Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative
We are so excited to be working with Lancaster Farm Fresh to bring local and organic dairy to the shop. Small scale family operations are our kind of thing, and Lancaster Farm Fresh works to connect local farms, like Maplehofe Dairy and Kaufmann's Fruit Farm, with local businesses like us. They say that when you purchase Lancaster Farm Fresh products you can be confident that you will receive the freshest farm products, raised humanely, with consideration for the land, animals and people. We like that. They also have an awesome CSA program that runs year-round. From LFFC, we source our amazing whole milk from Maplehofe Dairy, organic nonfat milk, and gluten free granola bars from Amaranth Gluten Free Bakery.
Wilbur Chocolate has been around since the 1800s, starting on North 3rd St. in Philly producing hard candy. After a short time, they added chocolate and cocoa to their menu and moved to a larger manufacturing facility. They continued to grow into the 1900s and added locations while merging with other manufacturers, suppliers, and distributers. Currently, they produce over 240 million pounds of chocolate products each year. We use their Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder for our mocha lattes and hot chocolate.
Rishi Tea & Botanicals
Rishi Tea was founded on the commitment to set the standard for quality and expand the awareness of tea and its rich, inspirational tradition. We offer superb tea and botanicals imported directly from gardens across the world. We draw inspiration from ancient artisanal practices that use organic cultivation techniques as well as modern culinary innovation. All Rishi products are organic, fair and direct trade, and culinary inspired. At Ox, we use Rishi's masala chai concentrate for our delicious chai tea lattes.
For good measure, we threw a little bit of Jersey into the mix. Gilda heard the call for authentic biscotti in the Philadelphia area and she answered by founding a daily operation of small batch, hand-cut traditional biscotti in Salem, NJ. Gilda's Biscotti are straightforward, light, and flavorful and they're proudly crafted without butter, oil, shortening, preservatives, emulsifiers, or artificial colors and flavors. Currently at Ox, we source Gilda's almond-anise biscotti. It's a crowd favorite for sure!
French artisan baker Stephane, chef and owner at Au Fournil, has been working in the bakery industry for more than 20 years in various countries. A Bakery and Pastry Art graduate from Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France, Stephane is using his French savoir-faire style to re-establish a high quality standard for French pastry in Philadelphia. From Au Fournil, we source our delicious butter, chocolate, and almond croissants and cinnamon buns.
Crust Vegan Bakery
Since 2015 Shannon and Maegan have kept the doors open at Crust, a woman owned and operated bakery operating out of Northwest Philadelphia. All pastries are hand iced, and made vegan with all natural ingredients. They have recently partnered with Grindcore at a space in West Philly providing a full menu of pastries. Crust states that their goal is to find the balance between offering an affordable and quality product to the customer, while also providing a living wage and supportive work environment to their wonderful staff. We couldn't agree more! At Ox, we source a rotating selection of delicious vegan scones, muffins, and the ever consistent vegan chocolate chip cookies.
The Bagel Place
Ringo Roseman opened The Bagel Place in the summer of 2017, though he’s been a bagel and a sandwich enthusiast his whole life. With 20 years of restaurant experience and a romantic notion of what a bagel shop can be, he set out to use all of his resources, tools, and expertise to create a comfortable home for the community. Great food using fresh ingredients, prepared in-house daily, is something that everyone can appreciate. Ox has plain, sesame, cinnamon raisin, and everything bagels from The Bagel Place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with butter and cream cheese available as well.