Never ones to shy away from a good meal, Haile Kitchen and Bath owners Brad and Jenn Fortune are consistently on the lookout for unique food options to offer their customers.
“As a community, Gainesville has so many great things to offer, but sometimes it can be difficult to find something a little different,” Jenn said. “While we primarily focus on small vendors from the South, we are always on the lookout for new items to bring into the store and have often brought in items requested by our customers.” Offerings include specialty sauces, dips, seasonings and much more. Here are just a few of their specialty products:
Whether you choose Black Lava Sea Salt, Deep Chocolate or Single Malt Scotch, it’s a difficult decision to pick which variety of McCrea’s handcrafted caramels to savor (there are more than a dozen). Jason and Kate McCrea have paired their love of science with the art of candy making to create the perfect caramel. Named as one of USA Today’s “10 Best Gifts for Foodies” in 2016, these are caramels you need to try.
Bourbon Barrel Foods
After a few drinks at an oyster bar here in Gainesville, Matt Jamie, founder and owner of Bourbon Barrel Foods, had a realization: “I said, you know, no one’s micro-brewing soy sauce in the U.S.” Bourbon Barrel Foods was born. Beginning with the signature Bluegrass Soy Sauce aged in bourbon barrels, the line has grown to include items such as Kentuckyaki sauce, bourbon barrel-aged Worcestershire and flavored salts. Whether you’re looking to take your BBQ skills up a notch or just want to add flavor to that perfect dish, the unique products at Bourbon Barrel Foods are worth a try.
Olive & Sinclair Chocolate
Handcrafted by native Nashvillians in the heart of Music City, Olive & Sinclair is proud to be the paramount bean-to-bar chocolate maker in the South. Slow-roasted and stone-ground in small batches, select single-origin beans are combined with pure brown sugar for a smooth and robust flavor unique to the company’s Southern Artisan Chocolate™. With Sea Salt Chocolate, Mexican-Style Cinnamon Chili, Coffee Chocolate, Buttermilk White Chocolate and much more, there’s a treat for every palate.
Beautiful Briny Sea
Atlanta-based Beautiful Briny Sea has developed a line of 100 percent handmade salts and spices. With flavors including Lavender, Rosemary, Mushroom, Campfire, Hot Steve and more, these salts give aspiring chefs that little something special for their creations. Salt isn’t your thing? How about Pocketful of Starlight Vanilla or Mr. Gigglepants Hibiscus Sugars?
Savannah Bee Honey
Grown out of a passion for bees, beekeeping and honey, Savannah Bee Company is the culmination of a 35-year search for the world’s best honey. If you’re looking for an everyday honey, try the signature cheese honey or one of the fabulous whipped honeys. If you’re feeling more adventurous, opt for the artisanal selections like tupelo, acacia or the unique raw acacia honeycomb. Whichever you choose, Savannah Bee gives you an all-natural complement to your morning toast or afternoon tea.
Haile Kitchen & Bath
Whether you’re looking to build or remodel, just accessorize your favorite space, or find the perfect gift for that special someone, Haile Kitchen & Bath is the place for you.
Gainesville’s most unique showroom and boutique store is located in the Haile Market Square Shopping Center.
Visit our Haile Showroom: (352) 745-3456
Showroom Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00 – 6:00 Saturdays: 10:00 – 4:00
Photography by John Sloan