The Best Local Gifts for Foodies
Whether they love to eat or cook, you’re sure to find the perfect gifts for foodies in your life with this helpful round-up of locally made San Diego foodie gifts!
Festive fun for everyone! Featuring 6 vegan gingerbread cookies, ready-to-use icing + piping bag, candies + sprinkles. SHOP NOW
A sustainable, long lasting + interactive gift for foodies + science nerds alike! Learn how to grow your own mushrooms right at home + harvest within just one week. SHOP NOW
Local celeb-chef Brian Malarkey’s custom-blend cooking, blending and finishing oils will meet the mark for all your foodie friends. Plus, all Chefs Life oils are non-GMO and sustainably sourced. SHOP NOW
This smooth + sweet peanut sauce is proudly vegan, gluten-free + keto-friendly! Pair it with Wynn’s GF Sate chili sauce for a match made in heaven.SHOP NOW
Next Level Chef co-star, Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars winner and the chef behind San Diego-based restaurants The Crack Shack, Juniper + Ivy, and California English, Richard Blais and his wife, Jazmin, deliver 100 bold & stylish recipes in this new cookbook that cast veggies in the starring role on your plate. SHOP NOW
Perfect for your holiday bonfire night at the beach or at home, this plant-based s’mores kit features dairy-free chocolates, non-gmo/vegan/gluten-free/kosher marshmallows, plant-based graham crackers and vegan peanut butter cups. SHOP NOW
Looking for gifts for foodies that can keep on giving? With Quantum Microgreens, you can grow your own tasty and super nutritious microgreens in about a week. Select from mustard, broccoli, arugula and radish blends. SHOP NOW
Cocktail shrub company Higher Vibration Tonics collects San Diego’s seasonal bounty and transforms berries, herbs and spices into delectable beverages bases for your cocktail hour. SHOP NOW
Deck the halls with this delightful tasting sampler of Carlsbad-based Chuao’s bestselling holiday-inspired mini chocolate bars, with tastes of peppermint and gingerbread. SHOP NOW
Make it pink with Pitaya Foods freeze-dried dragon fruit powder. Your foodie friend can uplevel their smoothies, acai bowls and baked goods with a pinch of this magical mix. SHOP NOW
This holiday drinking cacao is made with whole bean organic cacao from a collective of small farms in Ecuador, ground fine with organic maple sugar and organic coconut milk powder. We then add a dash of cinnamon for cozy warmth and turkey tail mushroom powder for a gently earthy flavor and immune support to keep you healthy and balanced this winter season. SHOP NOW
Be the hero this holiday season and give the gift (nearly) everyone loves: ice cream! All of Kula Ice Cream’s flavors are vegan AND gluten-free (win-win!) AND delicious. Lava Cake is made with almond butter, gluten-free chocolate cake chunks and chocolate sauce swirls. SHOP NOW
Blended in-house by PARU’s team of tea experts, this beautiful tea blend makes an ideal cup of afternoon tea with hints of uplifting citrus and organic lavender. SHOP NOW
Know someone who loves to eat well but doesn’t have time to cook? LuckyBolt delivers prepared meals and essential staples from San Diego farms, right to your doorstep. Sample menu items include Falafel Mezze Spread, frozen hand pies, local eggs, California gold granola and much more. SHOP NOW
Restaurant + Cooking Class Gift Cards
The ultimate gift for foodies: a gift card to their favorite restaurant, CSA subscription box or a cooking class (see our list of the Best Cooking Classes in San Diego!). Support our local chefs, farmers and foodshed!
Looking for More Gift Ideas?
Browse our holiday gift guides for more gift ideas: