Pandemic Success Story: Kismet Bagels
Bagels / Food Startups

Pandemic Success Story: Kismet Bagels

During the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jacob and Alexandra Cohen began baking bagels, as their regular jobs as a realtor and an advertising salesperson — and even their passion careers as a musician and an artist — became suddenly less relevant. It started as simply a craving for great bagels but soon became … Continue reading

New Jersey-Based Manolo’s Best Farmstand Chili Expands Westward
Food Startups / Vegan

New Jersey-Based Manolo’s Best Farmstand Chili Expands Westward

Seeing how much I love chili, Manolo’s Best Farmstand Chili reached out to me to see if I’d like to sample some of its uniquely spiced 100% plant-based chili. Of course, I said yes. I’m an equal opportunity chili lover, after all. Founder Mitch Wolinsky delivered it himself. Though, I feel his days of home … Continue reading

Introducing New York Bagel Butler: NY Bagel Delivery in Philadelphia
Bagels / Delivery / Food Startups

Introducing New York Bagel Butler: NY Bagel Delivery in Philadelphia

Growing up on Long Island, Josh Anker ate 2-3 bagels every week his entire childhood. When he moved to Philadelphia for college, he realized how much he missed his hometown bagels. The same went for pizza. He would always bring back bagels and pizza and freeze them after visiting home. “After a recent trip visiting family, … Continue reading

Product Corner: Daniel Rabbit Traditional Crab Cakes
Food Products / Food Startups / Products

Product Corner: Daniel Rabbit Traditional Crab Cakes

After many years of working in high-end Philadelphia area restaurants, briefly running his own catering company, and working other odd jobs, Cherry Hill native Daniel Esola chased his dream of creating his own food brand Daniel Rabbit so he could be his own boss. He decided to focus solely on crab cakes as they were … Continue reading

Chefcipes Wants to Help Chefs & Restaurants During COVID-19 Crisis
Chefs / Food Startups / Recipes

Chefcipes Wants to Help Chefs & Restaurants During COVID-19 Crisis

Chefcipes.com is a just-launched online platform and directory that helps chefs and restaurants create video and written cookbooks and sell them to foodies and home cooks. Users get recipes from some of their favorite chefs and restaurants as a means of supporting them, helping to provide revenue during a very challenging time for chefs and … Continue reading

Top Reasons to Shop at Pinwheel Provisions in Narberth
Food Markets / Food Startups / Main Line

Top Reasons to Shop at Pinwheel Provisions in Narberth

UPDATE: Pinwheel Provisions is temporarily closed until at least 3/28 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will assess reopening on that date. Pinwheel Provisions held its Grand Opening on Saturday, February 29th. Located at 121 N. Narberth Avenue, the popup shop is a new food retail concept that provides the components you need to put … Continue reading

Innovative Home Meal Concept Pinwheel Provisions Popping Up in Narberth, PA
Food Startups / Main Line / Openings

Innovative Home Meal Concept Pinwheel Provisions Popping Up in Narberth, PA

Do you struggle with the age-old question of “what’s for dinner?” Are you challenged with getting healthy and delicious meals on the table quickly? Are you tired of food and packaging waste? Mainline Philadelphia-based Pinwheel Provisions has the answer and is bringing it to Narberth on Saturday, February 29th. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/189937545410100/ Founded by Anjali Gupta, … Continue reading

The Better Box, LLC Twisted Eggrolls Launches Mobile Food Service in Philadelphia
Delivery / Food Startups / Virtual Restaurants

The Better Box, LLC Twisted Eggrolls Launches Mobile Food Service in Philadelphia

They had me at General Tso’s Chicken Cheesesteak! The Better Box, LLC Twisted Eggrolls officially launched their mobile food service this month. Working out of a commissary kitchen near Germantown, this “virtual restaurant” where you order online, via email, or phone, will deliver “Chinese takeout with a Philly Twist” to your location. In addition to the popular … Continue reading

Product Corner: Mert’s Nuts
Food Products / Food Startups / Local Foodie Gifts / Products

Product Corner: Mert’s Nuts

Here’s a local product you need on your radar right now: Mert’s Nuts. The “Mert” behind Mert’s Nuts is Meredith Haab, who decided one holiday season to give out treat bags of her Mom’s recipe of home-roasted nuts as gifts. They were an instant hit and people kept asking for them. Before she knew it, a business … Continue reading

Local Grub: Valente’s Italian Specialties
Food Startups / Haddonfield NJ

Local Grub: Valente’s Italian Specialties

The story of Valente’s Italian Specialties actually begins in the small town of Bisenti in the Abruzzo region of Italy, which is where proprietor Marcello De Feo‘s grandparents (Paola and Corrado) and children (Santa and Gaetano) migrated from. This immigrant story is the same as so many others; the Valente’s came to America from Italy in search of a better … Continue reading