The 2021 Seacoast Gift Guide for Foodies

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SOURCE: Sweetened Memories

Your shopping is almost done, except for the serious foodies in your life. Your favorite food lover can be hard to shop for, as their kitchens often are stocked with top-of-the-line gadgets, and they’re already the go to person for restaurant recommendations.

Set aside your fears of buying something for the one who takes gastronomy to the next level. Our Seacoast Gift Guide for Foodies offers our top three suggestions of places to buy goodies, gift certificates and all things yum for the eight types of gourmands on your list:

Bakery Browser

Who doesn’t love a fried, gooey, carb-loaded treat? The Seacoast is full of independent bakeries specializing in everything from fancy French patisserie to the starchiest sourdough loaves around. You can find boxed gift sets and fabulous gift cards to satisfy your foodies. Our Faves:  ElephantineSweetened Memories, and Donut Love

Brew Pub Patron 

SOURCE: Loaded Question Brewery

In the early days of brewpubs, most menus were devoted to pizzas and burgers and a couple types of beer. Today, the Seacoast boasts brewery restaurants elevating brewpub food to new levels, and the brews are second to none. Your chairman of the brews will love anything from these spotsCzar’s Brewery, Stripe Nine Brewing Co., and Loaded Question Brewing

Brunch Buff

We all have besties who love brunch! Give the gift of time to spend some casual vibes! The environments, alongside the menus, includes a mix of everything which can make your buff feel cozy on the weekend. Our picks:  The Sassy Biscuit, Betty’s Kitchen, and Raleigh’s Wine Bar

Caffeine Consumer

SOURCE: Adelle’s Coffeehouse

There’s no better time than the holidays to give a coffee-centric gift to someone who takes their caffeinated cup seriously. Whether they measure, grind, filter, and agitate to get the perfect brew or just love the taste, chances are there is something out there to fill their cup at these savory shops: Maine Coast Roast, Blue Harbor Coffee, and Adelle’s Coffee House

Sweets Savorer

Sugarplum fairies dance in the sweets savorer’s head all season long! Local candy shops are overflowing with homemade confections to delight not only the taste buds but also the eyes. These local favorites will wow your senses as you shop:  Lickee & Chewies, The Chocolatier, and Kilwins Portsmouth

Cooking Class Connoisseur

For the budding chefs in your life! Give the gift of learning and experience amidst the cuisine they also love to eat at these favorite shops:  La Cascade du Chocolate, Walkers Maine, and Stonewall Kitchen

Farm-to-Table Fanatic

SOURCE: Savannah Kitchen

So many Seacoast spots offer locally sourced and organic food. For the more environmentally conscious foodie on your list, gift certificates from these local spots not only support Seacoast area farms, but also fisherman along the coast. Our faves:  Savannah Kitchen, Tino’s Kitchen & Bar, and The Orchard Grille at Applecrest Farm

Tucked Away Wonders for the Wander

The last foodie on your list always finds the spot off the beaten path or not known up and down the Seacoast. Gifts cards and treats from these wonders may offer your wanderer something new: The Goods, Clark’s American Bistro, and Santiago’s

Many of these gifts are also great if a child needs a gift for a teacher or coach. We’re here for you with these last-minute Christmas gift ideas for your foodies and all on your list

Happy Eating!

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