Pop Up Grocer, our favorite traveling pop-up grocery store, is open in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago April 30-May 30. The shop features a selection of food, beverage, home, pet and healthcare products from a number of the most innovative brands. Of those featured, we’re thrilled to see a few Foodboro Founder members on shelves.
Learn about each brand and maker behind it below, and see how you can visit PUG to pick up some product for yourself!
B.T.R Bar Superfood Protein Bars
BOLD, TENACIOUS & RESILIENT. That’s what B.T.R stands for. The first protein bar with a purpose, B.T.R’s ultimate goal is to bring out the best in everyone. Whether you are looking for energy, a recharge, zen or bliss, their is a flavor for you!
Free Rain Sparkling Water
Free Rain was created because founder Colin McCabe wanted more from his sparkling water; more flavor, more function, more feeling. Made with ingredients like ginseng, ashwagandha and passionflower, Free Rain’s products support immune health and provide natural energy. Bonus: they donate 1% of all sales to the non-profit 1% for the Planet.
Lil Bucks Sprouted Buckwheat
Emily Griffith is on a mission to get people to eat more buckwheat! A grain popular in Australia, buckwheat is naturally gluten free, high in fiber and antioxidants, and adds the perfect crunch to any meal or snack. Try Lil Bucks’ original line of sprouted buckwheat (and new cinnamon flavor!) or their snackable and immune-boosting Clusterbucks.
Not only are their products delicious (try the Tomato Basil!), but they are also super eco-friendly! The first product offering from the Planet FWD initiative, Moonshot Snacks is leveraging food to fight climate change. Moonshot uses a curated supply chain and carbon-neutral practices to play their part.
Andrew Suzuka is bring a healthful and flavorful twist to a tired category… tomato sauce! Each jar is packed with vegetables, vitamins, antioxidants and with no added sugars or preservatives. Otamot’s sauces are available in a range of flavors, from mild to spicy; the Essential Sauce is a must-try!
Learn more about Andrew and Otamot Foods in our IG Live.
Pan’s Mushroom Jerky
After a trip to visit family in Malaysia, founder Michael Pan learned that many of his family members follow a vegetarian diet, and found that mushrooms are a great alternative to meat. Michael came home with this idea, and in 2018 launched Pan’s Mushroom Jerky. Today, his product is made in Portland, Oregon and available in four savory flavors.
In Chicago? Here’s where you’ll find Pop Up Grocer. If you go, tag us (@foodboro on IG) in your pics!