With August finally here, it’s time to embrace — and indulge in — the waning days of summer. We’ve rounded up 17 of Louisville’s most delicious, local food FINDS to help you wrap up the season in the tastiest way possible. Enjoy!
17 Local Food FINDS
CHIPS & DIPS
Cheddar pecan torte & benedictine
When it comes to any cookout, party or get-together, cheddar pecan torte and benedictine are a must. Be sure to buy more than you think you’ll need because these dips will be gone in the blink of an eye. Find the benedictine for $6 and cheddar pecan torte for $16 at The Cheddar Box.
Everyone loves a classic hummus — but hummus tastes even better when it’s made locally. With delicious flavors like roasted garlic, roasted butternut squash and kalamata olive, you’ll wonder where this hummus has been all your life. Find Naked Hummus for $5 per container at The Douglas Loop Farmer’s Market.
Chips are a classic snack that we can munch on for days, and these ripple chips are no exception. With a classic, savory flavor that’s made right here in the Bluegrass state, these chips create the perfect crunch for a snack or side. Find a bag starting at $8 at Spudz Chips or venture to your local grocery for a $2 bag.
If there’s a non-bourbon drink out there that has Kentucky written all over it, it has to be Ale8one. This delicious soda is what everyone needs when they go to the lake or kick back with friends. Find a 12 pack for $11 at Ale8one or a 6 pack locally at ValuMarket or Kroger.
Locally made with incredible health benefits — it doesn’t get much better than that! Kentucky Kombucha comes in lots of delicious flavors like jasmine, lemongrass, ginger and more. This healthy drink tastes like a treat. Find a bottle for $3.99 at Rainbow Blossom.
Heine Brothers’ coffee
Louisvillians love Heine Brothers’. Bring all the deliciousness of Heine Brothers’ home with their X coffee. For the extremists, we’ve chosen their delicious espresso. Find a 12-ounce bag for $12 at Heine Brothers’.
Louisville Tea Company mugs
It’s time to get boozy with these “Just Add Booze” drink mugs from the Louisville Tea Company. Add the alcohol of your choice to create tea-infused spirits, with flavors like Earl Gin, Toasted Tequila and Hibiscus White available to get the party started. Find them for $6 at Louisville Tea Company.
Old 502 wines
Wine tastes better when it’s aged in a bourbon barrel — trust us, it does! This Bourbon Barrel Red is everything we’re looking for as our summer wine-ds down. Find it for $9.99 at Total Wine & More.
Kick pasta night up a notch with locally made gnocchi. This tri-colored pasta comes in a few flavors including traditional, beet and spinach to give your family an extra boost of veggies in every serving. Find three 12-ounce packages for $27 at Lotsa Pasta.
An infused olive oil can really amp up the flavor of an entire dish. Our favorite is the Tuscan Herb — we use it on pasta, potatoes, veggies and much more! Find it for $16 at Primo Oils.
Add some heat and flavor to your family dinners with this bourbon teriyaki sauce. Grab a regular bottle, or kick things up a notch with the hot and spicy option. Find these Kentuckyaki sauces for $10 each at Bourbon Barrel Foods.
Add a twist to your Sunday brunch with this Chocolate Porter Syrup made from craft beer. Combining rich flavor and a dry cocoa finish for a delightful and unique taste, this chocolate syrup is the perfect addition to any waffles, desserts, or even pork. Find it for $18.99 per bottle at The Beer Syrup Co.
Need a cookie fix? These freshly made cookies are some of the best in the city and are baked with dark chocolate, white chocolate and crunchy pecans. Find them for $26.95 for a dozen at Kizito Cookies.
For a rich treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, try these Maker’s Mark Premium Bourbon Truffles, mixed with milk chocolate and Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky. The deep bourbon flavor paired with the warm tones of milk chocolate makes for the ultimate Kentucky sweet treat. Find them starting at $10.50 at Art Eatables.
With fall on the horizon, we’re dreaming of a festive pie season. This Kentucky classic is one of our favorites, warming us up with its chocolate and choice walnuts baked in Grandma Leaudra’s delicate crust. Find it for $19.99 at A Taste of Kentucky.
FROM SB SHOP
Four layers of luscious lime cake filled with alternating blackberry coulis and blackberry buttercream and iced with Caroline’s Cakes freshly made blackberry buttercream … need we say more? This one is perfect for bidding summer farewell. Find it for $60 on SB Shop.
Shotwell Candy: The Original Salted Caramels
There’s just nothing like some melt-in-your-mouth caramels. This buttery soft caramel is infused with barrel-aged bourbon, vanilla extract and then finished with crunchy Celtic grey salt. Find a 1 lb box for $29.95 at SB Shop.
There you have it. It’s still summer, but fall is closer than we think — we hope these food FINDS help you enjoy the best of both seasons!