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Everyone loves food. With that being said, you know there are those people in your life who consider themselves foodies, who go above and beyond to experience new and interesting meals. If you have someone in your life who is a true food connoisseur, it’s the perfect time of year to get them a gift that celebrates that. Here are exceptional gifts for the food lover suitable, perfect for the holiday season.


The company calls this device, “your countertop kitchen robot.” The Suvie is a 15 function, time-saving cooking appliance that makes complete meals from start to finish. It has cool-to- cook technology for scheduling when you want dinner ready. Plus, it has a rapid cook feature to get food on the table in 25 minutes. This countertop bad boy does it all; roasts, bakes, broils, slow-cook, steams, and even sous vide. For the home cooking food lover, this gift is hard to beat.


The Flavor Equation Book

This is a science-based book that explains how flavors work in great cooking with an illustration of 100 recipes. The Flavor Equation book landed on all kinds of bestseller lists when it came out in 2020, getting high praise from Epicurious Magazine, Food & Wine, The New York Times, and many more. Written by James Beard award-nominated author, Nik Sharma, who is actually a molecular scientist by trade, this book offers stunning photographs and tantalizing recipes. Even food goddess, Nigella Lawson, endorsed this book saying that it was “illuminating.”


Here for the Food T-Shirt

Coming from the shop at the Delish foodie website, is their Here for the Food t-shirt. This casual item of clothing gets right to the heart of what the food lover wants…food. Obviously. With bold black lettering on a grey t-shirt, this is a style that is unisex and comes in sizes from small to large in a comfortable soft-tri blend fabrication, crew neck, and short sleeves.


Cody Foster Vintage Inspired Food Ornaments

For someone who is very into Christmas trees, and decorating them to perfection, is this set of Cody Foster Vintage Inspired Food Ornaments. A festive food gift that is made of hand-blown glass with different sets to choose from all featuring yummy foods. Each set includes a theme like fast food set, pizza and beer, pickles, tacos and avocados, a cheese set, and one that features foods of NYC, which is a pizza, hot dog, and taxi cab, of course. A truly fun way to express a total love of food.


Goldbelly Gift Card

Goldbelly is the fabulous gourmet online food company that sells extraordinary mail order goodies and ships nationwide. It’s a bounty of amazing items, meal kits, holiday choices, and famous foods from restaurants across America. The cakes they offer are ridiculous, including one they got a ton of press about, the PieCaken, which you just have to see to believe. Their “Gold List Gift Guide” is the one to check out, since that’s exactly what someone with a gift card would peruse before ordering.


Feast Face Plates by Yotam Ottolenghi

Foodies need to eat their creations off of unique plates, right? That’s where the Feast Face Plates by Yotam Ottolenghi come into play for a great gift. This is a collaboration between Belgian design house, Serax, and chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Each set includes 4 snack or salad plates. Be generous. Get your food lover both sets.


Fly by Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp

Most foodies have a hot sauce fetish. Okay, they like to explore tastes that shock and awe their palettes with spicy being one of those flavors. This Fly by Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp is a unique crunchy hot sauce that goes amazingly on everything, from eggs to vegetables, and anything they can think of. The company even says right on the label of this jar to put it on vanilla ice cream. Foodies will definitely dare to do it!


Ultimate Salmon & Caviar Package

Another offering from Goldbelly is this Ultimate Salmon & Caviar Pkg from Russ & Daughters. It comes in different tiers to feed 3-5 people or 8-10, with the choice of American or Siberian caviar, and includes smoked Scottish salmon. Appropriate accompaniments come with it like creme fraiche, caviar toasts, and capers. Oh and go with the Siberian caviar for your true food-obsessed friends because it’s nicer, aka, more expensive and impressive.


The Original Butcher’s Feast for 4

For truly decadent carnivores, you’ll need to get them the Original Butcher’s Feast for 4. This impressive offering from Cote Korean Steakhouse in New York City includes specialty cuts from their dry-aging room like ribeye or Wagyu from their Cote secret cut collection, spices, pairing options, and pickled vegetables. A true meal lover’s paradise can come right to their front door this holiday season.


Momofuku Pantry Starter Pack

All food lovers are in awe of everything chef and restaurateur David Chang does, especially surrounding his first restaurant, Momofuku, in New York City that launched his empire. The Momofuku Pantry Starter Pack is a collection of signature Momofuku flavors including seasoned salts, soy sauce, tamari sauce, and chili crunch which has three Mexican style chilis, dried garlic, and shallots. They will want to throw it on everything.


Banner Butter Grass-Fed Cultured Cream Butter Subscription

Good butter is a truly revolutionary experience. The Banner Butter Grass-Fed Cultured Cream Butter Subscription comes from Georgia cows who live a very pampered lifestyle. It’s whipped butter in all sorts of flavor infusions that comes in a four-pack, every three months. Each butter has a different profile with a basic sea salt, sweet, garlic, and seasonal versions coming each time. Can’t you just picture slathering the creamy stuff on a fresh warm baguette? You might need this subscription as a gift to yourself.


Masala Dabba

As a create your own seven spice kit, the Masala Dabba, which is a traditional Indian spice kit in a steel box, it’s a fun gift for the home cooking lover. Plus, with each purchase, it gives the giftee access to Club Masala, which is a quarterly Zoom cooking class experience with Sana and Asha, who will teach them how to use the spices more effectively in recipes.


Gift Classic Bokksu

The Gift Classic Bokksu is a gift box subscription of Japanese snacks, loose-leaf teas, and sugary candies that you can’t get very easily in America. For international food lovers, this is a fun gift to receive every month. We say go for the full one-year subscription, but they also offer it in three and six-month increments.


Murray’s the MVP Most Valuable Platter

Murray’s is an artisan cheese and meat shop out of Greenwich Village in New York City. They have curated a collection of unparalleled specialty foods and make their own cheese right in house. For a cheese lover, it doesn’t get any better than Murray’s, so this MVP Most Valuable Platter includes top-tier cheese and a collection of charcuterie that is sure to please even the most discerning food connoisseur in a signature gift box.


Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs’ Favorite Restaurants

For those in the know about which of the best restaurants to eat at all over the world, here comes the Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs’ Favorite Restaurants. It includes knowledge from 650 of the world’s best chefs in recommendations of over 4500 places. With city maps, information about reservations, and over 70 countries included, this guide is the ultimate insider foodie bible.