Small batch everything is becoming the cultural norm; craft breweries, distilleries, small batch coffee, locally grown produce, you name it; if it’s not mass market or a big brand name, people are all over it…hence, turning it into a big name, which is not a bad thing. Great companies deserve great recognition, so here are some of our favorite small batch go-to’s.
We believe in well-balanced meals throughout your day, and with this article we’ve got breakfast, lunch, & di…well, at least post-dinner beer covered.
From locally sourced, on-the-go salad spots, to juiceries and farm stands, here are some of our local favorites.
Cretinon’s: The hyper-local-down-the-street-side-of-the-road farm stand that features the season’s juiciest fruits, crisp greens, and living holiday decor.
Sweetgreen: The only line we’ll wait in. Did you know that ultimately there are thousands of combinations you could order your salad as at Sweetgreen? Thousands! Their story tells it best: “We source local and organic ingredients from farmers we know and partners we trust, supporting our communities and creating meaningful relationships with those around us.”
Vela Juice Bar: Natural, sweet, delicious, and good for you. The produce is locally sourced as a way to give back and support the hometown community.
Beans & Brus:
But first, coffee. You know the deal, coffee is an important part of the daily grind. Here are some of our favorite coffee beans (before the grind).
Some of our favorites may have started as small craft breweries and quickly exploded in a (relatively) short period – but, they are still so good, it’s impossible to give up.
Lagunitas: Okay, fair enough. This may not be small batch, considering it’s everywhere – but again, the reason is because it’s simply too damn good. Visiting the brewery in Petaluma, CA is a must, and sampling all of it’s seasonal offerings. Lagunitas IPA is a solid standby to have in your corner.
Ballast Point: The one who started the grapefruit free-for-all with Grapefruit Sculpin! The perfect summer beer that can be enjoyed all year long, without an overwhelmingly tart taste.
Cambridge Brewing Co.: Flower Power IPA looks good and tastes better. It may be slightly harder to find, but worth the sleuthing.
Mayflower Brewing Co.: Hometown heroes of America’s forefathers; brewed in Plymouth, MA, our neighbors know how to pour a full, robust glass.