We all have a food lover in our life (that may even be ourselves!) so I’ve put together some of the best local gifts for foodies. Treat your favorite food lover right with some of LA’s tastiest artisan treats for every palate and interest.
Dandelion Chocolates, based in San Francisco, is popping up in LA right now at ROW DTLA. They’re one of the best chocolatiers around offering bean to bar chocolates. Because they only use two ingredients, cocoa beans and organic cane sugar the beans they buy are critical and play a huge role in flavor. For the holidays they have beautifully wrapped hand letter-pressed custom boxes that include three Dandelion Chocolate 70% bars and a tasting guide. You can also find this same set in the larger treats box which also includes goodies from local artisans that use their chocolates for items like this incredible hazelnut candy bar.
Rokah Coffee Club is not your average coffee subscription. They help you discover the very best Los Angeles coffee shops and roasters from the comfort of your own home. Rokah Coffee Club will send a bag of coffee beans from a unique local roaster to the recipients doorstep at the start of every month. A holiday gift from Rokah Coffee Club is the gift that keeps on giving. Thanks to you, your foodie friend will discover a new local coffee shop every month for the duration of the gift subscription.When you buy from Rokah Coffee Club, you’re not only supporting a small business but you’re also supporting all the local coffee shops that they work with.
The Cheesecake Factory brings back its popular Slice of Joy holiday gift card offer and seasonal Peppermint Bark Cheesecake. Its better to give AND receive so for every $25 gift card you purchase in the restaurant or on their website now through the end of the year you’ll receive a “Slice of Joy” card redeemable for a complimentary slice of cheesecake. You’re basically getting a gift for giving a gift and there is nothing sweeter than that!
Vinovore opened its doors in Silverlake a year ago and features over 150 fierce wines exclusively from female winemakers across the globe, in addition to unique goods, gift boxes, and female authored novels. Helmed by Sommelier Coly Den Haan, Vinovore brings a refreshing experience to wine shopping. A play on “carnivore,” Vinovore also offers a quirky, easy-to-follow animal wine tasting chart created by Den Haan herself, where customers can discover their inner wine spirit animal (perhaps the Purple Ape, the Pink Pony, or the Silver Fox?).