We offer a variety of socially-responsible, local, and organic specialties for your daily needs.
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!
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!
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.)
Er, German fruitcake, everyone! Donna Deane (formerly Kitchen Dir. of the LA Times) has an interesting recipe for a gift of Weihnachtsstollen. Dried fruit, yeast, water…and..marzipan! And we totally have that marzipan.
It’s going to be dense. Because that’s stollen. But who needs something light during the darker months? Save the sorbet for summer. This is the season of stollen.
We suggest to experiment with other kinds of dried fruit – since we have such a wild bulk dried fruit section that will just knock your Maggie’s socks right off. (Oh yeah, we sell those Maggie’s socks, too.)
But please don’t substitute the candied citrus peel!
Wild Mountain Raw Pocket Snacks: Lavender Moon / Moon Beet
Raw Crackers: Sea Biscuit / Dandelion Detox
Chewy & full of flavor!
The Lavender Moon and Moon Beet snacks are excellent for the tricycle crowd.
Also try Wild Mountain’s tasty raw crackers: Sea Biscuit (with spirulina) and Dandelion Detox.
Look for these on our Raw Foods shelves, facing the tomatoes in Produce.
Two pickling companies, one from SF and the other from the Willamette Valley in Oregon have been found their way to OA:
The culinary pickles from San Francisco Pickle Company yield a thrilling thick, brothy & spicy treat.
Unbound Pickling offers traditionally pickled vegetables, like the classic bread & butter pickles and the beets.
The pickled okra (Unbound Pickling), with its southwest spices, reminds us of the fond time we ate our way in and out of Santa Fe.
We have been spotted eating these new picklings right out of the jars, listening to the Outer Sunset mockingbirds.
And in a certain light, that could be all we need: Pickled veggies, forks, mockingbirds.
Maison Bouche chocolate bars
Luscious, sweet, creamy, tasteful chocolate – made across the Bay, in Oakland!
We think that this is the dreamiest chocolate we’ve tasted in years.
We devoured the “Peach Bellini” bar, with subtle & delightful hints of peach married with milk chocolate.
(Baby not included.)
This is a seriously brewed drink with large chunks of ginger in each bottle.
No oils. No extracts.
How cool is that?
This Fresh Ginger, Ginger Ale drink is actually a refreshing medicinal drink. It actually works.
Bruce Cost has been living and breathing ginger for years – and this new ginger ale is a culmination of his, well, ginger studies.
Hey, but that’s not all – take a tour inside Bruce Cost’s Brooklyn factory.
TCHO! This is some serious chocolate.
Warm caramel-y milk chocolate combines with local, roasted Blue Bottle coffee — to create the one true love above all:
the delicious, nutty and fabumochalicious result of chocolate and coffee.
Not easy to share. Just a warning.
Mi-del Gluten-free Sandwich Cookies, vanilla or chocolate flavors
And while you browse our packaged cookie selection, look for our other new gluten-free cookies!
There’s a whole party in the cookie aisle.