FARMERS MARKET FRUITS, FRESH PROTEINS, & VEGAN MEAL KITS
2023 is here, and with it countless New Year’s Resolutions. There’s a good reason why making resolutions has become a bit of a cliche: most of them are downright impossible to keep. Adding healthy foods into your diet is one of the most common – and easy to keep – resolutions, however, and Goldbelly’s got you covered with a wide variety of farm-fresh produce, fresh proteins, and even vegan meal kits!
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Farmers Market Fruits & Vegetables
The couple behind Miami Fruit work with hundreds of South Florida growers to source some of the most exotic fruits on earth, many of which are nearly impossible to find outside of the Tropics. Their Variety Box changes seasonally, and provides a good sampling of what’s made this company famous.
Norwich Meadows Farm
A top supplier of New York’s top restaurants and farmers markets, Norwich Meadows Farm grows hundreds of varieties of Certified Organic vegetables. Their Farmer’s Choice Box changes by what’s in-season, and can include everything from kale to cucumbers.
America’s largest distributor of specialty produce, the LA-based Melissa’s Produce has built long-standing relationships with growers around the world. They offer a variety of sampler boxes, loaded with everything from exotic fruits to baby vegetables to organic fruits & veggies.
Maui Gold Pineapple
Maui Gold might just be growing the most delicious pineapples on earth. Grown on the slopes of Maui’s Haleakala, it was developed in 1973 after years of experimentation and crossbreeding, and it’s prized for its low acidity, superior sweetness, and high levels of vitamin C.
Fresh Fish & Meats
Ōra King Salmon
New Zealand’s Ōra King Salmon has been called “the Wagyu of the sea,” and is prized for its buttery, light texture, with an elegant fresh flavor and rich oil profile. Ōra King is the go-to salmon for chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants, including Daniel Boulud, Stephanie Izard, and Thomas Keller.
Pure Bred Lamb by Chef Thomas Keller & Keith Martin
Speaking of Thomas Keller (the James Beard-winning chef behind Per Se and The French Laundry), he’s partnered with Pennsylvania shepherd Keith Martin to develop Pure Bred Lamb, which are raised respectfully throughout their lives, experiencing very little stress and moderate, but consistent activity. This method results in lamb that is tender, pure in flavor and consistent in texture.
Pike Place Fish Market
Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market might just be the most famous fish market in America. Locals and tourists alike stop by to pick up super-fresh seafood and to watch the workers toss fish across the shop after it’s purchased and entertain the crowds. But Pike Place is no gimmick: with its vast amount of high-quality local seafood and super-skilled staff, it’s easily one of the world’s top seafood markets.
Broken Arrow Ranch
Texas’ Broken Arrow Ranch is renowned for its high-quality local game meats: wild venison, free-roaming wild boar, wild antelope, venison, elk, and humanely raised quail — and it’s the go-to for some of America’s top restaurants.
Vegan Meal Kits
Madame Zuzu’s Emporium
Founded by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and his wife, fashion designer Chloe Mendel, Chicago’s Madame Zuzu’s Emporium has become beloved for its vegan comfort foods, including tofu banh mi sandwiches and meatball subs.
Thacher & Rye
Chef Bryan Voltaggio is a three-time “Top Chef” runner-up, and at his Thacher & Rye in Frederick, Maryland, he’s using simple, seasonal ingredients to craft a menu of familiar favorites prepared with the deft hand and skillful approach of a fine dining master. His Vegan Mushroom Bolognese Dinner Kit also includes the components of a Little Gem lettuce salad for a side dish.
Taïm Mediterranean Kitchen
New York’s Taïm Mediterranean Kitchen is famous for its award-winning vegan fare from falafel to cauliflower shawarma to Impossible™ kebabs and more. Pitas, bowls, salads, mezze – everything on the menu is made from scratch using the best ingredients: market-fresh produce and 18 different Mediterranean herbs and spices.
El Palote Panaderia
El Palote Panaderia has become a Dallas staple for its vegan Mexican fare. At El Palote, owners Aurelio and Lily Arias and their son Aaron have reformulated recipes that have been in their family for generations while not sacrificing any of the flavor. Their soy-based meat substitute is made in-house and has a texture similar to soy curls, and these tacos and tortas are filled with meat-free barbacoa, al pastor, bistec, carnitas, and more, along with all the usual fixins.