Monday, November 25, 2013

Shop Locally for Food and Wine this Holiday Season

Whether it's groceries for your holiday meals or gourmet items for gift baskets, there are several locally-owned shops that may have just what you need.


If you have a foodie on your holiday shopping list, the 24K Cafe at Ancient Future in Midtown sells teas, chocolate, and other gourmet goodies. Have a bite to eat while you're there. They always have a few vegan menu options.




Shopping for someone with a gluten allergy? You may want to put together a gift basket with items from the Gluten Free Specialty Market on J Street in Midtown. They have an amazing selection of gluten-free food, beverages, and beauty products, as well as a very helpful staff. Not only that, they have an impressive selection of vegan items too, in case there's a vegan on your holiday shopping list.




At Lyon Village in East Sacramento, look for Le Grand Confectionary, makers of fine chocolate. Most local confectioners don't offer vegan sweets, but Le Grand Confectionary sells vegan dark chocolate bark made with either almonds or cacao nibs. They also have fabulous fruit glaces dipped in dark chocolate.




If you need wine this holiday season, and who doesn't, check out Revolution Wines at 28th and S in Midtown. They have a wine club too, in case you need to buy someone a really special gift.




Check out all the unique food and gift items at the member-owned Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, located at the corner of S and Alhambra. They have lots of great gifts for vegans too!




If you have a tea lover on your holiday shopping list, check out Tea Cozy, located at the Arthouse on R Street, which sells a nice variety of packaged teas, teatime goodies and accessories, and loose tea that you can buy in bulk. Perfect for these cold, fall days!




5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pushkins?

Pam said...

Pushkins is a great place to buy baked goods for your holiday meals. Not everything is vegan, though, so if something isn't identified specifically as vegan, be sure to ask.

Michael Sinai said...

Hope u see this...
Do u know off hand if Revolution serves only vegan wines, or .....?
I've never been in there, and should probably just call, but since I'm here..

Michael Sinai said...

Hope u see this...
Do u know off hand if Revolution serves only vegan wines, or .....?
I've never been in there, and should probably just call, but since I'm here..

Pam said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to get an answer about this for you, Michael. Here's the response I received from Revolution Wines:

"Hi Pam, we do not use any of the fining items listed on Peta's website. Occasionally we will use diatomaceous earth which is similar to a pumice powder- it consists of fossilized remains of diatoms- a hard shelled algae- so it depends what your stance is on that."