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Cool treats for Sausalito summer

Feel the chill vibes in our frozen section, where you’ll find an array of grab-and-go ice cream options to enjoy in the moment. You’ll find both traditional and plant-based versions of timeless classics like ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, and cups of ice cream and gelato. Best of all, almost all of these producers are local, and deliver to us with minimal carbon footprint. Enjoy your treat in our parklet, or head down to Robin Sweeney Playground and hang out all afternoon. Happy September summer, Sausalito!

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Double 8 Dairy

Foodie alert! We carry Double 8 Dairy’s coveted soft serve gelato, known for its density and deliciousness. Double 8 products are only available at very select local restaurants and groceries, and their soft serve is extra rare. Founders Andrew Zlot and Curtis Fjelstul started out by making mozzarella on their Sonoma ranch, building up a small herd to more than …

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Wildwonder

New flavors! When founder Rosa Li was growing up, her Chinese grandmother brewed tonics with an array of wild herbs and botanicals. The tonics worked wonders for Rosa, soothing her stomach and lifting her spirits. With her San Francisco-based company Wildwonder, Rosa reimagines the healing drinks of her heritage, where herbal wisdom and gut-healing superfoods meet big fruit flavors. Wildwonder …

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Mild Addictions

Venice Beach couple Michelle and Alex are 20-somethings who love to workout and stay fit. They craved a healthier snack bar option than what they saw on grocery shelves, so Michelle decided to create a dessert with minimal ingredients. Out of the kitchen came a fully organic, 70% dark chocolate bar with a Medjool date filling. Mild Addiction bars are …

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Zingerman’s

Opened in 1982, Zingerman’s Delicatessen is an Ann Arbor institution known for their made-from-scratch sandwiches and for stocking the very best gourmet cheeses and groceries. The deli has long been the source of great food experiences. Now branching into confections, Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory starts with really good ingredients, like big Virginia peanuts and dark Colombian chocolate, plus others like honey …

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North Bay Candleworks

As an RN in the emergency department, Doug Coomer uses his passion for making candles as a form of relaxation. His first influence was his mother’s love for crafts, and Doug started pouring candles with her help at the age of ten. Throughout his life, Doug has made candles as gifts for family and friends. In 2018, he turned a …

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Portside

We’re excited to now offer pastries, as well as fresh bread, from Portside Bakery. Based in Sausalito, Portside delivers to Driver’s every Thursday and Sunday morning. Their breads and pastries sell out, so grab yours with your morning coffee from the Deli. Portside is a small, family operation founded by Samuel Schwartz. Sam built up a following at local farmers …

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Foodie trend: Tinned fish is chic and sustainable

Tinned fish is gaining in popularity, and with good reason. These little cans pack a punch of flavor and convenience, offering sustainable options for seafood lovers and foodies. Here are a few favorites from our selection. Keep an eye on this section as the offerings continue to grow!

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Summer wines for sunny days and foggy nights

Summer in Sausalito is beautiful – but nights get so cold. When it comes to wine, a refreshing and versatile selection is key. Here is our list of Red, White and Co-ferments to take you from a sunny afternoon, to evening when the fog rolls in.

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Bolga-Aiya

Sia Yambire was born in northern Ghana, near the famed Bolgatanga weaving region. As a young man, Sia worked with international basket buyers before starting Bolga-Aiya on his own in 1995. While maintaining close ties with artisan weavers, Sia also gives back to his indigenous communities. Numerous projects include funding micro loans, delivering medical supplies, digging a community well in …

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Margot’s Morsels

Tiburon baker Milt Hirsch’s passion for making sourdough bread segued into crouton mastery with the help of his wife, Margot. While Milt perfected his sourdough recipes, Margot created delicious croutons from day-old loaves – a.k.a. morsels! When their friends and family started eating them by the handful, she knew they had a hit product. Congrats to Margot’s Good Food Award …

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Jacobsen Co. Honey

Ben Jacobsen, founder of Jacobsen Salt Co. in Oregon, has a passion for sustainable honey along with making beautifully crafted, pure sea salt. Through Jacobsen Co. Honey, Ben’s beekeeping team is committed to producing exceptional raw honey that is sustainably harvested, never heated, treated, blended, or ultra-filtered. Each variety is rich in pollen, and has a distinct flavor profile that …

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Tam

Greg Moore founded Marin-based Tam CBD Drinks in 2019 with the goal to promote wellness using full-spectrum hemp. Inspired to find balance in daily life, Greg experimented with CBD and juice blends to test their effects on mood, body and function. He developed a line of organic drinks that are infused with CBD from hemp, plus functional ingredients including turmeric, …

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Raaka

Raaka is a Brooklyn based craft chocolate maker that focuses on social responsibility as much as great taste. Founder Ryan Cheney discovered “raw” chocolate while traveling in Thailand. Excited by the flavors of unroasted chocolate, he started Raaka -named for the Finnish word for raw– to explore low-temperature chocolate making. After a year of experimentation, Ryan teamed up with musician …

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Pop & Bottle

The Pop & Bottle story begins with two women, Jash Metha and Blair Hardy. The pair were great friends who relocated to the West Coast at the same time. As coffee lovers who were also very interested in wellness, Blair and Jash asked themselves why there was nothing on the shelves that met their standards: squeaky clean label, dairy-free, no …

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Our spring cookbooks

We love spring cooking, with some of our favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables returning to the market shelves. This selection of books celebrates inclusion and diversity, as well as spectacular spring produce. It’s no accident that our cookbooks mingle with produce in the market — we like to keep the focus on vegetables in our dishes, and our favorite books reflect that. Come by this month to check out the new titles and pick up your ingredients!

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Thank you, Sausalito!

Thank you for joining us at our 10th anniversary party. It was an incredible day filled with laughter, music, and good food, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Your presence made the celebration all the more special, and we are grateful for your support and loyalty over the past decade.

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Driver’s Pie Baking Contest

We celebrated the market’s 10th anniversary with a block party and pie baking contest. Congratulations to everyone who signed up for the competition! Nine talented bakers entered delicious pies, and our judges carefully chose three winners. Read about the winning pies, see all the entries, and learn about the judges here!

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Local, women-owned brands

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating with a look at female-led brands made here in the Bay Area. At Driver’s, we proudly stock a wealth of women-owned, fully independent food companies (more than we could include in this piece – stay tuned for a follow up!)

If you’re looking for small ways to support women in business this month, look out for these Bay Area labels, always available at Driver’s. These products are award winners, best sellers, renowned trailblazers, and new endeavors. They are all founded and run by innovative, local women who are changing the grocery game.

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Flora

Since 1965, Flora Health has provided premium supplements to the American market with the goal of improving people’s lives. Originally importers of European herbal remedies, Flora first branched out to make their own teas. In the 80’s Flora pioneered a technique to produce “truly cold-pressed, unrefined oils” for medicinal and food preparation. In the 90’s, they launched the Udo’s Choice …