December 16, 2021

Fox 9 Foodie Gift Guide

Here are some of my favorite Holiday Gifts from Local Makers for the Foodies in your life. Don’t see what you are looking for here?” Check out the long list we shared on our radio show Weekly Dish last weekend. The list includes experiences, cookbooks and more foodie items as well as the best kitchen cookware.


Sunrise Flour Mill

Deluxe Bread Dough Kit with bonus sourdough starter – 5 lbs. of bread flour a danish dough whisk and 2 bannetons from renowned local miller Sunrise Flour Mill who produce award-winning flours and grains that are Heritage and non-GMO. $99

Hepps Salts:

Brian Hepp from Hepp’s Salt creates salts that come with unique and individualized flavor profiles that describe the region from which they come, and also detail how and with which savory dishes they can be paired. HEPP’S sea salt is more than just good quality sea salt, it’s about bringing the gourmet cooking experience into the everyday person’s home. $45


Union Hmong Kitchen at Graze North Loop:

Chef Yia Vang and the team have the perfect gift for the foodie in your life. Offering flavorful sauces and spice blends.  UHK’s holiday kits come ready to be gifted in eco-friendly packaging decorated with beautiful Hmong ribbon. Everything in the boxes is shelf stable and can survive a trip in the mail. 

Showing today – $65 

  • Pantry Essentials Kit includes 8 oz jars each of:
  • Krunchy Chili Oil
  • Lemongrass Scallion Dressing 
  • Shroomami Salt 
  • Mama Vang’s Hot Sauce
  • Szechuan Coffee Rub
  • Custom recipe cards for UHK’s favorite way to use the spice blends

City Tins:

Inside every clever little tin are 20+ coaster gift cards featuring 20+ local hot spots. Every coaster is worth $10 off your dine-in tab or $5 off your takeout tab of $25 or more. Valid thru 2022. This edition boasts cover art featuring the iconic work of Minneapolis-based artist, illustrator, muralist, and printmaker, Adam Turman. $30

Julia Moss Designs

Julia Moss Designs is a wonderful gift store in Wayzata. Wondering what to do with old silver trays, tea sets, serving pieces, candlesticks, etc.? Julia Moss Designs has the solution. It’s called…The Next Generation of Silver®! Call them to discuss your piece or buy heirloom and vintage pieces online at Julia



John Danicic is a local guy who makes a wonderful wooden stick called the Stirsby. You can buy them locally at the Golden Fig or order them online at $19

Worker Bee

Minnesota Company, Worker Bee located in the Mall of America, online or at various markets has an unscented highly-concentrated hand formula that delivers deep moisture, comfort, and glow suitable for hand, body, and face.  A little goes a long way. Good for use as an evening facial moisturizer. Customize to your favorite fragrance by adding a couple of drops of your own favorite essential oils. $23


Best of Artisan Bread in 5

This is the compilation of the best bread recipes in one of the bestselling no-knead bread cookbooks written by Minnesotan’s Jeff Herzberg and Zoe Francois. $22


Eat Your Words Food and Beverage Themed Puzzle Book

Lisa Patrin is a Minnesota-based recipe creator, food writer, and author of The Empty Nesters Kitchen blog. She is passionate about promoting local food producers and she is a food justice and sustainability advocate. Lisa created the Eat Your Words Food & beverage-themed puzzle book to satisfy our voracious appetite for culinary knowledge. Whether you are a novice or an expert, this book is a feast for the hungry mind. $15


Begonia and Bench Candle Box

This carbon-neutral artisan candle company makes its all-natural candles in the Minnesota St Croix River Valley. The scents are wonderful, they burn cleanly, and they plant a tree for every candle they sell. $26


Fresh Coffee from Edina Roasters ($16) who makes the best Vanilla latte with their hand-crafted syrup or coffee beans from Fika in Lutsen available locally at Lakewinds Food Coop.