Little Shop Artisan Box was designed to expose the culinary charms of Bay Area artisans - those who still practice heirloom techniques and use quality ingredients, which are often local, seasonal, and organic. By curating each Gourmet Foodie Box, we provide a unique and decidedly local food experience for our subscribers all the while supporting the local slow food movement. We know taste is important and know we don't have to sacrifice this to support the many facets behind food, like community, people, land, and ethics. We gather 'locavores' to support our local artisans, who don't have the traditional setting to share their craft. The Gourmet Foodie Box offers a unique venue where everyone can access and enjoy fruits of the artisans' labor.
Hello, I am the founder of Little Shop Artisan Box. I have always embraced the unhurried lifestyle of my upbringing in Hawaii, but this spring I decided to pack-up and glimpse a new coastal horizon. I landed in Oakland, California to enjoy the pleasures of the Bay Area: the food, the seasons, and the curious culture.
I have a great fondness for food and sharing probably because of my family values. One of my favorite things to do growing up was go to Chinatown with my Grandma and buy the freshest noodles from an unassuming shop. I love finding those hidden gems in all those unusual corners like eating street food, or at food trucks, or at the mom and pop shops and I understand the importance of supporting the local slow foods movement. I was inspired by the values behind and benefits of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Box. This September 2011, I decided to start Little Shop Artisan Box. This allows me to combine my two loves of food and sharing while presenting the culinary delights of the Bay Areas most creative artisans.
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2201 Shoreline Drive, PO BOX 6064, Alameda, CA 94501 | (510) 463-4BOX (4269) | LittleShopArtisanBox@gmail.com
About Little Shop Artisan Box
Maricela Yee, Founder and Head Foodista
Little Shop Artisan Box Mission Statement