The season — namely the onset of warm summer weather — is the reason for the latest installment of “5 Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week,” presented by Naturally Chicago and SPINS.
These five products from locally based companies are right in line with the post-Memorial Day grilling and sunbathing season, even if you’re following best social distancing practices and eschewing big backyard parties for the time being.
We love all of these products, from Garlic Expressions‘ vinaigrettes to Positive Pretzels‘ snacks, and from Pre Brands‘ delicious grass-fed beef to Social‘s sparkling wine in a can. But just maybe we have a little special place in our hearts (and our bellies) for Sacred Serve‘s plant-based gelato. A graduate of the Good Food Accelerator — also a program of FamilyFarmed, our parent non-profit — Sacred Serve last November won the Audience Choice Award at the Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference, marking the second consecutive year in which the start-up won that prize.
So read below, where we have your pretzels, your dressing, your meat, your wine, and your dessert. Wishing you many delicious meals on the patio… and soon, the company of family and friends.