Purveyors

We opened the original Slanted Door on Valencia Street in 1995. And our vision is the same now as it was then: To blend Vietnamese cooking techniques and flavors with local ingredients. We proudly serve local organic produce, ecologically and humanely raised meats, game and poultry found at farms around the San Francisco Bay Area. We’re committed to supporting those farms and ranches that have made it their mission to respect the land, animals, and the environment. The following are just a few of the purveyors we partner with.

Straus Family Creamery

Straus Family Creamery is a small, family-owned, organic creamery which produces milk, ice cream, yogurt, and butter with milk sourced from their dairy and from three other local family farms. Straus Family Creamery is located on the beautiful shores of Tomales Bay. The Slanted Door uses Straus dairy at all our restaurant locations.

Dirty Girl Produce

Dirty Girl Produce is located between two of the best growing areas of the Bay Area — Santa Cruz’s banana belt, where the weather is relatively hot and dry in the summer, and La Selva Beach, where there is a stronger coastal influence. The mild climate and fertile riverbed soil enables farms like Dirty Girl to grow vegetables almost year round.

Allstar Organics

Allstar Organics is two acres of aromatic plants and antique roses in Lagunitas, California, and 10 acres of over 150 varieties of certified organic, specialty, and heirloom crops in Nicasio, California, halfway between San Francisco Bay and Pt. Reyes Station. Allstar is a warm-weather farm with distinct seasons and a highly mineralized, clay-based soil. Their soil-enrichment program includes a diverse cover cropping system, microbiological drenches, and aged nutritional mulches. As a result, their vegetables acquire vivid color, distinctive texture, and intense fragrance and flavor.

Emmer and Co.

Emmer & Co.® is the only purveyor working to make deeply flavorful heritage chickens available in market. Common before the industrialization of agriculture, heritage chickens are now incredibly rare. Emmer & Co. heritage birds are raised near Redding, CA entirely on pasture and spend all their waking hours foraging outdoors. By producing American Poultry Association certified standard bred birds that develop at a chicken’s natural rate, committing to sustainable practices, and employing the highest animal welfare standards possible, Emmer & Co. is serving the best, 100% heritage poultry for dinner.

Star Route Farms

Star Route Farms has been an organic farm in Marin County since 1974. They began on five acres using horse-drawn sulky plows and cultivators and a lot of “long haired ambition.” As pioneers in the then-fledgling organic industry, Star Route Farms adopted production and post-harvest technologies such as precision planters and hydrocooling equipment to ensure top-quality produce for the consumer. Star Route Farms is the oldest continuously certified organic grower in California, and the owner, Warren Weber, has long been active in the organic industry as a past president of California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), co-founder of the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), president of Marin Organic (MarinOrganic.org), and past vice-president of Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT). The farm is certified by Marin Organic Certified Agriculture.

Prather Ranch

Located in Northern California, Prather Ranch has become a stellar example of a self-sustaining agricultural operation that promotes strong environmental philosophies, holistic management practices, and the humane treatment of livestock. Those at the ranch understand that the first step is to be good stewards of the land, which includes caring for the soil, the water, the air, the cattle, and those who work the land.

Weingut Nikolaihof

We love Nikolaihof and their wines for so many reasons. They were the first winery in Europe to be certified biodynamic. Christina Saahs, matriarch of the family, says her belief in the interconnectivity of life in the vineyard and the importance of the health of its accompanying ecosystem began on her wedding day in 1972 — the day she came home to her family’s ancient winery. Thirty-nine years later, their dedication to the land is apparent in the beautiful wines they produce. Nikolaihof is the oldest winery in Austria, complete with Roman cellars dating back to 63 BC. The alluvial soils of their vineyard Im Weingebirge were recorded in literature as far back as 470 A.D. If you visit, sit under the 200-year-old linden tree in the walled clos and drink the beautiful wine produced on this parcel of land for centuries.

Weingut Bründlmayer

Willi Bründlmayer, with his infectious love of all things wine, has been a friend to The Slanted Door for a long time. His wines — crisp dry Grüner Veltliners, Rieslings that sing with acid and pure minerality — are simply perfect with our food. Willi is always striving to better express the intricacies of his vineyards in his wines. He farms organically, explores new trellising methods and methods of vinification, and is known for his mentorship of aspiring winemakers and the preservation of unique vineyards across the Kamptal.

