The Best Food Gifts for The Holidays 2023

AMERICA’S BEST GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS & HANUKKAH ARE SHIPPING NATIONWIDE ON GOLDBELLY

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The Holidays are just around the corner, and when it comes to gifting, there ain’t no gift like a FOOD gift! Whether you’re in the market for Christmas food gifts or Hanukkah food gifts, you’ll find something for everybody on Goldbelly. Here are gifts from both of those categories that your friend, family, co-worker, or anyone will go crazy for! 

You can start by exploring the Goldbelly 100, our curated collection of our 100 most jaw-dropping Holiday gifts. And don’t forget: Thanks to our new E-Gifting experience, you can now send gifts without even knowing the recipient’s address – all you need is their email!

Read More: Presenting the Goldbelly 100!

Best Food Gifts for Christmas

Kelly Fields’ Southern Brunch Kit

Kelly Fields’ Southern Brunch Box

Start Christmas morning on the right foot with a brunch courtesy of Kelly Fields, one of the South’s most acclaimed chefs. Their Southern Brunch Box includes fluffy biscuits ready to be baked, pimento cheese, sausage gravy, raspberry jam, a sleeve of Ritz crackers, and even Bloody Mary mix!

Cochon Butcher’s Holiday Ham Dinner

Cochon Butcher’s Holiday Ham Dinner

One of New Orleans’ most beloved restaurants-slash-butcher shops, Cochon Butcher has two James Beard-winning chefs behind it, and this Holiday Ham Dinner really brings the Southern  goods. It includes a five-pound housemade ham, a glaze made with Steen’s cane syrup and whole grain mustard, mac & cheese, bacon braised greens, and dinner rolls.

Lawry’s Prime Rib

Lawry’s Prime Rib & All the Accompaniments

When it comes to Christmas dinner, nothing screams luxury quite like prime rib. And when it comes to prime rib, no restaurant is more famous for it than Lawry’s. This Prime Rib Dinner includes an uncooked three-bone prime rib roast along with all of Lawry’s most famous holiday side dishes: creamed spinach, creamed corn, mashed potatoes & gravy, Yorkshire pudding batter, horseradish cream, and jus.

Philippe Chow’s Peking Duck Dinner Kit

Philippe Chow’s Peking Duck Dinner Kit

For a change of pace this Christmas, go for the Peking Duck Dinner Kit from Philippe Chow, one of New York’s most iconic and upscale Chinese restaurants. This crisp-skinned duck arrives ready to be heated, thin-sliced, and served inside fresh scallion pancakes topped with plum sauce, scallions, and cucumber.

Settepani’s Panettone

Settepani’s Panettone

Settepani is a renowned Brooklyn traditional Italian bakery, and their panettone – a traditional Sicilian Christmas sweet bread – is flavored with honey and orange and dotted with raisins and candied fruits. A three-day rise yields a bread that’s light and fluffy. It also makes for a perfect French toast!

Read More: What is Panettone?

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The Christmas PieCaken

From the mind of superstar pastry chef Zac Young, this “Turducken of Desserts”, the Christmas PieCaken, stacks three of Christmas’ most iconic desserts on top of each other: Chocolate Pecan Pie, Cherry Swirl Cheesecake, and Red Velvet Cake layered together with cream cheese buttercream and covered in festive red and white sprinkles.

Duff Goldman’s Gingerbread Cake

Duff Goldman’s Gingerbread Cake

From another superstar pastry chef, Duff Goldman’s Gingerbread Cake is filled with sweet and creamy vanilla cream cheese icing, and decorated with chocolate buttercream frosting with a piped white buttercream edge, red buttercream dots, and a brown fondant gingerbread man on top!

Guy Fieri’s Holiday Trash Can Nachos

Guy Fieri’s Holiday Trash Can Nachos

Only the Mayor of Flavortown himself would come up with the treat this off-the-hook! Guy Fieri’s Holiday Trash Can Nachos are a heaping pile of crispy cannoli chips, mini pretzels, crushed candy cane pieces, brownie pieces, whiskey dark chocolate, and whiskey salted caramel. Present it in the included “trash can” for a big reveal!

