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Pass The Sauced

Are You Ready to Get Saucy?


About Us

Pass The Sauced creates premium small-batch salsas for anyone who wants something extra special. A local Bay Area business, our ingredients are sourced directly from locally-owned family farms, meticulously handmade with zero additives and jarred 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.

Pass The Sauced, a La Cocina incubator, extends a warm welcome to the La Cocina familia for their invaluable guidance and support. 


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

Farm-picked seasonal ingredients prepared directly out of La Cocina 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 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 vegetables, grilled meats, braised tofu, poultry 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, chicken, pork or veggies.



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 a perfect topping, dip or added spice. Some like it hot and chile de árbol delivers that pop chiliheads want! Try with Nicaraguan Vigorón


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 marinate. Want to grill or bake? Add honey or agave for the perfect rub. Drizzle it for a Sticky surprise!


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Pasto Sauce

Oh So Healthy

Pasto Sauce is a bright citrusy herb-based special fusion sauce featuring ginger, celery, cilantro, lemon and avocado oil. This sauce has infinite uses. Try it with soups, pizza, beans, pork, poultry, seafood, veggies or even as a base for your salad dressing. 


Nacho Mama's Quezo

Pure Liquid Gold

Nacho Mama’s Quezo is a vegan cheeze sauce made with cashews and a unique chile blend lending a perfect hint of smoky heat we call Chipotle Sidekick. This quezo sauce is the result of a collaborative project between two local Bay Area artisans Born at La Cocina: The Uncreamery and Pass The Sauced.


New! Sampler & Individual Empanadas

Got Chilean Empanadas? Got Sauced? Saturdays October - December 2020 (every other Saturday starting November 7th) you can now get both! Celebrate our rich Latina traditions, heritage and love of food with handmade small-batched salsas and empanadas. So tasty! Weekly Specials and individual sales of empanadas and sauces available.


Saturdays Saucy Pairing Specials to December 26th

Change to Saucy Pairings! Starting on Halloween, we will begin to offer Estrellita Snacks Pupusas & Salsas, El Meson de Violeta Empanadas & Salsas: November 7, 21 & December 5, 19 and Salvadoran Tamales & Salsas every Saturday in December.  Order deadline is Thursday by 2pm.
For a full list of flavors to choose from see below:

Special Offers through November

Order 2 pupusas and 1 salsa for $24

Double your pupusas order for $42

Get 4 empanadas and 1 salsa for only $30! 

Have more people to feed? Order 6 pupusas and 2 salsas for $49.50 or order 6 empanadas and 2 salsas for $49.50

For only $2 more sub a jar of salsa for a jar of Nacho Mama's Quezo
For a full list of flavors to choose from see below:

Flavors to choose from for Individual orders, Specials & Half Dozen Packages of small-batched pupusas, empanadas and salsas: 

Pupusas: Cheese, Zucchini & Cheese, Bean & Cheese (more flavors coming soon)

Empanadas: Traditional Beef, Spicy Chicken, Plant Based & Vegetarian 
Salsas: Roasted Fire, La Clásica Chipotle, Little Red Hot, La Sticky Sauce & Pasto Herbed Sauce

For only $2 more add or substitute a jar of salsa for a jar of Nacho Mama's Quezo 


Who Knew Getting Sauced Could Do So Much Good?

Plus Sustainability is Never Boring!

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
Owner & Saucier

Meet the Owner

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 SF's traditional Latino barrio, La Mission. Her inclusive worldview was born in the Ingleside.

Karla's appreciation for Mexican culture, its people and traditions grew out of annual stopovers in Mexico City en route to Nicaragua to spend the summer with her abuelitos' on their family farm in Managua. 

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 Sauce!

Nacho Mama's Quezo

New Vegan Cashew Chipotle Sauce Arrived 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 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 *

* Due to COVID-19 industry disruptions, Olive This Olive That is the only distributor carrying all Pass The Sauced products in San Francisco. Nacho Mama's Quezo is also available at Green Taste Vegan Goods.



Wanna Get Saucy? Send us a message to get information on new batches, Saucy Pairings for pick-up, placing an order, contactless delivery and future events.
Hablamos  Español.

(415) 244-8188

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