Brew Dr. Kombucha: The Hamptons Summer Refresher

Brew Dr. Kombucha, which is making a splash across the Hamptons this summer, celebrated with East End Taste at the 2nd Annual Hamptons Interactive Brunch last weekend, held at The Maidstone Hotel. I first met Brew Dr. at Long Island Radio Broadcasting’s late spring party on their lawn in Water Mill just two months ago. I instantly fell in love with Brew Dr. Kombucha’s on-site activation aesthetic, which included a food truck, bicycles, pop-up games, a photo booth, and more. At the Interactive Brunch, guests enjoyed their own cans of kombucha while creating fun photos with the many props at hand.

Brew Dr. Kombucha is organic and 100% raw, with a wide variety of flavors including but not limited to Strawberry Basil (my favorite), Ginger Turmeric, Lemon Ginger Cayenne, Spiced Apple, Power Flower (limited release), and more. Their kombucha is lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar. Brew Dr. is also non-GMO and gluten-free.

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Brew Dr. Kombucha is a Certified B Corporation and 1% For the Planet member that is committed to continually lessening our impact on the environment. Their kombucha is packed in glass bottles, aluminum cans, and stainless steel kegs. They are also proud to partner with 5 Gyres, a thought-leading organization that uses first hand scientific research to drive change and implement solutions to solve the global plastic pollution crisis.

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Brew Dr. Kombucha is a leading Portland-based kombucha brand well-that will continue to bring kombucha, kombucha popsicles, and kombucha slushies to the streets of New York City as well as to more pop ups across the East End.

Learn more about Brew Dr. Kombucha by clicking here and discover where to find Brew Dr. near you. In the Hamptons, for example, you can find Brew Dr. at Sagtown Coffee, Cavaniola’s Cheese Shop, Berry & Co, Schiavoni’s Market, Cromer’s Market, King Kullen, L&W Market, Harbor Market & Kitchen, and more.

Daily Harvest Partners with Amber Waves Farm & Gurney’s Montauk

This summer, Daily Harvest is pleased to announce an exciting in-season summer partnership with Amber Waves Farm and Gurney’s Resort & Spa in Montauk! Daily Harvest is a direct-to-consumer brand delivering chef-crafted, nourishing foods that are built on fruits and vegetables. Their ingredients are thoughtfully sourced, frozen on the farm, and ready in minutes! Founder and CEO Rachel Drori launched Daily Harvest in 2015 as a solution to her own challenge of wanting to eat delicious, whole foods, but not having the time to prepare three healthy meals every day.

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“At Daily Harvest, we deliver chef-crafted, nourishing food built on organic fruits and vegetables. Our ingredients are thoughtfully sourced and frozen on the farm when at their freshest. That’s why Amber Waves is the perfect partner this summer; we’re both committed to offering real, delicious food and creating a transparent relationship between people and what they eat,” said Drori. “Not only will a few of my favorite Daily Harvest Smoothies be available all summer long at the Amber Waves Market, but also we’re sponsoring their ‘Farm Chores & Storytime’ program, which is a free educational outlet for families to learn about farming and cooking healthy meals together!”

Daily Harvest will be selling Daily Harvest from the Amber Waves Market through Labor Day weekend. The following smoothies are sold at the market this summer:

  • Banana + Greens
  • Chocolate + Blueberry
  • Strawberry + Peach

Pricing is $9 for one smoothie and $25 for three smoothies.

Daily Harvest is also being sold at Gurney’s Corso Coffee shop, which is available at 7AM daily, as well as Gurney’s firepit deck menu for afternoon and night. Offerings will include: Acai + Cherry Smoothie, Mint + Cacao Smoothie, and Strawberry + Peach Smoothie (rosé can be added for a Frosé Strawberry + Peach) which will be available through Labor Day weekend.

If you are not in the Hamptons this summer, check out Daily Harvest’s website for a variety of smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, lattes, chia bowls, and more, all frozen and so simple to prepare. The perfect way to eat healthy while so proactive!

Polo Hamptons Match and Cocktail Party

The ‘Polo Hamptons Match and Cocktail Party’ was one for the books this year. The event was hosted by Christie Brinkley, an American model and face of July’s Social Life Magazine. The event took place in Bridgehampton, on Saturday, June 29th from 4-7:30pm in Bridgehampton. There were over 500 guests, an open bar, the polo match, hors ‘d’oeuvres by Elegant Affairs, upbeat music, and preferred seating. It was a very warm sunny day, which made it perfect weather for the party.

