2022 Soy and Tofu Fest Vendors

Food Vendors

Pine United Methodist Church – Wafu Dogs

Pine United Methodist Church is a historically Japanese American, predominantly Asian American, LGBTQIA+ affirming church (a Reconciling Congregation) focused on deepening faith, social justice and community. It is a place of worship whose mission is to facilitate spiritual growth, support spiritual needs, and provide avenues of service so that Christ’s love, compassion and genuine, just peace becomes a concrete, lived reality in our world. They will be serving Wafu Dogs using soy-based balls in a hot dog bun with Japanese-style toppings.

Nichi Bei Café – Mabo Dofu, Inarizushi, Natto

In February of 2022, catering to a community still isolating during the pandemic, the Nichi Bei Foundation and Nichi Bei Weekly launched the “Nichi Bei Café,” a monthly livestream program that serves up a “mixed plate of Japanese American news and culture.” Complementing the community newspaper, Nichi Bei staff and columnists embarked upon shooting and presenting video segments At the Soy and Tofu Festival, the Nichi Bei Café food booth serves up a trio of soy dishes: mabo dofu, inarizushi and natto. Total proceeds from this booth benefits the Nichi Bei Foundation.


Morinaga – Strawberry banana tofu smoothies

Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc. is a manufacturer of soy products based in Torrance, Calif. Theyproduce the popular Mori-Nu Silken Tofu brand, a line of silken tofu widely sold across the U.S. and around the world, as well as the industrial and food service ingredient Silken Soy Puree. Their soy products are sold in a unique aseptic package that protects fresh tofu from light and bacteria and allows for a long shelf life without refrigeration — without the use of preservatives. It’s great for Strawberry Banana Tofu Smoothies! Mori-Nu Plus has taken tofu beyond its standard nutritional profile and taste experience to something that surprises and delights healthy-living enthusiasts — all with the velvety texture that has made Mori-Nu tofu famous worldwide, along with the shelf-stable convenience available only with Mori-Nu. Whether used in a wide variety of recipes or consumed straight from the package, Mori-Nu Plus Fortified Tofu is a delicious, velvety smooth, nutrient-rich, plant-based food designed to help the body’s well-being. A good source of protein, calcium, and vitamin D, Mori-Nu Plus is packed with nutrition, including Morinaga’s proprietary postbiotic, LAC-Shield. The award-winning aseptic packaging provides the convenience of shelf-stable storage with no refrigeration needed until opened. Dairy-free, certified gluten-free, verified non-GMO*, and kosher. Simple, natural, and healthy.


Hodo Foods

For almost twenty years, Hodo has been handcrafting delicious, wholesome, organic plant-based foods for people who love to eat well. The soul of our company lies in the quality of our tofu and yuba, and it starts with the soybean. “Ho” is Cantonese for “Good” and “Do” is Mandarin for “Bean” so it’s a linguistic mash-up for “Good Bean!” We use only the highest quality, 100% organic, North American grown soybeans that are full of protein and good fats. 

To make our amazing tofu, we soak these soybeans and grind to a puree to optimum thickness, using a very fine stone grinder. The puree is then simmered and pressed to extract the “bean juice.” This juice, or soy milk, is the base ingredient of all Hodo products. To make the cleanest-tasting tofu, we use a naturally occurring mineral called calcium sulfate to coagulate the soy milk. Hodo meticulously manages its protein salt-to-soymilk concentration to ensure we get the best mouthfeel and taste in our tofu. We then break the coagulated soy milk into curds to release whey and deposit the curds into cheesecloth-lined molds to be hand-wrapped and pressed.

Hodo tofu has, on average, 50 percent more protein than other tofu in the market. This higher protein content yields a tactile tofu that is easy to handle, requires next to no draining, and provides a good mouthfeel, taste and texture.
Hodo is the only producer in the country that offers fresh, organic yuba, which is essentially the cream layer of soy milk. To make yuba, we heat our soy milk so that the fats and protein rise to the top and form a paper-thin sheet; this sheet is lifted off the surface of the warm milk by hand. It is a delectable ingredient — sweet, nutty, satisfying, and nutrient-dense. 

To learn more, visit our website, https://www.hodofoods.com. Follow us on Instagram @hodofoods


While it has less than 40 percent of the salt than the all-purpose Kikkoman Soy Sauce does, the Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce maintains the product’s flavor and quality. Ponzu or citrus-seasoned soy sauces and dressings offer a “splash of savory flavor” on seafood, grilled meats and vegetables. It has the “perfect balance of salty, tangy and sweet to enhance a wide variety of foods.” Made with organic soybeans, Pearl® Organic Smart Soymilk is cholesterol-free, preservative-free, lactose-free and lower in fat and calories than regular milk, with a rich, creamy flavor.


