The Home Pantry is built around a simple tenet: produce products that are focused on healthy and high-quality local ingredients. Those principles come together perfectly with its spicy black bean soup ($12-$14), a dried soup mix that, when cooked with six cups of water, creates one of the tastiest soups in Cleveland.
The mix is bursting with an abundance of spicy, hearty flavors, including cumin, paprika and dehydrated onion, garlic and tomatoes. Craving extra spice? It also comes with a couple dehydrated habanero peppers that are left whole for you to use as needed. “It’s a simple, back-to-basics approach,” says curator Alaina Caruso.
That simplicity is proven through its easy prep and fresh ingredients, making it great for dinner at home or lunch on a camping trip. “We market these towards people who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle because they’re so easy to make,” Caruso says. “You can crush and smash the vegetables to your preference and then toss it in a pot over a fire.” thehomepantry.com