Everything we sell tells a story- our Southern Sensibilities demand excellence from our regional and international fare: artisan meat & eggs from Virginia's Polyface and Edward's Farm respectively, or superb gelato from D.C.'s own Dolci. We stand for wine sourced from the best vintners around the world. We stand for the products we import, ourselves, such as Mariage Frère teas and Albert Ménès spices: products that are elegant, exquisite, and sought after the world over. We believe in pressing ourselves to seek out artisans that dare to take a road less traveled because they are passionate about their craft. We are in love with food and get jazzed about sharing it with others.
All in all if it is on our site or in our store- it's good ya'll!
How do we source our products? A number of different ways...our own travel, customer suggestions and, of course, from direct contact by producers. If you are a producer of a fine artisanal product that is ready to hit the market place, by all means, let us know.We are always looking for fantastic goods to feature in our store as well as online.We’ve discovered many new products and been among the first to introduce them to the foodie masses.
We love good food and appreciate everyone who works hard at making something special. That said, not everything is the right fit. We aren’t easy to impress. We look for items of the highest quality and craftsmanship (and awesome packaging is a big plus). If you choose to submit your product to us for consideration, please follow these guidelines.1) send a sample large enough for a panel of five, 2) send us your story and contact info along with the sample, 3) let us know it is coming and give us a week to get back to you.The one thing all the products we feature have in common is the passion that goes into them.
Are you a gourmet retailer interested in some of our direct imports?If you are outside of the DC area, we can provide wholesale pricing for many of our international products. Contact us for more information.