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!