Holiday Gifts for Austin Food Fanatics
Scrumptious cookies, virtual cooking classes and more for food lovers
By Vanessa Blankenship
If you are hoping to impress someone who appreciates curated, locally-sourced foods with a thoughtful holiday gift this year, you’re in luck! These delicious treats and food-focused experiences are the perfect way to please a food lover during the season of giving. Pick out something sweet or savory for a friend or loved one — and splurge on yourself.
A Dozen Cookies From Cookie Rich, $33
Founder and chef Lorin Peters’ take on the classic homemade cookie is a bite-size treat infused with classic flavors and textures that will satisfy any foodie’s sweet tooth. With more than 10 years of experience in the culinary industry, Peters launched her cookie business in the midst of a global pandemic and is excited to announce that Cookie Rich is now taking orders for pick-up and delivery across Austin – just in time for the holidays. Cookie Rich sells ten flavors, including Chocolate Chip + Dark Chocolate Fudge and Funfetti + Sprinkle Cream Cheese along with rotating, seasonal flavors like Gingerbread + Orange Zest. Cookies can be purchased by the dozen for $33.
Customized Local Farm Boxes From MilkRun, $35 – $65
MilkRun is a weekly delivery service that connects Austinites with local farmers and producers, including Richardson Farm, Shirttail Creek Farm, Steelbow Farm, Crisp and Texas Coffee Traders. Originally launched in Portland, Oregon, in 2018, founder Julia Niiro wanted to create an online grocer where local farmers, bakers, butchers and artisans could unite with their communities and sell goods directly to customers. MilkRun offers curated weekly subscription boxes of pasture-raised meats, seasonal fruit and vegetables and customizable add-ons. Consumers have the option to subscribe to weekly boxes or purchase one-time orders.
Coupland Dance Hall’s How Do You Honky Tonk Christmas Gift Box, $128.95
Texans love their barbeque, and The Old Coupland Inn and Dance Hall’s barbeque sauces are known for lip-smacking good sticky sweetness. The barbeque enthusiast in your life will absolutely love the How Do You Honky Tonk Christmas Gift Box because it’s full of classic favorites from the renowned BBQ joint. The gift box includes a bag of Brothel House Coffee Beans, a bag of Randall King’s Hard Livin’ Coffee Beans, three bottles of Coupland’s BBQ Sauce, one in each flavor, Bordello (original), Harlot (blueberry) and Lawless (spicy), and a Coupland T-shirt to boot. Place your order by December 18 for Christmas delivery.
Thai Fresh Virtual Cooking Classes With Founder Jam Sanitchat, $55
Thai Fresh chef Jam Sanitchat has been serving seasonally inspired Thai food in Austin since 2008. This year, cooking classes can be a fun and interactive way to spend some quality time with loved ones while expanding your knowledge of Thai cuisine. Sanitchat conducts the cooking classes over Zoom so students can learn in the comforts of their own home. Learn how to cook Thai Fresh favorites, like Red Curry and Pad Thai. The kits and recipes will be ready to pick up at least two days prior to the class.
SnackSack Subscription Box From Cratejoy, $24
As part of our exclusive membership program Tribeza Trusted, Cratejoy has tons of subscription services that include everything from beauty to food to health and fitness. The SnackSack Classic is Cratejoy’s most popular snacking plan, and it’s the perfect gift for any food lover. The subscription box is jam-packed with 11 to 15 snacks each month, and the monthly curation is based on seasonal themes and flavors. Order your subscription box by December 17 to receive it by Christmas Eve.