Local Grub: Valente’s Italian Specialties
Food Startups / Haddonfield NJ

Local Grub: Valente’s Italian Specialties

The story of Valente’s Italian Specialties actually begins in the small town of Bisenti in the Abruzzo region of Italy, which is where proprietor Marcello De Feo‘s grandparents (Paola and Corrado) and children (Santa and Gaetano) migrated from. This immigrant story is the same as so many others; the Valente’s came to America from Italy in search of a better … Continue reading

Product Corner: ChocAmo Cookie Cups
Baked Goods / Food Startups / Sweets

Product Corner: ChocAmo Cookie Cups

Cookies are one of my all time favorite sweets. While I’m an equal opportunity cookie lover, a good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie is enough to make me happy. In fact, I can’t remember a time I wasn’t obsessed with cookies. And seriously, who doesn’t love cookies? Philadelphia-based food startup ChocAmo offers a modern twist on the classic cookie by … Continue reading

Colombian Street Food Pop-Up at Philly Style Bagels
Colombian / Fishtown / Food Startups

Colombian Street Food Pop-Up at Philly Style Bagels

Looking for something unique to do tonight? Usaquén – Comida Colombiana, a Philadelphia startup focusing on Colombian street food and specialties, will be sampling Medellín Chorizo Dogs, Colombian-style tamales, empanadas, and other Colombian treats at Philly Style Bagels in Fishtown (1451 E Columbia Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125) between 6:00-10:00 PM. Check it out and let … Continue reading

ChocAmo Dessert Company Launch Kickstarter Campaign
Food Products / Food Startups / Sweets

ChocAmo Dessert Company Launch Kickstarter Campaign

Award-winning, Philadelphia-based dessert company, ChocAmo, is excited to announce the launch of its first crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. This campaign will allow ChocAmo to bring the Cookie Cup to everyone by increasing their capacity production. Chief Cookie Officer and Philadelphia entrepreneur, Michelle Silberman, first dreamed up the Cookie Cup in seventh grade. Today, her homemade … Continue reading

Collective Creamery: Cheese-Only CSA from Birchrun Hills and Valley Milkhouse Creamery
Food Startups / Launches

Collective Creamery: Cheese-Only CSA from Birchrun Hills and Valley Milkhouse Creamery

Cheesemakers Sue Miller and Stefanie Angstadt are collaborating to get their small ­batch, traditionally made cheeses to new customers with Collective Creamery, the duo’s cheese subscription program. Miller, farmer and cheesemaker at Birchrun Hills Farm in Chester Springs, and Angstadt, owner and cheesemaker at Valley Milkhouse Creamery in Oley, have combined their offerings through a new CSA­-style cheese share subscription serving areas of Berks, Chester, and Philadelphia counties, with pickup sites in the Lehigh Valley coming soon. Collective Creamery is one of only two cheese-­only CSA-­style programs in the region and the only one in which two cheesemakers are working together to build … Continue reading