Empowering Women in the Culinary World: Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia Offers Two Business Development Grants
Food Startups / Philly Food Women

Empowering Women in the Culinary World: Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia Offers Two Business Development Grants

Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia¬†announced two (2) Business Development Grants totaling $10,000, exclusively for women food, drink, and hospitality-based entrepreneurs in the Greater Philadelphia Area. These grants present a valuable opportunity for aspiring business owners to bring their visions to life. Women-owned businesses face unequal challenges when it comes to securing business financing and investments. Despite … Continue reading

Candace McQueen: The Cheesecake Queen
Baked Goods / Food Startups / Women's History Month

Candace McQueen: The Cheesecake Queen

Candace McQueen didn’t set out to be in the food business. But cooking was her late husband Jarredd’s passion. One day early in the pandemic, he decided to try his hand at making a cheesecake. It turned out so good; they knew it was something special. Then, he posted a picture of it on social … Continue reading

New York Steamfitter Trades Big Apple for Bucks County, PA, Launches Salt & Spice Company
Bucks County / Food Products / Food Startups

New York Steamfitter Trades Big Apple for Bucks County, PA, Launches Salt & Spice Company

Black-Owned American Spice Company Launched During the Pandemic While the coronavirus forced many businesses to shutter their doors permanently, Marcus Davis, an enterprising steamfitter living in NYC, traded the big city for greener pastures in Bucks County, PA, and took a leap of faith to launch his life-long dream of entrepreneurship during the height of … Continue reading

New Food Startup Introduces Tomato Lonsa to Philadelphia and South Jersey
Food Startups / Indian / Local Food Producers

New Food Startup Introduces Tomato Lonsa to Philadelphia and South Jersey

I recently stumbled upon Aaji’s Foods at Haddonfield Farmers Market and met Rajus, who introduced himself and his family (wife Poorva, father Arvind, and mother, Vijoo). They told me about their food product, tomato lonsa, a flavorful tomato-based condiment often used as a dip, sauce, or complement to other foods. I’m always open to hearing about … Continue reading

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