Fabalish’s organic Fab-a-Dip is a creamy, zippy dip that would elevate any veggie tray, and the dip is versatile enough to also be a great sandwich spread, savory toast topper or thinned into light pasta sauce. The taste profile is most akin to a chipotle mayo. The aquafaba (chickpea water) base lends body to the dip, and any bean-y taste is mostly hidden under savory notes from kombu seaweed, gentle smokiness from cumin and tanginess from lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and white vinegar. A smattering of other organic spices and seasonings round out this complex blend, but the shocker is how vegan and un-bean-y it is with a clean label. Egg, dairy and coconut free, this product will make vegans do a double take with the ingredients panel and will win over omnivores too.
Fila Manila Filipino American Kitchen Filipino Adobo Sauce and Marinade
Fila Manila Filipino American Kitchen founder Jake Deleon brings a versatile sauce from his family’s cookbook to the condiment aisle with this Filipino Adobo Sauce & Marinade. This Filipino staple is tangy, savory, and salty all at once, and Fila Manila’s take on this iconic sauce is both a great entry point to the cuisine and an attractive new option for aficionados with its clean, minimal ingredient list and use of tamari over wheat-based soy sauce. These modest updates to typical conventional versions cut no corners with authenticity; the sauce gets some of its zip from coconut vinegar, yum! As though that wasn’t enough to be excited about, the brand also regularly partners with AAPI non-profits including Project Barkada most recently; the effort provided 300 free meals to frontline workers and families in need living in underserved communities.
Maya Kaimal Foods Indian Style Green Chili Sauce
Maya Kaimal Indian Style Green Chili Sauce brings regional flair to the too-often monolithic representation of Indian food and a unique new profile to the hot sauce shelf. The serrano, coconut and curry leaf backbone draw heavily from a standard chutney of South Indian cuisine, which is relatively underrepresented in the array of Indian foods most familiar to the American palate. Thinning the traditional chunky chutney into a squeezable consistency akin to familiar East Asian-inspired chili sauces, this condiment would be equally at home on basics like eggs or roasted potatoes as it would be as a final touch on more complex dishes such as fusion tacos, soups or sandwiches. While the taste will practically transport you to a Goan beach, one thing that isn’t transported is the product itself; Maya Kaimal Foods’ commitment to American manufacturers means that the brand produces domestically and does not ship finished goods from abroad.