6 food and drink items we're obsessed with right now
Fishwife Tinned Fish
Fishwife’s line of tinned, smoked fish is adorably packaged and utterly delectable. We love the Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout and albacore tuna straight from the can with seedy crackers or crostini. Add a little squeeze of lemon or smear of spicy mustard for some extra oomph, if you wish.
Three-pack: $27 to $33. Fishwife Tinned Seafood Co., eatfishwife.com
Source Juicery Craft Cocktail Mixers
Whether you’re making cocktails or mocktails, these cold-pressed mixers are refreshing and deeply flavorful. There are five varieties, but we’re partial to the chai-ginger mule and spiced hibiscus sour.
$10. Source Juicery, 228 N. Main St., Edwardsville, 618.650.9080, sourcejuicery.com
Scalia Anchovy Fillets with Red Pepper
Anchovies are a home cook’s secret best friend, lending an extra savory, salty dimension to any sauce, stew or heap of sautéed onions. For an even bigger flavor bomb, we love this hefty jar of Italian anchovy fillets packed in olive oil and spicy red peppers. Toss a few in a skillet with butter, garlic and fresh pasta and you’ve got a winning weeknight comfort meal.
8.4-ounce jar: $20. Parker’s Table, 7118 Oakland Ave., Richmond Heights, 314.645.2050, parkerstable.com
Loyal Hemp Delta-8 Seltzers
Looking to get a legal high without hitting the dispensary? These calorie-free seltzers contain 20 milligrams of delta-8 THC and come in four fruity flavors, mango being our fave. (A 5-milligram microdose version is also hitting the shelves.)
Four-pack: $25. Randall’s Wines & Spirits, 14201 Manchester Road, Manchester, 636.527.1002, shoprandalls.com
Van Leeuwen Non-Dairy Ice Cream
Non-dairy ice cream is having a moment right now, and Van Leeuwen has some of the best. They have both cashew- and oat-based options; the airy Sicilian Pistachio flavor bears a velvet creaminess and a hit of salty earthiness from pistachios grown on Mount Etna, also known for its incredible wine capabilities.
14 ounces: $7. Whole Foods, multiple locations, wholefoodsmarket.com
We love picking out a bottle and having it be a winner. With sauvignon blanc wines from France’s Sancerre region, located in the eastern part of the Loire Valley, you’ll have a thirst-quenching wine on your hands every time. The region’s cool climate produces crisp sauvignon blancs that have notes of stone fruit and citrus balanced with minerality. They go down super easy and are great alone, but also pair well with cheeses and seafood.
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