Welcome to
Pass The Sauced

Are You Ready to Get Saucy?


About Us

We are passionate about Saucy Local Goods. We bring it. Homegrown. Local. Consistently and thoroughly Saucy. We work hard to keep our footprint light by offering our products in recyclable glass jars, sourcing directly from small farmers and producing small batches of Sauced. We embrace quality from start to finish. We believe in reciprocity. We are all about community. Pass The Sauced products are dedicated to bringing you a clean label, we never use additives or preservatives and our all products are hand-jarred and hand-labeled.
Take it easy, take it light...except on the Sauce!


Saucy Creds

What They’re Saying on the Street


Karla has a wild heart of gold, and channels a deep care for community into her small batch, intentional creations. Pass the Sauced salsas add layers of flavor and punch to anything it touches, while investing in the goodness of our local ingredients. Go Get Sauced, people!

Aileen S. in Richmond


Get Saucy

A Salsa for Every Mood

Our salsas and sauces highlight farm-picked seasonal ingredients prepared directly out of La Cocina incubator kitchen. We blend roasted chiles, organic tomatoes, locally sourced ingredients y nada más! Our sauces are easily transformed from traditional dipping salsas into flavorful marinades, sofrito and finishing sauces. 


Roasted Fire Mildish Salsa

Everyday Favorite

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, your favorite dish or eggs any style! Available Year Round


La Clásica Chipotle Medium Salsa

Smoky and Kinda Spicy

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.

Available Year Round
¡Smoky Heat!

Little Red Hot Salsa

Some Like It Hot

Little Red Hot Salsa is spicy just like its name. Made with five chiles and three tomatoes to accentuate heat, depth and flavor, it is perfect for topping, dipping or to adding spice to your favorite food. Some like it hot and chile de árbol delivers that pop chiliheads want! 

Available Year Round

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La Sticky
Cooking Sauce

Oooh Spicy Grilling Sauce

La Sticky Sauce is a tangy, slightly sweet spicy salsa. Thick organic tamarind and cane sugar make it perfect for grilling, roasting or baking. Add one-part sauce to two-part broth and marinate. After cooking, drizzle a bit of honey or agave syrup for a Sticky surprise! 

Limited Availability in Summer

​¡Sweet Sticky Heat!

Dipping Sauce

An All Around Herb Sauce

Pasto Sauce is a bright citrusy plant-based salsa featuring a mix of fresh herbs, vegetables and spices blended with Meyers lemon and organic avocado oil. Try it as a condiment, as a base for salad dressing or soup, add to your  platter, pizza, beans or grilled veggies.

Limited Availability in Summer

¡Herbal Goodness!

Chile Verde Cooking Sauce

Chile Cooking Yum

Our Chile Verde Cooking Sauce is purposely made vegan for all to enjoy. This rich, fragrant spice cooking sauce comes in mildish heat and is sure to spice up any meal from soup to slow cooked stew. 

Limited Availability in Fall to Winter

¡Verde Heat!

Still Saucy 2022


Pass The Sauced continues to grow and make changes! We now focus on offering our bestsellers year-round: Roasted Fire Mildish, La Clásica Chipotle and Little Red Hot. We also offer our other salsas seasonally.

We rolled out La Sticky Grilling Sauce beginning in Spring and will continue to offer small batches through early Fall. Tamarind and sugar cane gives this sauce its sticky quality; marinate any protein for 2 hours or more and grill, BBQ or slow roast for a Sticky surprise!

Nacho Mama's Quezo (vegan cashew chipotle sauce) was one of our best sellers, but even the best things in life end! Our young collab with The Uncreamery ended. If you are lucky, you might still find a jar at Junior Bar, Olive This Olive That, Tahona Mercado in SF or at Oakland's Mandela Co'Op. Stay tuned for vegan Chile con Quezo Sauce developments!

Next up in our seasonal Sauced products is Pasto Herbed Sauce late July.

We always love getting our customers Sauced and will continue our local and national delivery service. Shoot us a message to set up delivery or shipping!

Get Sauced and Support Local Markets and Specialty Stores


*Local Delivery: Salsa for $55! *Available Now - December 2022

  • Salsa Trio

  • Available July - December 2022

Single Jars of Sauced & Chips *Available Now - December 2022

  • 9oz jar of any Salsa or Sauce $15 each

  • 3oz bag of Plantain or Yucca Chips $4 each

  • *Salsas now available nationally with shipping fee

  • Available Now - December 2022



Roasted Fire Mildish, La Clásica Chipotle, Little Red Hot Available Year-Round

*Pasto Herbed Sauce, La Sticky Sauce, and Chile Verde Cooking Sauce Only Available Seasonally

Nacho Mama's Quezo is no longer being produced, but may be available at local Specialty Shops carrying our Saucy Local Goods!


Saucy Local Goods

Wanna Get Sauced in the Bay? Our premium salsas, plantain and yucca chips prepared by our good friends at Estrellita's Snacks are always available at Tahona Mercado in SF's Nob Hill, at Olive This Olive That in Noe Valley and at Junior Bar in San Francisco's Mission District.

We deeply appreciate your ongoing support of the small businesses that carry 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 West 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!"



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. Here is where her inclusive worldview was born.

Karla's love and appreciation for Mexican culture, its people and traditions began in childhood as a Latina in San Francisco. Summer vacations spent with her grandparents on their family farm in Nicaragua, always included a stop in Mexico City. Strolls in Garabaldi Square with the sound of Mariachis and the intoxicating scents always led to eating delicious spicy Mexican food. 

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.

¡Buen Provecho!


News & Events

Saucy FYI

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Local Recognition

Pass The Sauced & La Cocina

A Special Thanks

A Special Thanks and Shout Out to La Cocina



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.
Mask Up, Stay Safe and Stay Saucy!


How to Get Saucy


Pass The Sauced offers
contactless delivery* in
* Minimum order of 2 jars 
Interstate Shipping Now Available! Contact us to place your order!

Retail - San Francisco *

* Despite evolving COVID-19 industry disruptions, get Sauced at Junior BarTahona Mercado and Olive This Olive That in San Francisco! 



Wanna Get Saucy? Send us a message for more information on placing your order for salsas, Saucy Pairings, contactless delivery and now interstate shipping!
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(415) 244-8188

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