The Gift of Good Tastes
Glorious Foodstuffs for Holiday Giving and Receiving
Our guide to a food-filled holiday begins with the National Restaurant Association’s 2018 Food and Beverage (FABI) winners and extends to a line of irresistible adult beverages guaranteed to raise seasonal spirits. Get ready to add an item or two or three to your wish list.
Atalanta’s shakshuka, a small-batch, kettle-cooked sauce made with tomatoes, red bell peppers and ethnic spices, lets you capitalize on the perennial drawing power of Mediterranean food.
La Colombe’s cold draft latte replicates a café-style drink experience with an innovative can design that forces a frothy layer of silky foam to the top when opened.
Earnest Eats is sincere about its easy-prep superfood, a high-protein oatmeal with a billion heat-activated probiotics to enhance gut digestion.
Ginger beers have been cresting at the top for awhile, but Brooklyn Crafted takes them to another level, with 100 percent unfiltered ginger pieces in Earl Grey, lemon & lime or mango varieties.
Meat substitutes are moving from vegan to mainstream at lightning speed. Beyond Sausage delivers the sizzle, with a juicy flavor profile, and Impossible Burgers are showing up everywhere beef does, receiving a meaty welcome on tacos and pizzas, and in bowls and baos.
Make a toast to wellness with Bonta, a plant-based drink that literally bottles the delicious healthiness of the Mediterranean diet. Available in four flavors, each linked to a vital wellness component: inflammation, longevity, immunity or radiance.
Gluten free 2.0: Hitting new peaks of gluten-free taste are Venice Bakery pizza crusts made with broccoli and cheddar or seasoned cauliflower; Wild Flower Bakery’s cookie dough; and Sweet Street’s Manifesto brownies made with dark Honduran chocolate.
Buzz Pop Cocktails, a.k.a. adult push pops, are chef-inspired and crazy fun. They’re comprised of top-shelf liquors and seasonal fruit whipped into gourmet sorbet for a buzzy, boozy dessert. Keep the party going with peel and squeeze pre-formed Jel Shots, and Spoonable Spirits’ liquor-infused Nutella latte pudding shots and spicy margarita gelatin shots.