Christmas in Kits Gift Guide: 5 Delicious Ideas for Foodies

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These days, we’re obsessed with what we eat. Whether we’re hedonists or vegans or hedonistic vegans (hey, to each his/her own) we can’t stop talking about, photographing and writing about food.

Here are 5 tasty or tempting food-related gifts. With pictures.

5 Delicious Ideas for Foodies

1) Artisan sea salt from Vancouver Island Salt Company

Head to Vancouver Olive Oil Company for Canada’s first fleur de sel hand harvested off the coast of Vancouver Island. If you’re looking for more novelty than Canada’s first artisan sea salts, try their taste-bud-boggling variations such as balsamic vinegar or smoked sea salts.
VOCC, 2751 West Broadway, 604-737-7171, http://www.vooc.ca/

2) Lime & saffron pistachios from Ayoub’s

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Useful as a Christmas cocktail party snack or as something to keep in an office drawer for that after lunch craving, these delicately spiced nuts are an addictive, sophisticated crowd pleaser.
Ayoub’s, 2048 West 4th Avenue, 604-558-2933, http://www.ayoubs.ca/

 

3. Signed cookbook from Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks

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The world’s greatest chefs make their way to Barbara Jo’s to share their knowledge. While it can be hard to find tickets, afford said tickets, and get the timing right for the culinary book store’s events, the signed cookbooks they have on hand are an immensely pleasurable and intimate way to take a rookie home chef into the next league. We have our eyes on the Baking Chez Moi, the friendly and incredibly useful compilation of French dessert recipes by Dorie Greenspan.
Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks, 1740 West 2nd Avenue , 604-688-6755 , http://www.bookstocooks.com/

4. Gift certificate to Bishop’s

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Kitsilano’s original locally-sourced fine dining establishment is still our number one pick for a celebration, a romantic date or just plain representing what Vancouver cuisine is all about: sophisticated but not fussy seasonal food prepped by experts.
Bishop’s, 2183 West 4th, 604-738-2025, http://bishopsonline.com/

5. Allure chocolate cars from Chocolate Arts

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We regularly sing Chocolate Arts praises, often with our mouth full, and we’re happy to do so again. Kitsilano (and arguably Vancouver’s) best chocolatier has a new proprietary dark chocolate blend which they made in collaboration with a world-renowned French chocolate house. Despite the pedigree, it’s an affordable way to please and impress the foodies in your life.
Chocolate Arts, 1620 West 3rd, 604 739 0475, http://chocolatearts.com/

Last modified: December 10, 2014

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