The NEW New Taste Market Line-up! Off the Heavenly Hook!

Tru Gourmet – Cathy – Organic dim sum that is some of my absolute favorite in town.  I hear she even served President Obama!!!
Aunt Kitty’s Kreations – Kitty Myers = Jams, jellies, marmalades, chutneys, relishes, watermelon pickles, & herb-infused wine vinegars

Simply Mochi – Linda Lo = Lemon curd, peanut butter chocolate, taro, strawberry cheesecake, seasonal chocolate-wrapped strawberry mochi, and bacon-wrapped mochi

S+ S Gastro Grub: Simone and Sebastia= a local catering company, specializing in modern interpretations of classic comfort food.

Old Skool Cafe – Joshua Kemble & students = Organic Nicaraguan coffee,  by the pound and brewed.

Two Bites – Mariebeth A. Arca = Mini-quiches and mini-desserts

Confounding Confections –  Artemis = Confounding Confections’ Hard Candies are made with vegan cane sugar, organic tapioca syrup, and natural flavours and colours.

BreadSRLY – Bringing gluten-free and other specialty breads to the market.  I even hear they might make you some grilled cheeses since I will be on the sidelines!

Mo-Foods – Caterina = Spicy pickled oranges, umeboshi (Japanese pickled plums), preserved Meyer lemons, California capers (pickled nasturtium pods)

Share | Kitchen – Caterina = new commerical kitchen space for all you curious cooks and bakers and makers who need a place to go professional!

Vickles Pickles– Victor = Handmade cold cured single-barrel pickles made in San Francisco, CA

Sweet Dragon Baking – Hway-ling – Formally Snap Dragon Baking.   Candy–lots of different nut and seed brittles, like black sesame brittle, Day at the Ballpark (peanuts, pretzels, beer, mustard), ginger cashew, and others
Frozen Kuhsterd – Jason – making all kinds of amazing frozen khusterd for the Bay Area
JaBlow’s Meats – Dan – SF Weekly’s food blog SFoodie ranked their pastrami sandwich the #7 best sandwich.  Need I say more?
The Uncommon Pickle – Christian –  These guys don’t just pickle pickles.  They pickle a whole range of tasty veggies for you to enjoy!
Quiche & Carry – Deborah – Making delectable quiches and pies for your enjoyment!
Petit Amuse – Ben – Making artisanal treat boxes for delivery from local makers and bakers!
Paula Chan’s Goods – Paula – pre-packaged baked goods and candy
Kevin and Gail’s Chili Palace – Gail and Kevin Kirst = Chili verde and red vegetarian chili, fresh & frozen
Tina Tamale – Peter and Tina – They are bringing some of their finest meats for you all to enjoy!
Ian – Bringing his coffee that he will be selling and roasting from his upcoming shop in Potrero Hill.  Come try our new neighbor’s wares.
Kahnfections – Judy – confection/pastry/dessert business featuring classic home-style desserts
GrilledCheezGuy – Will be there hosting and chatting and promoting and filming and photo-ing and eating and greeting.  Rumor has it he may even have a secret menu item available.  How? Where? You better follow that crazy man to find out….
FOOD TRUCK OF THE MONTH at New Taste Marketplace:
Doc’s of the Bay – Definitely one of my favorite food trucks in town!  If you haven’t had their burger yet, then you haven’t lived.  Making amazing food from an awesome truck for you all day (and night!)
Come support your local food vendors.   Share your PRIDE all weekend with SF and the New Taste Marketplace June 23rd from 12noon -5pm sharp. See you there, Michael Davidson
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Greetings from your new director of New Taste Marketplace!

I’ve been waiting hungrily for the relaunch of New Taste Marketplace– the friendliest, coolest and most interesting of the Bay Area’s artisan food venues, held at St. Gregory’s in Potrero Hill to benefit The Food Pantry, which gives away free groceries to 500 families every week.  I started out at NTM as a vendor myself (GrilledCheezGuy) and just loved the other vendors and the community vibe; it was there that I began to create Behind the Cart, my special food-cart dinners.
Now I’m running New Taste Market, and beginning June 23rd we’ll be open the third Saturday of every month.   In the last few months, I’ve been traveling far and wide in search of the newest food sensations.  I’ve found all kinds of creative people popping up with their wares in ForageSF, FoodSocial, the Oakland Art Murmur and Eat Up, and in many other venues still too secret to mention. And I’ve found some cooks who are looking to create very special one-time events. I’m looking forward to working with them as we offer special events alongside each market,  to bring great new local food to you in fun and creative ways.
On June 23, New Taste Marketplace will open to the public with an array of new and favorite vendors–cooks, bakers, sausage and chocolate-makers– as well as food trucks selling tasty lunch specialties, from 12 noon-5PM.
Remember, June 23 is Pride Weekend, so you’ll need to keep your strength up!  Come to the market any time between 12-5 in the afternoon for hot, spicy and sweet treats …all queer couples get a special blessing, and everyone gets to welcome New Taste back.  Check here for all vendor info for both the New Taste Market and Behind the Cart on June 23rd.

I can not thank you enough for continuing to support this event and I hope to bring you new and exciting food from the bay area and brie-yond!
See you soon,
Michael Davidson

June 23 Relaunch

New Taste Marketplace will relaunch on Saturday June 23rd, with a whole new array of vendors, food trucks, and a special evening event….stay tuned!