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Pass The Sauced

Are You Ready to Get Saucy?


About Us

Pass The Sauced is passionate about bringing you Saucy Local Goods! We create premium small-batch salsas for anyone who wants a little something extra special. 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. 


Saucy Creds

What They’re Saying on the Street


Just had one of your salsas from the La Cocina box and it’s amazing.
I would love to order more.

Jill G. in Oakland


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 transform traditional dipping salsas into flavorful marinades, sofrito and finishing sauces. 


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! 


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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 the grill. 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!


Pasto Sauce

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 Chipotle chile blend. Use it to add a creamy smoky medium heat to your favorite vegan snacks and dishes. This sauce is a collaborative project between two local Bay Area artisans Born at La Cocina: The Uncreamery and Pass The Sauced.


Get Saucy 2021

We are so excited to share that you can now get our Saucy products at Tahona Mercado, a Mexicatessen and Mezcal Bottle Shop in Nob Hill, San Francisco. 

¡Gracias! for the invaluable support of small local businesses especially during these challenging times.

You can still get Sauced delivered to your door! Pair our premium salsas with handcut small-batched plantain and yucca chips by our friends at Estrellita's Snacks. We love getting customers Sauced! 

Saucy Local Goods

Back to Basics:


  • One jar of Nacho Mama's Quezo, one jar of salsa and two bags of chips (3oz bag of plantain or yucca chips)

  • Two jars of salsa and two bags of chips (3oz bag of plantain or yucca 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 Yucca Chips $4 each

Salsas: Roasted Fire, La Clásica Chipotle, Little Red Hot, La Sticky Sauce, Nacho Mama's Quezo, Pasto Herbed Sauce & Chile Verde Cooking Sauce Limited Winter batch on our vintage label!


Saucy Local Goods

Wanna Get Sauced in SF? Our premium salsas, vegan cashew chipotle cheese sauce and plantain and yucca chips prepared by our good friends at Estrellita's Snacks are now available in Nob Hill and in Noe Valley!

We also deeply appreciate your support in West Oakland where you can find Nacho Mama's Quezo!

Gracias for 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 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!"


Karla Rosales-Barrios
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

Saucy FYI

Read on for a Spicy Tidbit

Local Recognition

The Saveur 100

The SF Food Incubator
Eater - San Francisco

New Vegan Sauce!

Nacho Mama's Quezo

Cashew Cheese Chipotle Sauce Launched May 2020

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.
Let’s Continue to Stay Safe and Stay Saucy!


How to Get Saucy


Pass The Sauced offers
contactless delivery* in
* Minimum order of 3 jars

Retail - Oakland

Retail - San Francisco *

* Despite ongoing COVID-19 industry disruptions, you can now Get Sauced at Tahona Mercado and Olive This Olive That in San Francisco! Mandela Grocery Co'Op in West Oakland carries our vegan cheese sauce, Nacho Mama's Quezo.



Wanna Get Saucy? Send us a message for more information on placing your order for salsas, Saucy Pairings, contactless delivery and new retail outlets.
Hablamos  Español.

(415) 244-8188

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