30 Perfect Gifts For The Real New York Foodie

Would you believe us if we said that the best gifts you can give your friends and family this holiday season can be found at the grocery store? Yes, really.
For true New York foodies, the holidays really are the most wonderful time of the year — because what could be better than a whole season devoted to eating, drinking, and being merry? Whether your loved one is a cocktail snob, master chef, or chocoholic, anything that gets the tastebuds roaring is sure to bring an extra bit of joy to the proceedings. Read on for 30 gift-worthy items guaranteed to do just that.
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Sorel Liqueur
You know that friend who can’t stop experimenting with new cocktails? Get her Sorel, a Brooklyn-made spiced liqueur concocted from hibiscus (a favorite ingredient in the Caribbean for generations). With a clove-like spice, Sorel can be consumed straight (like a mulled wine, which is perfect for the holidays) or mixed with vodka and gin for a twist on a classic cocktail.
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Greenhook Ginsmiths American Dry Gin
Every home bar needs a great gin, and Brooklyn’s Greenhook Ginsmiths is a staple in ours. Juniper, cinnamon, chamomile, coriander, and loads more botanicals make the liquor aromatic, supersmooth, and maybe a little too easy to drink.
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Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails
Know someone obsessed with Death & Co.? The brand-new book from the cocktail team will allow him to re-create the magic at home.

Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails, $26.05, available at Amazon.
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McClure's Pickles Bloody Mary Mixer
A no-fuss Bloody Mary mix to win over the brunch-loving crowd? We'll take a whole case, please.
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Anarchy In A Jar
What a tough name for something so sweet! Anarchy in a Jar’s line of jams is made with local ingredients (like apples and cherries sourced from Upstate) and tastes too good to be true.
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The Chelsea Market Cookbook: 100 Recipes from New York’s Premier Indoor Food Hall
Learn the ins and outs of one of New York's most popular markets, then try to replicate some of the most delectable dishes served at its many eateries.

The Chelsea Market Cookbook, $23.01, available at Amazon.
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Prohibition Bakery Cupcakes
Be the star of every holiday party by bringing along a box of cupcakes from Manhattan’s Prohibition bakery, which specializes in alcohol-infused sweets. For a classy affair, grab a dozen of the Old Fashioned; or, if you're feeling wild, opt for some Fireballs.
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Cherry Bombe Magazine Subscription
Cherry Bombe has been touted as the Vogue of food magazines, and it's made by your soon-to-be girl crush, Kerry Diamond. Whenever fashion and food collide, you can count us in.

Cherry Bombe Magazine 1-Year Subscription, $38, available at Cherry Bombe.
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BKLYN Larder Monthly Cheese Club
Cheese lovers will positively flip over BKLYN Larder’s collections, particularly the international tastings, like Italian or Sardinian.
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Blue Hill Market "Piece of Cake" Tea Towel
Spice up Mom’s kitchen with a supersweet tea towel made locally and with love.
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Brooklyn Slate Cheese Board
Made from natural slate sourced from a quarry in Upstate New York, this sexy cheese board adds some artisan appeal to any kitchen or holiday spread.
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Momofuku Milk Bar Crack Pie Mix
Your friends and family will be kissing the ground you walk on once they've tried mixing up the legendary Crack Pie (from everyone’s favorite pastry chef, Christina Tosi) in their own kitchen.
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Liddabit Sweets Beer & Pretzel Caramels
Because sweets make the perfect stocking-stuffer.
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Kombucha Brooklyn Basic Home Brew Kit
Health nuts will covet this D.I.Y. Kombucha kit, which comes with all the necessary supplies — brew jar, cotton cover, tea, SCOBY culture, etc. — to make the tea at home.
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P&H Soda Co. Ginger Syrup
A perfect ginger-beer substitute for the cocktail masters in your life.
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Tin Wholegrain Mustard
Who can say no to the power of a good mustard? Spice up your fridge with a jar of Tin Mustard — made from whole mustard seeds, it adds a crunchy zing to any dish.
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Rick's Picks "Hotties" Pickles
A little something for the spice of your life. (And, because who doesn't love Sriracha, especially in pickle form?)
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Franny's Simple Seasonal Italian Cookbook
Every aspiring chef needs some solid Italian dishes in her repertoire. Consider Franny's cookbook your go-to for pizzas and pastas.

Franny’s Simple Seasonal Italian Cookbook, $22.79, available at Amazon.
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Hella Bitters Craft Your Own Bitters Kit
They’re hella good. (Sorry, we couldn't resist.)
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Mama O’s Kimchi Kit
Brooklyn’s own Mama O’s Kimchi has simplified the kimchi-making process (seriously, it only takes 10 minutes of prep time!). You'll get a perfect product, every time.
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Brooklyn Roasting Company Seasonal Sampler Program
For the person who makes at least one coffee run a day. The coffee subscription comes with three cans of caffeinated goods every four months. Yes, please.
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Fishs Eddy Brooklyn Mug
The perfect way to brighten anyone’s morning routine.
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Brooklyn Butcher BBQ Blocks
Serious grill masters need these BBQ blocks for the holidays (and tailgating, and summer barbecues, and everything else in between). They may be small in size, but they pack big flavor.
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The New Brooklyn Cookbook
A classic cookbook for those in the borough, or those who just want a taste of New York in their own kitchen.

The New Brooklyn Cookbook, $26.66, available at Amazon.
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Brooklyn Rehab Salt and Pepper Shakers
Upcycled salt and pepper shakers with the city's most iconic landmarks? Might as well go ahead and snag a set for everyone on your list.
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Sfoglini Pasta Of The Month Club
We all know that the easiest way to someone's heart is through his or her stomach — especially when that comes in the form of specialty and organic pasta made right here in New York City. Carb-lovers, rejoice.
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Bedell Cellars Taste Rosé
It's the year of rosé, after all! Long Island’s Bedell Cellars' blush (which features just about the coolest label ever) is semidry, with hints of cherry and herbal notes.
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Raaka Virgin Chocolate Gift Box
Raaka was made for chocoholics. Its standards are high, both in terms of taste (hello, bourbon cask-aged chocolate) and philosophy (the company's cocoa farmers are fair-trade, and the beans and additives are organic).
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Bellocq Tea Atelier Chai Gift Set
Well, if this isn’t the prettiest — and most delicious — tea set we’ve ever seen. Curling up by the fire with a good book and a good old cup of chai never sounded better.
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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Mix and Match Case of Sauce
Your inner grill master will go wild over the Harlem BBQ joint's variety of sauces, like Wango Tango Habanero or Creole Honey Mustard.
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