What to eat at the Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

The Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is coming up THIS week and while there will be many great beers, ciders, and artisan drinks to quench your thrist let’s not forget about all the food that will be there as well!

Here are some of my favorite local vendors and restaurants that you will find this weekend at the event!


Fox Point Pickling Co.

This small batch company from Providence, RI handcrafts their own pickled vegetables.  Ingredients are sourced from local farmers and they are proud to say their products are sugar free, fat free, naturally gluten free, and contain no additives. Their products are the perfect addition to any barbecue, antipasto platter, or even to top off a Bloody Mary! I think this will be such a tasty snack to pair with all of the beers and ciders to be tasted at the Brewfest!



Q’s Nuts

I cannot pass up a bag of freshly roasted Q’ Nuts any time I am shopping at the Boston Public Market. OMG THAT AMAZING SMELL. Get’s me every time!

This family-owned & operated artisan nut company was started by husband and wife team, Beth and Brian “Q” Quinn in 2000 and each small batch is crafted using wholesome ingredients. All of their original recipes are vegan as well as gluten, soy and dairy free and use raw organic cane sugar, as well as organic chocolate, pure spices and natural flavors in all of their roasts. They have an array of flavors including savory, sweet (Bananas Foster Pecans anyone??), and exotic (like Key Lime Ginger Almonds) and they continue to experiment and bring in new flavors to their product lineup.

This might just be the perfect snack to dig into while walking around the Brewfest.


Alex’s Ugly Sauce

This hot sauce has the best name ever. This artisanal hot sauce is made using all-natural ingredients with unique combinations of flavor and heat that is sure to kick any of your favorite dishes up a notch. No matter what level of heat you are looking for Alex’s Ugly Sauce has just the right match for you. This makes for  a perfect take-home gift from the Brewfest!



Koy (Fusion restaurant)

Koy is a fusion restaurant and bar located in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall. With a menu that blends old-world Korean cuisine with fresh international flavors I am excited to see what they bring to the Brewfest – I hope it is their cheese steak dumplings with pastrami, swiss, Kimchi, and spicy mayo!

Dine in at their restaurant located at 16 North Street, order delivery to dine at home, or set up catering for a special event and I guarantee their menu won’t disappoint.



Red Lentil

Serving exclusively vegetarian and vegan food since 2009 their menu is creative and built around produce that is currently in season in New England and take pride the attention they pay to special dietary needs. Their menu offers gluten-free, raw, and macrobiotic selections and they even have special equipment for these menu offerings. Their dessert line is baked in-house to ensure freshness and includes a wide range of vegan and gluten-free dessert choices.

Check them out at the Brewfest or head in for lunch and dinner Monday – Friday and brunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday!


Just Add Cooking

Just Add Cooking is a meal kit service who will be dishing out tasty samples at the Brewfest. They supply the fresh high-quality ingredients and recipe to follow. You open up the box and cook. Within a half hour you have a tasty and nutritious meal for two or four depending on what size box you select. Each meal kit contains only the freshest local ingredients, grown by New England farmers and caught by New England fishermen.

Some of their mouthwatering recipes include Bacon Wrapped Monkfish with Sunchokes, Chicken and Dumplings, and Dijon Cod with Orange Beurre Blanc.

Check out these amazing food vendors during the Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest June 9th and 10th at The Armory in Somerville.

This annual tasting fundraiser is presented by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN). Come taste unlimited samples and support local, green, and faire economy and support the Boston Local Food Program in the process!


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