Chai Now

Tipu's latest micro-ground mix

Generally skeptical of the western appropriation of Indian traditions, we do find the occasional diamond in the rough. The self-billed “chai snobs” at Tipu’s recently introduced Chai Now, a fully loaded chai latte that stacks up nicely to their already stellar selection. Building off of their successful Microground Instant Black Chai, Chai Now adds non-GMO soy powder and evaporated cane juice to the instant mix. …

Bourbon Barrel Foods

Repurposed casks add distinctive notes to small-batch sauces and spices

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, the city known as the gateway to bourbon country, Matt Jamie has found a new way to repurpose barrels that have been used to age the region’s signature spirit. Bourbon Barrel Foods makes micro-brewed and barrel-aged soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, marinades and sorghum salad dressing, as well as barrel-smoked salt, sugar pepper and paprika once the whiskey has been drained. The …

Harmony Valley Vegetarian Mixes

Tasty vegan hamburger and sausage mixes, perfect for grilling, camping, and more

Geared toward everyone from full-on vegans to the emerging market of flexitarians—carnivores that have cut down on meat for health and sustainability reasons—Harmony Valley makes a truly tasty hamburger or sausage replacement a snap. Simply add water to one of the Colorado-based brand’s mixes, refrigerate for 15 minutes, and cook it up for a deliciously veggie-friendly take on burgers, tacos, breakfast burritos and more. The …