The ‘Polo Hamptons Match and Cocktail Party’ took place under tents which were beautifully decorated underneath. Everyone was dressed beautifully, showcasing bright colors and patterns. We all gathered to watch the match, whether we knew the game or not. Everyone was enjoying themselves, laughing, drinking, taking photos, and soaking in the beautiful venue. Christie Brinkley was showcasing her Bellissima Prosecco; an organic, vegan sparkling wine as well, which many seemed to enjoy. 

The venue was tastefully decorated, with plants, artwork, and flowers beneath the tent. There was plenty of space to mingle, dance, and enjoy the match. The music was fantastic and made the vibe more relaxed. Everyone was friendly and welcoming, which made it even more enjoyable. The weather was warm and sunny, making it a perfect day to spend in the Hamptons. Overall, the ‘Polo Hamptons Match and Cocktail Party’ by Social Life Magazine was one to remember. 

Child and Young Adult Friendly Products Discovered at Expo West

Looking for the perfect lunchbox treat to give your family a healthy head-start into the spring season? Here we share five child and young adult friendly standout products discovered at Expo West that are ideal for taking to school, on road trips, or anywhere their adventures take them.

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New Product Debuts at Expo West 2019

Last week from March 5-9, over 86,000 industry members came together at the Anaheim Convention Center to discover and learn about new products that are shaping the health and wellness industry. 3,600 exhibiting companies, including 600 first-time exhibitors, showcased the latest in food and beverage, beauty and home, and supplements and nutrition. Here are five brands that debuted new products at Expo West 2019 in Anaheim, California.

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Malibu Farm Miami Beach

At Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc in Miami Beach is Malibu Farm, the South Florida outpost of Helene Henderson’s California restaurant that boasts farm-to-table dining served in the epitome of coastal luxury. Guests will discover satisfying, fresh dishes made with organic and locally sourced ingredients.

Serving dinner seven days a week, as well as offering lunch and Sunday brunch service, Malibu Farm’s beach casual vibe is the perfect escape for a California-inspired meal with your significant other, friends, or with the family.

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Must Have Snacks for Spring Break Travel

Keep your unhealthy cravings at a minimum with these five super delicious, better-for-you snacks that are a must have when traveling long or short distances for spring break. If you are heading to Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, you will have the opportunity to meet each of the following brands in person.

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Healthy Drinks and Snacks to Kick Off the New Year

Start off the New Year on your best foot with these five delicious snacks and beverages in the specialty food category. These will help restart and recharge your body, while making you feel your very best in 2019. One is also a perfect snack for children for going back to school that comes in five fun flavors!

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EXPO West Standout Product Roundup 2018

Just two weeks ago, the 38th annual Natural Products Expo West, the industry’s largest trade show, hosted 3,500 exhibiting companies, including more than 600 brands making their Expo West debut at the newly expanded Anaheim Convention Center. The Expo is the leading show for tracking the trends that drive innovation in food and consumer products

Notable trends in natural and organic foods, beauty and home products, as well as supplements included a focus on plant-based ingredients, utilizing byproducts as ingredients, and as well as aiding a sense of calm and reducing stress. Example brands discovered at the trade show that showcase some of these trends are below.

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EXPO West Innovative Food Roundup 2018

Several new products and brands celebrated their official launch this past week’s Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA. From an expanded line of organic baby food to a protein bar mix with fun, clever names, below is the roundup of innovative foods discovered at the Expo.

Sprout Foods

The largest independent infant nutrition company, has unveiled its newly expanded line of organic 20 Plant Powered Protein purees and snacks. Launches include their Sprout Organic Crinklez, veggie and bean-based popped snacks made with organic chickpeas with colorful carrots, spinach, and beets that catch your eye with every bite. Crinklez is available in Cheesy Spinach and Pumpkin Carrot flavors. Their new purees include Butternut Blueberry Apple with Beans and Carrot Chickpeas Zucchini Pear pouches. The new offerings help encourage parents to introduce protein early on into the diets of children 6 months and older. Available at Amazon, Jet, Walgreen’s, Buy Buy Baby, and more.


