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Holiday 2020 gift lists: Foodie gifts

Everyone knows the holidays aren’t complete without food!

Not only is food top priority for holiday dinners and get-togethers, but food-related gifts can also be a good idea. Whether you’re wrapping up cookbooks to put under the tree, or stuffing stockings with some yummy chocolate, we’ve got some pretty tasty gift ideas!

Cookbooks by Jonathan Bardzik

Make the holiday season tasty with these cookbooks from professional chef, author and storyteller Jonathan Bardzik! Jonathan has three cookbooks — Simple Summer: A recipe for cooking and entertaining with ease, Seasons to Taste: Farm-fresh joy for kitchen and table, Fresh and Magical Vinaigrettes — and we’re sure you can find plenty of options to make meals for every season a success! 

“My cookbooks are passion projects, collecting recipes that I cook in my home, filled with photographs of real food and the real people I share them with. You’ll find tips, tricks and techniques that will help you get the recipe right the first time. These are cookbooks meant to be used in the kitchen and enjoyed equally in your favorite chair with a cup of tea. Thank you for your purchase. It is an honor to have a place in your home.”

OMNOM Chocolate 

If something sweet is what you’re looking for for your sweetheart, then look no further than OMNOM!

OMNOM is a small batch, artisan chocolate maker based in Reykjavík, Iceland. It was founded by Kjartan Gíslason and Óskar Þórðarson in 2013. OMNOM’s mission is to make the best chocolate possible using the highest quality ingredients.What’s best is OMNOM’s tasty caramel bar that comes in rainbow and unicorn packaging, created for Icelandic Pride in 2017!

Head to to purchase all their amazing bars!

Five North Chocolate

Five North Chocolate is an award-winning, certified LGBT business enterprise, supporting cacao farmers around the world by creating deliciously nutritious, Fair Trade Certified chocolate snacks. Give in to your cravings without the guilt! 72% dark chocolate paired with fun flavors like goji berry, pistachio sea salt, and cinnamon almond. Sounds like a treat!

Visit and pick your gifts, and add a little something for yourself!

Cowgirl Creamery

Cowgirl Creamery produces award winning artisanal cheeses. The LGBT founders, Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, both worked in fine dining restaurants before moving into cheesemaking. Two decades, dozens of awards, two creameries, four retail stores and two thousand tons of cheese later, it’s safe to say they’ve earned their cowgirl 10-gallon hats! Cowgirl Creamery cheeses are sold in over 500 stores, independent cheese shops, farmers markets, and nationally through Whole Foods Markets. 

You can also order selections online, visit

The Protein Bakery – NYC

The Protein Bakery is one of those finds you almost don’t want to tell anyone about, a secret so good you want to keep it to yourself! The treats here are amazing! Whether you are just keeping a little bit healthy or using the amazing shakes and sugarless cookies (my favorite) for your gym nutrition, The Protein Bakery has it all for you. 

Visiting the store in NYC is like walking into your favorite cookie bakery, the smell is amazing! They have gift specials and can deliver all over the world. 

Visit for more information.

Coachella Valley Coffee Co.

This Palm Springs based coffee roaster gives back to the community at every opportunity. This includes sourcing their beans through sustainable practices and donating to local nonprofits including Sanctuary Palm Springs, who support LGBT youth, and the Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. 

Browse and buy products at

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