Don’t ever underestimate the power of a snack basket when it comes to gift-giving. Whether you want to share your favorite bites with a loved one, get something sweet for a coworker or a friend, or plan a fancy evening, gourmet snacks can make the day. Here are some of the best gourmet food gifts for everyone on your gift list.
Best Gourmet Snacks 2021
All the Snacks Box
Are you looking for the perfect gift for your colleagues and friends? Your snack-loving compatriots will surely cherish this mix of healthy bites, including white cheddar popcorn, salted brown butter cookies, handcrafted NYC pretzels, peanut butter puffs, and so much more.
Driftaway Single Origin Coffee Sampler
For your coffee-loving friends, why not get them four packets of freshly roasted whole coffee beans from Driftaway Coffee? Offer them the opportunity to develop their caffeine palette.
Chest of Chocolates
Nothing will please your favorite chocolate-loving friend more than this compilation of sweets, including everything from decadent chocolate cake to malt balls, truffles, and even chocolate coated pretzels.
Small-Batch Quarterly Hot Sauce
We all have someone close to us who enjoys hot sauce on everything. You can now make sure that person always has a hot sauce on hand with this year-long subscription that offers the tastiest hot sauces (12) from small-batch retailers all over the country.
Regiis Ova Caviar by Chef Thomas Keller
Getting someone caviar is like gifting them a world-class dinner at the most expensive spot in town. Along with his chefs at The French Laundry, Chef Thomas Keller developed this delicious caviar for the most delicate tongues. To spice up this gift, add potato chips and crème fraîche for a complete experience.
Build Your Own Spice Trio
Last year gave many of us a new appreciation for spices, and in turn, a new love for where they come from. Dedicated to making the Indian spice trade more evenhanded, this brand supports farmers and creates more sustainable farming processes.
Any bacon-enthusiast will tell you – you can never go wrong with bacon. Or, in this case, a bacon collection, starring three different types of everybody’s favorite sizzling treat: applewood and hickory smoked slices of bacon made from breed pork, and D’Artagnan’s signature duck bacon.
Russ & Daughters
Give your partner a taste of traditional NYC in this exclusive package from the famous delicacy-maker Russ & Daughters. The package includes bagels, the restaurant’s famous smoked salmon, chocolate babka, and cream cheese, and coffee to top it off.
Pink Champagne Cake Bites
A perfect tiny treat, these bite-sized versions of the South Carolina bakery’s pink champagne cake features delicious champagne-infused cake doused in white chocolate. Be careful! Once you’ve tried one of these, you’ll never go back to cupcakes again.
Rogue Creamery’s Beautiful Blues
Looking for the perfect gift for a cheese-lover? Get them the Rogue Creamery’s Rogue River Blue Cheese. This pack comes with their Smokey Blue, Caveman Blue, Crater Lake Blue, Oregon Blue, a single jar of Blue Heaven Powder, Theo’s Sea Salt 70% Dark Bar, and a pot of Organic Bow Hill Blueberry Confiture.
Exotic Truffle Collection
Imagine how delighted that special someone will be when they open up a box of Vosges’ delicious chocolates filled with savory flavors such as dulce de leche, olive oil, and pasilla chiles. Their exclusive blend of chocolate, herbs, exotic spices, and roots is sourced for their higher qualities. Each truffle set includes an enclosure booklet with tasting notes, ingredient details, experiential truffle stories, and pairings.
Choose from a collection of NatureBox’s great-tasting and healthier snacks for delivery right to your door. All of NatureBox snacks are prepared with the freshest and purest ingredients. The best part? All of their products are free of synthetic components, hydrogenated oils, or corn syrup of any kind.
Stone Hollow Farmstead Bloody Mary Sampler
Nothing pairs better with a late brunch than an excellent Bloody Mary, and these handcrafted blends prepared from fresh produce from the family-owned Alabama brand unquestionably qualify.
Meat Subscription Box
We all have that meal prepper friend who doesn’t skip a meal. If you have one on your list, he/she will surely appreciate a subscription box filled with delicious proteins. The Basics Box features 4 pasture-raised chicken breasts, 2 boneless sirloin steaks, and a pound of dry-aged ground beef. There are many more boxes to choose from, including beef, pork, a box for the grill master, and even a breakfast-focused box. All of them are ready to be delivered every 2, 4, or 8 weeks.
Truffle & Cacio e Pepe Mac & Cheese Combo Pack, For 4
This Cacio e Pepe macaroni and cheese is some serious highly-praised comfort food! The recipe starts with house-made Cavatappi pasta, mixed with a gooey cheese sauce made with mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, Vermont white cheddar, and a combination of five varieties of peppercorns.
Everyone has a favorite junk food, but not everyone is willing to fess up to a secret desire for expensive truffle chocolate, cream-filled cakes, or other delicacies. Creative chefs across the world have tapped into those buried cravings by creating distinguished spins on classic snacks.