Being a Brooklyn-based business means being part of a community, and collaborating with others in the local food scene is a great way to support other small businesses! Our style of catering is focused on farm-to-table foods and not only creating our own menus, but curating a great selection of products from all over Brooklyn (and sometimes Manhattan!).
By sourcing products from other food makers, we are helping to form a more collaborative food system. We stay Brooklyn-centric, using products that we love from people that are experts at their craft. We love sharing Ovenly salted chocolate chip cookies in our lunchbox catering, or being able to provide gluten-free bread thanks to Sans Bakery.
Working with other food makers is not our sole focus - retailers Stinky Bklyn and Smith & Vine have provided cheese, charcuterie, and wines. Smith & Vine has a great selection of wines from small producers from Brooklyn and all over the world, including many under $12! We also have partnerships with several different venues, such as The Green Building and 501 Union, for anyone who wants their event to be a complete Brooklyn experience. Weddings, anyone?
We can construct an entire event, from venue to food, using friends and partners in the food industry. At a rooftop barbecue at the Soho Lofts, we served up burgers using Heritage Meats' grass-fed beef on brioche buns from Pain D'Avignon, topped with one of our three signature spreads and McClure's pickles, with all natural soda from P&H Soda Co.
WIth our catering we can really express what it means to be a Brooklyn-centric, community-oriented food maker. This is just a short list of people we've collaborated with in the past, and we have a lot more to come in the future! For a visual sampling of what we have to offer, check out the slideshow.
Last Tuesday the Saucy team had a chance to tour the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm at the Navy Yard. Though the sun was beating down, we loved being able to take in the spectacular view of the East River and the Manhattan skyline as we meandered through rows of curly kale, lettuce, peppers and more! In the hustle and bustle of New York City it is easy to eat quickly without a thought to where our food comes from; being at the Grange was like taking a back-to-nature vacation in the middle of the day. At the end of our tour, the Saucy and Grange teams came together to share a picnic lunch of chicken & avocado sandwiches, zucchini cornbread, fresh tomatoes, fresh cucumbers and mustard greens from the farm, our Saucy By Nature spreads, and other delicious summer treats! Click the picture below to see a slideshow of our day (and get a preview of our sandwiches, which are featured in our lunchbox catering!):
We've been having a blast at Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea - so much fun that we have added another market to our list for our third season: Flea Food under the Archway in DUMBO! Now you can enjoy lunch outdoors under the cool shade of the Archway on Thursdays and Fridays through the summer - we'll be there every week for your midday break until August 30th! The kick off was last Thursday, May 30th, and the weather could not have been more perfect for munching on falafel and sipping cold, refreshing fresh-squeezed limeade. Since we pan fry our falafel and only use the freshest ingredients, you can be sure that you'll be energized and healthy for the rest of your day (and ready to hit the beach over the weekend)! Take a look at our pictures and be sure to join us next time! Click below to begin the slideshow:
WELCOME to the Saucy By Nature tent at Smorgasburg, where you can grab a fresh handcrafted quinoa falafel sandwich. Have Khem take your order, maybe chat with him about totally unrelated topics like the Stanley Cup playoffs or moving from the United Kingdom to New York City. Watch Gracelyn sprinkle sunflower seeds on your Cider Braised Onion falafel or check out Maria grilling up falafel patties on the other side of the tent. When you get your food, marvel at how it looks kind of like those late-night food cart sandwiches we've all had at one point or another, only those don't come with guacamole and your falafel probably wasn't prepared by someone who also writes a wine blog. The food is one part, but the staff with all of our diverse experiences and interests is what makes the Saucy By Nature Smorgasburg Experience so special.
Though I am no longer the person who once thought that quinoa was pronounced 'key-no-ah' and used to equate 'vegan' with only celery and increasingly bizarre meat substitutes. I will admit that quinoa itself still makes me raise my brow in suspicion. And even though I love kale as much as the next person, like any good Brooklynite I am prone to scoffing at trendy food items (I have been avoiding ramps on principle for the last two months, for instance). But! For all of you quinoa-averse folks out there, we have some good news. Our fans are always telling us that our falafel is the best they've ever had! And the knowledge that it was made by a group of interesting, fun, hardworking people makes it tastes even better.
Like one person who came up to the tent, you might be wondering what the quinoa is in place of. The falafel is, in fact, a blend of quinoa and chickpeas with fresh herbs and veggies. Each falafel is a little different - the main spread is combined with complementary flavors such as red cabbage and scallion slaw, a radish and frisee salad, or pico de gallo. Not sure which falafel to go with? Taste each of the spreads at our little tasting station before making your decision. Though now in our third season of Smorgasburg we can tell you that Cilantro Lime is the favorite - but if you can't decide, why not try a Sampler of all three?
Having spent winter getting creative, planning and plotting we came up with a new menu that has more of what all of our customers want. Vegan options, gluten free options, healthy options and of course food porn worthy instagram moments of shoveling delicious looking bites into your mouth. We've go it all this year.
Check out our MENU on our markets page and let us know what you think.
And by all means come by this opening weekend April 6th and 7th to try them out yourself. If you feel inspired to snap a picture and post to Instagram or twitter while at the markets we'll throw in a FREE fresh squeezed limeade.
Plus we're doing two simple syrups to make that limeade pop. We've got Cilantro or Jalapeno flavors of course made fresh with our own crafty hands.
Can't wait to see all of our friends and some new faces!
We're beginning their 3rd market season at Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea and looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Market Manager. The position is a key one to our company and you would be working closely with the Founders as we gear up for our best season yet!
The markets are fast-paced and adrenaline fueled as well as an amazing opportunity to be among some of the best makers in Brooklyn. This position is a big responsibility and a great opportunity to play a major role in the expansion of our business. This is your chance to bring your creativity, flexibility, ingenuity and initiative to the table.
We're looking for a high energy Market Manager with a demonstrated love of good food, who is motivated, upbeat, learns quickly, and can handle a fast-paced customer-oriented environment with finesse! Our Market Manager is the face of our company, and we're looking for a person excited to be a part of our growing brand.
Check out the full job posting HERE
Our 3rd season at Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea is coming up starting April 6th. We'll be serving up our open faced quinoa falafel sandwiches with some new spread and topping inspirations. Hint: one involves fried queso and Cider Braised Onion relish.
Check out the Markets page for times, places and dates.