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Foodie Gift Ideas for Aspiring Chefs

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In our 10-part Holiday Gift Guide, we’re thrilled to feature many local Vancouver and Canadian businesses. If you like to play in the kitchen, you’ll be tempted by this week’s list of foodie gift ideas for aspiring chefs!

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Foodie Gift Ideas for Aspiring Chefs

There’s a little chef in all of us, don’t you think? Whether you’re aiming for the perfect brown on your toast or the medium-rare cook on your filet mignon, we’ve all tried our hand at cooking. Here are our top picks for foodie gift ideas!

SUBSCRIPTION | Bon Appetit Magazine
BonAppetit.com

We love the idea of a monthly dose of inspiration from the experts! Bon Appetit is known for their stunning food photography and accessible recipes.

BOOK | Goodness by Peter & Chris Neal
Available at Edible Canada Retail Store on Granville Island

Foodie Gift Ideas

Photo Credit: Goodness

Recommended by the staff at Edible Canada, Goodness highlights the stories and personal recipes from 37 good food fighters from across Canada—chefs, entrepreneurs, growers, and food activists. The book includes local names like Vikram Vij (of Vij’s Restaurant) and Elana Rosenfeld (of Kicking Horse Coffee).

KITCHEN | Abeego
Available at Edible Canada Retail Store on Granville Island

Foodie Gift Ideas

Photo Credit: Abeego

A few years ago, we tested out this plastic wrap substitute and we never looked back. Abeego is hemp and cotton fabric that is coated with beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil, and it is the absolute best at keeping food fresh. It’s sustainable, compact and easy to clean!

KITCHEN | Helpful gadgets
Market Kitchen on Granville Island

Foodie Gift Ideas

We’re in awe of the gizmos and gadgets at Market Kitchen on Granville Island. From egg poachers to waffle irons, tiny whisks to full-sized woks, we want it all! To read more about Market Kitchen, check out our blog post here.

STATIONARY | Recipe Box
Indigo, Chapters and Coles

Foodie Gift Ideas

Photo Credit: Indigo Books

Every home cook needs a method to stash their best recipes! We love the idea of a physical recipe box as you can include a few of your favourite recipes as a personal touch to the gift!

EXPERIENCE | Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour
Gift Certificates by Vancouver Foodie Tours

Foodie Gift Ideas

There’s nothing like experiencing gourmet food to inspire your inner chef! Guests on our Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour taste some of Vancouver’s finest dishes and discover where local chefs gather their gourmet ingredients.

Tip: Guests on our Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour receive a 15% discount at Urban Fare – Shangri La!

KITCHEN | Cake Dome
Hudson’s Bay Company

Foodie Gift Ideas

Photo Credit: amazon.com

Any chef will tell you – never skimp on presentation! With a cake dome, home cooks will be able to show off their cakes, cookies, cupcakes and more.

Have you spotted neat Christmas gift ideas around Vancouver? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Click here to continue browsing our Holiday Gift Guide for Christmas gift ideas!

Joyce Chua

About Joyce Chua

I’m fascinated by food and its impact on culture, especially in an increasingly globalized world. I love how Vancouver’s multicultural food scene opens doors to history, culture, and understanding. Here’s to a life of eating and learning!

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