The Socially Superlative team had the pleasure to check out the Super(Duper)Market with PAPER Magazine, Target, and American Express, the day before it opens up to the public.  As is only open this weekend for the next three days – Friday, July 13th through Sunday, July 15th – you best hustle to check out this lovely pop-up store in Chelsea Market before it’s too late!

There are a slew of vendors – which you can check out the entire listing here – but here are just a few of the many highlights that we saw:

Imperial Woodpecker Sno-balls served up some cool treats to keep us chilled on these hot summer days.  These lovely ladies were all smiles and offered a ton of great flavors to top our shaved ice, a perfect summer treat!  (P.S. They have a store on MacDougal.)

Brooklyn Soda Works, a staple at many foodie festivals, will be there to quench your thirst.  You couldn’t help but drool over the lovely packaged cookies by Miette, “San Francisco’s most charming pastry shop.”

I loved the cutesy artwork from Creative Growth Art Center, a great program in Oakland that “serves adult artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition and representation and a social atmosphere among peers.”  The artwork is vibrant and animated – I especially loved the plush carrot cake on the stand in the center!  Delicious AND cuddly.

To add a kick to your step, the Brooklyn Salsa Co. was there dishing out the spicy.  For a change of flavor, the Salty Road had a display of all of their colorful salt water taffys.

One of my favorites had to the chocolates from Taza Chocolate.  Dark chocolates to dark dark chocolates, and some with a zip of spice like salt & pepper, cinnamon, and guajillo chilli.  My top choice is the coffee, and my top top top choice is the salted almond.

Also interesting were the olive oils produced by fashion-designer-turned-olive oil-connoisseur Norma Kamali.  After dressing people on the outside with her fashion line, she found that she wanted to make people feel better from the inside out, beginning with the health benefits from olive oils.  The end result is a collection of minimal but beautifully designed bottles of olive oils with distinct and pure flavors.

There are tons more great vendors to check out, so swing on by to support these homegrown businesses!

Go here for all the deets: http://www.papermag.com/superduper/

Yours,
Von

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