*Adams Morgan location*
BannerBee Honey Frederick, MD
BannerBee Company began as a beekeeping hobby for the Langworthy family two generations ago. Apiaries are located on various farms throughout the beautiful countryside of northern Montgomery, Frederick and Howard counties of Maryland...providing the bees with an abundance of tasty nectar which is evident in this award-winning local honey!
Bakehouse Washington, DC
BakeHouse is a neighborhood coffee shop and bakery committed to providing a contemporary take on classic American baked goods. BakeHouse is the brainchild of husband and wife team Niall Cooper and Lindsey Morse. Their dream of opening a bakery began back in 2007 when they moved to the secluded island of South Georgia, in the southern Atlantic Ocean, to work in a small museum catering to visiting Antarctic cruise ships. They were thousands of miles from anywhere selling anything and found themselves faced with the possibility of living without freshly baked goodies. Unwilling to give up such luxuries, Lindsey took to the ovens and started developing the recipes that would evolve over time to become BakeHouse staples.
Capital Kombucha Washington, DC
Founded by friends in the George Washington University MBA program, Capital Kombucha used to share a kitchen with Pleasant Pops before we opened our first storefront. Capital Kombucha is made in Washington, DC and has a mission is to unite consumers, local businesses, vendors, and growers with a love of this delightfully tart and fruity fermented tea beverage.
Ceremony Coffee Annapolis, MD
Roasting in Annapolis, MD, Ceremony Coffee is a small coffee roastery that is consistently ranked as one of the best specialty coffee suppliers in the country. Each of our baristas at Pleasant Pops has gone through a rigorous training course run by Ceremony Coffee to ensure consistency and deliciousness in espresso and coffee.
Fruitcycle is a social enterprise that makes delicious, healthy, locally sourced snacks. They focus on using produce that would otherwise go to waste and providing jobs for women who have been formerly incarcerated, homeless, or are otherwise disadvantaged.
Good Earth Peanut Butter
The Vincent family has been growing peanuts in Virginia since the 1700's. In 1989, Scott and family moved back to Virginia to the family homestead and started the peanut business part time. They now are devoted full time to showcasing Virginia peanuts around the world and in the Mid Atlantic region.
The story begins in 2010, when the gluten-free human and dog duo of Alex & Bjørn moved to DC and found themselves without one of their favorite pleasures - delectable gluten-free snacks and sweets. Realizing that they were not alone in their quest for deliciousness and unwilling to settle for the tasteless treats that were available at the time, they made it their mission to perfect their own gluten-free, artisanal recipes - in 2014 Bjørn's Bakes was born.
Kate Bakes started in 2012 when Kate decided to drop out of law school due to health issues and started making nutritious and delicious vegan and gluten free granola bars.
Now with four flavors and continuing to expand, Kate Bakes has come a long way since the first batch of Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal bars. Her mission continues to be providing healthy and delicious options for people looking for vegan and gluten-free snacks. High in protein, fiber and flavor, they promise to be the best bar you’ve ever tasted!
Gordy's Pickle Jar Washington, DC
Gordy's Pickles are made by couple Sheila and Sarah in Washington, DC. Gordy's is a two time winner in the pickle category at the Good Food Awards. Sarah and Sheila can also often be spotted at Pleasant Pops drinking ice lattes.
Kinderhook Snacks Baltimore, MD
Kinderhook Snacks is an artisan snack company that crafts innovative, delicious sweet and savory snacks. They’re committed to sharing their love of food and building a lively snacking community. Based in the heart of Baltimore City, Kinderhook offers intriguing flavor combinations with a sophisticated style.
Langdon Wood Maple Syrup Washington, DC
What you have here is a somewhat adult twist on a breakfast staple. Langdon Wood takes Grade ‘A’ Medium Pennsylvania maple syrup and carefully ages it in barrels recently used to age Rye whiskey. The barrels come to us from Cactoctin Creek Distilling Company in northern Virginia.
A taste of Langdon Wood Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup starts off with the expected sweetness and maple flavor, but then that sugar flavor drops off and the warm, dry feeling of a good rye whiskey comes in.
Lyon Bakery Washington, DC
Lyon bakery is located in Southwest Washington, DC and baked hand formed loaves in the classic french tradition for delivery to Pleasant Pops 7 days a week.
Mountain Valley Spring Water
Mountain Valley Spring Water comes from Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. The business was started by the Greene brothers in 1871 and supplies mineral rich sparkling and still water to specialty grocers and retailers throughout the country.
No. 1 Sons Washington, DC
"Always probiotic and naturally delicious, No. 1 Sons is a brother and sister run business specializing in Kimchi, Pickles and other lacto fermented foods (pickling with yeast instead of vinegar). They sell at 20 farmers' markets in the DC area and our Adams Morgan location."
Pequea Valley Yogurt Chambersberg, PA
"The Abner King family own and operate the Pequea Valley Farm in Ronks, PA. The Amish family have a herd of grass-fed Jersey cows. Their milk is turned into yogurt. Pequea Valley Yogurt has become a popular brand all around the east coast. Giv’em a try…you be glad you did!"
Route 11 Potato Chips Mount Jackson, VA
Started in 1992 in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Route 11 Potato Chips are America's best potato chips. This family business is a high quality producer specializing in small batch size and making lots of awesome flavors ranging from Sweet Potato and Lightly Salted to Dill Pickle.
Soupergirl Takoma Park, MD
Founded by a mother and daughter team, Soupergirl is based in Takoma Park, MD and makes vegan, kosher, locally sourced soups sold at Farmers' Markets, Whole Foods and at Soupergirl's two shops. Sara, the Soupergirl is also a standup comedian and is a favorite customer at our Adams Morgan shop.
Spring Gap Mountain Creamery Paw Paw, WV
Penelope Sagawa and Jurgen Schelzig started Spring Gap Mountain Creamery on a 32-acre farm in Paw Paw, West Virginia in 2009. What was originally planned as a weekend getaway from DC office jobs turned into a business and a new life as cheesemakers and farmers. After spending a year building the cheese house and obtaining all the required permits, licenses and certifications, they began making raw (unpasteurized) cow’s milk cheeses in April 2010.
Trickling Springs Creamery Chambersberg, PA
"Trickling Springs Creamery opened in June of 2001 to provide fresh, wholesome milk and dairy to consumers in the towns local to Chambersburg, PA. As people have enjoyed their products, the word has spread. Today TSC supplies humane sourced all natural and organic milk to quality focused families and individuals in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware and Washington DC!
Dr. Adam Kavalier fatefully stumbled upon cacao while studying medicinal plants in graduate school. He became intrigued with the potential of this bean for tremendous flavor and a source of medicinal compounds. Adam and his wife Kristen began experimenting and unwound the process of chocolate making; they became undone and wanted to share it with the world.
Whisked! Washington, DC
Whisked! is a a beloved D.C. institution, selling pies, quiches and cookies at local farmers markets and stores. Whisked! has been featured in the Washington Post, Every Day With Rachel Ray, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and was voted “Best Bakery” by the readers of the Washington Post Express. Whisked! pies are known as some of the best in the region and we have repeatedly been the runner up for “Best Pie” in the Washington City Paper’s “Best of DC” poll.
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