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Tasty Local Small Businesses

These Kirkland area favorites have products to tickle your taste buds!

Woodinville Sauce Co.

Woodinville Sauce Co. embodies local flavor in more ways than one. Its label features a drawing of a chef tasting his creation and is inspired by Dave Holthus, who wears his chef’s smock whether he’s manning a farmers market booth, offering samples at a store, or mixing ingredients in the facility where his sauces are made, bottled, and labeled. He’s Chief Flavor Creator, ingredient procurer, sauce marketer, and around-the-clock solo entrepreneur. His restaurant-grade sauces have caught the eye and taste buds of numerous retailers, including PCC Community Markets, where he landed in late November. 

Serendipity Cookies

Serendipity Cookies was founded by Selina Park; she started baking in late-2019 while working as an ICU nurse to help cope with the stress she was facing at work due to Covid-19. Fast forward a few years, and she finally had the courage to open her own business! The company is based in Kirkland but customers can order their cookies on the website all year long and Serendipity ships nationwide!

Culture Shock Brew

Founder Thomas Dodson spent his life in restaurant management. He created cocktail menus, then trained to become a sommelier but spun out of control. As he quit drinking, Dodson found kombucha and it changed his life - so Culture Shock was born. The product hit shelves in November 2019. Culture Shock doesn’t use juices or flavored teas, as inferior ingredients stand out in kombucha. After three years brewing out of commissary kitchens, the company moved into a commercial facility this January and is scaling up to service all of Washington state by year-end.