Doing some holiday shopping while visiting? Why not put a little Vancouver in their Christmas stockings, with some of these food-lover gifts, made right here in BC.
Hot Buttered RumRaiser. The Cascade Company is raising funds for the Fawkes Academy (which provides programs for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities) with all proceeds of their JT’s Hot Buttered Rum Mix going to the cause. At $12 each, you can pick one up at The Cascade Room, Charlie’s Little Italian, El Camino’s, The Union and Main Street Brewing Company. The deilsh mix is a blend of brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger and salt. Add hot water and rum – and feel the spirit of the season warm your bones.
Joe Fortes Lobster Oil. As good as it sounds, this is perfect for dipping bread into, but also takes your homemade pasta dishes, stir fries to celeb-chef level. Take a piece of iconice Vancouver restaurant Joe Forte’s home for the holidays with a bottle or two of this, at 29.95 each. joefortes.ca
Art Meets Chocolate. Local artists and chocolatiers partnered up to create a collection named after Vancouver neighbourhoods, with art work on the packaging that is regional from each, and flavour profiles that speak to the ‘hoods as well. So pretty you won’t want to crack them open, but trust us you will. At Edible Canada on Granville Island.