Small Long Beach businesses could thrive with new law permitting the sale of home-cooked foodRelease Date: 2018-09-21
Long Beach is a village of cottage businesses, mini-enterprises where home cooks and bakers create astonishing grub from their homes, package it, and offer it for sale at such establishments as Portfolio and MADE by Millworks in DTLB.
Success stories in Long Beach? Black Ring Coffee in North Long Beach, Wide Eyes Open Palms on Retro Row, and The Pie Bar, Romeo Chocolates, and Saints & Sinners Bake Shop in DTLB. All of these were once cottage businesses, their owners working diligently out of home kitchens and reselling their goods at farmers markets, stores, and even online; now, they are thriving shops with their own commercial kitchens and roasting spaces, dreams that folks like Kristin Colazas Delfs of Colossal Bread—currently renting space in a commercial kitchen—hope to achieve.
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