Saturday, Openhouse teamed up with Clean Plates and yumspring to host more than 300 guests for Cool Cravings & Hot Startups, the dessert pop up with an entrepreneurial twist. Featuring nothing but natural ingredients, Cool Cravings included delicious creations by Brewla Bars, Krumville Bake Shop, SkyIce Sweet & Savory, purely elizabeth, NibMor, The Soft Serve Fruit Co., Stogo as well as drinks by Hint Water. From noon-3, guests enjoyed desserts like sweet focaccia, durian sorbet, tangerine soft serve and root beer popsicles. And each hour we had a foodie entrepreneur panel with moderators including Wellness in the Schools’ Executive Director Nancy Easton, Whole Foods’ Elly Truesdell, Huffington Post Assistant Food Editor and The Roving Gastronome Leiti Hsu. Soft Serve Fruit Co. President Daniel Karsevar talked about distribution while Rebecca Dengrove (Brewla), Antonella Zangheri (Krumville) and Heather Kenzie (NibMor) shared product-development insight and NibMor’s Jennifer Love discussed packaging and design.
Check out the photos – courtesy of Openhouse’s Anna Pankevich and snag any you’d like. If you missed the pop up, don’t miss the next one! Sign up for our member’s list by emailing email@example.com. Thanks to Gander TV, Eventbrite, Time Out New York and Heart Parts, too.
The Soft Serve Fruit Co.'s lineup of tangerine, strawberry, banana and chocolate goodness.
Openhouse, Clean Plates and yumspring donated more than 50% of ticket sales to Wellness in the Schools.
NibMor: Big taste!
The absurdly delicious fresh-brewed Brewla Bars popsicles were a hit.
A pair of happy guests lounging on the Fatboys.
The Soft Serve Fruit Co. President Daniel Kosavar chats with Whole Foods' Northeast Region Local Forager Elly Truesdell about best distribution practices.
purely elizabeth's lineup of friendly ms. and delightful granolas like blueberry hemp and pumpkin fig.
Low-key intimidators at the door.
No corn syrup and refined sugars make everyone happy. Enjoying the Hint Water.
SkyIce's Northern Thai inspired ice creams and sorbet - black sesame with rice, raspberry cilantro, lime cucumber and the always surprising durian.
The appropriately colorful Heart Parts.
Clean Plates Founder Jared Koch before Cool Cravers snagged every 2012 guide he had.
Heart Part love and a gloriously gigantic bag. It was fashion week, so why not?
Lei Zhao of yumspring learns how to cut a popsicle without shattering it.
Krumville Bake Shop's sweet focaccia.
SkyIce brought the sweets. Try their savory options by heading out to Brooklyn.
Takin a break on the lime-green Fatboy.
Toni Lastella of Clean Plates.
Plenty of literature at the Wellness in the Schools table.
Brewla Bars are now found at Fairway.
Disco the dog not following directions. XO