Better-than-boardwalk fudge

Brothers Adam and Andrew Erace, owners of the Green Aisle Grocery, typically decamp to Ventnor every weekend this time of year, and "a big part of the Shore is getting fudge," said Adam. After some experimentation by amateur confectioner Derrick Clevenger, the store now offers a scratch-made version. Mast Brothers baking chocolate and organic milk from Chambersburg's Trickling Springs Creamery form the rich, buttery base, with local additions like blackberries from Red Head Farm in Hammonton, N.J. (Flavors will rotate in and out regularly.) - Drew Lazor

Boardwalk Fudge, $6, Green Aisle Grocery, 1618 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-465-1411; 2241 Grays Ferry Ave., 267-687-2398,

Crisps from chickpeas

These crispy chips have transformed traditional South Indian flavors into a snack to satisfy modern American palates. Made from chickpea and rice flours, each bag (offered in Lightly Salted, Seeded Multigrain, and Sweet Chili flavors) abandons gluten, trans fat, and GMO's while keeping their gloriously addictive taste.

- Cooper Hall
Maya Kaimal Chickpea Chips, $3, 4.5-ounce bag at Food & Friends, 1933 Spruce St, Philadelphia; 215-545-1722.