Artisinal LA was a cool event. It's a great way to find out about new products and vendors that you may otherwise never come across. I will highlight a few of my finds, and the good news is many of them are sold elsewhere or will deliver! The huge warehouse like space was a good choice for this event since it was 90 degrees outside...
I've had Cookie Good before and I have to say their cookies are really fantastic. The cinnabun was a standout to me. You can find their cookies at Blue Plate in Santa Monica.
The Brandt Beef was another winner. They were serving tender slices of flavorful corn fed beef - all raised naturally with no antibiotics or hormones. They were one of the few vendors offering things at GREAT prices. You can order online.
Cookie Casa Bakery was the shinning star for me! Their cupcakes were the best I've had in a long time. The chocolate was incredibly moist and topped with a great vanilla frosting. The vanilla cupcake are made with sour cream - also moist and fluffy. Their peanut butter oatmeal cookie - amazing!! I have already scoped out where I can get their goods and they are sold at Froma on Melrose.
Gotta have S'more was a fun little treat! The caramel and cookies and cream flavors were the best. A little smuffin! Plush Puff's gourmet marshmallows weren't anything calling my name, but when I tried them...I was hooked! I bought a box of the maple bacon - and once they are warm they melt in your mouth!
Finally All Jarred Up makes a delicious apple pie. It was honestly perfect. I may have to order some of these.
The next Artisinal LA is in the Fall. I'll be there!