Holiday Food Gift Guide 2021
November 13, 2021
Here’s an opportunity to get into the holiday spirit, enjoy some delicious food AND support the small business community.
Welcome to our 2021 Holiday Food Guide!
Our guide is full of yummy baked goods, craft coffee, cold-pressed juiceries, pho, sushi, pizza, grilled cheese, beer, wine, tea, beef jerky, chicken + waffles and more, all from our very own borrowers in California, Arizona and Nevada.
As the holidays approach and you start to plan menus and ways to celebrate during this unusual time, put a few of these hard-working, passionate entrepreneurs on your list.
Whether you are planning ahead or decide you don’t feel like cooking at the last minute, these businesses have you covered all throughout the holidays.
This season of giving, what better way to celebrate than supporting small businesses and helping your local economy.
Cheers to the Holidays and Supporting Small Business!
How this guide works:
Support your community. Scroll this list to find businesses to support across California, Arizona and Nevada – from San Diego to Orange County to Riverside to Los Angeles, Oakland and Sacramento and over to Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas and more…
Keep it local – Take-Out, Curbside Pick-Up, Order Online. Scroll through the guide to find the region featuring local businesses near you. You’ll then find links to their website to learn about their products and current protocol around take-out or eat in. If you like to order ahead, look for the Order Online link.
Get it Shipped. Many of the businesses offer shipping anywhere in the U.S. When a business offers this service you’ll see a Get It Shipped link. Get some for yourself or send a gift to family and friends near and far.
Share this list. Spread some holiday spirit! Share this list with your friends or family to encourage them to support these talented and creative small businesses as well.
RAD HABITS JUICE CO
Take a visit to Rad Habis Juice Co for cold-pressed juice, bowls, shots, bites, and produce. All of their juices are raw and not HPP, which means they contain life nutrients and enzymes. Fresh and delicious juice!
Young Hickory is a casual counter-service cafe that sells coffee and beer. They are located in the heart of North Park and also have a location in East Village. They have several types of coffee beans and store merch as well.
Since 1984, Mom’s Pie House has been creating delicious pies, cookies, and various baked goods. They are located just outside of San Diego in a quaint town called Julian. Order their fresh and delicious pies straight to your door.
MOMENT COFFEE COMPANY
Moment Coffee Company believes coffee can be a catalyst for connection and building relationships. Their delicious coffee beans are sourced from throughout South America.
BREAD AND CHEESE CATERING
Owned by two lifelong friends, Bread and Cheese Catering is full of unforgettable and innovative grilled cheese recipes. They cater to any kind of event and have several pop-up shops throughout the year. Order pickup or delivery from East Village Downtown San Diego.
BEAR BAR FOODS
Bear Bar Foods is a savory healthy snack bar that will fill you up quickly and give you energy for the day. It is made from just 6 simple ingredients and is vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free.
With several locations in San Diego, Sushi Deli offers delicious Japanese favorites. With a menu that has a wide variety from spicy to traditional, there are options that will satisfy everyone.
CAMP COFFEE COMPANY
This coffee shop is located just out of San Diego in Oceanside. Camp Coffee Company offers whole bean coffee and delicious pastries and breakfast items in-store and online for pickup and curbside delivery.
THE SWITCHBOARD RESTAURANT AND BAR
Located in Oceanside, The Switchboard Restaurant and Bar is a Hawaiian inspired cuisine in a historic hotel. Visit their website to call in for order pick up.
SIP WINE AND BEER
Located in Escondido, SIP is a destination to empower, inspire, and exchange knowledge. Their goal is to make wine and beer simple and fun while supporting women and minorities in the industry. Visit their website to make a reservation.
THE GOLF BAR
The Golf Bar brings an indoor golf experience like no other. The simulators allow you to analyze your swing and ball flight and see which of your friends has the longest drive! Tee up while you enjoy delicious items off their menu.
PHO CA DAO
Pho Ca Dao is a traditional, authentic Vietnamese restaurant serving high-quality food. They have 7 locations throughout San Diego. Find the one closest to you or order online.
With multiple locations throughout San Diego, Mikko Sushi is your neighborhood sushi bar. Check out their delicious menu items and order online.
El Borrego has been bringing Mexican-style lamb barbecue, barbacoa, and mixote to locals for over 10 years. Visit their website to see where they are located or make your order by calling in for pickup.
ROULEUR BREWING COMPANY
Located in Carlsbad, Rouleur Brewing brings carefully crafts their beer with expert ingredient combinations. Check out their tap list and online merch.
FROST ME GOURMET
This bakery won cupcake wars – so don’t miss their cupcakes and other made from scratch desserts. They also serve coffee, wine, and beer. Frost Me Gourmet treats are perfect for your holiday table.
TIERRA MIA COFFEE COMPANY
Tierra Mia Coffee Company has several locations throughout LA. They offer breakfast treats and gourmet coffee. Some stores offer drive-through and takeout. Find the store near you.
Georgias is located in Anaheim and Long Beach. They offer delicious soul food that has been perfected over the years. Visit their website to get the addresses or order food online for pick up.
THE ART OF TEA
The Art of Tea hand blends and custom crafts some of the finest organic teas and botanicals. They offer a tea club and several interactive tea classes that you can find on their website. Get their teas shipped to your door.
LAZY DAISY BEVERLY HILLS
Lazy Daisy is a healthy breakfast and lunch spot located in Beverly Hills. They are a full-scale restaurant with delivery and catering. Click here to order a delivery.
