IYOBA HOMEMADE APOTHECARY | EFIYA
Iyoba is an Oakland based beauty company that handcrafts organic products for the natural care of body and home. The proprietor, Efiya, is a Bay Area native and runs this environmentally conscious brand that is currently working towards a zero-waste initiative. When she is not concocting new formulas for her next best seller, she enjoys spending time with her family, and studying herbalism amongst other things.
MEALY | MIGUEL, NICOLÁS & FREDERICO
Mealy is a startup with the mission to give students healthy, cheap meals to-go. They cook healthy meals through partnerships with Kiwi and other restaurants around Berkeley before transporting them to a convenient to-go pick up spot for their customers.
THE RISING LOAFER CAFE & BAKERY | MARIA & AHMED
The Rising Loafer Café and Bakery is proud to be a Certified Green Business that uses organic and locally-sourced ingredients. The Rising Loafer selects only the finest ingredients for their freshly baked breads, healthy breakfast dishes, crepes, traditional sandwiches, and delicious Mediterranean specials.
DARK HEART CHILI SAUCE | YVETTE & JOEL
Dark Heart Chili Sauce sells sauces with organic chilies roasted in nut oils and have sensual flavors of pecan, cacao, cardamom and more. Run by local Bay Area natives, Yvette and her husband, this business provides its consumers with finger-licking bottles of hot sauce!
ALMARE GELATO | SIMONE & ALBERTO
Serving the people of Berkeley since the past 10 years, Almare offers delicious, homemade Italian gelato along with Italian Hot Chocolate and Espresso with Biscottis. Nestled in Downtown Berkeley near the BART station, this store is run by Simone & Alberto and has now expanded to Pleasanton!
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