If you read our last post regarding Queens Food Tours, you know we enjoy learning about all that Queens has to offer. Dan Unter, owner of Redwood Deli in Forest Hills and Marissa Spano, Co-Founder of Skilltapp, which connects independent contractors with recruiters, are partners in a new distribution company, 5 Boro Goods.
5 Boro Goods is an aggregator of artisanal New York City-based goods such as chocolate, chips, nuts, crackers, drink mixes, granola bars and other tasty treats. The goods are sold as curated products to hotels across the city to be stored in their minibars, front desks and gift shops. Potential Queens producers that could work with 5 Boro Goods include Queens Brewery, Ash Apothecary, Rick’s Picks, Uji Smoothies Crack Toffee, Bao Food & Drink and Descendant Cider Company. 5 Boro Goods plans to work with hotels in Queens, including Paper Factory Hotel, Z NYC Hotel, Nesva Hotel, Hotel Vetiver, Ravel Hotel, Hyatt Place Flushing/Laguardia Airport Hotel and The Parc Hotel.
5 Boro Goods’ mission is support the local economy and generate revenue streams for NYC food and beverage producers, as well as promoting the “Made in NY” initiative by supplying locally made and sourced food and drinks to millions of visitors each year in NYC.
Partners and native New Yorkers, Dan Unter and Marissa Spano have extensive experience in the hospitality industry, working with hotels, private member-only clubs, restaurants and food / tech startups. Visitors can now easily find local, gourmet curated goods while visiting NYC. If you’re a food producer looking for additional exposure or a hotel looking to upgrade your amenities, contact 5 Boro Goods at Hello@5borogoods.com or on Twitter at @5borogoods.