At Salt & Olive, we value small, family-run craft food partners and carry many local and specialty foods, salt and spice cellars, as well as tea accoutrements in our store – at 1160.
Local food stars in our shop include 2014 Best of Boston BEST CHOCOLATE winner EH Chocolatiers. Makers of delectable artisan chocolates, Catharine Sweeney and Elaine Hsieh put freshness and flavor first; all chocolates are handmade in small batches with a focus on the gorgeous and tasty details.
Celebrated by local and national celebs, including Oprah, Cambridge’s own Bonnie’s Jams honor and celebrate ripe, extraordinary berries from around the US, including extraordinary berries from Massachusetts. These jams are not just for toast anymore! Glazes for duck, chicken or ribs; breakfast smoothies; cheese pairings, how you use Bonnie’s Jams is deliciously varied!
Spreading the local jam love, and from our own home town of Arlington, Massachusetts comes the delectable Doves & Figs Jams and Preserves. Using Massachusetts farm-grown fruit, and prepared in her own kitchen, Robin created Doves & Figs to remind her of making jams with her family during summers on Long Island. Al products are made with sun-ripened fresh fruit, pure can sugar, and no pectin or preservatives.
The story behind American StoneCraft Food Slabs, from Lowell Massachusetts, literally starts with farmers growing rocks. Really. There are more miles of stonewalls in New England than there are miles to the moon. American Stonecraft crafts a line of food slabs (fieldstone’s) that are hand-gathered at rocky New England farms. Each fieldstone’s farm provenance is labeled on the underside of each food slab so you can gift a part of NE to friends and family.
Family owned and operated, Big Spoon Roasters Nut Butters makes handcrafted nut butters from scratch in Durham, North Carolina. A lifelong peanut butter lover, Mark Overbay got his first lesson in handcrafted nut butters in 1999 while a member of the Peace Corps in Zimbabwe. When he couldn’t find the same fresh, amazing quality and taste upon returning home, he decided to create Big spoon with his wife Megan. Each small batch is roasted, milled, and packaged while still warm (yum!), creating nut butters that are uniquely fresh, delicious, nutritious.
Owl’s Brew produces artisanal, fresh-brewed and ready-to-pour tea crafted for cocktails. Brewed in Vermont in large kettles, Owls Brew is handcrafted in small batches, is all-natural, and brewed from whole tea leaves, fruits, spices and herbs with no added artificial flavors.
Mary and Sara Ervin, sisters from Woodstock, Illinois, created Ethereal Confections to reconnect people with food. They labor over each individual detail in their chocolates, no big machines or industrial factories here! They are committed to using organic ingredients, and their chocolates are vegan and dairy-free. Unusual artisan chocolate bars as well as gluten-free chocolate covered pretzels make great treats for discriminating tastes!
In addition to all of these great products, and our own Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegars, Salts, Spices and Teas, Salt & Olive also has gift cards for the perfect gift! Come visit us at 1160 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge, Massachusetts to see even more of our craft food partners!