The af&co. Foodie Gift Guide

From stocking stuffers to the star gift of the year, our clients have some great gifts for you to get for a loved one…or yourself. After all, it’s been quite the year!

 

Mr. Espresso 

 

Mr. Espresso is a second- generation-family coffee roaster in Oakland that supports numerous local causes through its “In Our Hearts” fund. The company just introduced a new single-serve coffee called Steeped that you can take anywhere for a great cup of coffee (just add hot water and let it steep like tea). A great stocking stuffer. ( $14/pack of 8)

mr espresso steeped

 

TCHO is a pioneering Berkeley-based chocolate company that works with cacao farmers at the source to improve their skills and make better chocolate. They have beautiful and seasonal retail bars that can be shipped anywhere, but the baking chocolates are essential for any home baker. Don’t miss delicious recipes from TCHO’s professional bakers.

 

Deck the Halls 36x8g Chocolate Gift Box

 

Canela

Chef and owner Mat Schuster has picked out culinary gifts with quality and value in mind–from cutlery, to paella kits, to party supplies. Combo packs, like a fresh pie and an Emile Henry pie plate or a cookbook and serving set, often come at a 20% savings over individual purchases. This is a great way to support a local restaurant while giving something delicious and unique to a local friend–you can even have it delivered. Nationwide shipping also available upon request.

 

Paella Master in the Making

 

 

Gott’s has just introduced 13 jarred condiments that can be purchased at Gott’s locations or via delivery. Among them are Gott’s Secret Sauce and Ranch, which are customer favorites. These make a fun host gift instead of the more traditional bottle of wine. ($4.99/12oz jar)

 

 

Give the gift that will blow any home chef’s mind! The Chef’s Press is a vented, weight-adjustable cooking tool that causes food to cook 20-30% faster by making better contact with the cooking surface. It’s perfect for everything from grilling the perfect sandwich, to evenly cooking meat, to pressing tofu.

 

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Bring this Oakland favorite to any doorstep in California. Sample their newest brews in the Holiday Tasting Kit with 8 different select beers and a Federation stemware class for $30, local delivery also available to most Bay Area counties. The beer keeps on coming with a Federation SIP Club Membership of 2, 4, or 6 4-packs as the perfect gift for someone you merely put up with(3 months), like a little (6 months) or completely adore (1 year) – starting at $30 a month. SIP Club can ship anywhere in California.

 

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Four Star is offering special chef-curated ingredients and meal kits perfect for food lovers. Gift someone the taste of San Francisco with a Cioppino kit, or a deli classic with a Reuben Sandwich Kit for 2 from San Francisco’s hottest new Jewish Deli pop-up Mark & Mike’s or a caviar kit for an easy and intimate NYE celebration.

 

Cioppino from Four Star

 

 

Give the gift of wine country with a much needed escape to Napa Valley! The River Terrace Inn is located in the idyllic Napa downtown, riverside and just a few minutes walk along the water to Oxbow Public Market, local shops and tasting rooms. Plan for the perfect, safe return to travel in the new year with any of their special packages, or snag a gift card.
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