Meet the Family Makers: City Saucery

Sauce like a Boss!

Michael, Nonna and Jorge in Brooklyn, NY.  Meet Michael, Nonna and Jorge of City Saucery.

We first tasted Nonna’s Smoky Sauce this past June at the Brooklyn Eats fancy food style tradeshow.  I could have eaten the whole jar of sauce with a spoon.  ( Who am I kidding, I probably didn’t even need the spoon).  On Sunday February 9, sample the Calibria, Italy inspired sauces, (with focaccia from Krumville Bakery) and take home a jar or two for your favorite, gluten free pastas, breads, chips – or your favorite spoon!

NONNA'S ARTISANAL TOMATO SAUCES by CITY SAUCERYUnique artisanal tomato sauces inspired by Nonna’s native Calabria, the southernmost and spiciest Italian region. Handcrafted in small batches using 100% New Jersey vine-ripened tomatoes (not watered-down tomato purée or pastes), extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs and the best all natural ingredients we can source regionally and seasonally. Oh, how we wish olives grew in NYC!

Currently featuring three very distinct flavor profiles: SPICY, SWEET and SMOKY.


Learn more about City Saucery, including their own, urban organic garden.


Based in New York City, my partner Jorge and I joined forces with my mom, ‘Nonna’ Carolina and founded Spicy ‘n Sweet in 2011. Inspired by Nonna’s native Calabria, Italy, and following in the artisanal Mediterranean tradition, we handcraft all our sauces in small batches to ensure the highest quality with ingredients and flavor, sourcing locally, regionally (and seasonally) from NYC/NJ farms and our very own organic urban garden. This traditional approach to cooking is what Nonna knows and it’s what we are jarring. The way tomato sauce should taste!

With growth, naturally comes change. As of January 2014, we’ve rebranded to City Saucery, a name we strongly feel better describes us as the go-to place for unique, delicious and healthy sauces for the discerning palate.

Buon appetito!
Michael Marino, Co-Founder.

——-  And now…I am quite hungry! See you at the EatUP!