2022 Shop-Local Gift Guide: Good Eats

Even the folks who have everything have to eat. And this a collection of real and rare treats. 

145 Hudson at Hubert/Beach
••• The baked goods at Interlude are original and delicious, and that goes for these toasted krispie clusters. $14
••• The hand-hammered coffee tins are works of art, and have a special insert that pushes the air out as it slides into place. In four sizes. $195 – $335

211 W. Broadway at Franklin
••• Elisa Marshall and Benjamin Sormonte’s cookbook is good enough to eat (get it?). $35
••• The shop sells its signature blue floral linens in a partnership with Sarah Flint. The set of four placemats is $165.

179 Duane at Greenwich / Staple
••• Nothing classier than a box of chocolate leaves, and they ship perfectly. $34.
••• Send a half dozen ring dings to your favorites. $32.

Tribecan and chef Cricket Azima opened Cricket’s Candy Creations on Hudson during the pandemic, a place where kids can make all sorts of edible crafts. This season, she is selling them as take-home kits: candy sushi, edible slime, edible fingerpaint and candy jewelry. Pre-order here. $40

184 Duane at Greenwich
••• LM has boxes ready for assembling a gift for the coffee lover — just add ribbon. $17 for the whole bean coffee; $11 for the loose tea

Tis the season for…panettone, a rich Italian bread made with eggs, fruit and butter, typically eaten at Christmas. And if you want the Latin root, it’s from panetto for ‘cake,’ a diminutive of pane for ‘bread’ from the Latin panis. $30.

145 W. Broadway at Thomas
••• For that classic Tribeca vibe: the iconic flip-top sugar globe is stainless steel. $45

••• Of course, there’s pie, by mail order. $65
••• Pair it with a Bubby’s brunch cookbook. $30

Houseman’s fruitcakes are back for their eighth Christmas, stuffed with candied oranges and ginger, walnuts and drunken cherries and thoroughly soaked in rum. They come packed in a fancy tin and weigh in at nearly two pounds. They make a very limited quantity; pre-order before Dec. 20 for arrival before Christmas. $60

396 Broadway at the Walker Hotel
••• I have to admit I love their branded items and their color way: the Fellow mug (on the left) with splash guard for icy drinks, $35
••• And for your hiker friends, make their mornings on the trail more pleasant with instant espresso. $25

John Donohue, who draws “all the restaurants” as charming pen and ink sketches, has added more Tribeca eateries to his collection. Peruse and buy on his website here.

So many of the local restaurants have cool Ts and caps, including Bubby’s, Puffy’s, Khe-Yo, Grand Banks, Frenchette Bakery, the Odeon and Crown Shy. It might not taste as good as a meal out, but it still supports your favorite hot spot.