Bread, books & bombolone: The best food gifts Los Angeles has to offer

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California cutting board by Left Coast Original

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! Therefor, 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…

Ice cream

Sweet Rose Creamery classic pint pack

Did you know you can gift Sweet Rose Creamery’s seasonal pint packs, or give the gift of joining their Pint Club (in Classic or Seasonal)?

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

💗🎀💗🎀 Valentines going out –> love on love 🌋🌋🌋☄️☄️☄️

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Any of these gifts from Helen’s Wines would be quite the gift. My favorite choices are the ones that combine treats from Jon & Vinny’s! (My favorite is a bottle of rose and two bombolone.)

The Perfect Old Fashioned gift set

Or head a few blocks away into The Cocktail Lab and grab one of their perfectly curated cocktail gift sets, or take your friend to one of their private mixology classes!

Eagle Rock Brewery Growlers

Supporting local breweries feels good and tastes good, especially when they’re as fun as Eagle Rock Brewery. Grab a few beers, one of these growlers, and a gift card and you’re set.

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:

Amazing bread

Shape it any way you like, these arms look weird. We're at @smorgasburgla! #bubandgrandmas #sourdough #realbread

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Our favorite bread maker in LA is Bub & Grandma’s. Grab a loaf, throw it on this California-shaped cutting board, and you have yourself one hell of a delicious and practical LA foodie gift.

Sweet treats

A beautiful assortment of Compartés Signature Chocolates

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.

#WestCoastWednesday cookies 😎✌ (📸 by @pattyrodriguez)

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Sweet Auntie Apple from Alhambra makes the coolest themed sugar cookies for ANY occasion!

Let’s get coffee

Los Angeles coaster set

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?

Megan Finley Horowitz

I’m a part-time writer, editor, and full-time eater from Los Angeles. I live with my husband/travel partner and our senior chihuahua and grumpy-ass cat.


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