Artisan Foods

We offer a variety of socially-responsible, local, and organic specialties for your daily needs.

Calling all chocolate lovers

kes : March 2, 2015 10:55 am : Artisan Foods
Mast Brothers ChocolateMast Brothers artisanal chocolate

Calling all chocolate lovers. The Mast Brothers chocolate has landed at OA.

What is this? We’re talking about fresh, artisanal chocolate made by two brothers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 2007.

Rick and Michael Mast work magic with cacao pods and sugar. Or is it science? Maybe just a little science. But such tasty magic!

Read more about what they do at Julia Moskin’s Recipe Lab from the New York Times Dining page.

Come find the Mast Brothers chocolate at our store!

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DIY Raw Almond Milk

kes : January 31, 2015 8:49 pm : Artisan Foods
Milkman DIY Raw Almond Cacao MilkMilkman DIY Raw Almond Cacao Milk – makes 1 quart milk

Now you can make your own fresh, nutritious milk – containing all the nutrients your body needs, and without preservatives and additives found in boxed milks!

This kit is surprisingly simple, with just a few steps. Once made, you can use your milk for drinking pure, or for baking and cooking.

All tools are included: Instructions, 1 quart mason jar, 1/2 lb raw organic almonds, pink Himalayan salt, raw organic cacao powder, reusable nut milk bag.

(Not included: Blender, strainer and refrigerator. You’ll have to come up with those items.)

Find this in our baking section! Dee-lish!

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Statement about Eden Foods

kes : July 30, 2014 4:31 am : Artisan Foods, Highlights

Dear customers,

After much consideration, Other Avenues has decided to remove all Eden Foods products from our shelves, in light of their stance against the Affordable Care Act, which requires employers of more than 50 individuals to cover “all Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for women with reproductive capacity.”

While we appreciate Eden Foods commitment to other political causes such as the non-GMO movement, we are saddened by their decision to fight against providing basic reproductive health services to their own employees, and cannot in good conscience continue to carry their products so long as they continue to oppose this fundamental right.

Thanks, in advance, for your understanding and support of our decision. We hope the inconvenience will be far greater to Eden Foods than to you.


Other Avenues Grocery Buyers



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Gluten-free wafer cookies

kes : June 19, 2014 3:22 pm : Artisan Foods, Highlights
Ruger chocolate or vanilla GF wafer cookies
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Deliciously powerful drink

kes : June 19, 2014 2:33 pm : Artisan Foods, Highlights
JinJa drinkJIN+JA

New to OA: JIN+JA contains veritable swirling pieces of ground cayenne, fresh ginger root, mint leaves, and lemon in a calming green tea…

Warming & balancing, this is the kind of drink – in the near future – you’ll want as you sit at our new parklet - contemplating the Outer Sunset seascape.


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What’s on your plate?

kes : April 14, 2014 11:14 am : Artisan Foods, Highlights
happy girl 1Happy Girl Kitchen Co.


We’re happy to tell you that Happy Girl food is back at OA!

Happy Girl, located on the Central Coast,  is deeply involved in the art of food preservation.

And they love food in a very real way.

Who wouldn’t be happy about that?

You can find local honey, zucchini bread ‘n butter pickles, honeyed pears & a few more delicious, seasonal foods on our grocery shelves…




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Eat glorious beans

kes : April 4, 2014 7:05 pm : Artisan Foods, Highlights
Rancho Gordo Heirloom Beans / Prepared Hominy (Posole)

The story is this: Steve Sando opened his heirloom bean shop in Napa Valley  after being fed up with using produce from thousands of miles away, or even overseas. So on the subject of beans – instead of general dried beans, what about connecting with the farmers in Mexico and  importing heirloom beans, paying the farmers a fair wage to support their living? And that’s what Steve did.

What’s the big deal – beans in a bag? I could get dried pinto beans from the bin for far less money, you’re thinking. Oh, you could. But the taste would be inferior to Rancho Gordo’s New World beans! Once you eat heirloom beans, your life will have turned upside-down. You’ll eat these beans for the rest of your life.

And we haven’t even gotten to hominy (posole) yet! Posole – a staple in many Mexican stews, sides & main dishes. If you’re thinking that this is tasteless, mushy hominy from the 1950s that your mother had to eat at the dinner table, well – don’t think that. It’s glorious, delicious, tasty dried corn!

You can visit the store in Napa. You can go to the Ferry Building in the city. Or you can stop at Other Avenues – where we have a small selection in our grocery aisle. Ask us – we’ll trot you over to the Rancho Gordo subsection.

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Hot Ginger Caramel Sauce Holiday Time

kes : December 5, 2013 3:54 pm : Artisan Foods
Robert Lambert Hot Ginger Caramel Sauce 2Robert Lambert Hot Ginger Caramel Sauce

Robert Lambert‘s Hot Ginger Caramel Sauce is utterly decadent & scrumptious to the T. (Or is it S?)

We discovered, in our OA kitchen lab this afternoon, that this sauce works amazingly well hot or cold. We tried it over ice cream, but this sauce works well over so many foodstuffs.

You can find this on our Holiday shelf, across from our cheese!

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New sweets for the holidays

kes : December 5, 2013 1:43 pm : Artisan Foods
clairesquares plum pudding and brandy butterClairesquares Plum Pudding & Brandy Butter

We just can’t get enough of artisan shortbread/caramel Clairesquares, which makes us doubly excited to offer her brand new sweets just in time for the holidays.

Authentic Irish luxury plum pudding wrapped in satin and rich, decadent brandy butter to serve on the side.

Your taste buds will thank you.

Your waistline? Well, it’s the holidays, after all.

Find these & other seasonal treats on our Holiday shelf across from the cheese cooler!

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Cherries for all times

kes : November 25, 2013 9:55 pm : Artisan Foods
Robert Lambert Dark CherriesRobert Lambert Dark Cherries in Merlot Syrup

What do you really need? Why, Dark Cherries in Merlot  from Robert Lambert, of course!

Lambert sez: “Everyone’s favorite, dark cherries are paired with fruity merlot wine and ambrosial hints of raspberry, scented geranium, galangal root, bergamot, black pepper, cinnamon, vanilla and bay. For sheer complexity of flavors this is my most interesting product.”

We’ve tried this with vanilla ice cream – uh – we meant to cook a sauce with the cherries (as Lambert suggests), but the ice cream possibility, as Lambert also suggests, seemed truer to our heart.  This is a new worker favorite!

See how Robert Lambert and friends make this exciting deliciousness here.

(We do sell a few more Robert Lambert products, including the Hot Ginger Caramel Sauce. Stay tuned for pics.)

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