Ingenious local food products are not confined to the borough of Brooklyn. All it takes is a great idea and a little hunger for success. All over Long Island, local entrepreneurs can be found at the markets selling signature food products they dared to dream up and make a reality. Here’s a roundup of several entrepreneurs and their delectable products I’ve profiled for Edible Long Island. Follow the link in each summary to the full story:
Duck Island Bread Company
Robert Biancavilla of Eaton’s Neck lives the life of a culinary superhero – a crusading district attorney by day and artisan bread baker by night. Beginning in January 2014, his company Duck Island Bread Company offers a “bake to order” service available through the website.
When he lost his job on Wall Street Bob Scala of Deer Park saw a business opportunity with the hugely popular fresh tomato spread he served at family gatherings and Bobby Tomatoes was born.
South Shore Pretzel Company
John Gallagher of Rockville Center was unimpressed with the state of soft pretzels – so he decided to roll his own. He created the South Shore Pretzel Company to sell his version of chewy, hand-rolled soft pretzels made in the German style.
Pickle Me Pete
Former accountant Pete Starr of Plainview knew how to run the numbers, and now heads up Pickle Me Pete, a thriving artisan pickle business, selling bold, spicy pickles and fried pickles at local markets and online.
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