Everyone has that friend or family member who enjoys food way more than the rest of us. Not only do they know the best restaurants and snack spots on every corner, in every city, but eating a meal with them is always a blast. Who knew you could appreciate pizza as an artform or spend half the day at a farmer’s market? So, this year, as you start thinking about what gifts to get the food-lovers in your life, keep in mind that the quickest way to a foodie’s heart is through their stomach, and consider these 10 food gifts.
Meat lovers and grill masters alike will go ham for this BBQ-centric gift which includes Wildwood Grilling Cedar Grilling Planks, Rub with Love Steak Rub by Chef Tom Douglas, Mustard and Co’s Chipotle Mustard, The Pike Place Brewing Company’s Kilt Lifter BBQ Sauce, and last but certainly not least, a cheeky “I Like Big Butts” kitchen towel from Missy Madewell. Plus, if this is someone who invites you over for dinner, it’s kind of a gift for you, too — yum!
Sisters Ali and Daryl Zweben just released the foodie manifesto, New York City Food Crawls, a step-by-step guide to your own DIY food (and drink) crawl in New York. With just three restaurants chosen from each neighborhood, they make it super simple for those unfamiliar (and familiar) with New York to eat and drink their way through the city that never sleeps.
Named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, this hot sauce bundle is literally FUEGO. Featuring seven internationally-inspired hot sauces artfully packaged in a dynamite-shaped bundle for the hot sauce addict in your life. Heat level varies from mild garlic herb to blazing hot ghost pepper. Pair each sauce with a different food to unlock subtle flavors while discovering tantalizing new combinations.
These days, every chef should have a spiralizer on hand to turn basic veggies into pasta-worthy whip-ups sans guilt. With the turn of a handle, this pick allows you to create fun-shaped veggie pastas that will impress even the pickiest of eaters. What you get: One attachment with two different style blades (creating either ribbons or stripes).
Who doesn’t love cheese? This basket is packed with award-winning cheddars and jacks (three of each to be exact). All made in Wisconsin — because how much more legit can you get than that? — each 7-ounce block of cheese will perk up any holiday party or wine night in.
If your foodie pal is really a foodie after all, he or she is probably well acquainted with Italian truffles. A quality truffle oil is hard to come by, especially if you’re not in Italy, so gifting them this set of three — white truffle oil, black truffle oil, and a bottle of English truffle oil — will be a pleasant surprise.
For the chef-du-jour in your life who loves to cook but hates to grocery shop (isn’t that all of us?), gift them a week’s worth meal subscription to Plated. Offering 20 dinner choices and two dessert choices a week, Plated fits the bill for anyone on your shopping list and is a thoughtful gift for those who prefer experiences over things.
Perfect for gifting over the holiday season, this pre-curated BOXFOX comes complete with everything the beginner or seasoned chef could want: a luxe measuring cup set, spice grinder, marble cheese board, cookbook, extra virgin Greek olive oil, and reusable towels. Each box comes hand-packed and sealed with a handwritten note.
If their cooking motto is “go big or go home,” your foodie needs a blender that can blast some serious recipes. The Magimix 5200XL is a large food processor and ideal for folks cooking for more than one. Recognized as the quietest in its category, Magimix food processors are also the only Food Processors to be awarded the Quiet Mark Accreditation, so it’ll never kill a good kitchen conversation. But the best part is that it’s built to last, with a pretty impressive 30-year guarantee and three-year parts guarantee.
Sweeten the deal on your friendship by gifting them the holiday’s best desserts — small-batch caramel popcorn, handcrafted milk chocolate toffee, and holiday edition s’mores all handmade from artisans.