The Prank Bar is LA’s first walk-up bar. They have a delicious menu and serve a wide selection of craft cocktails. Check out their take out options.
Tribali Foods offers 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised beef, and free-range chicken. They practice and prioritize animal welfare. Get their delicious patties delivered to your door or find them in a store near you.
JUICE 4 LIFE
This cafe is founded on being an uplifting place for community members to access healthy meals. Juice 4 Life offers easy to grab breakfast, fruit bowls, juices and smoothies, and more.
Berry Opera offers freshly baked pastries and various breakfast items. They also have ready to go cakes as well as customized cakes. Check out their order delivery.
EAT TO HEAL
This food bar is raw, plant-based, non-GMO and nutrient-dense. Eat To Heal makes their bars fresh and in small batches. Get it shipped to your door!
GLAZED DONUT BAR
Located in Whittier, Glazed Donut Bar has a made to order concept where they make what you want. Customers are able to create their own dream donut. Visit their website to get their address or to call in an order.
SOUTH LA CAFE
South LA Cafe is on a mission to build community through coffee, culture and connection. They are advocates for their community all while providing healthy and affordable options. Find their location and place an order for pickup.
BROKEN TIMBERS BREWING COMPANY
This brewery is located in Anaheim and they carefully craft their beers. Broken Timbers offers several food items as well as different food trucks. Check out their tap list.
BLUE TREE CAFE
Blue Tree Cafe has a location in Anaheim as well as two in Hawaii. Their mission is to help customers achieve a better life through proper nutrition. Visit their website to learn more.
RIVERSIDE / ORANGE COUNTY
Grateful earth is focused on creating great coffee that is healthy for your brain. They use 6 powerful brain foods in each cup. Use code FEHOLIDAY for a 30% discount when you purchase their coffee online.
BACKYARD BOTTLESHOP & TAPROOM
Backyard Bottleshop & Taproom located in Riverside, offers guests a comfortable atmosphere where they can enjoy a wide selection of draft and bottled beers, wine, and small food plates.
SHMAKEE BRAND FOODS
Shmakee Brand Foods over spicy gourmet pickled products that are all-natural. They also have their own spicy cocktail mix. Click here to find it in a store near you or get it shipped.
Based on the appreciation of superfoods, Suncore Foods offers snacks, powders, and mixes that contain simple, raw and natural ingredients. Get these delicious and healthy snacks delivered to your door.
SMOKEHOUSE JERKY CO
Smokehouse Jerky offers delicious quality jerky with a variety of flavors. They’re great for snacking and can be delivered straight to your door.
Located in Sacramento, The Morning Fork is a mom and pop diner that is connected to the community. They serve breakfast and lunch and provide excellent service for anyone who walks in. Visit their website to get their address or to call for an order pick up.
Coconut Girl, who struck a deal with Mark Cuban on Shark Tank, provides delicious desserts using clean ingredients to support healthy and busy lifestyles. Their ice cream is made mainly with coconut milk and natural sweeteners. Find a store that sells them near you, or get it shipped.
JULIE’S COFFEE & TEA GARDEN
Located in Oakland and Alameda, Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden offers wholesome products in a casual and serene environment. Take a look at their menu or order products online.
Poke Parlor is located in Berkely and serves poke bowls and more for the health-conscious consumer. Their seafood is wild-caught and is sourced using environmentally friendly methods.
JAMES AND THE GIANT CUPCAKE
James and the Giant Cupcake brings the freshest ingredients from local farmer’s markets and uses sustainable ingredients in all her cupcakes. They even provide customized cakes and cupcakes. Order online or get it delivered.
PHO AO SEN
Pho Ao Sen is located in Oakland and has been creating delicious food for over 20 years with the freshest ingredients. Visit their website to see their delicious menu of Vietnamese dishes and to call for an order pickup.
Gioia Pizzeria is located in San Francisco and Berkely and offers New York style pizzas, house-made meatballs, sandwiches, wings, and more.
CAFFEINE AND KILOS
Caffeine and Kilos promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. They offer both great apparel to wear in the gym and great tasting, specialty coffee. Check our their website and get their products delivered to your door.
SCALE AND FEATHER MEADERY
Located in Avondale AZ, Scale and Feather Meadery uses the three simple ingredients of honey, water, and yeast to create their delicious mead. They have over 10 years of experience making delicious beverages. Shop their merch online or order a pick-up.
THE ORIGINAL BURRITO CO.
Located in Phoenix, The Orginal Burrito Co. is a traditional Mexican food spot with a delicious and varied menu. They offer catering, online order for pick-up and delivery.
MIS ZIPS ROUTE 66 Cafe
Mis Zips Route 66 cafe is a traditional American diner located in Flagstaff, AZ. They offer a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Check out their menu and call in for pick-up.
AIOLI GOURMET BURGERS
With locations throughout Phoenix, Aioli Gourmet Burgers serves quality food and mouthwatering burgers. They offer catering, a food truck service, and you can order online for delivery or pickup.
LO-LO’S CHICKEN & WAFFLES
Lo-Lo’s has created the most flavorful fried chicken and the fluffiest waffles that together, make a soul food revolution. They have several locations throughout AZ and offer catering options as well.
SOFRITO RICO AUTHENTIC PUERTO RICAN CUISINE
Located in Nevada, Sofrito Rico brings delicious Puerto Rican family recipes to Las Vegas. They offer online ordering and delivery as well as food trucks for events.
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