Need to find a gift for that person in your life that is always obsessing that new restaurant that just opened? Foodies can be tricky to buy gifts for especially when they are always on the cutting edge of a new trend. These gifts are sure to be a hit and are easy to pick up around town.
Caesar Mix from Cocktail Emporium ($65)
The Caesar is the lifeblood of Torontorians. Stroll through this adorable shop in Kensington Market to pick up everything and anything need to create the perfect home bar.
Kozlik’s Mustards & BBQ Sauces ($6)
Small batch mustards and sauces made in Toronto for over 60 years has made Kozlik’s the gold standard for mustards. Taste their dizzying array of mustards at farmers markets around the city and at St. Lawerence.
Mushroom Growing Kit ($32)
Mushroom growing kits are easy and fool-proof. With just a bit of water and some sun, you’ll get a load of fresh mushrooms that are delicious and flavorful.
BMAT Yoga Mat ($82)
Come January, your foodie friend might be thinking about getting some more movement into their life. BMAT provides lots of traction and plenty of cushion without breaking the bank.
Pluck Teas ($8)
Pluck was started by a certified tea sommelier (yes it’s a real thing) from Toronto and sources their teas and herbs both locally and internationally. All are made in Toronto, and perfect for staying warm in the winter!
For the eternal learner or the minimalist that eschews owning objects, opt instead for giving an experience. dish offers up a wide range of different cuisine based classes, while places like The Healthy Butcher provide a dive deep in some of the technical parts of butchering.
Brewery Tour (from $10)
Pick up a gift card to one of the many breweries in town and make a date of it! Try going off the beaten path a little and check out Brickworks Cider, or Ontario Spring Water Sake Company.