up her taste buds. Creating mochi and bringing happiness to others with her sweet treat is Lo’s biggest passion.

She said she loves the marketplace “because it brings people together in a fun and inviting atmosphere full of food and good people.”

Find Simply Mochi on Facebook, Twitter and at www.simplymochi.com