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Bay Area Local Business Spotlight – May 2015

Local Bay Area Businesses We Supported In May

This month, Fastmetrics supported the following Bay Area businesses through visits and purchases. Shopping locally is a great way to show your support for your local community. At least one of our team members visited each business and provided a quick review of what they saw, tasted, sampled and liked about each.

*These Bay Area businesses are not existing customers. We just like sharing what’s great about the Bay Area!

To have your Bay Area business featured, send us a tweet or message @fastmetrics1. Every monthly post is shared with our followers and we also do a small amount of promotion using Outbrain.com

Napa Soap Company

If you are traveling to the Napa Valley, do get some of these amazing soaps. The Napa Soap company crafts soaps by hand. Located in downtown St. Helena.

With the bonus of keeping her 3 sons clean and the scent of lavender in the air, Sheila Rockwood founded and created the Napa Soap Company.

NSC only use all natural ingredients, buys organic, sources as many local products as possible and recycle all their packaging.  All soaps are hand poured.  This is a family business that started with a small business dream with a creative outlet.

Hope you enjoy the soap as much as we did!  Here is a link to their beautiful shop.

napa soap company soaps

Philz Coffee

Phil Jaber founded Philz Coffee in 2003. This coffee is delicious, considered one of the best in the US. “Cup of love” is their motto and Philz go above and beyond to deliver.

It all started after the closure of Phil’s corner grocery shop on 24th and Folsom Street in San Francisco that transformed his passion into a reality.

After researching and tweaking coffee beans / brewing methods for more than 25 years, Phil opened his doors in 2003. Now it’s a family empire with multiple stores. The small grocery corner shop is now their HQ.

You can buy great coffee through their website or at one of their locations. Try the Mint Mojito iced coffee!

Sun Basket

To busy to shop, think and prepare meals? Try Sun Basket. A new and amazing startup in the San Francisco Bay Area created by award winning chef Justine Kelly.

Healthy, organic how-to meals that taste and look incredible.  Sun Basket delivers the freshest ingredients from the best farms with customized pre-measured recipes.

Plenty of variety too; paleo friendly options, gluten free, vegetarian or the Chef’s basket. For $9.99 per person, a bargain. All made using organic produce.

They have an incredible blog that shares delicious recipes and great tips. Thumbs up for this delightful startup.

sun basket fresh meal delivery

The Vestry Restaurant  At The Chapel

Restaurant @TheVestrySF is located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, at 777 Valencia Street. Open 7 days a week from 5pm-1am + Sat & Sun brunch 11am-3pm.

Live music, delicious food and bar with bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary specials. Thanks for your great hospitality. Reservations can be made here.

the chapel sf food

H.D. Buttercup

Evan Cole is the founder and current CEO of H.D. Buttercup, a furniture store with a difference. Locations in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Their mission: “Designed from the ground up to provide customers a new way to shop for home furnishings. Never a dull moment, never a dull item. At HD Buttercup, we are here to create a memorable experience. This is no ordinary furniture store”.

This shop has a unique boutique feel with always evolving collections at prices of large retail chains. It does deliver on memorable experiences, as a one-stop shop for luxury furnishings. It definitely caters for the creative. A highly recommend stop-by or check out their shop online.

HD Buttercup Homewares and Furnishings San Francisco

Fastmetrics proudly supports Bay Area businesses by shopping locally, whenever possible. With so many great businesses and local produce available, there really isn’t any reason why you can’t too.