La Cocina Gift Boxes (from $25 to $150)
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Eat Local, Taste Global
La Cocina's best selling gift boxes come filled with delicious packaged foods. All products are locally made in small batches by La Cocina entrepreneur businesses.
Products may vary due to availability and will contain an assortment of La Cocina products equivalent to the retail value purchased. The entrepreneurs listed below are a good indication of what is likely to be in your gift box. We are happy to include a gift note as well as accommodate dietary restrictions. Send us instructions in the note box in the cart!
- Named one of the “Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America” and "Best of the Bay" Chef Christine Doerr's melt-in-your-mouth creamy shell-less truffle received the most awards at the 2012 SF International Chocolate Salon, including Best Truffle, Most Luxurious Chocolate Experience, and Most Likely Addiction. NeoCocoa brittles were also awarded Good Food awards in 2018 and 2020.
- Sabores Del Sur
Alfajores are delicate shortbread cookies filled with creamy dulce de leche caramel and dusted in white powdered sugar. Chef Guisell Osorio’s Alfajores were crowned "The Best Cookie on Earth" by Diablo Magazine and named one of the "50 Treats to Eat in San Francisco Before You Die" by 7x7 Magazine. Chocolate covered alfajores have a longer shelf life and are perfect for gifting!
- Crisps & Crackles
- Bitter Melon, Mung Bean or Moringa Chips. Bitter melon has a long tradition as being beneficial for its wealth of nutrients in Asia, India, East Africa, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. Chef Rubelet Domingo grew up eating mung beans, moringa, and bitter melon and was amazed by the wealth of vitamins and minerals and anti-oxidants and a host of other amazing nutrients are in these simple vegetables! She worked on finding a way to package nature’s miracles in an easy portable snack to share and that’s when Crisps & Crackles was born.
- Sal De Vida Gourmet
- Chef Adriana Lahl is from Mexico City, where her family encouraged her lifelong passion for food and flavors. She developed and polished her culinary skills in Mexico, San Francisco, Saint Helena, and at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. Chef Adriana’s culinary journey led her to create SAL DE VIDA Gourmet, a packaged food and catering company in San Francisco that features creative salts, rice, soup and beverage combinations.
- Teranga Superfood Baobars: Chef Nafy Flatley uses the baobab superfood and other ingredients and spices as the base for most of its prepared meals, snacks and beverages.The Baobab tree, also known as the tree of life, grows throughout most of Africa and is an essential part of African cuisine and culture. It has more Vitamin C than oranges, more magnesium than kale, more potassium than bananas, more calcium than milk and is high in soluble fiber.
- Don Bugito
- The Prehispanic Snackeria, is a San Francisco based company focused on planet-friendly protein snacks, featuring delicious edible insects in savory and sweet flavors. Chef Monica Martinez focuses on treats inspired by Pre-Columbian Mexican cuisine and is always working toward re-inventing ancestral food. Don Bugito's mission is to feature and share the amazing quality of food native to the American continent. Inspired by ancient diets, these snacks are gluten, soy, dairy and GMO free!
- Estrellita’s Snacks was started by Chef Maria Del Carmen with $20, which she used to purchase the plantains, oil and salt for her tostadas, the $20 turned into $300 and soon after she began to sell freshly fried plantain and yucca chips to local business owners and families that missed the taste and crunch of tostadas from El Salvador. Shortly after, Estrellita’s Snacks was born. Chef's daughter Estrella Gonzalez, runs this family business which now offers up to 13 different pupusa options at their market locations in San Francisco.
- Sajen began as a woman-owned small business based in San Francisco with one goal promote healthy living by creating products that is local, organic, and sustainable raw ingredients. Chef Morsinah Katimin formed her company in San Francisco with one goal, to share her food culture, and to continue her family tradition, originating from Central Java, Indonesia, by offering uncommonly good, healthy, nutritious, and delicious food products.
- Chef Tricia Paternite's 100% grass-fed beef jerky with a chip-like crisp, made with gluten-free soy sauce, fresh garlic, and Italian spices. Each pack of Bovino contains absolutely no sugar, no gluten, and no nitrates or artificial ingredients. A 1 oz bag of beef is actually dried from ¼ lbs of grass-fed beef. This is over twice the amount of protein of average jerky by weight.
Chef Antoinette Sanchez had a dream to bring the nostalgic treats of her childhood spent at the county fairs to a one stop shop where everyone can enjoy them all year round. Now with a location in Berkeley, Endless Summer Sweets exists to revive the kid in you, bringing back memories of the neighborhood fairs with family and friends.
- Chef Azalina Eusope, a fifth-generation street food vendor, moved to San Francisco a decade ago. Over time, word got out about her home-cooked meals, and her hobby eventually turned into a business in 2010.
Eusope, whose grandmother sold coconut rice out of a basket she carried between villages, had always wanted to become a lawyer, but found herself in the family business after all. In 2009, Bon Apetit magazine named Eusope one of “10 Top Upcoming Chefs” for 2010. She was also honored by Women’s Initiative for Self Improvement for being an “Enterprising Woman on the Rise” in 2012. She’s even catered food for President Obama!