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Lower Price. Higher Value.

We delivered the very first Mantry in February 2012 out of the back of an Acura going door-to-door.  Since that (very) grassroots start we’ve been able to achieve significant innovations in many of the operations at Mantry.  

We wanted to pass on the value created by these innovations to our members and make the service more accessible to a wider audience.

What does that mean for you? The price is now only $75 $49.

We also conducted hundreds of 1-on-1 interviews with existing members and implemented upgrades based on the most consistent feedback.

  1. Mantry will ship every 2nd Month, allowing members more time to use products and our team more time to scour America to uncover the most unique and talented food makers, resulting in better curation, storytelling and products (this also contributes to savings for members in shipping, sourcing and logistics).

  1. The first Mantry a gift recipient or new subscriber receives will come in our signature wooden crate, any subsequent Mantry will arrive in a mailer to reduce packaging waste.

We’re excited to roll with this new offering for 2016! If you’d like to check out Mantry for yourself, you can subscribe here.

Mantry Scouts: Puget Sound, WA

Mantry Scouts: A place, a plate and a product from a cool town in 5 seconds.

 

Puget Sound // @washingtonnature

 

Willows Inn // @willowsInn

 


Island Troller // @islandtrollers

 

Mantry Scouts: Santa Fe, NM

Mantry Scouts: A place, a plate and a product from a cool town in 5 seconds.

Cafe Pasqual’s // @fathomwaytogo

 

Dale Ball Trails // @TargetSalad

 

Santa Fe Olé Roasted New Mexico Green Chile // @isp213

 

How to tour The U.S.A. for 59$ A Month

Mantry has invested $1,000,000 in craft makers and sent 216 of America’s best undiscovered food products. Here are 9 things we have learned:

  1. The best homemade Bloody Mary we’ve tasted used Stu’s Bloody Mary from Chicago, IL.
  2. The perfect Bacon for a B.L.T is Broadbent’s Peppered Bacon from Kuttawa, KY.  16 time Kentucky state fair champion, 100 years in business, making traditional dry cured bacon.
  3. Hazelnut pancake mix does exist thanks to Freddy Guy’s Hazelnut Farm in Monmouth, OR.
  4. Our favorite PB+J is made with Reginald’s Bourbon Pecan Peanut Butterfrom Richmond, VA.
  5. The rarest product we’ve sent is Kahiltna Birch Syrup Caramel from Palmer, Alaska.  Less than 1500 gallons of Birch Syrup is harvested annually.
  6. The fastest way to Mexico is mixing a La Paloma cocktail with Liber & Co.’s Texas Grapefruit Shrub, Tequila and lime.
  7. The fastest way to Jamaica is dousing charcoal grilled chicken in Jule’s Gourmet Jerk Sauce.
  8. 6,752 Miles is the distance Black Peppah Macadamia Nuts from Hamakua Nut Co.in Waimea, Hawaii travelled to get to our warehouse (the farthest of any product).
  9. If we had a Hot Sauce Hall Of Fame our first inductee would be Doug Crane at Dragon’s Blood Elixir for using home grown Connecticut habaneros and apples in his infamous Dragon’s Blood Elixir Sauce.
    Is this all we know? You be the judge.

Each year we send 72 of the country’s best products, 72 stories worth telling and 36 recipes that make cooking easy.  But these special items are only to the members of Mantry.  Now plans as low as 59$/Month.

Mantry Scouts: Honolulu, HI

Mantry Scouts: A place, a plate and a product from a cool town in 5 seconds.

 


Byodo-in Temple  // @Dudley.

 

Ono Seafood // @hanako_naughtygirl

 

Leonard’s Bakery Malasada // @pulptastic

 

Mantry Scouts: Hudson, NY

Mantry Scouts: A place, a plate and a product from a cool town in 5 seconds.

 

Downtown HudsonDowntown Hudson // @ArchitecturalDigest

 

Fish & GameFish & Game // @FishGameHudson

 

The Hudson Standard Shrub // @TheHudsonStandard

 

Mantry Scouts: Chicago, IL

Mantry Scouts: A place, a plate and a product from a cool town in 5 seconds.

 

Chicago Diner
Chicago Diner // @chicagodiner

 

Glazed & Infused Donuts Glazed & Infused Donuts // @thrillist

 

Stu’s Bloody Mary MixStu’s Bloody Mary Mix // @mantry

 

Mantry Scouts: Charlottesville, VA

Mantry Scouts: A place, a plate and a product from a cool town in 5 seconds.

Foxfield Races CharlottesvilleFoxfield Races // @merchcolony

 

Bold Rock Hard CiderBold Rock Hard Cider // @mantry

 

Mas Tapas CharlottesvilleMas Tapas // @thelongweekender

 

Mantry Scouts: Portland, ME

Mantry Scouts: A place, a plate and a product from a cool town in 5 seconds.

Portland Head LightPortland Head Light // @Yogi.Arora

 

Eventide Oyster CoEventide Oyster Co. // @gypsysoulrings

 

Tandem Coffee RoasterTandem Coffee Roaster // @galejenks

 

Mantry Scouts: Austin, TX

Mantry Scouts: A place, a plate and a product from a cool town in 5 seconds.

Barton Spring AustinBarton Springs // @night-native
 

Odd Duck Austinodd duck // @oddduckaustin
 

Liber and Co Pineapple Gum Syrup AustinLiber & Co Pineapple Gum Syrup // @mantry