sesame + sisterhood: Soom Foods

Jul 2, 2018 | posted by kyle

Soom Foods' tahini has been featured on the honeygrow menu for years, used to create sauces + dressings, such as our original Lemon Miso Tahini stir-fry sauce (which is once again available, but only at our 16th Street location) + our popular Sriracha Tahini dressing. We also now feature Soom tahini on our minigrow menus with our Black Pepper Tahini sauce.

local loves: Inspired Brews

Jun 12, 2017 | posted by kyle

several years ago on the blog, we met with Jessa Stevens, co-founder of the (then new) Philly-made, small-batch kombucha business, Inspired Brews. Born in 2014 from the desire to bring the community together over locally sourced + locally produced healthy beverages, Inspired Brews has since increased their operation + portfolio with over 100 Philadelphia vendors carrying their seasonal, cultured creations.

The Yard: Midtown Village

May 26, 2017 | posted by kyle

with four floors of mixed-use office space + an incredible roof deck for events (such as hgAthletics pop-up yoga on June 7th!), The Yard is a beautiful, welcome addition to Philadelphia's ever expanding small business community. Located just above our new 11th Street spot in Midtown Village, this Brooklyn-born concept offers its members the private, closed office spaces they need to build + manage their businesses while still providing an open, collaborative environment.

culinary kick-start: Brooklyn FoodWorks

Apr 21, 2017 | posted by kyle

in late March, we hosted an intimate pop-up dinner for some of our New York friends at Brooklyn FoodWorks—a career creation platform which exists to help educate + empower culinary start-ups by providing access to high-end kitchen space, mentors + other utilities. Without their aid, launching a new business in the bustling New York market seems to be a daunting task.

charities + chakras: PLUSgives

Feb 20, 2017 | posted by kyle

our pop-up yoga partners, Philadelphia-based yoga company PLUSgives, are on a mission to provide high-quality yoga mats + materials, while supporting charitable organizations throughout the region—ultimately improving the quality of life for many, not just yogis. We talked with founder Annika Tubito to learn more about what inspired her to pursue such a charitable business model, the designs of the mats + what her plans are moving forward.

send happy: UrbanStems

Feb 6, 2017 | posted by kyle

flower delivery services have been around for decades, however the overall experience of ordering + receiving those flowers has barely evolved. This is where UrbanStems steps in—D.C. born, but now in Baltimore, Austin, Philadelphia + New York City, this flower delivery start-up is taking each order personally to help elevate expectations + change the industry overall.

ritualistic roasting: One Village Coffee

Jan 30, 2017 | posted by kyle

coffee is complex—it's "kick" is brought upon by a chemical reaction with hot water which, when perfectly calculated, delivers a pleasant aroma + sharp, unique taste that varies per bean, per region, per roast. This is just one drip of the knowledge we gained while visiting One Village Coffee's headquarters + roastery in Souderton, PA.

recipe for success: Union Kitchen

Jan 2, 2017 | posted by kyle

how do you transform your culinary idea into reality when space, capital + resources are difficult to come by in Washington, DC? That's where Union Kitchen's commissary, storage space + distribution efforts come into play. We met with Co-Founder, Cullen Gilchrist, to learn what the space offers + how a surge in cookie demand prompted the creation of one of DC's most valuable culinary assets.

charm city sweet: The Charmery

Dec 6, 2016 | posted by kyle

David Alima + his wife, Laura, are practicing a sweet science in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood by way of their ice cream shop, The Charmery. A year-round destination for ice cream + other treats, The Charmery offers unique, often crazy, flavor combinations to test your palate—all while sourcing ingredients as locally as possible. We chatted with David to learn more about the history of the shop, their fun flavors + what makes Baltimore such a great hub for those in the food service industry.

roll with it: Grip Unlimited Bags

Aug 17, 2016 | posted by kyle

how do you go from not knowing how to ride a bike to producing one of the most versatile bike accessories in only six short years? We asked Paul Challan, founder, owner + operator of DC-born Grip Unlimited Bags—simple but smart, compartmentalized bags which fit not only on your bike, but in your day-to-day. Read on below as we chat with Paul about the inspiration for the bags, running the small business solo + the next steps for the DC start-up.

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