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Local Salt Lake Christmas Food-Gift Ideas: Market & Deli Edition

18 December 2010 By: Becky 2 Comments | Foodie Love, Life in the Valley

Last week I posted about local food gifts from Bakeries around Salt Lake City. I wanted to also share with you some ideas for some more savory food gifts.  Salt Lake has several great markets, delis and grocery stores that sell local fresh food that would make excellent gifts.

At Caputo’s Market you could pick up anything from artisan salami to gourmet balsamic vinegar.  Creminelli Artisan Salami is one of a kind in the U.S., being created in the traditional Italian style. Honestly, I feel like Salt Lake is extremely lucky to have such a outstanding salami product offered locally.  Salami lovers will absolutely love this.  I recommend the Barolo Salami, made with Italy’s famous Barolo red wine, full of robust wine flavor and complexity.

Also, at Caputo’s you could pick up specialty chocolate for the chocolate lover in your house.  They have a wall full of the best chocolates in the world.  These would make an excellent stocking stuffer.  And to go along with the chocolate, take home a gift certificate for a chocolate tasting class, taught by the knowledgeable Matt Caputo himself.

Some other gift ideas from Caputo’s: my favorite honey balsamic vinegar, Maestri artisan pasta (absolutely the best pasta you can buy locally), or truffle oil (for the gourmet cook).

Another excellent local Market is Liberty Heights Fresh. They have tons of gourmet gift ideas.  I could spend forever glancing up and down their 2-3 isles of food (but its so small I feel kind of funny hanging out there for too long!). I stopped in the other day and picked up a variety of caramels for my coworkers.  Caramels would also be a great stocking stuffer.  They also carry tons of great spices, olive oils, sauces, teas, coffee, and nuts that you really can’t find any other place around town.  Am I the only one that would love a bottle of good quality vanilla extract in my stocking?!

On another note, I hear Beehive Cheese (an excellent local cheese crafter) along with Chocolot are setting up shop at Trolley Square during the Holidays.  Stop by and grab some Barely Buzzed (coffee infused cheese) for the cheese lover in your life. Also, there is a great spiced nut vendor at Trolley Square; which you’ll smell for yourself as you browse around Trolley.

You should also stop by your nearest Harmon’s or Dan’s grocery for local food items.  They both sell many fresh and local food products.  Local Utah honey is always a good gift to give an out-of-town friend or family member!

I hope you are encouraged to go shop locally and buy a gift that will surely satisfy!

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2 Comments »

  • Emily said:

    I would also like to mention the Rico Food Cooperative. They have a great selection of Utah foods like pasta, honey, meats, cheeses, jellies, ice cream and much more. They also have some artwork and a full selection of Rico products (both ready-to-eat and take home). I recently got a gift basket for our landlords there and they loved it! I feel like this little place is a gem and never see but a handful of people in there so want to get the word out!

  • Salt Lake Food Gifts: Market & Deli Edition | SLCfoodie said:

    [...] tag along with my ideas of bakery treats to gift someone this year, here is a list of local Salt Lake City food gifts that you can buy at several small grocers in town. [...]

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