Although gourmands might be hard to shop for, we’ve gathered 15 suggestions sure to please any foodie or kitchen maven in your life — from the dining room knives and portable burners used in renowned New York restaurants to a cult wine-of-the-month club and a Hugh Acheson–curated steak set. See all the picks below.
Made by 162-year-old New Hampshire company Peterboro; comes with a tray insert for holding two pies.
Three Cult French Wines a Month
Josh Adler scouts up-and-coming wines from French producers, three bottles of which show up a month.
Raw dark chocolate made with a dash of cannabidiol oil that’s totally legal.
From handblown-glass design house Ichendorf Milano.
Heirloom Watermelon Brandy
Made from melons grown near the Charleston, South Carolina–based High Wire distillery.
A Knife From Blue Hill
Steak in a Box
A Hugh Acheson–curated set that includes four Wagyu cuts of meat and a preseasoned cast-iron skillet.
100 Rhode Island Oysters
The Ninigret-based oyster farmers behind Walrus and Carpenter launched a CSA a few years ago. Pickups are at Brooklyn Kitchen in Williamsburg and at co-owner Jules’s mother’s roof deck in Noho.
Perfect Temperature Mug
Ember can cool down hot coffee or heat up lukewarm coffee—and hold it at that temperature for hours.
104 Cups of Coffee
Legitimately delicious instant powder by a Bay Area entrepreneur and Finnish barista champion. (Here’s a cheaper instant coffee we also like.)
Rose-Gold Slow Juicer
Now available in rose gold, Hurom’s H-AA rotates at just 43 rpm to mimic a hand squeezing juice. Bonus: It makes ice cream. (It’s almost sold out so here are some other juicers recommended by NYC chefs.)
Four Seasons–Style Tableware
Cups from Joe Baum’s other, still-open restaurant, La Fonda del Sol.
Spend 30 minutes on the phone with a “caviar sommelier,” who will isolate your preferred roes.
Eleven Madison Park’s Portable Burner
Breville’s Control Freak is the world’s first induction cooker that can set and hold any temperature for any length of time. Eleven Madison Park uses one for frying.
Their Very Own Food Truck
Wheelys, the “Swiss Army knife of mobile food vending,” is basically a coffee (or juice or crêpe or ice-cream) cart on a bike, with integrated Wi-Fi, a solar roof, running water, and a gas stove.
*This article appears in the November 28, 2016, issue of New York Magazine.
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