Provisions
 

Sofra offers a wide array of house-made preserves, prepared foods, signature spice blends and carefully-sourced provisions. We are deeply committed to sustainable agriculture and to supporting local and international food artisans. We believe that the ingredients you use in your cooking enormously contribute to its quality.

Preserves

Executive Pastry Chef Maura Kilpatrick and Chef de Cuisine Didem Hosgel use peak season produce to preserve the region’s best flavors in jams, preserves, pickles and sauces, each made with a Sofra twist. Think rose petal jam, lemon verbena poached peaches and pickled cherry tomatoes. Come see what we have in our rotating selection. 

MYMOUNÉ

Mymouné was started by two sisters in 1989 at the height of the Lebanese civil war. Their founding mission was to support the people of Ain el Kabou, a village on the slopes of Mt. Sannine in central Lebanon. Because it was impossible to get fresh fruit to market during the war, the sisters began preserving it, hoping to sell it after the conflict was settled. They take hand-picked fruits and cook them, uncovered, in small batches -- a method which contributes to their deep, beautiful flavor. Mymouné preserves contain only fruit, with nothing added.

www.mymouneusa.com

Dried Goods & Olive Oil
 

Executive Pastry Chef Maura Kilpatrick and Chef de Cuisine Didem Hosgel use peak season produce to preserve the region’s best flavors in jams, preserves, pickles and sauces, each made with a Sofra twist. Think rose petal jam, lemon verbena poached peaches and pickled cherry tomatoes. Come see what we have in our rotating selection. 

BELAZU

Ana went to culinary school in France with George Bennel: French native, London resident and founder of Belazu. George started his company with his mother, driving to the south of France every few weeks to pick up buckets of fresh olives which he brought back to London to sell to chefs. Now selling much more than just olives, and with a commitment to ethical, sustainable food production, Belazu donates some of the proceeds from sales of its argan oil to schools in Morocco, where the oil is sourced.

belazu.com

CANAAN

Canaan Fair Trade sells olive oil, honey, nuts, and other products sourced from small-scale growers in Palestine. They provide technical support and a ready-made market to rural cooperatives. Canaan Fair Trade promotes sustainable food production while also seeking to empower the communities it serves. All of their products originate in Palestine and are USDA organic.

canaanusa.com

DATE LADY

Date Lady Pure Date Syrup has one ingredient: organic dates. After returning to the U.S. in 2005 following a two-year sojourn in the United Arab Emirates, Ryan and Colleen Sundlie were inspired to recreate date syrup, widely used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking, here in the U.S. In addition to the luxurious syrup, Sofra also carries Date Lady’s chocolate date spread.

ilovedatelady.com

FOUR STAR FARMS

Four Star Farms, a 14th- generation family farm in Western Massachusetts, provides top-quality, locally- and sustainably-grown grains and freshly milled flour. When the family began farming at their current location, there were four members working the fields; today the owners are thankful that the farm has expanded and continues to grow. Four Star Farms sells heirloom grains that were cultivated by the Pilgrims and mills in small batches to ensure their flours are both flavorful and fresh.

fourstarfarms.com

Spices
 

Executive Pastry Chef Maura Kilpatrick and Chef de Cuisine Didem Hosgel use peak season produce to preserve the region’s best flavors in jams, preserves, pickles and sauces, each made with a Sofra twist. Think rose petal jam, lemon verbena poached peaches and pickled cherry tomatoes. Come see what we have in our rotating selection. 

LA BOITE A EPICE

La Boite a Epice, or “The Spice Box,” is like a perfumer’s workshop. Owner and spice artist Lior Lev Sercarz combines top-quality spices from across the globe, each one a reflection of a place, a moment, a cultural influence. Like a master perfumer, Lior offers tantalizing hints about the contents of his spice mix bottles, but he never provides a full reveal. He’s worked with some of the world’s most famous chefs, most notably spice master Olivier Roellinger. There is even a blend named after Ana Sortun.

laboiteny.com

CURIO SPICE

Former Sofra Manager, Claire Cheney, founded Curio Spice in 2015. Claire has spent the past decade visiting farms and communities in more than 10 countries, sourcing the best spices to bring back to New England. Claire’s unique blends add beautiful aromas and depth of flavor to both food and drink. Curio Spice is a local, independent, woman-owned Public Benefit Corporation working to provide a better life for farmers, protect the environment, and help people unite around food. And, of course, make food tastier too.

curiospice.com

RUMI SPICE

Rumi Spice partners with Afghan farmers to bring top-quality, sustainably-farmed saffron to customers all over the world. Started by a team of U.S. military veterans committed to empowering Afghan women and bolstering the country’s economy, Rumi employs more than 1900 women in Herat, Afghanistan. Sofra carries Rumi’s premium Afghan saffron as well as their unique saffron gem, a sweet treat with beautiful saffron threads suspended throughout each gummy candy.

www.rumispice.com

More spice brands we carry:

CANAAN

MYMOUNE

BURLAP AND BARREL

More brands we carry:

CRICKET CREEK FARM

ENTUBE

FARM TRUE GHEE

JACOBSEN SALT

KANDARIAN FARMS

MAINE GRAINS

MARBLEHEAD SALT

MOODY’S DELICATESSEN & PROVISIONS

NEW YORK SHUK + SPICES

SHILOH FARMS

TOHUM TAHINI

CARLISLE HONEY

SOOM TAHINI

ROTATING SELECTION OF SPECIALTY OLIVE OIL

Coffee & Tea
 

KARMA COFFEE

Karma Coffee is a small-batch roaster based in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Karma works directly with growers, ensuring their coffee is socially responsible as well as great-tasting. We start every morning at Sofra brewing a pot of their Guatemala Quistache coffee, a medium-bodied, bright coffee with a milk chocolate-y finish.

stiryoursoul.com

MEM TEA

Since 1999, MEM Tea Imports has specialized in sourcing, blending and distributing high-quality loose-leaf teas to the food service industry and educating customers. We’re thrilled to use MEM Tea in many of our signature beverages. Sofra also carries a variety of MEM’s loose-leaf teas on our retail shelf.

memteaimports.com

Books & Gifts
 

SOFRAMIZ

by Ana Sortun & Maura Kilpatrick

Award-winning chefs Ana Sortun and Maura Kilpatrick have spent more than a decade frequenting the electric cafes and souks of the Middle East, sourcing ingredients and gaining inspiration for their restaurants. Using the concept of soframiz, which means “our table” or “our hospitality,” they re-create the Middle East’s generous warmth and spirit through everyday dishes such as Whipped Feta with Sweet and Hot Peppers, Lamb Shawarma with Pickled Cabbage and Tahini, and Chocolate Hazelnut Baklava. Their recipes are rooted in tradition but also adapted for a modern audience-- a unique hybrid approach that has won them fans around the world. With evocative storytelling and a primer on iconic ingredients, Soframiz will transport you to the markets and homes of the Middle East.

MORE BOOKS WE CARRY:

Spice: Flavors of The Eastern Mediterranean by Ana Sortun

The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes That Make America Great by Leyla Moushabeck

The Spice Companion: A Guide to The World of Spices by Lior Lev Sercarz

Soup For Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity by Barbara Abdeni Massaad

WINDING ROAD MARKET BAGS

Look up at the top shelf at Sofra and you’ll spot colorful embroidered bags from Morocco. These handmade fair-trade bags are perfect for the farmers market, the beach, or just being out and about.

shopthewindingroad.com