Giusto’s Specialty Foods dates back to 1940 when Matthew and Amelia Giusto, Italian immigrants, opened the very first health food store in San Francisco. The country was just coming out of the Great Depression when many people hadn’t been financially able to eat well. Amelia was a believer in the healing properties of whole and natural foods, and even as Americans prospered and moved towards convenience and prepared foods, her baked items were so good that the business grew.
Giusto’s eventually closed their retail store, and the bakery began supplying restaurants and other bakeries. Giusto’s was founded on the premise of providing high quality, freshly milled, flours and natural baking ingredients of all types, including those for breads, cakes, pizzas and all-purpose. To maintain their high quality standards, they purchase grains from an established network of farmers who grow premium varieties of grains exclusively for Giusto’s year after year. They mill their own flour, in South San Francisco, using a variety of techniques including true stone milling on rare 30” Meadows stones. We are pleased to offer Giusto’s Specialty Flours.