Pass The Sauced
Are You Ready to Get Saucy?
Pass The Sauced creates premium small-batch salsas for anyone who wants a little something extra special. Our handmade jarred salsas and sauces are for dipping, cooking, sharing and gifting. As a homegrown Bay Area business, we are proud to do our part in actively sustaining the local economy. We source our ingredients directly from small family farms, meticulously prepare our salsas by hand with zero additives and jar in glass. From start to finish, we extend the ideals of fairness and equity by keeping-it-local and by producing in a sustainable manner. With salsas and cooking sauces created to please nearly every palate, Pass The Sauced gives you another way to get saucy and share your experience of making community one jar of salsa at a time.
What They’re Saying on the Street
A Salsa for Every Mood
Our salsas and sauces highlight farm-picked seasonal ingredients prepared directly out of La Cocina incubator kitchen. Our salsas are made with a blend of roasted chiles, organic tomatoes, fresh ingredients y nada más to make sauces that transform traditional dipping salsas into flavorful marinades, sauces and sofrito.
Roasted Fire Mild Salsa
The Perfect Choice
Roasted Fire Mild Salsa is reminiscent of salsas traditionally made in a molcajete. Simple ingredients carefully roasted yield an everyday favorite with just enough of a chile kick. Add to guacamole, vegetables, grilled meats, nachos, tofu, fave chicken dish or eggs any style!
La Clásica Chipotle Medium Salsa
Served All Day
La Clásica Chipotle Medium Salsa is a rich and deep salsa that doubles as a cooking sauce with the right amount of fire and just a hint of smoke. Add it to one-part broth to enjoy this saucy salsa to braise albóndigas, sauté chicken, grill pork or roast vegetables.
Little Red Hot Salsa
The Spice of Life
Little Red Hot Salsa is spicy like its name suggests. Made with five chiles and three tomatoes to accentuate heat and depth, it's perfect as a topping, dip or to add spice to your favorite food. Some like it hot and chile de árbol delivers that pop chiliheads want!
La Sticky Cooking Sauce
Cooking as Pure Fun
La Sticky Sauce is a tangy and spicy salsa with a hint of sweetness. Chiliheads prefer it for dipping, but organic tamarind and cane sugar make it perfect for cooking. Just add one-part broth and use to marinate. Want to grill or bake? Add honey or agave syrup for the perfect rub. Drizzle it for a Sticky surprise!
Oh So Healthy
Pasto Sauce is a bright citrusy plant-based sauce featuring a mix of herbs, plants and vegetables blended with fresh lemon juice and organic avocado oil. Pasto Sauce has infinite uses. Try it as a condiment, marinade or rue for soup, pizza, beans, pork, poultry, seafood, veggies or even as a base for salad dressing.
Nacho Mama's Quezo
Pure Liquid Gold
Nacho Mama’s Quezo is a vegan cheese sauce made with cashews and a unique chile blend, we call Chipotle Sidekick. Our vegan quezo has a perfect hint of smoky heat. This sauce is a collaborative project between two local Bay Area artisans Born at La Cocina: The Uncreamery and Pass The Sauced.
Saucy 2021 Update
Pass The Sauced discontinued our Saturday Saucy Pairing pick up service at La Cocina. We are deeply grateful to all our customers for the invaluable support of small local businesses throughout these challenging times. ¡Gracias!
You can still get Sauced delivered to your door! We are going back to basics by offering our premium salsas and handcut small-batched chips by our friends at Estrellita's Snacks. We look forward to bringing you salsa and more Saucy Pairings throughout the New Year!
Saucy Local Goods
Back to Basics:
SALSA & CHIPS FOR ONLY $30
One jar of Nacho Mama's Quezo, one jar of salsa and two bags of chips (3oz bag of plantain or yuca chips)
Two jars of salsa and two bags of chips (3oz bag of plantain or yuca chips)
Three jars of salsa
SINGLE JARS OF SAUCED & CHIPS:
9oz jar of Salsa $11 each
9oz jar of Vegan Cheese Sauce $12 each
3oz bag of Plantain Chips $4 each
3oz bag of Yuca Chips $4 each
SALSA FLAVORS TO CHOOSE FROM FOR ALL ORDERS
Salsas: Roasted Fire, La Clásica Chipotle, Little Red Hot, La Sticky Sauce, Nacho Mama's Quezo & Pasto Herbed Sauce
Saucy Local Goods
We are currently working on bringing you new ways to get you Sauced! In the meantime, you can get our premium salsas, plantain and yuca chips prepared by our good friends at Estrellita's Snacks delivered. We also deeply appreciate your support of Bay Area small retailers by purchasing our Saucy Local Goods at the two local shops carrying our products in Noe Valley and West Oakland.
Thank you for your ongoing support of our Saucy Local Goods!
Who Knew Getting Sauced Could Do So Much Good?
From Nicaragua to San Francisco, my Chicana influenced sauces are a product of growing up Latina in the Bay. "It's Just Salsa" ¡Pero Mucho Más!"
Pass The Sauced is all about community. We are proud to be part of the keep-it-local food movement. All of our salsas are homegrown - we source, produce and hire locally. Our goal is simple: to build a more equitable Bay Area with every Saucy bite.
Pass The Sauced is also dedicated to doing our part in protecting the environment. We always jar our Saucy Local Goods in glass and craft our salsas with organic tomatoes and mostly organic or Non-GMO ingredients sourced from Bay Area small farmers via Mandela Produce Distribution out of Oakland.
Who knew getting saucy could do so much? In the words of my mamanina, "Take it easy, take it light; except on the sauce!"
Founder & Saucier
Meet the Founder
Karla is a native San Franciscan with deep family roots in Nicaragua. She grew up in the Ingleside, a working-class culturally mixed neighborhood miles from San Francisco's traditional Latino barrio, La Mission. Her inclusive worldview was born in the Ingleside.
Karla's appreciation for Mexican culture, its people and traditions was born out of growing up Latina in San Francisco. Her love for Mexican food continued to grow during annual family stopovers in Mexico City en route to Nicaragua to spend the summer with her grandparents on their family farm in Managua, Nicaragua.
These early experiences deepened the value of sharing and connecting with others over food. Pass The Sauced salsas celebrate and reflect those traditional values; Karla invites you to experience, share and cook with her Saucy Local Goods.
News & Events
Your well-being is always at the heart of our company’s values and mission. Especially in these times, we continue to promote equity, fairness and healthy communities. From start to finish, Pass The Sauced takes care of you by ensuring our health and safety protocols are sound, sourcing from hard-hit local farms and including contactless delivery and payment.
Let’s Continue to Stay Safe and Stay Saucy!
How to Get Saucy
* Due to ongoing COVID-19 industry disruptions, Olive This Olive That in San Francisco is the only distributor carrying all Pass The Sauced products. Mandela Grocery Co'Op in Oakland carries Nacho Mama's Quezo.