Chalsa

Versatile in use, delicious in taste a flavor inspired by two cultural food staples ; Chutney + Salsa

Pancibus

Our Story

Born out of a Jersey City kitchen not much larger than a walk in closet, Chalsa is a function of curiosity and creativity.   

After spending one too many late nights in the lab i.e (kitchen) modifying the 1000th batch of my fresh roasted tomatillo salsa, I realized it wasn’t lacking flavor but meaning. I needed something that transcended the concept of salsa and conforming to my mantra of never following a recipe, it needed to embrace what made cooking so special to me. The inherent ability to draw from the cultural food palette to invent  flavors that were universally consumed across a spectrum of dishes irrespective of cuisine.     

Having an existing love for Indian food and culture, I was inspired by chutney, a staple meal compliment in Indian cuisine which already shared several of the ingredients with the salsa. Once infused with 7 peppers and 25 fresh ingredients including peaches & mangos, Chalsa was born. Versatile in use, delicious in taste, the mystique of Chalsa  has driven me on a life pursuit to explore the global food landscape and create multidimensional culturally inspired flavors that could be applied to other product staples as well.   

Ultimately, I realized that if you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. 

-Tommy Penaherrera, 
Founder, Pancibus

  • A Story Told By Taste, Understood By Heart

  • More Flavor, More Life

  • Light On The Spice, Heavy On The Love

  • Chalsa Infused Mussels

  • Chalsa Mac n Cheese

A Story Told By Taste, Understood By Heart

More Flavor, More Life

Light On The Spice, Heavy On The Love

Chalsa Infused Mussels

Chalsa Mac n Cheese

Location

Farmers Market Locations Baltimore Museum of Industry

1415 Key Hwy,

Baltimore, MD 21230
Saturday, 9am - 1pm

Get directions

Testimonials

It was delicious! We picked some up on Sunday at the farmers market in Federal Hill and love it.

@sesameswallow on instagram

Every meal feels bereft without it

Gracious Bent

I use Chalsa to elevate any meal. It goes great on fish, chicken or even  stands alone as a dip. 

Garrett Lestingi

Farmers' Market Locations

Baltimore Museum of Industry 

Saturday (9-1pm)

Havre de Grace Farmers' Market 

Saturday (9-1pm)

Cross Street Farmers' Market

Saturday (9-1pm)

Bell Air Farmers' Market 

Sunday September 13th & October 11th (9-2pm)