Pop up shops are the best. The sweet and funky shop we set up at Fringe in Somerville, Massachusetts last month was almost too rad for words. Okay, I’ll find some… how about…
Thank you! Really, I’m just so grateful that hundreds of you showed up to take a peek at our collection of food gifts intermixed with the best designs from Fringe’s artists and designers. I’m also thankful for Mike from Repeat Press and Erin and Rose, the ladies of Foret Design, who helped to pull it all together.
And guess what, we’re planning another one! Eat Boutique will host a Spring Pop Up Shop with all the good folks at Fringe on April 5-6, 2014. Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars will join in, sampling, demoing and signing her new cookbook, Preserving by the Pint. You should come!
By the way, do you know a space somewhere in the good ol’ U.S.A. that is perfect for an Eat Boutique Pop Up Shop (or maybe a future cookbook signing!)? Just let me know in the comments. If we host an event at the spot you suggest, YOU get gold stars for the recommendation and a gift box of goodies directly from me.
Photos taken by Maggie Battista. Styling by an assortment of amazing folks, including Foret Design and moi.
Eat Boutique discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers. We share recipes, maker stories and city guides to eating boutique. We host tasting events and markets for food makers, cookbook authors and food fans. We craft seasonal, regional gift and tasting boxes and sell individual items that you can order in the Eat Boutique Shop. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest.
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.