Looking for the best foodie gifts in Toronto to shop for the food lover in your life?
I personally think food and experiences are the best things to gift – it’s hard not to enjoy a delicious meal or fun activity!
These foodie gifts are honestly great for anyone and everyone, ’cause who doesn’t love eating tasty things?
I’ve included a variety of gift ideas, whether you’re shopping for an adventurous foodie who’s down to try anything, or someone who just enjoys the simple things.
Most of the companies I’ve featured are also local, if you’re looking to support Canadian brands!
Without further ado, here are the best foodie gifts to shop in Toronto this holiday season!
Best foodie gifts in Toronto
Mustard from Kozlik’s
You can do so much with gourmet mustard in the kitchen, and it tastes totally different from typical grocery store mustard!
I grew up hating mustard, and my life was changed after trying Kozlik’s gourmet mustard for the first time at St. Lawrence Market in Toronto.
The Amazing Maple and Sweet & Smokey flavours are my absolute fave.
Fun fact that you can write in the holiday card: Canada is the largest mustard producer in the world!
Hot sauce from Pepper North
I’m a big sauce gal and always love trying new hot sauces, and Pepper North makes some pretty dang great ones.
They’re a family-owned business that manufactures all their sauces here in Ontario!
All of their hot sauces are also all-natural and gluten-free with no preservatives.
Sauce from Wildly Delicious
Wildly Delicious is an amazing specialty food shop that we love visiting every time we’re in the Distillery District.
They’ve got everything from unique house-made spreads, to jams, to vinegars that you can purchase for your favourite foodie (or even for yourself).
From their Peri Peri, Chilli, & Garlic Portugese Grilling Sauce to their Muskoka Cranberry & Pear Chutney, they’ve got so many interesting sauces worth trying!
You can shop them online, find them in grocery stores across Ontario, or visit their Distillery District store.
LOCATION: 11 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON
Panettone from Eataly Toronto
If you’re on the hunt for a super festive gift, a panettone would be perfect for the Toronto foodie in your life.
The panettone is a staple Italian dessert for the holidays, and you can find a massive selection of panettone at Eataly Toronto!
Chocolate from Galerie au Chocolat
If you’ve got a chocolate lover in your life, they’ll definitely appreciate a sweet treat from Galerie au Chocolat.
Galerie au Chocolat is based out of Montreal, and they make their delicious gourmet confections using Belgian chocolate.
They use local and imported ingredients for their artisanal chocolates, including maple from Quebec, cream from Ontario, and Canadian butter!
They’ve even got an advent calendar filled with milk chocolates in different festive shapes!
Cheeseboard from Lynn & Liana Designs
If your food-loving friend loves to host, they’ll especially love a beautiful, handcrafted cheeseboard from Manitoba-based Lynn & Liana Designs.
This family-run business makes their cheeseboards using quality wood and eco-friendly resin, and they have all kinds of different designs you can choose from.
And since every piece is handcrafted, every piece is also unique, even if they’re the same design!
Coffee from Balzac’s Coffee Roasters
Got a special coffee lover in your life?
Grab them some locally-roasted beans from Ontario-based roaster and coffee chain, Balzac’s!
If your giftee has a Keurig machine, you can grab them this pack of Balzac’s Blend K-Cup pods – they’re compostable!
All of Balzac’s coffees are Fairtrade Organic, and they use other Fairtrade Organic and organic ingredients in their cafés.
If you haven’t had the chance to visit a Balzac’s café in Toronto, you absolutely need to – they have tons of locations across the city!
The very first café opened up in Stratford back in the 90’s, and it was inspired by cafés in Paris.
Tea from DAVIDsTEA
Know someone who loves tea more than coffee?
Some tea from Montreal-based DAVIDsTEA is a great holiday gift idea!
This Nordic mug and holiday tea gift set is also really cute, and it even comes with a tea steeper!
You also can’t go wrong with their Cold 911 tea, which is truly a lifesaver for cold and flu season.
Cocktail kit from The Cocktail Box Co.
For the cocktail connoisseur who loves fancy drinks, a cocktail kit from The Cocktail Box Co. is a great holiday gift idea!
The kits come with mini tools and ingredients to make classic cocktails, and they just need to add alcohol!
They even have a Moscow Mule cocktail kit that’s perfect for the holidays!
If you really want to make it special, you can even grab Moscow Mule copper mugs to go alongside the kit.
Gift card to a Toronto restaurant
Of course, you can’t go wrong with a gift card to their favourite restaurant.
Or, you can even just treat them to a meal at their favourite restaurant!
There are plenty of Toronto restaurants and restaurant groups that offer gift cards – here are a few options!
Ordering gift cards to restaurant groups might be easier so your giftee has different restaurant options.
But, if they have a specific spot they love, you can also just call or visit certain restaurants to see if they offer gift cards!
Best foodie gifts in Toronto:
- Mustard from Kozlik’s
- Hot sauce from Pepper North
- Sauce from Wildly Delicious
- Panettone from Eataly
- Chocolate from Galerie au Chocolat
- Cheeseboard from Lynn & Liana Designs
- Coffee from Balzac’s Coffee Roasters
- Tea from DAVIDsTEA
- Cocktail kit from The Cocktail Box Co.
- Gift card to a Toronto restaurant
These were some of the best foodie gifts in Toronto to shop for the food lover in your life!
Hopefully you found some inspo for your gift shopping – you can also peep out my post on unique stores in Toronto to shop for gifts!
More shopping in Toronto
- Searching for more gift ideas? Shop the best gift baskets in Toronto or Toronto-themed gifts, or visit these unique Toronto stores.
- Looking to shop fashion? Check out these sustainable Toronto clothing brands, made-in-Toronto clothing brands, or Toronto vintage clothing stores!
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