F O O D C A N B R I N G S O M U C H J O Y. When I think of food, I think of adventures, new places, family and community. I think of trying new things in Europe, sitting on the streets of Rome eating pizza, blowing out the candles on a birthday cake and cooking in the kitchen with my mom and dad.
Not every moment or memory surrounding food is positive for me. I’ve struggled and continue to struggle with my relationship with food and society’s imposed emotions around food. But that’s a much longer blog post.
Today’s post is all about some fun gifts for that foodie in your life! Like my previous guides, I’ll be giving you some ideas for gifts to give with a local twist! I’ll be featuring products from local businesses and artisans. Remember, most of these businesses have an online shop and ship throughout the U.S. So if you’re not local, still check out these products and shops!
2021 Gift Guides (will be linked up as I post them):
- Gift Guide for the Craft Beer Lover
- Gift Guide for the Décor Lover
- Gift Guide for the Entertainer
- Gift Guide for the Experience Lover
- Gift Guide for the Fashion Lover
- Gift Guide for the Homebody
- Gift Guide for the Little Ones
- Gift Guide for the Outdoor Lover
Alright, here we go! Gifts for the Foodie!
- *Shop in-person to support local!*
- Shop in-person at The Mercantile (Doylestown, PA), The Craft Hive & Honey House (Point Pleasant) & Makers Off Main (Doylestown, PA)
- Shop in-person for this item as it isn’t listed on the website just yet.
- Shop these bread mixes in-person!
1. Baked Goods from your favorite bakery! (photo from Factory Girl Bakes) Here’s a list of some local bakeries:
- Brown’s Doughnut & Pastry Co. (Dublin, PA)
- Cramer’s Bakery (Yardley, PA)
- Crossroads Bake Shop (Doylestown, PA)
- Factory Girl Bake Shop (New Hope, PA)
- The Happy Mixer Gluten Free Bakery (Chalfont, PA)
- Le Macaron French Pastries (Doylestown, PA)
- Lochel’s Bakery (Hatboro, PA)
- Nonno’s Bakery (Hatboro, PA)
- The Novel Baker (Dublin, PA)
- Rilling’s Bucks County Bakery (Warminster, PA)
- Tabora Farm & Orchard (Chalfont, PA)
- Two Ladies Bakery (Doylestown, PA)
- Warrington Pastry Shop (Warrington, PA)
- *Shop in person for these products*
5. Kitchen Accessories from Cookery Ware Shop (Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA) | (website)
- *Shop in person for these products*
6. Cookbook from a local bookstore! See below for a quick list:
- The Black Reserve Bookstore (Lansdale, PA) | (website) (instagram)
- Book Nook (Boyertown, PA) | (website) (facebook)
- Commonplace Reader (Yardley, PA) | (website) (instagram)
- Doylestown Bookshop (Doylestown, PA) | (website) (instagram)
- Farley’s Bookshop (New Hope, PA) | (website) (instagram)
- Frenchtown Bookshop (Frenchtown, NJ) | (website) (instagram)
- Harriet’s Bookshop (Philadelphia, PA) | (website) (instagram)
- Lahaska Bookshop (Peddler’s Village, Lahaksa, PA) | (website) (instagram)
- The Newtown Bookshop (Newtown, PA) | (website) (instagram)
- The Next Chapter Bookstore (Sellersville, PA) | (website) (instagram)
- Open Book Bookstore (Elkins Park, PA) | (website)
- Second Time Books (Mount Laurel, NJ) | (website) (instagram)
- Towne Book Center (Collegeville, PA) | (website) (instagram)
- Uncle Bobbie’s Book Store (Philadelphia, PA) | (website) (instagram)
One of my favorite things to do is to make up gift baskets to give to people. What a better way to satisfy the foodie in your life then to fill a basket of local food! There are a few ways you can try this.
The first way would be to make a “meal in a basket” where you gather a basket, fill it with a recipe of a meal and all the ingredients to make that meal. Above I made an example of a simple pasta meal paired with some bread as an app and some wine to drink!
The second way, which I’ve shown above, is to make a theme basket. This basket was for the “perfect morning” where you can fill it with local coffee, tea, mugs for drinking out of and some simple foods that go great with both-aka biscotti (or maybe even cookies or bread).
The last way would be to just fill a basket with a bunch of local foods that they person would love – cookies, pasta, wing sauce, bbq sauce, pickles, coffee, pretzels, — basically anything you know they love, but with a local twist!
Below are some great locations that carry local wares:
- Altomonte’s Italian Market (Warminster & Doylestown, PA)
- Backyard Beans Coffee Company (Lansdale, PA)
- Blushing Wren Tea
- Bristol Amish Market (Bristol, PA)
- Bucks County Biscotti (Hilltown, PA)
- Calm Waters Coffee Roasters (Bristol, PA)
- Ferry Market (New Hope, PA)
- Frida’s Market (Warminster, PA)
- Lou’s Farm Mart (Bensalem, PA)
- Milk House Farm Market (Newtown, PA)
- None Such Farm & Market (Buckingham, PA)
- Nord Bread (Doylestown, PA)
- Olive Oil Etc. (Doylestown, PA)
- Owowcow Creamery (multiple locations in PA)
- Peddler’s Village (Lahaska, PA)
- Rise and Grind Cafe (Perkasie, PA)
- Solly Farm (Ivyland, PA)
- Tack N’More Country Store (Pipersville, PA)
- Tea Can Company
- Trolly Barn Public Market (Quakertown, PA)
- Wheat and Vine Provisions (The Square, Dublin, PA)
Lastly, another idea for the foodie in your life would be to purchase or give money towards purchasing a CSA membership. CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) memberships allow you to have a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly share in a local farm’s harvest among other possible benefits. Each farm operates their CSAs different, so be sure to check with the farm you chose for all the specific details.
These memberships aren’t necessarily cheap as a one-time-purchase, but they are definitely worth it in the long run! You get fresh produce and support local agriculture in your area – a definite, win-win in my book!
You can check out www.localharvest.org/csa to find a farm near you or the person you’re gifting this to that offers CSAs.
I hope you enjoyed my gift guide for the foodie in your life! Feel free to leave other ideas or small & local businesses in the comments below! I’ll update this post with any additional businesses mentioned.
xx Nicole Lynn