IntoxiKate’s Edible Christmas Gift Guide for Food Lovers: Local Gift Ideas

by Katie Schlientz

IntoxiKate’s 8 Days of Edible Christmas Gift Guide for Food Lovers offers great gift ideas for the food-lover on your list. The gift guide, posted right here on, also offers insight right from the companies through interviews on Fork This with IntoxiKate Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. for the month of December.

Day 1 features gift ideas from some of my local favorites right here in Westchester.

December kicked off with interviews with Samantha Mittler of The Dessertist,  Maria Valente of Chocolations, and Donna Monaco of Westchester Community College’s Taste of Westchester cooking classes. Check out the clip below:

IntoxiKate’s Recommendations:


For the sweet tooth on your list, check out Chocolations. I happen to love, love, love their assortment of chocolate truffles with savory, salty, and sweet favorites. In fact, a certain someone’s mother won’t let her come home to Syracuse without a box!


Another fantastic item at Chocolations—their assortment of barks. Check out the peppermint and marshmallow holiday version above. I want to dive right into the photo!

{GO: Chocolations, 607 E. Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck, 914-777-3600,}


the deserts

The Dessertist isn’t just about the sweet stuff—her edible art is both fun to look at and delicious. She’s got a whole host of decadent goodies on her list, including a giant cake pop-like holiday edible ornament. Bypass Bath & Body Works, and gnab one of those bad boys for the teacher on your list!

{NEW ON THE SCENE: The Dessertist is opening a new dessert boutique coming soon! 50 Maple St., Croton on Hudson,}


a taste of westchester cooking classes

Learn how to make some of your favorite restaurant dishes while co-horting with some of your fellow foodies! Westchester Community College’s Continuing Education program features “A Taste of Westchester” cooking classes pairing you up with some of the area’s best chefs. Perfect for the restaurant lover or cooking couple on your list!

{BOOK NOW: Sign up now for spring classes.}


yonkers brewing company

With the popularity of craft beer on the rise, the beer lovers are populating my list! Sure Santa could place a six-pack underneath the tree, but why not pair their favorite brew with some seriously fun swag. Check out the Yonkers Brewing Company’s gift baskets, packed with no wrapping required. Yes please!

{GO: Yonkers Brewing Company, 92 Main St., Yonkers, 914-226-8327,}


Day 2: Savory!


Pictures from Chocolations, The Dessertist, and A Taste of Westchester courtesy of the respective companies.

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