When you’re a foodie and you want to give a gift from the heart, the first thing you think of is giving the gift of food! Therefore, I’m constantly researching the best food gifts Los Angeles has to offer, and I’m pretty proud of my collection.
So whether you’re a foodie, or your shopping for one, these are the best food gifts that’ll work for holiday gifts, birthday gifts, or “thank you for getting me that audition” gifts…
Or you could make your own Salt & Straw Pint Pack gift sets, throw in some of their yummy treats they sell in-store and and a special ice cream scoop, and you’re set!
For the drinkers:
For the chefs:
All Los Angeleno foodies know about Sqirl and their incredible toasts (including one of our favorite avocado toasts). But have you heard about the cookbook? Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking is “the debut cookbook from Jessica Koslow, award-winning chef of LA’s popular restaurant Sqirl, featuring more than 100 fresh, market-driven, healthy, and flavorful recipes.”
More LA-themed cookbooks:
- The Lemonade Cookbook: Southern California Comfort Food from L.A.’s Favorite Modern Cafeteria
- Market Restaurant + Bar Cookbook: Seasonally Inspired Cuisine from Southern California
- Gjelina: Cooking from Venice, California
- The Mozza Cookbook: Recipes from Los Angeles’s Favorite Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
LA is lucky to have Compartes Chocolate in our midst. These gift sets make a stunning gift for any occasion. But you could also just grab a bunch of their clever chocolate bar combos and make quite the impression. If you want to go very “LA” with your choices, may I suggest the California Love, Avocado Chocolate Bar, and the Vegan Kale.
Sweet Auntie Apple from Alhambra makes the coolest themed sugar cookies for ANY occasion!
A box of foodie favorites:
Hayden in Culver City is offering gift boxes full of foodie favorites from wine to charcuterie and snacks. Head over to Hayden and see what they can put together for you.
Let’s get coffee:
Every Los Angeleno has their favorite local coffee spot. Grab a bag of your favorite grounds, one of their branded coffee cups, and throw in this set of Los Angeles map coasters, and you’ll be set and they’ll be happily caffeinated.
What are your go-to local food gifts?