ABOUT US

Photo by Eric Wolfinger

Estrellita's Snacks is a second generation family owned Salvadoran food company specializing in Pupusas, Tamales, and Tostadas. The company was born in San Francisco's Mission District where Maria del Carmen who founded the business began selling her freshly fried plantain and yucca chips to local business owners and families that missed the taste and crunch of tostadas from El Salvador. 

 

Over the years Estrellita’s Snacks has grown and today our family runs the business together. We participate in a number of events around the city. You can find our farmer’s market stand at The Heart of the City on Wednesday in the civic center plaza. You can enjoy our pupusas on Saturdays at the Alemany Farmers Market. Our chips are sold in stores up and down the Mission District. We offer our catering services all over the Bay Area and look forward  to serving you at our upcoming kiosk at the La Cocina Municipal Market place in the Tenderloin early 2020.

 

IN HONOR OF

My mother, Maria del Carmen Flores was the oldest of 12 children she was born and raised in El Salvador and started selling food tostadas, pupusas, fresh fruit with chili and salt alongside her mother when she was six years old. She says this food is in her blood. Over the next 30 years she lived all over Central America, mastering the local cuisine in El Salvador, Guatemala and Oaxaca, Mexico and selling snacks on the street to make a living.

 

When she arrived in San Francisco, she continued to do what she'd always done best making pupusas, tostadas, tamales and aguas frescas and selling them to passersby. Only this time, the $20 she used to purchase the plantains, oil and salt for her tostadas turned into $300 in her pocket. Soon thereafter, Estrellita's Snacks was born.

 

My mother joined the La Cocina Incubator program in 2005, at the beginning, my brother and I were her helpers with time our kids now young adults started to help too. Today the company she created, which she named after me and also means star in Spanish is still going strong. Our family continues to build on the legacy that my mother started and she continues to delight in knowing that her passion lives on.

 

LOCATION & CONTACT

STORES

STORES

La Loma #8

2840 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

La Gusman Produce

5229 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112

Ray’s Deli

2896-2898 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Golden Market

Corner of Mission and 25th

La Jalisco Market

10499 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

La Tapatia Market

411 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

El Ayer Produce

106 S Spruce Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Samirami Imports

2990 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Pacific Gourmet

380 Valley Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005

La Cocina Kiosk at the Ferry Plaza

One Ferry Building, K5, San Francisco, CA 94105

 

Locovore.co

Delivery

FARMER'S MARKETS

FARMER'S MARKETS

Heart of the City Farmer’s Market Civic Center

Wednesday and Sunday from 8-5pm 

 

Alemany Farmers Market

Saturday and Sunday 8-5pm 

COMING SOON

La Cocina Municipal Market Place

101 Hyde St. San Francisco CA 94102 

 

In the heart of San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, La Cocina is scheduled to open the country's first women-led food hall in 2020 to prove that economic inequality doesn't have to be the status quo. This Municipal Marketplace will offer economic opportunity for low-income and immigrant women, a safe and accessible space for Tenderloin residents and stand as an innovative model for anti-gentrification, conscious development, and private and public partnerships. Estrellita’s Snacks will be one of the eight vendors at the marketplace. Stay tuned for updates!

Photo by Eric Wolfinger

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 La Cocina is a ground break San Francisco based food business incubator that supports women in formalizing food businesses.