Reinventing ice cream is Reveri, the first plant-based frozen dessert in the U.S. Reveri is an ice cream alternative that is crafted using a proprietary process that blends whole fruits, vegetables and dietary fiber into a guilt-free treat. It is made with no added sugar or sweeteners, dairy, gluten, soy, or added fats and gums. Averaging only 82 calories for a four-ounce serving, Reveri uses dates and whole fruit frozen at the peak of ripeness, to achieve its sweetness. The frozen dessert is also certified vegan and non-GMO. Purchase online.

Chef’s Cut

Chef-led jerky brand debuted its newest offering, Korean Style BBQ Chicken Jerky, made with premium cuts of all-natural chicken breast. It is made with nothing but chef-crafted and recognizable ingredients like soy sauce, green tea extract, sriracha and other flavors with 10 grams of protein per one ounce serving. Nitrite and gluten-free. Purchase online.

Red Duck Foods

Red Duck Foods has launched the first certified organic, gluten-free and vegan taco sauces that will hit the market this month. The new taco sauces come in three flavors: Approachably Mild, Uniquely Korean, and Actually Spicy. They are also known for their line of non-GMO organic ketchups, BBQ sauces and cocktail sauces. Shop online.


Forno de Minas

Pão de Queijo is an all-natural, gluten-free, yeast-free Brazilian cheese bread that is made with an authentic recipe. One of the most popular meal snacks in Brazil, this delicious, healthy, and high quality meal snack is made in just 5 minutes because it’s fully baked, frozen and heats up quickly, making this ethnic snack quite convenient! The company uses an authentic, homemade recipe made from only natural ingredients sourced from local producers. Find your nearest store.


This spring, Peatos made its official debut at the Expo. With striking but familiar flavors like Classic Cheese, Fiery Hot, Chili Cheese, and more cutting-edge Masala, Peatos™ can be found in retail produce departments. A bag of Peatos contains the same texture and taste you crave- while containing three times the fiber and twice the protein compared to the popular empty-calorie corn snack. Peatos are available in three delicious flavors: Classic Cheese, Masala, and Fiery Hot. Find a store near you.


Zellee Organic

Zellee is an organic, plant-based fruit jel, packed in a fun squeeze pouch. A modern take on jello without all of the unhealthy stuff. No added sugar, colors, animal gelatin, carrageenan, or artificial ingredients. Packed with Vitamin A, C and D, Zellee is organic, non-GMO, naturally gluten-free, vegan, under 100 calories and is gelled with konjac flour, an Asian root used to thicken foods. Purchase online.

Ozery Bakery

A family-owned company that uses real, premium ingredients to create premium, quality bread products, attendees samples new products including Organic Lavash Crackers, indulgent Cocoa Banana and Cocoa Cherry Snacking Rounds, as well as their tasty Vegan Brioche Bites and Buns. All of Ozery Bakery products are non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher, made with whole grains, and are free from dairy, egg, nut / tree nut, soy. In addition, the products do not contain any artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors. Find a store near you.


Creation Nation

The first-of-its-kind DIY, no-bake Protein and Energy Mixes make it easy to create your own fresh, healthy bars, balls and bites at home in minutes. Simply add one or two of your favorite ingredients such as yogurt, honey, nut butter, coconut oil, ghee, mashed bananas or… really anything! Then, they’re ready to eat and take on the go: personalized nutrition, homemade taste and unparalleled freshness at your fingertips. The Protein Bar Mixes are available in three varieties: Whey Hip Chocolate Chip, PB & Jelly Get In My Belly, and Peas Love & CocoaEach mix is no-bake, non-GMO, gluten free, and can make 8 bars or 24 balls with up to 16 grams of protein per serving. Shop online.


SanJ is dedicated to the manufacture of premium Tamari soy sauce and quality Asian-inspired products. Their products are organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free with a few vegan products. Their line includes a Gluten-Free Tamari Soy Sauce, Organic Shoyu, Wakame Soup, and a Gluten-Free Brown Rice Cracker. The are available online including on Amazon, Walmart, Target, Thrive Market, and more. You can also purchase online.



The Osso Good Company

Osso Good’s Bone Broth Soup’r Foods are rich, nutrient-dense soups that include the company’s high-quality bone broths in each serving. Available in three nourishing flavors: Tomato Basil, Butternut Squash and Thai Carrot. Purchase online.



Wedderspoon, the #1 selling Manuka Honey brand in North America, launched their new Manuka Honey Plus line, Apple Cider Vinegar with Manuka Honey, and new skincare products at Expo West. In addition, the brand unveiled a modernized logo that puts bees front-and- center through a unique stylized honey bee. Find a store near you and you can shop online.