Keep your gifts local and delicious this holiday season with this guide that will please any foodie on your list.
For the home cook
Handcrafted spice blend gift box
226 South 3rd St, Lemoyne, PA 17043
The spice-blending artisans who own Calicutts toast and grind their spices right in the shop. Choose any four of their freshly ground spice blends to create a personalized gift box. Sample jars are provided next to the glass jars of each spice so that you can smell the aroma of each spice before your purchase.
Specialty olive oil or balsamic vinegar
829 State St, Lemoyne, PA 17043
The staff at Tastealotta can help you choose the perfect olive oil or balsamic vinegar or even both for the home cook in your life. Choose from many different flavors and infusions that can be paired with salads, fruits, seafood, steaks or poultry. Examples of flavors include: wild mushroom and sage olive oil, blood orange olive oil, dark balsamic vinegar, and cranberry-pear white balsamic vinegar.
For the coffee lover
Fresh coffee beans
One Good Woman
1845 Market St, Camp Hill, PA 17011
One Good Woman sells specialty coffees and loose teas that are packaged fresh. Choose from light, medium, and dark roasts that are available flavored or even decaf. You can purchase whole beans or have them ground in the store before you leave. Seasonal and holiday flavors are available.
For the restaurant goer
The Mill in Hershey
810 Old West Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
The Mill in Hershey gets its ingredients from local farms and markets. The restaurant is located in a historical building that was once a feed mill. They are open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday and brunch and dinner on Sundays.
Susquehanna Harvest Seasonal Grill
2625 Brindle Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Susquehanna Harvest Seasonal Grill is located at the Shoppes of Susquehanna and is open every day of the week. The restaurant prides itself in being a farm to table restaurant, sourcing its ingredients from 75 local farmers. The foods served are local, organic, and seasonal.
For the aspiring chef
Cornerstone Culinary Kitchen
2133 Market St, Camp Hill, PA 17011
Purchase a gift certificate for one of the cooking classes at Cornerstone Culinary Kitchen at Cornerstone Coffeehouse. Classes hold a maximum of 24 people and are byob. Class examples include: holiday party appetizers, New Years Eve dinner, breakfast and brunch, and soups, chilis and stews.
For the beer lover
200 Hersheypark Dr, Hershey, PA 17033
Troeg’s is a central Pennsylvania brewery that began in Harrisburg and is now located in Hershey. You can find IPAs, ales, and stouts year round as well as specialty seasonal ales and lagers. There are also beers served only once a year, splinter series, and scratch brews available. With all the choices, what better gift to give than a chalice for serving each beer?
For the animal lover
Just Four Dogs and Cats
3997 Sunnycrest Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17019
Just Four Dogs and Cats is a locally owned and operated business that purchases its ingredients from local farmers markets. They offer dog and cat treats that are hand mixed and homemade. They will even prepare treats to cater to your pet’s specific dietary needs.
For the foodie who has everything
Blind Spot Nut Butters
1336 Spahn Ave, Ste A, York, PA 17403
Blind Spot Nut Butters is an artisan nut butter maker based in York, PA. While they are a little far from Harrisburg, this list would not be complete without something from them. This hoodie is a great way to show your love of nut butters. It also wouldn’t hurt to include a jar or two of their mini jars with this gift as well.
Mint and Cocoa soap
1233 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Each of Vie Chevre’s products are made with all natural ingredients from locally sourced Pennsylvania farms. The soaps are simple and perfect for those with sensitive skin. Vie Chevre also offers candles, beard oil, and lip balm.