Eat Boutique Local Market: Brian’s Photos (Recap #1)



I’m in a bit of a haze today, a happy haze. More than 300 people attended Eat Boutique’s first Local Market in Boston yesterday. I think I speak for everyone on the Eat Boutique team by saying, THANK YOU! We were delighted to meet so many people who are passionate about beautifully-packaged, handmade food. We felt a true simpatico-ness with each of you and while we’re tired and full from all those delicious samples, we can’t wait for the next Local Market.

Over the next couple weeks, I’m going to share photo essays and recaps from the day. Let’s start with these lovely photos taken by Brian Samuels who writes about and photographs food on his blog, A Thought for Food, and his photography site, Brian Samuels Photography. His photos continue after the post.

A lot of gratitude needs to be showered on all the special vendors and artisans who joined us for the day: Lark Fine Foods, E.H. Chocolatier, Fat Toad Farm, Didi Davis Artisan Food, The Wine Bottega, Chococoa Baking, The Stand, Q’s Nuts, Yummy Mummy, The Cupcakory, and Equal Exchange Free Range Cafe. We hope you were able to purchase lots of good food and we encourage you to shop for their food online, look for them at local food markets and, of course, purchase one of our gift boxes; we’ll be happy to hand-write a note and ship out a gift box of treats from yesterday for you asap!

Special thanks to: Joanne Chang, Amy McCoy and Amy Traverso

Extra special thanks to: White Loft Studio, Floral Lab, Edible Boston and Twelve Chairs

Eat Boutique is an online magazine + market for food enthusiasts to celebrate the best pure, local + comforting handmade foods. We call it: food that hugs you back. Looking for the perfect gift? Eat Boutique sells gift boxes filled with handmade sweet and savory treats. Send food that hugs you back today.

Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is now focused on opening her first permanent Eat Boutique​–​a food​-​retail concept space ​with a new way to the very best food. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: Recipes That Revamped My Pantry & Made Me Love Me, At Last, will be published by Roost Books/Penguin Random House in 2019. Her first cookbook, Food Gift Love, features more than 100 food gift recipes to make, wrap, and share and is available wherever you find favorite cookbooks.

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  • the roman nose

    BRAVO, MAGGIE! What a successful day. It was a pleasure being a part of your team and meeting other EAT BOUTIQUE enthusiasts!!! I met so many people who are excited about what EB gift boxes and many who are in love with your site. CHEERS!

    • Aww, Christine! Thank you! It was so nice having you by my side all day. We have to catch up and debrief offline asap. I’ll think of you in NYC this week. 🙂

  • OH how wonderful and exciting for you!  I am thrilled that your first event was a smashing success!!  I only wish that I lived much, much closer and could be a part of it.  All the best!

  • Chez Us

    Amazing.  I am so happy for you Maggie!  Cannot wait to attend one of the EB markets!  

  • Very exciting! And these pictures are wonderful!