Bachan’s Japanese Barbecue Sauce

Since he was a kid, Justin Gill dreamed of bringing his family’s sauce to market. Beginning in 2013, he set out to start working on this business, which honors his family’s heritage and values, in particular those of his grandmother, or “bachan” Judy Yokoyama. Bachan’s Japanese Barbecue Sauce was finally brought to the market in June of 2019. The family sauce, passed down through generations, is cold-filled, which eliminates the need for additives, preservatives or flavorings. It’s made in small batches, non-GMO certified, with authentic Japanese ingredients. Joining the original Bachan’s sauce is a new lineup of Yuzu, Hot & Spicy, and Gluten-Free varieties.


Tong Sui – Coconut puddings, fresh fruit sago

Tong Sui is a specialty dessert and drinks brand based in the South Bay established in 2020. They believe tasty desserts and drinks come from combining the highest standards of ingredients, immense care and creativity. It aims to offer Michelin standard products to customers in an approachable way. From farm to cup, the menu changes by the season, with all products prepared daily to guarantee freshness.

http://www.tongsui.us Instagram: @tongsui.us

SoyPresso – Soy milk, soy milk cake

The best, richest and versatile soy milk, best source of protein, organic product, and natural supplement.


Mume Farms – Ume products

Mume Farm is family owned and operated since 1983 with a rich history in the macrobiotic health movement. They continue these health practices, cultivating Japanese Ume Stone fruit in Orland, Calif. to craft healthy, artisanal food products, such as umeboshi (a traditional Japanese food condiment). They also bake gluten-free, plant-based desserts. Products grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides and cultivated with natural farming methods.

https://Mume.farm Etsy:  @Mumefarm, Instagram: @mume_farm

Artisan Vendors


Born out of the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival by designer Ben Kam — who created the festival’s main tofu-oriented graphics — Makimino has become a festival and community favorite. Originally launched with Tofuro and EdaMommy T-shirts, Makimino has branched out into covering most Bay Area sports teams, including Tofu Warriors, Tofu Giants, Tofu Athletics, Tofu Niners and Tofu Raiders.


Old River Design Co.

Old River Design Co. is a handmade home goods brand, started in 2021. They offer storage baskets featuring Japanese fabrics, “Bento Buddies” (portable hashi/utensil holders), sakura journals, and custom-cut greeting cards. All items are handmade by Katie Furukawa in her studio in San Francisco, CA.
Prices range from $9 to $49.

http://www.oldriverdesign.co Facebook: oldriverdesignco Instagram @oldriverdesignco hello@oldriverdesign.com

Yanchako / Fog Cats

Yanchako is inspired by positive energy and curious adventures! Offering stickers, sealing wax stamps, tote bags and other products.

Instagram:  @yanchako.co

Designs by Masako

Masako has created a variety of earrings, necklaces and bracelets using rare and beautiful glass beads from Japan since 2018. Known as hotaru-dama , tonbo-dama and tensha beads, these beads are made exclusively in Japan where Masako was born and raised.  Her jewelry has been exhibited at regional events and local craft fairs since 2018.

http://www.designsbymasako.com, Instagram @designs_by_masako

Holiday Pop Cards

A family business located in the San Francisco Bay Area creating intricate and colorful paper crafted greeting cards. HolidayPop’s beautiful cards many will find perfect as well as personal and be their very own greeting gifts. Each card has unique figures made from paper that fold up once the card is open.

https://holidaypopcards.com holidaypopcards@gmail.com

Made by Cas5

Crafts inspired by pop culture, animation, nostalgia, the AAPI community, food, and more. Each one-of-a-kind piece is handmade and painted in San Francisco.  Featuring AAPI inspired planters, stickers, and crafts inspired by anime, Asian food, animation, and games.

Instagram: @Madebycas5

Food Rocket

Food Rocket is a San Francisco based FoodTech startup that provides the fastest grocery delivery in California, promising door-to-door delivery within 15+ minutes of placing an order. Its business model is based on AI enabled technologies.

http://www.foodrocket.me Facebook: foodrocket.me Instagram @foodrocket.me 

Psychic Readings

Specializing in past, present, future love and marriage, business and career. Hands-on healing. Chakra meditation energy healing, etc. Can pick up on all aspects of life. Selling crystals and soy candles.

Instagram: @Psychicreadings1101 TikTok: @moonlightpsychic77

Soy and Tofu Festival Merchandise

Official Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival merchandise — including T-shirts, totes, mugs, Tofuro facemask, keychains, lunch pails, magnets and pins — will be available at the Festival, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward Festival expenses.