5 Cool things at The 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show at Javits Center

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Amazing show!! And judging by the crowds’ enthusiasm, this is clearly where people’s passions lie when it comes to spending $$$. Dominant categories included cheese, meats and chocolate. Show running thru end of day Tuesday June 28.

Here are my 5 top discoveries/recommendations:

  1. Start downstairs for all the coolest local brands – esp. loved the Brooklyn vibe whether it’s Field Trip Jerky (Brooklyn Navy Yard) or Mother-in-Law’s Kimchi (from Gowanus) or brands from further afield like Barsmith based in Austin, Texas.
  1. Italia was the overwhelming favorite country and cuisine – dominant all around with the most delicious looking/tasting foods and such a great sense of bonhomie on the floor.
  1. Standout booths included Gourmet Food International (THE best!!), Rao’s, Urbani Truffles – they were serving truffle pizza and the line was ginormous. BTW, the line for Rick Bayless’ Gourmet Mexican was also one of the longest altho their booth was less impressive.
  1. Lots of teas (including matcha), enhanced waters, honeys and ice creams.
  1. A lot of non-GMO, vegan, gluten free products but little enthusiasm around those booths – felt as if this trend may have peaked.

See more pics below.

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Middle of the Italia section

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Parma ham

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Delicious!!

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Field Trip Jerky from Brooklyn (distribution at Starbucks and Costco)

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One of the very best booths

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Note these cheeses are plastic not real!!

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CHEESE

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LOVE this booth

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RAO’s Specialty Foods

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In line for Urbani Truffle Pizza

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Matcha Tea

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Barsmith

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Powell & Mahoney

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Pickles

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Tea

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Lot of interest in this Burek Cheese Pie

 

 

 

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