In recent months, our friends at Squarespace have wowed the small-business realm with their user-friendly, streamlined, build-your-own website technology—and their very clever Super Bowl advert. The culinary and artisanal beverage worlds have caught on with restaurants, distilleries and cafés happily putting Squarespace to the test and using the platform as their primary online domains. Squarespace has embraced the food community with open arms, devoting a Pinterest board to food, pinning delectable recipes and how-to tips.
Here’s a mini round-up of some of our favorites food businesses that use Squarespace.
Short Stack Editions
One of our very own Foodieodical 2014 participants, Short Stack Editionspresents their online content and marketplace with Squarespace’s help. The indie magazine drew inspiration from consumer pamphlets included with midcentury packaged good brands. Each hand-bound “edition” features a single subject, like grits, buttermilk or tomatoes. With the author in mind, founder Nick Fauchald enlisted food writers whose recipes he admired—and were not widely known—to write each issue. Ian Knauer took on Eggs, Susan Spungen tackled strawberries and Scott Hocker showcased the sweet potato. Meet these Squarespace users at our Foodieodicals event. Get your $5 tickets here!
Wylie Dufresne’s critically-acclaimed restaurant Alder uses Squarespace as well. The casual—at least for Dufresne—East Village newcomer features their menu, gallery, location and a reservation page in a sleek, understated way on the site, providing diners with essentials info before a visit.
Van Brunt Stillhouse
The Red Hook distillery of rum, (the first since the prohibition) whiskey, moonshine ginand grappa relies on Squarespace to announce their free tours, sell their spirits, offer up a video tour and map their location for those looking to stock up their top shelf in person. The small-batch, distillery honors the past by naming the stillhouse after one of Brooklyn’s founding fathers, and respects the present by using the modernistic Squarespace.
New Yorker’s head to Luke’s Lobster in droves when in need of sustainably-sourced lobsta served with a laid-back vibe. The urban seafood shack tells their Maine-based story and keeps diners updated on the ever-changing status of their much-craved crustaceans on their Squarespace website.