What We’re Loving: YOU (and Market Photos!)


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Sigh. It was wonderful.

Truly, blue-ly, wonderful, and there are so many people to thank. The small-batch, come early and stay late, food-obsessed makers, the cookbook authors and food trucks, our ridiculously fantastic and devoted volunteers (who stuck around until the very end and unscrewed close to a hundred signs), and of course, of COURSE, the people who flooded an otherwise deserted cruise port on the Boston harbor to support artisan producers, food community, and Eat Boutique.

We were utterly overwhelmed by the love and support you showed… and tweeted…and instagram-ed! So while Heidi’s film develops, we thought we’d turn to YOU, and see the Eat Boutique Boston Holiday Market 2013 through your eyes. Turns out it was quite the adventure from both sides! {by ShortCakeScraps and Mei Mei Street Kitchen}


Hour 00: The space getting spiffed up on Friday – it’s so empty!


Yesterday morning: looking a little more fleshed out! Setting up the Eat Boutique tables, checking on last details, the jitters are setting in… {by Ruthie and TwinTastes}


A brief moment of calm before the storm – the view from the deck and the lovely volunteer/maker lounge all set up. {from Green Mountain Mustard and Allyson}


Aaaaand, we’re off!


People enjoying the Brooklyn Brewery Cheer Hall, and getting their fill of seafood from Island Creek Oysters! {by ShortCakeScraps and Sally}


Someone’s dreaming of cocktail hour…{by ShortCakeScraps}


Mmmmmmm….Mei Mei is the best. Sandwiches for the volunteers and food truck goodness downstairs. {by Mei Mei Street Kitchen and ShortCakeScraps}


Two of the phenomenal makers in attendance yesterday: Dave’s Coffee Syrup and The Saucemaker. {from Dave’s Coffee Syrup and Oomatesoras}


Cookbook fun! Joanne Chang graciously signing cookbooks and Diana Rodgers converting the security officers to a Paleo lifestyle! {by KathleenWhead and SustainableDish}


So much lovely. So much sugar. {by ShortCakeScraps and mariannika}


It was nothing short of exhausting. But wonderful, and unforgettable. {by Stockinettestitch and Mei Mei Street Kitchen}

We’d love to hear from you – any fun Market memories to share? Want to gush about your favorite new maker? Share in the comments below and link to your photos of the event.

ONE MORE BIG THANK YOU to our glorious sponsors: Brooklyn Brewery, Yankee Magazine and MailChimp.

If you didn’t get enough of Eat Boutique, we’re happy to report that we’re hosting Eat Boutique at Fringe Union, a holiday pop up shop, on Saturday and Sunday, December 14 & 15, in Somerville, Massachusetts. Hours are 12-6pm and entrance is FREE. Just come on by to say hi and pick up some extra holiday gifts! xox

Happy Happy!

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 TwitterFacebookInstagramTumblr and Pinterest.


Eat Boutique was an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista – an author, business guide and alignment seeker. After hosting retail markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie now supports entrepreneurs as they create values-based businesses through We Are Magic StudioFollow Maggie Battista on Instagram.