Artisanal LA – Part 2: Pickles + Puerto Rican Food… Say Whaa!?

Last week, in a video, I introduced you to three great artisan vendors which I met at this Fall’s Artisanal LA (aka foodie’s paradise!). Artisanal LA is a 2 day event in which guests can sample from some of the best artisanal food vendors in LA and around the country.

I had the opportunity to taste and purchase handmade goodies and meet some really talented small business owners. I spoke with them and learned about their delicious, often healthy, always tasty, handcrafted edibles and crafty finds.

In this Part 2 segment: I bring you “pasteles,” a Puerto Rican staple, which has been perfected at Old San Juan, a local Atwater Village restaurant. We’re also introduced to Bruce Kalman, a local chef and pickler who’s making people go ape for his prime pickling practices. Lastly, we meet Kevin Glaab who, with his wife Tristan, makes truly cool and eco chick rustic furniture designs right here in California.

Watch Part 2:

Click here to watch part one.

View the slideshow recap from Artisinal LA!

Bad Pickle Tees http://www.badpickletees.com/

Bad Pickle Tees http://www.badpickletees.com/

Hilarious foodie T-shirts from Bad Pickle Tees http://www.badpickletees.com/

Hilarious foodie T-shirts from Bad Pickle Tees http://www.badpickletees.com/

Mini Pies from http://www.pibakeshop.com/

Mini Pies from http://www.pibakeshop.com/

Artisanal LA vendor

Artisanal LA vendor

Gluten Free + Eco Friendly http://www.chocbrownies.com/

Gluten Free + Eco Friendly http://www.chocbrownies.com/

Institute of Domestic Technology offers food crafting classes

Institute of Domestic Technology offers food crafting classes

www.mgreenwoodjams.com

www.mgreenwoodjams.com

www.TheYesBar.com - Paleo friendly, Gluten free tasty bars!

www.TheYesBar.com - Paleo friendly, Gluten free tasty bars!

www.TheYesBar.com - Paleo friendly, Gluten free tasty bars!

www.TheYesBar.com - Paleo friendly, Gluten free tasty bars!

Altadena Farmers Market

Altadena Farmers Market

Bon Puf gourmet Cotton Candy

Bon Puf gourmet Cotton Candy

Bruce's Prime Pickles!

Bruce's Prime Pickles!

Bruce's Prime Pickles! www.primepickle.com

Bruce's Prime Pickles! www.primepickle.com

Artisanal LA vendors

Artisanal LA vendors

Pasteles from Old San Juan!

Pasteles from Old San Juan!

Pasteles from Old San Juan!

Pasteles from Old San Juan!

Backyard Bite eating pasteles from Old San Juan!

Backyard Bite eating pasteles from Old San Juan!

Starlight Books in Los Feliz

Starlight Books in Los Feliz

Fleur de Sel - Dick Taylor Craft Chocolates!

Fleur de Sel - Dick Taylor Craft Chocolates!

Fleur de Sel - http://www.dicktaylorchocolate.com/

Fleur de Sel - http://www.dicktaylorchocolate.com/

Fleur de Sel - Dick Taylor Craft Chocolates!

Fleur de Sel - Dick Taylor Craft Chocolates!

Fleur de Sel - Dick Taylor Craft Chocolates!

Fleur de Sel - Dick Taylor Craft Chocolates!

Bad Pickle Tees

Bad Pickle Tees

Bad Pickle Tees http://www.badpickletees.com/Hilarious foodie T-shirts from Bad Pickle Tees http://www.badpickletees.com/Mini Pies from http://www.pibakeshop.com/Artisanal LA vendorGluten Free + Eco Friendly http://www.chocbrownies.com/Institute of Domestic Technology offers food crafting classeswww.mgreenwoodjams.comwww.TheYesBar.com - Paleo friendly, Gluten free tasty bars!www.TheYesBar.com - Paleo friendly, Gluten free tasty bars!Altadena Farmers MarketBon Puf gourmet Cotton CandyBruce's Prime Pickles!Bruce's Prime Pickles! www.primepickle.comArtisanal LA vendorsPasteles from Old San Juan!Pasteles from Old San Juan!Backyard Bite eating pasteles from Old San Juan!Starlight Books in Los FelizFleur de Sel - Dick Taylor Craft Chocolates!Fleur de Sel - http://www.dicktaylorchocolate.com/Fleur de Sel - Dick Taylor Craft Chocolates!Fleur de Sel - Dick Taylor Craft Chocolates!Bad Pickle Tees

Make sure you check it out next year. It’s a great way to see who’s up and coming in your local community and… who knows? You may discover an awesome great find or a new favorite treat! I know I did!

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