6 Orange County Products To Support

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Photograph by Priscilla Iezzi

1 La Habra
The dark roast almond butter from Hungry Monkey Eats is handmade in small batches. Owner Jeff Tappenden uses a melanger to grind the almonds, then mixes in chopped almonds to add crunch. Try the date and honey flavors. $8 to $20 at select O.C. farmers markets. @hungrymonkeyeats on Instagram

Photograph by Mariah Tauger

2Huntington Beach
Made with whole-grain, gluten-free flour and sweetened with coconut sugar, Because Cookie Dough
 is vegan and comes in ready-to-bake tubs or ready-to-eat snacks. We love the brownie batter flavor. $3 to $8 at select O.C. retailers and online. Instagram: @becausecookiedough

Photograph by Mariah Tauger

3Santa Ana
In addition to a wide selection of custom, hand-cut meats sourced from California farms, 4th Street Market’s Electric City Butcher also offers low-sodium dry meat rubs with shiitake mushroom powder and coriander. Rub it on everything from ribs to chicken and even fish. $8, electriccitybutcher.com

Photograph by Mariah Tauger

4Huntington Beach
Introducing CBD-infused health beverages to the county,
Big Leaf offers kombucha as well as cold-pressed juices (six for $60 or $12 to $15 each). We love the passion fruit kombucha. At Seabirds Kitchen, 602 Coffee House, and select O.C. retailers. drinkbigleaf.com

Photograph by Mariah Tauger

5Huntington Beach
Receiving the 2018 sofi Award for food innovation for its Spicy Pickled Spears, P
roper’s Pickles offers a line of all-natural pickled vegetables inspired by the founders’ Iranian heritage. $2 to $11, at Sessions West Coast Deli, Bristol Farms, and properspickle.com

Photograph by Mariah Tauger


6Newport Beach
As a way for people to get easier access to healthy bread,
Rye Goods Co. launched a delivery service. Order breads and pastries made from freshly milled California grains, such as the vegan squash loaf with dark chocolate, sea salt, and walnuts ($8 to $60). instagram.com/ryegoods

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