Food Retail Innovation: California

About A2D Business Innovation Travel

A2D Business Innovation Travel is a unique platform that connects businesses with the future of various sectors, including transportation, technology, green housing, and food innovation. From exploring intelligent retail journeys in Europe to hosting conferences at iconic stadiums, A2D offers a plethora of opportunities for leading organizations to familiarize themselves with cutting-edge innovations. Whether it’s an incentive trip to a stunning winery in Spain or a “Bleisure” experience combining content with travel and entertainment, A2D is paving the way for business travel with a twist.

In the vibrant culinary landscape of California, where innovation and experimentation thrive, a cadre of culinary mavericks is redefining the food retail industry. With a particular focus on the bustling cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, we embark on a journey to explore the groundbreaking trends and pioneering establishments that have set California apart as a haven for food enthusiasts.

In the City of Angels, where culinary boundaries are continually pushed, and in San Francisco, renowned for its sourdough pilgrimage, these culinary visionaries are making waves. Join us as we delve into the world of California’s food retail innovators who are transforming the way we experience and savor food.

SOMA Wild Mushrooms

SOMA Wild Mushroom Camp, nestled in the heart of California, offers a captivating blend of foraging expeditions, botany classes, delectable tastings, and a host of fungi-focused activities. What makes this experience even more extraordinary is that your attendance fee contributes to the mushroom scholarship fund, supporting the study and preservation of these remarkable organisms.


Gjelina, an epicurean gem in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, is a haven for vegetable-centric gastronomy. Indulge in smoky pastas, delectable pizzas, and other culinary delights, all elegantly documented in their cookbook, featuring the restaurant’s most cherished dishes. Experience the essence of farm-to-table dining with every savoury bite.

Xing Fu Tang

Xing Fu Tang, the renowned purveyor of hand-crafted caramelized brown sugar boba, has made its mark in Los Angeles. Here, patrons are invited into an open kitchen concept, allowing them to witness the meticulous artistry behind crafting boba pearls, made fresh every hour. Immerse yourself in the sensory journey of bubble tea innovation.

Wax Paper

Wax Paper, a beloved LA establishment since 2015, gained fame for its inventive sandwiches. This success propelled the birth of Lingua Franca, a sit-down restaurant offering refined culinary creations. Transitioning from a casual sandwich shop to an ambitious dining destination, Wax Paper has redefined its culinary journey, inviting diners to savour elegance in every bite.

San Francisco's Sourdough

San Francisco’s sourdough pilgrimage beckons with an enticing array of high-quality offerings. From the tahini-infused sourdough at Automat to the savoury Asiago black pepper loaf at Backhaus, the city’s sourdough innovations offer a delectable adventure for the palate. Embark on a voyage of flavour and experience the rich tapestry of San Francisco’s culinary heritage.

California’s culinary scene is a testament to innovation, diversity, and unbridled creativity. To fully immerse yourself in this culinary kaleidoscope, we invite you to join our A2D Business Innovation Travel program. Discover the hidden gems, savour inventive flavours, and witness culinary evolution firsthand. Expand your horizons and indulge in a world of gastronomic wonder as you explore California’s vibrant food retail landscape.

Ready to embark on a gastronomic adventure in California? Book our exclusive A2D Business Innovation Travel program today

How it Works

Every Business Innovation Travel program combines the best of our expertise in travel, business and entertainment.


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2. Consultation

We will get a deeper understanding of your company's unique needs and requirements.

3. Preparation

We put together a tailored program of business activities, meetings, hotels, flights, meals and entertainment.

4. Travel

All you and your team need to do is show up at the airport: we do the rest!



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