FANCY FOOD SHOW 2014 and the ESSEX STREET MARKET

I was a foodie this week for sure – I love food and I especially  love checking out awesome environments, branding and just overall creativity – I got a lot of that plus more this week.  On Sunday I checked out the ESSEX STREET MARKET which I have gone to another time – I adore this place with all of its little cheese shops and yummy delicacies and amazing produce section. DSC06206Try the homemade lavender & honey ice cream from Luca & Bosco DSC06202On Tuesday, I decided to check out the FANCY FOOD show. I paid $60 for my ticket and I felt like I ate that amount and more worth of yummyness – I tried about 8+ different ice cream and shorbet places alone!

I love seeds I have them in my daily chia/ blueberry / coconut milk / buckweat  mixture – I have pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds and whatever I can get my hands on so this brand really was interesting – SUPER SEEDZ and you can get a dispenser for your seeds – brilliant ! I grew up eating pumpkin and sesame seeds so I think this is brilliant !!! DSC06209 - CopyNext on to TEA – RRIFIC which which is tea infused ice cream and I tried the delicious blueberry and lavender – which Whole Foods needs to get in because this is so lovely. 
DSC06214DSC06217Next up was BATCH – I love their branding it is very clean and the ice cream is clean – not many ingredients and just pure flavor I tried the SALTED CARMEL and it was perfection !
DSC06229DSC06231DSC06236Mediterra is one of the most delicious energy bars ever – they use olives, pistachios, honey – so amazing – I crave it as I think about it ! DSC06238DSC06240I love this branding here from REBEL Kale Chips – SUPER HERO kale chips – super cute ! 
DSC06252SALT WATER TAFFY from Brooklyn in this beautiful packaging – MADE IN USA
DSC06255DSC06256Cocktail Crate Craft Mixer DSC06257KOM BREW CHA DSC06258DSC06260EMPIRE MAYONNAISE has amazing taste and beautiful chic branding 
DSC06275DSC06274And my most favorite ice cream right now is STEVE’S MEXICAN CHILI CHOCOLATE FROM BROOKLYN FARE so amazing !!! I was so happy to tell them how much I love their ice cream !!! 
DSC06272Hello Emmy’s if you want a healthy and yummy snack have EMMY’s I get mine at WHOLE FOODS or

WESTERLY MARKET DSC06266The new flavor CHOCOLATE CHIP – love the packaging ! DSC06268Yes coffee that helps you make you go to sleep – I really dig natural ways to do that because sometimes you are stressed and you need a little help to go to sleep I use CALM that has magnesium in it but COUNTING SLEEP seems interesting DSC06281DSC06283Very yummy chocolate and chocolate and cherries – delicious ! love the pretty packaging ! DSC06284DSC06286DSC06287DSC06288AJIRI TEA – all of these boxes are handmade and works of art – great gifts

Their  goal is to create employment for women in western Kenya, and to educate orphans in their communities. Through the sale of Ajiri Tea, they aim to form a sustainable cycle of community employment and education.

Kenyan Black Tea is grown in the green, fertile Kisii Hills of western Kenya. Their goal is to create employment for women in western Kenya. Each unique label is handmade using dried banana leaves. All profits from sales of Ajiri Tea are donated to the Ajiri Foundation to pay school fees for orphans in western Kenya.

