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Tour of Georgia Stop #3: Metro Atlanta

Posted on 20 September 2020

Tour of Georgia Stop #3: Metro Atlanta

A melting pot of culture, art, cuisine, and more, Atlanta is a hub for some of the best experiences you can have in the Peach State. This week we will be traveling all over Georgia’s capital which let’s be real - no one calls Hotlanta if you really KNOW & love this city.

Our Made in Atlanta gift box features products from all over A-town including: Georgia Sourdough Co. Sea Salt CrackersBella Cucina Artichoke Lemon PestoBeautiful Briny Sea Magical Unicorn SaltCaja Popcorn Pimento Cheese popcornPeach Bites, and Montane Grapefruit Peach Sparkling Water.

Meet the Artisans

Bella Cucina Artful Food

Bella Cucina Artful Food was born from Alisa Barry's passion for cooking and eating as an artful ritual. Inspired by her culinary training in California and sabbaticals in the hill towns of Italy, she crafts products made with locally sourced ingredients. They have produced their small batch products in Atlanta for more than 25 years. Bella Cucina has been featured on Oprah’s “Favorite Things” show, in “O" Magazine, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes & Garden, and Cooking Light. Their Artichoke Lemon Pesto, featured in our Made in Atlanta gift box, was chosen as one of "Oprah's Favorite Things" early on, which gave their brand great exposure.

 

Georgia Sourdough Co. 

After 25 years in the restaurant business, founder & baker Tracy Gribbon started Georgia Sourdough Co. She started Georgia Sourdough Co. with the idea that we should all get back to basics when it comes to our food without having to worry about harmful ingredients, GMOs, and chemicals. Georgia Sourdough Co. only uses organic flour which costs 130% more than conventional flour. However, they believe it is worth it to keep Glyophosphate out of their crackers and people’s bellies. Handmade from scratch the crackers are rolled, baked and sliced into crackers each shaped as unique as the next. You can find Georgia Sourdough Co. Sea Salt Crackers in our Made in Atlanta gift box. 

 

Caja Popcorn

Caja Popcorn started as a small storefront on Peachtree Road in 2012. Their goal was simple - to produce a fresh and flavorful popcorn by hand using only quality ingredients from chef-driven recipes. Their family continues this mission today, bringing customers the same flavorful, honest, small-batch popcorn as the day they first opened their doors. The result is a variety of Sweet, Savory, and Spicy flavor options with a Southern Flair. Caja Popcorn is lead by chief popper, Nick McCormick, who is a trained chef with nearly 20 years in the industry. Why choose gourmet popcorn as a culinary creation? In his words, "I love popcorn because it is the perfect vehicle to experiment with unique and distinct flavors - and share those flavors with others." You can find their Pimento Cheese Popcorn in our Made in Atlanta gift box. 

 

Beautiful Briny Sea

Beautiful Briny Sea began in 2011 when restauranteur Suzi Sheffield decided to find new adventures and pursue her culinary passion. With a ton of creativity and a flair for whimsy, Suzi started Beautiful Briny Sea in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward. Their salt blends amp up the flavor of any dish or creation and are made in small-batches. They currently have 12 different salt batches and are always dreaming up new creations in the Salt Shack. You can find their Magical Unicorn Salt in our Made in Atlanta gift box.

 

Montane Sparkling Spring Water

There's only one pure sparkling spring water on the market and it's made right here in the Peach State. Cason and Virginia Callaway set out on a mission to connect man and nature in a way that benefits both, establishing Callaway Gardens in the 1950s. Since then, four generations of the family have expanded this mission by founding Montane Sparkling Spring Water. Montane Sparkling spring water is derived from Blue Springs’ quartzite bedrock, which produces some of the purest water on the planet. Upholding the purity of this refreshing product, you won't find any artificial sweeteners, calories, sugar or sodium in Montane products. Each flavor of Montane Sparkling Water stays true to the Southern heritage of the family. A 2019 Flavor of Georgia winner, their Grapefruit Peach flavor can be found in our Made in Atlanta gift box.

 

We loved (virtually) visiting Georgia's capital and seeing these wonderful artisans. To take a trip to the ATL without leaving your home, shop our Made in Atlanta gift box here. 

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