The Edible Communities 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
If you're looking for a unique gift for the food-lover on your list, let our Edible publishers guide the way. From Vancouver to South Florida and everywhere in between, they've recommended dozens of amazing, local treats!
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From Edible Blue Ridge
Octagon Bordeaux blend from Barboursville Vineyards. $54.99.
Named for the shape of a Thomas Jefferson–designed drawing room in a Colonial Virginia governor's mansion, Octagon is Barboursville Vineyard's pre-eminent wine: a fine-tuned blend of estate-grown merlot, cab franc, and petit verdot grapes. It's one of the reasons winemaker Luca Paschina was named by the James Beard Foundation as one of the 20 leading food and wine professionals in 2014.
From Edible Cape Cod
Mac's Seafood Clambake for Two. $96.
Nothing says Cape Cod more than a traditional clambake. Mac’s Seafood clambake includes two live hardshell lobsters, a dozen Wellfleet littlenecks, Mac’s clam chowder, and all the fixings.
From Edible Capital District
Vital Eats' Zombie Blood Hot Sauce - Sriracha Verde. $8.
What's a table without a little Hot Sauce? Zombie is a perfect blend of local green peppers, jalapeños, and apple cider vinegar. A culinary utopia of spicy alchemy, packing roasty flavor and heat.
From Edible Cleveland
Anna In the Raw Juice Cleanse. $65+.
Cleveland is having a winning year and here's their secret weapon: the juice cleanse of champions! The Cavs love the Hercules and Aphrodite and the Indians love the Apollo, Hercules, and Hebe! Order directly at 216-623-7220 or online.
From Edible Columbus
Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream. $12 per pint.
Jeni's epitomizes the spirit of Columbus in its creativity, flavor, and commitment to quality, along with seasonal and local sourcing. Plus, it ships nationwide!
From Edible East Bay
Frog Hollow Farm Gift Box. $160+.
The organic fruit from Frog Hollow Farm is superb, and they have created a huge array of scrumptious value-added options like the Olive Oil Club, which you can have as a monthly delivery. Learn about the farm's commitment to composting.
From Edible Green Mountains
J. K. Adams' 1761 Collection Driftwood Serving Board. $44+.
Made from Ash, this is our favorite serving board. It's from J. K. Adams which is located in Dorset, Vermont, incorporated in 1761. In honor of this seminal year, and of the many talented craftspeople who shaped the community since its founding, J.K. Adams designed the 1761 Collection.
From Edible Hawaiian Islands
Taste of Hawaii Coffee Subscription. $149.
Hawaiian coffees have an incredible array of cup profiles, from sweet and delicate Kona coffees, to rich and round Hamakua coffees, to crisp Puna coffees dense with minerality. This is an excellent way to taste them all, one region at a time.
From Edible Indy
St. Elmo Steak House Shrimp Cocktail Sauce. $9.
Named a 2012 America's Classic by the James Beard Foundation, and one of 10 Classic Restaurants Worth Visiting by Forbes, St. Elmo is a longtime Indianapolis favorite and their fiery cocktail sauce has been delivering horseradish-laden punches to patrons for over a century.
From Edible Louisville
Bluegrass Soy Sauce. $7-$45.
Bluegrass Soy Sauce is the only microbrewed soy sauce made in the United States and the only soy sauce in the world fermented and aged in bourbon barrels using only whole Kentucky grown Non-GMO soybeans.
From Edible Northeast Florida
Juniper Rice Grits. $9.
The further North you go in Florida, the further South you get. Shrimp and grits is a local staple on many menus and Congaree and Penn has given it new life with a once-traditional ingredient grown in paddies on their farm -- rice, instead of corn.
From Edible Omaha
Straight Arrow Bison. $99 for a gift box, or per-pound options.
Raised in their natural habitat on the plains of Nebraska, Bison is America's first red meat. It tastes richer than beef and is an excellent source of lean protein and essential nutrients.
