5/07/2013 12:45:00 PM

20 LA Food Artisans You Need to Know

Uri Laio and his kraut and kimchi
If there's one thing LA knows how to do it's keep it local, especially when it comes to products made right here in our own backyard. From small-batch jams and preserves to pickles, kraut and hot sauce, there are many tasty goods you shouldn't miss, whether it's for gifting or for your own kitchen pantry. Check out the slide show for 20 of our favorite LA food artisans spreading sweet and savory flavor all over town.


  1. 21: Le Bon Garcon. Best caramels in L.A., probably the world.

  2. I know many of these goodies and am friendly with their owners. I see them at every popup and trade show, I buy from them frequently and I'm on a first name basis with more than a few. But how could you get through this awesome list without hitting p.o.p. butter crunch toffee?!?! From fire pistachio to chai granola, brown sugar cinnamon, maple bacon toffee...seriously the best, most buttery toffee on the planet. Get to know the folks at p.o.p. shop!!