Specialty Food Magazine

MAY-JUN 2013

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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Vendors regularly share tips on sourcing everything from farm-fresh ingredients to cost-effcient cups. "It's a way for a small business to slowly and carefully ramp up," says Caroline Mak, co-founder of Brooklyn Soda Works. Our Signature Favorite more healthful options or responding to requests for gluten-free goods. "We keep a balance so that there's something for everyone," he says. Savvy vendors often help with those needs, he adds. "They can add to their menus so that they fill the void themselves." Available in 3pc & 7pc Vendor Mix and Loyalty As the variety keeps growing, so does the number of vendors and, in turn, attendees. "We used to think there were only a certain amount of vendors that could coexist at a single location," Demby recalls—too many, they thought, ran the risk of spreading sales too thin. Testing those waters has instead revealed a happy result. "We're finding that more volume actually just brings more people in—somehow, they eat more too." This freedom to grow has led to a vast, eclectic mix of prepared and packaged foods—savory and sweet, hot and cold, indulgent and healthy—as well as representation from both small-scale producers and beloved restaurants in the borough. Chicken burgers from Bossa Nova, fried fish from Handsome Hank's Fish Hut, pork sandwiches from Porchetta, Japanese-inspired Mexican food from Takumi Taco and many more offerings cover meat cravings. Global cuisine abounds, from the likes of Bombay Sandwich Co., Lumpia Shack, Taste of Ethiopia and others. And dietary wishes are granted with Home by the Range (organic), Chickpea & Olive (vegan) and Krumville Bake Shop (gluten-free), to name a few. Thirst quench- franschocolates.com Summer Fancy Food Show Booth 4213 Award Winning HUMMUS CHIPS with olive oil A Delicious Healthy Alternative to Ordinary Chips All Natural • Gluten Free • Non-GMO • Certifed Kosher PHOTO: EVA MESZAROS Brooklyn Wok Shop's fried crab rangoon 800.372.6808 | Seattle Product USA of Celebrating 25 Years Visit us at 2013 Sweets & Snacks Expo Booth 1786 info@plockys.com • 630/323-8888 • www.plockys.com Summer Fancy Food Show Booth 461 MAY/JUNE 2013 51

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