Looking for tasty, totally unique, and shamelessly local gifts this holiday season? Or just hungry for something different in Williamsburg?
Visit our Holiday Pop-Up Shop, featuring Better Off Spread, Fatty Cakes NY and The Jam Stand – independent minded, deliciously creative local food makers.
Open: November 15, 2013 through 2013 during the Reliquary’s usual hours.
Expect artisan foodie parties and special tastings to be announced throughout November and December!
MEET THE MAKERS:
Better Off Spread is the brainchild of Jenny & Jonny, a couple from Brooklyn with a dream of channeling their crazy into a spreadable empire. Jenny got her start in the city over a decade ago (making peanut butter- NO JOKE) at a West Village cafe. After many (lame) years in the ad world, she’s getting back to her nut-grinding roots. Jonny worked at his family’s Italian food store on Long Island since he was a punk-ass teen, until moving to Brooklyn and becoming a barber. Their spreads are always made with the best ingredients they can find, and they don’t add any oils, fats, preservatives or sugars to them, just natural ingredients combined to make freaking awesome flavors. Better Off Spreads are hand made in Brooklyn, using organic, GMO-free nuts. Many of them are vegan and gluten-free and straight up good for you!
FattyCakesNY makes ridiculous cookies! Owner and baker Jennifer Taylor-Miller started out in 2009 making cookies with unusual ingredients as an experiment. Now over 70 flavors in, FCNY serves up a rotating roster of unique cookies, including The Movie Theater, with chocolate chips, popcorn and gummy fish; The Chipwich, a salted chocolate chip cookie sandwich with beer caramel & vanilla cream; The Drunken Piglet, a maple cookie with bourbon bacon brittle, beer caramel, and maple brown sugar sea salt; and the Smashed Pumpkin, a molasses spice cookie with Sailor Jerry rum & pumpkin cream filling. Seasonal specials and limited edition flavors using The Jam Stand jam and Better Off Spread spreads will be in the house!
The Jam Stand isn’t just another artisan food company; it’s an experiment in positive engineering. Founded in an apartment kitchen in Williamsburg by two best friends -Jessica Quon and Sabrina Valle – The Jam Stand has become a staple in artisan groceries, specialty and gift stores in NYC and beyond! Using fresh fruit sourced from local farms, the products are based on a belief that packaged food doesn’t have to mean processed food. Check out some of their most iconic jam flavors: Not Just Peachy, Sriracha, Drunken Monkey & You’re My Boy BLUE-berry Bourbon.