All posts tagged: San Francisco

Feastly and LoveMeButter

September Photo Contest: Source locally, snap photo, win!

Eating exclusively farm-to-table is idyllic, but tough, especially as we rush from work to prepare dinner, or make time for an elaborate brunch between yoga class and shopping trips. There are many great ways to eat and support local producers, but we don’t think sourcing locally should stop at the supermarket or farmers markets. Feastly is partnering with LoveMeButter to provide you with the best grass-fed meat, pastured dairy and wild-caught seafood from Bay Area farmers. LoveMeButter is a delivery-to-your-door subscription service that provides their customers with everyday items like meat, dairy, seafood, eggs, butter – without the hormones and inhumane treatment. Plain and simple, it’s good food from local farmers, unadulterated and ready for you to craft amazing recipes with! Now’s your lucky chance to win a basket from Feastly and LoveMeButter by posting a picture of how you source locally. Here’s the deal: Post a new and original picture to Instagram of your locally-based food – whether you’ve grown it yourself, supported a local farmer, or shared a recipe with a neighbor. Caption the …

SEASONS presented by Nopalize

We’re excited to share that Nopalize is launching their inaugural SEASONS event series. Nopalize is a food media movement supported by Nopa and Nopalito Restaurants in San Francisco, CA. Their mission is to connect people with the origins of their food; namely by showcasing the storytellers and makers behind heritage products. SEASONS is an event series providing unique, onsite engagement with some of the best local producers in the Bay Area. The series kicks off with a farm tour and lunch at Devoto Orchard in Sebastopol, where Jolie Devoto will welcome you to her family farm, and you’ll experience first hand, the look and taste of California agricultural history. Can’t make it to Devoto? Don’t worry, there are more incredible food community events hosted by Nopalize in the coming months. Riverdog farm, a certified organic farm raising happy hogs and hens in open pasture. September 4th Nopalize lunch, an event formerly only for Nopa employees and purveyors is now open to the public. Meet farmers, winemakers, and local food lovers. September 10th Free Spirit Farms, a …

Feastly’s Artisan Series

We’re excited to announce a special series featuring some of the most talented and passionate producers in the San Francisco Bay Area. This 3-part series beginning next week exclusively to our cook community will celebrate artisans doing what they love and do best!

5 Reasons to Attend a Feastly Meal

Explore familiar or new food cultures While one of our hosts, Mei N., typically cooks Asian-influenced fare she prepared a Turkish feast following a trip abroad where she fell in love with its flavors. For other explorations check out what another cook, Eric P., offers guests interested in sampling Filipino cuisine at his home in Emeryville, CA. Meet new friends Just a few weeks ago, Samantha C., delighted guests with an authentic home-style Chinese dinner. Independent diners quickly became acquainted across the dinner table– it was tough to end the night. Previously, Feastly was lucky to have Ana of Fluxi on Tour detail her night with Feastly in San Francisco with Salt & Pepper Club. She highlights the Feastly experience complete with how crucial it is to slow down and meet fresh faces. Enjoy a unique date Last Friday’s event was the perfect setting for mingling with a loved one or someone new! Along that line, over at Swimmingly, Georgette Eva shares her relationship altering experience at a Feastly meal. Check out her post where …

Feastly + Project Open Hand Present Entrepreneurs in Food

Feastly and Project Open Hand are launching a partnership April 17th – May 15th that will included five public events centered around food entrepreneurs. Proceeds will go towards Project Open Hand’s mission in serving healthy and fresh meals to the ill and elderly in the SF Bay Area. Some of the most talented and passionate individuals in the food entrepreneur space, such as: Iso Rabins of Forage SF, Sadie Scheffer of BreadSRSLY, food blogger and photographer Alanna Taylor-Tobin, Marisa Voorhees a gluten free chef and health coach, and Dario Barbone of Baia Pasta are joining forces for this series of collaborative community food events. The panelists will be on hand to tell their stories and answer questions, providing their savvy tips and know-how on the ins and outs of launching and succeeding at a food business. Space is limited, so hurry! Reserve your seat at https://eatfeastly.com/foodentrepreneurs/; first event will be held tomorrow April 17th at 7pm, and every Thursday thereafter in the Mission through May 15th. See schedule of speakers below and see you there! *If you are a food entrepreneur and would …

Feastly’s Food Entrepreneurs Series: Jess Nguyen of Bicycle Bánh Mi

 Today we welcome Jess Nguyen to share her story of how she went from financial analyst in downtown cable car laden San Francisco to distributing delicious street food from the back of her bicycle in and around the Mission. Jess was the first speaker at our Food Entrepreneurs Series – a Feastly initiative to celebrate our community and incredible roster of talented cooks and innovators. She shares her story below.  Why are you a food entrepreneur? When I was in grade school, kids used to look inside my lunchbox and get so jealous of what my Mother made for me. 20 years later, not much has changed. I can make my own lunch, but my Mother’s cooking is still unbeatable. My Mother, Kim, is my inspiration and working with her has allowed us to pursue this food venture in San Francisco. She has an intuition for Vietnamese flavors and ingredients that go beyond anyone I have ever met. While I’m very driven by the challenges and opportunities from starting a food business – at the end of the day, much of the credit belongs to her. …