Bread & Roses Bakery’s Holiday Cookie Platter

Bread & Roses Bakery’s Holiday Cookie Platter

Bread & Roses is a Maine icon, and they’re baking up a platter of 18 traditional Christmas cookies from scratch, using only the best-quality ingredients. From shortbread cookies to jam-filled thumbprints to hand-decorated gingerbread men, the gang’s all here.

Best Food Gifts for Hanukkah

Baz Bagels’ Hanukkah Brunch Kit

Baz Bagels’ Hanukkah Brunch Kit

For the perfect Hanukkah bagel brunch, look no further than New York’s Baz Bagel. These classic hand-rolled, kettle boiled bagels are given a blue-and-white swirl, and they arrive alongside your choice of cream cheeses, Nova, and black & white cookies.

Eli Zabar’s Challah Menorah

Eli Zabar’s Challah Menorah

A beloved tradition at New York institution Eli Zabar, this handmade challah is shaped just like a menorah! It’s baked to order and shipped within hours of emerging from their oven.

Linda’s Latkes

Linda’s Latkes

There’s no need to make latkes from scratch this year – Linda’s Gourmet Latkes are available in two different sizes, can be gluten-free, and are golden brown and crisp on the outside while remaining soft and tender on the inside.

Kane’s Jelly Donuts

Kane’s Jelly Donuts

Jelly donuts – also called sufganiyot – are a traditional Hanukkah food, and few are better than these jelly donuts, from Boston’s famous Kane’s Donuts, going strong since 1955. They’re big, fluffy, and filled with black raspberry jelly.

Kenny & Ziggy’s Deli’s Hanukkah Dinner

Kenny & Ziggy’s Deli’s Hanukkah Dinner

For the perfect Hanukkah dinner, look no further than this feast from Kenny & Ziggy’s Deli, a Houston icon. Each package includes chicken soup, matzo balls, brisket with gravy, latkes, noodle kugel, and assorted rugelach for dessert.

Jake Cohen’s Blue & White Cookies

Jake Cohen’s Blue & White Cookies

From the mind of social media star and cookbook author Jake Cohen, these Mini Blue & White Cookies are sweet and cakey, and topped with colorful sprinkles.

Carousel Cakes’ Hanukkah Blue Velvet Cake

Carousel Cakes’ Hanukkah Blue Velvet Cake

More than 50 years of expert baking skills goes into each of these Blue Velvet Cakes, a spin on Carousel Cakes’ signature Red Velvet Cake, which was named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. Moist blue vanilla cake is layered and topped with cream cheese frosting, and it’s finished with Hanukkah decorations.

Oneg Bakery’s Double Chocolate Babka

Oneg Bakery’s Double Chocolate Babka

Oneg Bakery is a Brooklyn institution, and their legendary chocolate babka is absolutely huge! A full loaf weighs in at six pounds, and it’s loaded with so much chocolate that it takes on a chewy, fudgy texture while remaining crusty on the outside. Try it hot out of the oven.

Read More: The Best Traditional Hanukkah Foods

This is just the tip of the Holiday iceberg! You can find all Christmas foods and all Hanukkah foods – and don’t forget to explore the Goldbelly 100. It’s all shipping nationwide, just in time for the Holidays!

Dan-Meyers
Dan Myers

Dan Myers is Goldbelly’s Senior Content Manager and Senior Editor of the Goldbelly Blog. He joined Goldbelly in 2020, and as the company’s primary copywriter he also writes copy for all brand marketing initiatives including marketing emails as well as on-page descriptions for all new merchants and products.

Before joining Goldbelly, Dan spent seven years as Deputy Editor for The Daily Meal, a food and drink website. During his time there, he wrote everything from news briefs to major tentpoles including the 101 Best Restaurants in America and the 50 Best Burgers in America, forming a base of knowledge that has served him well at Goldbelly.

Prior to joining The Daily Meal, Dan founded and spent several years running a neighborhood blog called Here’s Park Slope, based out of the neighborhood in Brooklyn. Its primary focus was on the opening and closing of local businesses (especially restaurants), and it was named Brooklyn’s Best Neighborhood Blog by The L Magazine.

Dan graduated from NYU with a degree in Communication & Mass Media, and still lives in Brooklyn with his wife Janie and French Bulldog, Nugget.