If you have a food-loving friend or family member on your list this holiday season, finding something special for him or her should be a no-brainer.
After all, the Toronto food scene is having a major moment so there are plenty of culinary treats to choose from,
Here are the top five gifts for the die-hard foodies on your list.
An Artisanal Gift Box of Holiday Treats
O&B Artisan, Oliver & Bonacini’s in-house bakery and confections studio, specializes in creating uniquely Canadian goods, all crafted in small batches so you know you’re getting the highest quality. Their Holiday Gift Box was created by O&B’s very own culinary stylist Paul Brans and is filled with a delicious selection of seasonal and artisanal treats like hand-batched jams, chocolate peppermint bark, and old-fashioned gingerbread loaf.
Ayesha Curry’s Cookbook, The Seasoned Life
Ayesha Curry was in town last month to host the ultimate girls’ night at Luma Restaurant and is almost as famous as her NBA MVP husband. For many parents, she represents #goals in a pretty big way. For the foodie who loves to cook, the Canadian-born beauty – who is well-known for her delicious, self-taught culinary creations – offers her “seasoned” insight in a simple-to-follow cookbook that’s packed with mouthwatering goodness.
A Goodies-filled Gift Basket from Foodie Pages
Foodie Pages, a Canadian company that delivers an assortment of well-curated food and wine items, offers great gift baskets in a variety of prices and themes. The baskets are filled with everything your foodie friend or family member needs to create an assortment of classic cocktails, assemble an enviable cheese plate, or bake up holiday cookies to their heart’s content – all delivered right to their doorstep.
A Sweet Surprise from Nadège Patisserie
Toronto’s ever-expanding “it” macaron spot Nadège Patisserie offers a wide selection of eye-popping sweet-filled gift boxes. Ranging in price and content, the bright, colourful, and boldly patterned gift boxes are just as appreciated as the diet-breaking worthy treats that are housed inside. The ultimate gift for the foodie with a sweet tooth, the Chef’s Choice Gift Box has a little something for everyone: macarons, caramels, bonbons, chocolate-covered banana marshmallows, and even candied ginger.
A Tasting Menu Experience at a Top Toronto Restaurant
Most foodies like to taste a bit of everything when they’re dining out. That’s why a chef-inspired tasting menu at one of our city’s distinguished restaurants like Auberge du Pommier or Canoe is a great gift for the adventurous diner in your life. The carefully curated Chef’s Tasting Menu is offered with ($214) and without ($140) wine pairings at both restaurants.