About Here Here Market

Founder Headshot Disha Gulati Nick Florek

Here Here Market is a boutique marketplace for true food enthusiasts and a launchpad for the next generation of culinary talent. In 2020, the turmoil of the pandemic forced restaurants and culinary experts to get creative, and many turned to digital platforms as a path to stability. This enabled a wave of new products and access to creators in creative and non-traditional ways.

Fast forward to today, and the creative energy driving hospitality, food, & beverage innovation only continues to accelerate. At Here Here Market, our mission is to support and enable these culinary creators, bringing their talent and products to the world.

Our Mission

Our mission at Here Here Market is twofold. First, consumers can discover bespoke artisanal food offerings or the perfect gift for foodie friends while supporting local and emerging culinary talent. From our iconic spicy jerk sauce to our divine chai and coffee, there’s nothing like artisanal cuisine. And we can deliver it right to your door—or to a friend as a gift—through our online marketplace. We also pride ourselves on offering unique virtual culinary experiences delivered personally by top chefs and restaurateurs.

Secondly, we want to secure the hospitality industry’s future by strongly supporting our local culinary talent, as well as democratizing industry opportunity and access. Creators can sell products and experiences with the support of Here Here Market, no matter where they are in their own journey, and directly connect with their favorite culinary enthusiasts—you! By providing direct relationships with our hidden culinary gems, we’re breaking down entrepreneurial barriers and making curated products and experiences more accessible for everyone.

The Team

  • Headshot of Disha Gulati

    Disha Gulati

    Co-Founder & CEO
  • Black and white headshot of Nick Florek

    Nick Florek

    Co-Founder & COO
  • Headshot of Carleigh Connelly

    Carleigh Connelly

    Partnerships/Marketing
  • Headshot of Mary Albano

    Mary Albano

    Product Marketing
  • Headshot of Simran Chadha Rao

    Simran Chadha Rao

    Operations Manager
  • Headshot of Sarah Hickey

    Sarah Hickey

    Community Manager

In the Press

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    Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Best Food Gift Baskets

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    "...the boutique online bazaar connects connects epicures and restaurant fans with Chicago area culinary creators and artisanal food offerings from chefs, cooks, mixologists, and purveyors .."

  • eat.news logo

    "Restaurants can leverage this trend and create ways to connect with customers..."

  • Dine It 4Ward logo

    "Join in classes with the city’s best chefs to get guidance and… develop long-term kitchen skills."

Let’s Work Together

Our roots are in Chicago and we LOVE the depth and diversity of talent in this great foodie city. We currently work with a range of Chicago-based talent, adding more partners and nationally accessible products every day. If you are a creator who isn't in Chicago, don't worry! New cities are on our horizon and we'd love to chat, so don't hesitate to reach out.

We wouldn't be who we are without the support of initial investors Relish Works, Inc. and Gordon Food Service.