Trying to find a unique and delicious gift for Valentine’s Day?
Philadelphia has lots of wonderful craft food artisans. Here are three Valentine’s day gift ideas that are unique and support local craft food makers.
1732 Meats is a favorite of Philadelphia Phoodies, both chefs and amateurs. Local food celebrity Ari Miller cures delicious meats like guanciale, pancetta, and lamb prosciutto. You can find 1732 Meats on many local restaurant menus like Manatawny Still Works, at specialty food stores like Di Bruno Bros., and now on the 1732 Meats website.
Check out their delicious Rosemary Lonza
Try the incredibly popular Black Peppercorn Bacon!
If you’re into pickled and fermented foods, then search out Fishtown Ferments for their Bold Pickles and Condiments. The team, from James Beach award-winning Martha, includes Mike Landers, Tim Kirkland and Eric Iacone. They find fantastically fresh produce and use sea-salt to lacto ferment pickles the old fashioned way. They source from Riverwards Produce, Beechwood Orchards, Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op and more! Enjoy supporting great local farmers and artisan food makers by sourcing Fishtown Ferments at local shops like Primal Supply Meats and Bottle Bar East.
If you are looking to cook something special, then find the folks at Pasta Lab. All their pastas are freshly milled in Kensington and incredibly unique. The Pasta Lab highlights locally sourced grains and producers from the Mid-Atlantic region. Follow their instagram account to see what Farmer’s Markets they are attending each week!
Finding great foods isn’t always easy. And neither is supporting the local food community. Take the time this Valentine’s Day to do both and findMUCHOMAS!