Weingut Josef Leitz

Since his first visit to The Slanted Door in 2000, we have counted on Johannes Leitz for his unflagging friendship and on his spectacular Rieslings as an integral part of our wine program. If you want to talk terroir, talk to Johannes. The intricacy of his delineation of the soil types of his incredibly steep, incredibly beautiful vineyards overlooking the Rhine River cannot be matched. From dry to sweet, every pristine mouthful of his wine resonates with Johannes’s dedication. Each of his wines expresses its own individual, whimsical loveliness.

Broc Cellars

Chris Brockway is an urban winemaker based in Berkeley. You heard that right: Chris makes wine just on the other side of San Francisco Bay. He is one of the vital young winemakers making a difference in the local natural wine movement. All without owning any vineyards of his own — just a small warehouse near Gilman Street in Berkeley. All of his fruit is purchased, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t make an impact on how it is farmed. Organic and biodynamic farming are an integral part of many of the vineyards he chooses. So is extinction. In a time when many old vineyards of unusual varietals are being ripped out in favor of more profitable mainstream grapes, Chris and a group of similarly minded winemakers are intervening. We are lucky to taste old, dry-farmed carignane made by someone so talented.

Valrhona Chocolate

Valrhona chocolate tastes different than other chocolates. Intense and dark with incredible depth of flavor, there is nothing else like it on the market and we are proud to have had a valued relationship with Valrhona for years. Established in 1922 in the Rhone valley, Valrhona is committed to sustainable practices and cultivating healthy relationships with its growers that lead to the development of local economies.

Beck Grove

This amazing family-owned citrus farm in San Diego County is committed to biodynamic farming, citrus diversity, and the propagation of heirloom varietals. From Nagami kumquats to Cherimoya tangerines, you can taste how in tune with their environment the folks at Beck Grove truly are. They hand-pick each order and mail it to us each day. We love knowing that the purity of their fruit will be evident in every dessert we make.

Trufflebert Farm

“Trufflebert.” It just rolls off the tongue. But it’s so much more than a cool name. It’s an homage to a time when people specialized in one product, crafting it with care and precision over time. Their organic Ennis hazelnuts don’t taste like store-bought hazelnuts. They are bigger, crunchier, brighter tasting, and they smell absolutely amazing. And that’s due to the fact that Trufflebert shells them to order, and ship them from Oregon to us overnight.

Straus Dairy

There are many reasons to love Straus. Since 1941, the Straus family has been making delicious butter and creamy, rich milk that is both decadently tasty and good for you. The Slanted Door uses only Straus milk in all of our restaurants, convinced not only by the taste of their products but by the Straus family’s integrity and ethical treatment of their livestock. You can really taste the difference in the milk of these free-ranging, local, happy cows.

G.L. Alfieri Farm

A small family farm out of Ripon, California, G.L. Alfieri got its start at farmer’s markets all over the Bay Area and has been a longtime supplier and friend of The Slanted Door. The nuts the farm grows are incredible — simply the freshest and most vital we have ever tasted. Now Alfieri provides us with everything from cashews to peanuts to almonds from their little shop, just down the hall from us in the Ferry Building.

Reisetbauer

An indispensable ingredient in making high-quality distillates is the perfect quality of the fruit. That is why the Reisetbauer family tends the orchards with the utmost of care, beginning with expert selection of trees adapted to the special growing conditions, continuing with rigorous pruning to reduce yield and improve quality, and ending in the harvest, which is conducted in numerous stages to guarantee that the fruit has been ideally ripened.

Adrien Camut

Since the 1800s, the Camut family has grown 115 acres of apple trees at their Domaine de Semainville, located in the Pays d'Auge, widely regarded as the finest growing region for Calvados. The Camut harvests 25 different varieties of apples during the fall and early winter months, ferment their juice and then double-distill the dry cider in their two wood-fueled stills. Calvados from Adrien Camut are rich and mouthfilling, replete with baked apple flavors and a long, round finish.

Marian Farms

Marian Farms is an eighty-acre, diversified, Demeter certified Biodynamic® farm in California’s central San Joaquin Valley, an area referred to as the “fruit basket” of the United States. This fertile valley is known around the world for its rich, sandy loam soils and Mediterranean climate. In this farming paradise, we grow grapes, almonds, lemons, oranges, peaches, and a wide variety of row crops, many of which are heirloom varieties. From our grapes, we produce sun dried raisins, and also distill high proof alcohol for tincturing herbs and Espirito de la Valada, our signature brandy, in our on-site distillery.