Are you a current or aspiring food producer? We’re looking to recruit Member businesses who make the following products:

  • Nut Butters
  • Flavored Roasted Nuts (ex.: almonds roasted with rosemary)
  • Frozen Meals
  • Grab and Go Meals
  • Canned or Bottled Meals
  • Jam
  • Tomato Ketchup
  • Harissa
  • Hummus
  • Pesto (jarred)
  • Utility Cracker
  • Bagels–Bagel Chips
  • Cereal
  • Shelf stable juice – 32 oz
  • Shelf stable pasta sauces
  • Cured Meat
  • Alternative milks
  • Croissants/Cookies/Pound Cake/ Scones
  • Gluten Free Products


If your product is listed here or if you’re thinking of starting a business making one of these products, reach out to our Membership team at

Swapples BYT

Startups to Start Noticing: Swapples – “… The problem of course, is that what usually makes breakfast food so damn delicious, is how easy it is to make it unhealthy. You can douse everything in bacon grease, fry everything up, stuff yourself with more bread than should be allowed, etc etc. Which is what makes Rebecca Peress’s Swapples so interesting. Comprised entirely of vegetables, the waffle impersonators (and I mean that in the best way) manage to pretty much maintain the consistency of crispy chewy regular waffles, without any of the ingredients. So we met up with Peress to talk about the creation of all veggie waffles, how it feels to be a part of the Union Kitchen community, and the healthiest way to shop.” – Brightest Young Things


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DC Council Considers Bills To Boost Local Innovators – Union Kitchen Members Compass Coffee and Tipple Supply Co. joined representatives from Union Kitchen in testifying for the Made In DC Program Establishment Act, which aims to create a branding strategy for D.C.- based producers, to increase visibility to the local maker, artisan, and culinary communities. – DC Inno


“Here’s the latest in restaurant business plans: get into a food incubator (in this case, Union Kitchen’s first class), develop a farmer’s market following that is impossible to satisfy, and when the lines get too ridiculous, commit to a bricks-and-mortar location. Done.” – On Tap Magazine 



11 Places That Put it on a Pretzel Bun –  Don’t be surprised to find more restaurants adding Pretzel Buns to their menus, including Federal City Bros. and Swizzler. – Eater DC

Reuben pizza is a thing. Here’s where to try it.  – “Forget Raymond. Everybody loves Reuben, apparently. Within the past month, two local pie-slingers — &pizza and Timber Pizza Co. — began serving a new option inspired by the classic sandwich, which is traditionally made with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian or Thousand Island dressing.” – The Washington Post 

Timber Pops Up at Blind Dog Cafe starting Friday – Check out the Menu (including Blind Dog Cookies!)Timber Pizza Co.’s pop-up restaurant opened this past Friday, featuring breakfast, signature Timber pies, and Blind Dog cookies – Popville 

Lessons from USDA’s Farmers Market Help Local Food Businesses: The USDA spotlights Emma’s Bakeshop, Timber Pizza Co., and Dirty South Deli as success stories of their 2015 Farmers Market Season – USDA Blog

Things to Do in DC This Weekend January 7-10: Surrealist Sculptures, Comedy Shorts, and a Subway Ride Sans PantsCelebrate One Eight Distilling’s Anniversary with Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. and Milk Cult – The Washingtonian