Resolve to mix up your menu.
Our curators are always on the lookout for specialty food gems. This month, we’ve collected some of our favorite innovative products that are on trend, taste delicious and provide better-for-you-and-the-planet benefits. Many of them are making their debut in our stores or are made specifically for our private label brand. We hope you discover something new to love!
Made with natural sweeteners and fresh fruit, this prebiotic pop has a host of health benefits to help aid digestion, lower cholesterol, promote energy and naturally detoxify. So listen to your gut and give your body the immunity boost it needs with Poppi Prebiotic Soda.
Seasonings and spices are another hot category. Our custom-made seasoning blends add zing and a whole new flavor dimension to your meals. Some of our favorites include Turmeric, Chili Coffee Rub, Korean Ginger Sesame, Nashville Hot Chicken and Citrus Mojo.
Plant-based products have vastly improved in taste and are available in more recognizable, approachable foods, like Impossible Burger. Made with thoughtfully sourced ingredients, this burger is packed with nutrients, flavor and a “meaty” bite. We also have Upton's Naturals Jackfruit, which we to use for shredded pork in tacos.
We offer 35 different flavored nuts in our bulk section, so there’s something for everyone. Popular offerings include Everything Cashews (perfect for everything bagel fans), Dark Cocoa Chili Almonds, Turmeric & Ginger Cashews, Buffalo Peanuts, Bourbon Praline Pecans and Sea Salt & Apple Cider Vinegar Cashews.
Looking for a plant-based or keto alternative for dessert? Take a bite into yumtastic, keto-friendly cookies from Catalina Crunch with delicious flavors like Chocolate Vanilla and Peanut Butter. Or try Modern Pop ice cream bars. Avocados give them the perfect creamy texture, and they’re lower in sugar and vegan-friendly.
Many of our favorite chocolate and candy brands are touting sustainable sourcing and charitable causes, including Endangered Species Oat Milk Chocolate Bars, which are certified vegan and support wildlife conservation. We also love Alter Eco Grass Fed Milk Bars made with Fair Trade Peruvian cocoa and grass-fed milk from the Swiss Alps.
As we embark into 2022, personal well-being means more today than it ever has. How we manage stress, our quality of sleep, even what we choose to drink, all contribute to our physical, mental and emotional wellness. Our curators are always hunting for exciting and beneficial new beverages that boast wellness qualities.
"Functional" beverages are very popular for those who want to reap the benefits without sacrificing taste, variety and time. Hydrating and fortifying, these refreshments are a great way to get your desired daily nutrients. Fermented drinks, such as kombucha or tepache, are not only delicious but also promote a healthy gut through their naturally occurring probiotics. Electrolyte-enhanced beverages are another great option for helping you feel your best by providing salts and nutrients that keep you balanced throughout your day. Read on to discover a few of our favorite sips with benefits.
Big Easy Tepache This traditional fermented beverage, commonly sold in Mexico and South America, benefits gut health. This tepache contains both probiotics and prebiotics, making it a refreshing alternative to soda. Featured tropical flavors include Mango, Pineapple and Prickly Pear.
Wild Tonic Kombucha A woman-owned company, Wild Tonic Kombucha creates "Jun Kombucha," meaning it's fermented with honey rather than cane sugar. With various flavors such as Blueberry Basil, Blackberry Mint, Mango Ginger and Raspberry Goji Rose, it's a great way to support gut health.
Kor Shots These cold-pressed, organic shots are made with sustainably sourced produce and promote immunity and wellness.
Voss+ Aquamin and Voss+ Vitamin D Voss+ Aquamin is a multi-mineral complex and provides optimal hydration. It's sustainably sourced from the coastal seas of Iceland, and consists of 74 trace minerals and electrolytes, providing a refreshing taste. Voss+ Vitamin D is also a delicious way to get 50% of the recommended daily vitamin D value to promote strong teeth, bones and muscles.
Nadi Rosehip Juice This woman-owned company is from the country of Georgia, where rosehip is grown and harvested. Rosehips are berries, not roses, and many of these small villages and communities have grown rosehip for generations. The berries help prevent colds, improve digestion, skin and nail health, and boost energy and overall wellness. This company aims to create jobs and share their practice with the world.
Rooted in Health
Antioxidant-rich root vegetables like ginger and turmeric are culinary superheroes when it comes to fighting inflammation and boosting immunity. They’re also versatile enough to add warm, earthy, robust flavor to a variety of dishes and drinks.
How to use them: Remove the skin, then grate or chop finely before using them in your recipes. Add to stir fry dishes or curries; blend into juices, smoothies, marinades and dressings (like our Miso Carrot Dressing!) or steep in tonics and teas.
New Organic Fijian Turmeric Turmeric has been used in healing practices for thousands of years. Sustainably grown in the Fijian rainforest, ours contains more curcumin than traditional varieties—a strong antioxidant boasting anti-inflammatory properties. It also has a more intense flavor, color and longer shelf life.
Ginger Like turmeric, ginger has long been celebrated for its health benefits. Our ginger is an anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting workhorse loaded with antioxidants. It’s also excellent in aiding digestion.
PRO TIP: Leave the peeler for potatoes. The skin on these roots is delicate enough to scrape off with a spoon.