I have been meaning to write a post about these sites for over two months now so I'm sorry for the delay. At the end of October Trend Central had a newsletter dedicated to notable websites for foodie. I looked at them all and thought they were very impressive, especially Foodzie which is an online marketplace for high-quality foods. Users are also able to sell their own products, which, as Trend Central notes, makes it the food-version of Etsy (which actually become one of my favorite sites this holiday season). The Foodzie blog features food news, events and trends while also profiling unique restaurants and food purveyors.
They also mention Hometown Favorites which is another online marketplace but as the name suggests, Hometown Favorites specializes in regional products. It's the perfect resource for those living away from home who crave a local product they can't find in their new city. The city also helps those with a sweet tooth craving for something they had in their youth that is now a hard-to-find item. They offer items from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s including retro items like Bit-O-Honey bars, candy buttons and more!
The final site mentioned in the Trend Central newsletter from Oct. 29th was Regional Best which offers one-stop shopping for unique regional culinary items that are all handcrafted and handmade by local artisans from around the U.S. Visitors can shop by region or product.