From Edible Philly
Termini Brother’s – Torrone Gift Box. $55.
A popular, nut-studded Italian candy, Torrone is available in many shops, but nobody makes it like the nearly 100-year-old Termini Brothers Bakery. It’s only available during winter, when the chill makes its special chewy-not-chalky texture possible.
From Edible Phoenix
Queen Creek Signature Extra Virgin Olive Oil. $35.85.
An Arizona olive oil for every use and every palate from delicate to robust. See why Edible Phoenix calls Queen Creek Olive Mill "Arizona's Tuscany" and check out the mill's cookbook, too.
From Edible Reno-Tahoe
Frey Ranch Gin. $33.
Savor flavors from the heart of Nevada’s Great Basin Desert: juniper berries, sagebrush, and high-quality grains straight from the 1,200-acre Frey Ranch Estate Distillery. Bottled at 90 proof with a smooth, clean, and distinct taste, the gin recently won Double Gold at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. They ship to all 50 states.
From Edible Rhody
Dave's Coffee Syrup. $6.99+.
Coffee syrup is the base behind Rhode Island’s ubiquitous drink, coffee milk, but Dave’s takes theirs to a higher plane with small batch, cold brewed syrup. It's absolutely delicious for cocktails, baking, savory dishes, and yes, coffee milk.
From Edible San Francisco
Poco Dolce Olive Oil Truffles. $22.
Poco Dolce creates a stunning dark chocolate shell, fills it with a ganache made of Extra Virgin California Olive Oil and bittersweet chocolate, then tops it off with an snowflake design made from rich cocoa butter for a beautiful finish.
From Edible Santa Fe
Traditional Aceto Balsamico of Monticello. $150.
America's only traditional balsamic vinegar is made in New Mexico, and it's now in its 19th year of aging within rare wood Italian casks, imported from Modena. Old Monticello Farms’ Aceto Balsamico is certified organic and made from their own estate grapes. Fewer than 1,000 bottles are produced per year.
From Edible Sarasota
Black Opal Caviar. $95.
We recommend Black Opal caviar because it's local, earth-friendly, and sustainably made right here in Sarasota, Florida. The glistening beads embody a sublime flavor, a true artisanal delicacy for the special foodie in your life.
From Edible Shasta-Butte
Berkeley Olive Grove 1913 Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils. $32+.
From olives dry-farmed on historic groves in Oroville, California, Berkeley Olive Grove 1913 Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils have won the Good Foods Awards (2014 and 2016), and national and international EVOO competitions. Their oil has been recognized for health benefits unique among EVOOs.
From Edible Silicon Valley
Palo Alto Fire Fighters Pepper Sauce. $6+.
California Silicon Valley Bay Area locals get a kick out of this spicy sauce made from peppers grown in the back of the Palo Alto firehouse. These award-winning, zesty sauces come in classic original, XX habenero, and now XXX ghost pepper with proceeds going to the Palo Alto Firefighters Charitable Fund. Find more gifts ideas in the Silicon Valley region.
From Edible South Florida
Fruit Gift Boxes from Robert Is Here. $50+.
Luscious avocados, tart kumquats, tangy key limes, sweet papaya, creamy black sapote – longtime fruit stand Robert Is Here will deliver the best flavors of South Florida by shipping your gift recipient exotic tropical, in-season fruits.
From Edible Tulsa
Joan's Mustard. $7+.
An Oklahoma original mustard that provides a balanced sweet-heat compliment to sandwiches, vinaigrettes, and more. You'll love the heartwarming family history behind this one.
From Edible Vancouver & Wine Country
Summerhill Pyramid Winery's Sparkling Wines. $28.64+.
Summerhill Pyramid Winery produces a range of easy-to-drink and affordable sparking wines that regularly pick up international awards. The winery and vineyards are in the gorgeous Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, and are certified organic and biodynamic.