Houstonian Magazine's Guide to Local "Foodie" Christmas Gifts [Houston,Tejas]


(Doo B. Wah) #1

Title Says it All.

(Almost: Check out the knife guy’s link!)

I’ll suggest:

Olive and Vine - Imported Olive Oils, (Southern Hemisphere this time of year) and Balsamic Vinegars
Java Coffee and Tea Co - Fresh Roasted Coffees
Cacao & Cardamom - Galleria Area Chocolatier
Alamo Tamales - A Texas XMas Tradition. Get the hand rolled!
Gerardo’s - also has excellent tamales. Additionally, their barbacoa is legendary and their neon orange habanero salsa is worth the trip all by itself.
Fredlyn Nut Company - Gotta have nuts at Christmas.

Feel free to add your own.


(Bruce) #2

Thanks for the personal recs. I’ve never heard of Olive and VIne. And I have never made it up to Gerardo’s for tamales; I must try to remedy that this year. Hmmm. And then there’s their Borrego, Fin de Semana.

Houston Food Finders has a slightly longer list.


(Lamb Owner) #3

I will add this site, I bought the pepper jelly for my whole office one year, really good.

Texas Pepper Jelly (and BBQ sauce)


#4

The Toffee Company - my company gives a tin to all employees every year. It’s really tasty.
iBurn - they have a Houston born section.