DSC06296DSC06301DSC06297DSC06299DSC06300Jeni’s is also sold at BROOKLYN FARE and is delicious ice cream DSC06306DSC06307Try their pistachio honey ricotta it is incredible DSC06311Sexy pop their logo reminded me of QUADROPHENIA DSC06315Volvic is my partner at the studio but since we don’t have a sparkling water figured I can chat about SOMETHING NATURAL that has beautiful packaging and I tried the blueberry lemon and it was super refreshing DSC06322We all know KALE IS KOOL! DSC06324If  you haven’t tried LUNA & LARRY’s COCONUT BLISS do it today – I love their pops and all their lovely flavors and you don’t feel guilty having it because it is non – dairy DSC06327Hello Siggi’s beautiful packing and delicious !! I love all their flavors and their new little on the go packets are so lovely DSC06330DSC06331Danielle Chips are good – I have had a few of the flavors and they are just really good snacks DSC06335Nib Mor – I took some for the road and it is really nice cocoa – I love the flavors DSC06358MCConnell’s is big in CALIFORNIA – they are from Santa Barbara and we need more of them here because this is delicious FINE ICE CREAM – wowzer ! DSC06363Double Peanut Butter Chip is no joke DSC06365DSC06368CHAUO is extremely flavorful with neat packaging – I love the colors and their combos are delicious DSC06369DSC06371DSC06372You have to loe the name and the colors on the packaging – SO FUN! DSC06374I love OLOVES and think OLOVES as snacks are brilliant DSC06375I first tried PHIN & PHEBES at the GOVERERNORS BALL festival I think their Vietnamese coffee and it was delicious this time I tried Peanuty Pretzel and it was incredible – a local ice cream story DSC06376DSC06378We all know FAGE and love them – so good for breakfast or a snack to get some protein in during the day and they have so many flavors to choose from
DSC06387I love the backaging of this brand and the names for the items DSC06397FORTE was pretty delicious – I had to try it ! DSC06398DSC06404I love the LA CROIX’s packaging DSC06405This is really tasty ice cream and the brand ambassadors reminded me of the fun guys from MOODS OF NORWAY one of the guys had pants on with the logo all over them – really fun – their ice cream sandwich was delicious ! 
DSC06402Really unique flavors and I think the FAT BURNER one is interesting DSC06409I love DATES and loved meeting the DATE LADY DSC06413DSC06414Scott and I tried the BEET Burger from Brooklyn Fare MADE BY LUKAS is delicious…. The Kale is incredible and we already loved the BEET – I have to still try Carrot Parsnip
DSC06416Quinn Popcorn has beautiful packaging and tastes really light and great DSC06419Even your coffee can be ethical with ETHICAL BEAN COFFEE – I think it is important to ask how we can support companies doing good and creating more sustainability all the time DSC06422And there was pasta ! DSC06425I learned a lot about SORGHUM from my friends at WONDERGRAIN – very tasty DSC06430I was pickled pink by a pickle tasting ! 
DSC06432This is 3D sculptures made from food that can be used for decor or maybe cakes – so pretty
DSC06433Quin candies were very sweet !
DSC06443DSC06444DSC06445GELATO FIASCO had a beautiful taste and really simple chic packaging – I love their flavors – check them out DSC06451DSC06454I grew up with these type of ices like orange and lemon – within their skin … these are lovely for a party DSC06457DSC06459DSC06462MATT MURPHY who I know from the fashion community started  SEL MAGIQUE which is an incredible Salt company and he just started making lovely chocolates as well – they are wonderfully delicious. I just used the salt that has some herbs added last night and it made our dinner so flavorful. http://www.selmagique.com/

I love their story

Sel Magique begins with our Classic Blend.  We batch-blend 5 ingredients to create our extraordinary salt, an indispensable favorite you’ll love for its quality, versatility, and flavor.

The heart of Classic Blend is our Fleur de Sel from Guerande, France.  This rare salt is hand-harvested in a tradition that dates from the Third Century, and is only harvested a few months of each year.  It’s collected on ancient, protected sites by paludiers, local artisans who have perfected the process of their work over generations.

DSC06391DSC06392DSC06393I didn’t realize what I was engaging in when BAR GELATO gave me a bar  this was one of my favorite finds at the Fancy Food show – they are delicious everyone of them PISTACHIO, COFFEE, TCHO CHOCOLATE – really incredible !! I need one every night and it uses simple ingredients – nothing faux – all real clean and thoughtful ingredients 
DSC06463DSC06464DSC06465DSC06468DSC06470This KOMBUCHA was another amazing find – their BEET KOMBUCHA is a must have – I need to go to FAIRWAY to get some – HEALTH-ADE KOMBUCHA is the jam ! 
DSC06477DSC06483DSC06480I didn’t see Manhattan Special at the show but I grew up with them and love themDSC06485huge fan of WAY BETTER SNACKS – I have these with my hummus and they are great !
DSC06408TEA FORTE is such a sweet company – with great packaging and very unique – I used to sell them at my store Caravan so they hold a special place for me – I am glad they expanded so much
DSC06415Outside the Jacob Javits Center DSC06486DSC06487DSC06488DSC06489

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