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Food and drink gift guide

Published: Thursday, 10 December 2020

Food gifts

No matter what the occasion, food is always guaranteed to be a good gift - especially in these times. Coventry’s food and drink scene don’t stop with restaurants, bars and cafes.

There are also some great options for food and drink gifts from Coventry businesses that might put a smile on someone’s face, as well as supporting local businesses through challenging times.

From independent makers and producers in Coventry to some of the bigger businesses, there are plenty of options to buy food and drink gifts. Here we’ve found a few suggestions for you. There are undoubtedly plenty more but these might get you started.

Homemade sauces and spice rubs from Leave it to Esmie

Leave it to Esmie is a Caribbean restaurant based at FarGo Village. As well as serving up great food inspired by the Caribbean Islands, Esmie’s produces homemade sauces as well as spice rubs that make great gifts for the food lover in your life. From Jerk rubs to barbecue seasonings and hot sauces, as well as home jerk kits, it can all be ordered online and is a gift with a difference that brings a taste of the Caribbean to the heart of Coventry.

Edible gifts from Gourmet Food Kitchen

Also based at FarGo Village, Gourmet Food Kitchen is the brainchild of experienced chef Tony Davies. When Tony isn’t serving up innovative, ambitious food at his pop-up restaurant setting, he also produces delightful chocolates under the brand Choc’n’Roll - the perfect gift and a way to support a great local business.

Sweet treats from The Brownie Box by Emily

Home to all the sweet treats you could want, The Brownie Box by Emily has just taken up residence in FarGo Village and is the perfect place for gifts from blondies and brownies. Send someone a sugar fix to put a smile on their face.

Give the gift of afternoon tea at the Laura Ashley tea room

You might not be able to get there now, but you could treat your loved one to the gift of afternoon tea at the Laura Ashley tea room. Their beautifully presented vouchers make the perfect gift for any occasion. Choose from a selection of different afternoon tea experiences, including a champagne option. Find more information here.

Baking kits and courses from Proof Bakery

Proof Bakery is an artisan bakery started by Chernise Neo which trains and employs refugees, allowing them to use their bread-making skills and then selling that bread.

Proof has plenty of options for gift ideas including sourdough baking kits that are delivered to anywhere in the UK, including their tried-and-tested sourdough starter, as well as the tools and recipes they use to make delicious, beautiful loaves.

They also do a range of home delivery boxes, from bread to sweet treats including baklava buns, cinnamon buns, a slice of lemon, almond and coconut basbousa cake, and their house brownie with a tahini swirl and sea salt. You could also maybe gift someone a bakery class to use for the future. Visit their website here.

Gifts for beer lovers from Dhillons Brewery

Award-winning microbrewery Dhillon’s Brewery was founded in 2015 with the aim of brewing great beer as well as providing a community hub. They offer next-day nationwide deliveries and same-day free local deliveries for orders over £30.00 so you can gift their ales to the beer-lover in your life. Or, you would treat them to a voucher for a brewery tour in the future. Find out more here.