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The Holiday Gift Guide for Seattle Food Lovers

What to buy for the restaurant obsessives on your list.

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Frequent sightings of red cups clutched by people wearing mittens confirm any suspicions: the holiday season is here. The Eater Seattle team has hand-picked food and drink-centric gifts perfect for the discerning home cooks and food-slash-booze enthusiasts in your life. From online barbecue lessons to rye whiskey caramel sauce, stuff those stockings with these local picks. Want more? Check out's guide too.

ginger_beer_1.0.jpgRachel's Ginger Beer Variety 4-Pack
Mix and match four 32 oz. "growlettes" of what might be the most addictive ginger beer on the planet, including flavors like blood orange and hibiscus.
Price: $78
Where to purchase:
Rachel's Ginger Beer

starvation_alley.0.jpgStarvation Alley Farms Cranberry for Concoctions
Perk up cocktails with unsweetened, raw cranberry juice from Washington State's first organic cranberry farm in Long Beach.
Price: $8 for an 8 oz. bottle
Where to purchase: Buy at farmers markets and Marx Foods

chef_steps_bbq.0.jpgLearn Everything About Barbecue from ChefSteps
An all-online "class" on all-thing-barbecue, give the gift of unlimited access to 21 videos including recipes for Apartment Ribs, Carolina Gold barbecue sauce, and Rich as F*¢k Biscuits.
Price: $10
Where to purchase: ChefSteps

boatwhalewalrus.0.jpgA Boat, A Whale, and A Walrus by Renee Erickson
This narrative cookbook from the Walrus and the Carpenter, Whale Wins, and Boat Street Cafe chef/owner belongs in the kitchen or on a nightstand.
Price: $40.00
Where to purchase: Book Larder

bean_box.0.jpgBean Box Coffee Subscription
Four coffee samples arrives at your door monthly courtesy of the new, Seattle-based delivery service Bean Box. Single origin coffee from an all-local roster of roasters, including Herkimer and Kuma, are featured.
Price: $20/month
Where to purchase:
Bean Box

screen_shot_2014-11-26_at_100747_am.0.jpgWashington State Candy Dish
Hipsters who already have necklaces and pillows shaped like Washington State will go batty for this porcelain plate. Bonus: it's microwave safe.
Price: $78
Where to purchase: Corbé

pumpkin_ketchup.0.jpgSkillet Thai Coconut Pumpkin Ketchup
For year-round pumpkin lovers, Skillet's Thai coconut pumpkin ketchup is the best thing on earth to eat with fries. Order a couple of 10.5 ounce jars, they go fast.
Price: $8.99
Where to purchase: Skillet Street Food

screen_shot_2014-11-26_at_100915_am.0.jpgLimited Edition Rye Whiskey Caramel Sauce from Hot Cakes
Drop $20 bucks on a jar of caramel? This sauce from dessert queen Autumn Martin is worth the splurge. Housemade with Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, the extra fancy caramel makes warm bread pudding a thing of greatness.
Price: $18
Where to purchase: Get Your Hot Cakes

Eater's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide