With its commitment to fresh and seasonal ingredients, Liddabit Sweets of Sunset Park is satisfying Brooklyn’s candy craving, without the guilt.
Although they hail from different backgrounds, Liddabit’s founders, Liz Gutman and Jen King, found themselves enrolled in New York City’s French Culinary Institute, where they became fast friends. United by their passion for sustainable ingredients and love of sweets, the two founded their own candy shop in 2009. Like many artisanal Brooklyn vendors, Liddabit got its start at the Brooklyn Flea.
On his adventures, he had spotted an intriguing pepper-infused honey inside a Brazilian pizzeria and was adamant in trying to replicate his own version. The process it turned out would take him seven years. Meanwhile, Kurtz started a job bartending at Greenpoint pizzeria Paulie Gee’s.
Morris Kitchen’s flavored syrups began with a simple idea: “to share and create food.” Brother and sister team Tyler and Kari Morris created their first flavor, Ginger, back in 2009. The idea sparked from Kari’s time in the South of France, where ginger syrup is widely used in marinades, dressings, and drinks. She partnered up with her brother (the two hosted a supper club and catering business together), to bring the syrup to Brooklyn.