Marin GourmetSan Rafael , CA
Marin Gourmet began as a Caf Affi, run by Affi Panahi, a native of Iran who learned to cook from her grandmother. She sold the caf after her prepared foods business took off. Affi passed away, but her original recipes are still used. All Marin Gourmet products are made byhand.
They offer roasted eggplant spread, handcrafted hummus, and other wholesome, vegetarian snacks. Marin Gourmet has a partnership with a farm near Fresno that grows their garlic, eggplant, peppers, fresh herbs, and some of the wheat that goes into their crackers. Other items, such as garbanzo beans and olive oil, come from distributors that sell products grown in the United States andabroad.