Last week we offered up a lot of gadgets for gift ideas and stocking stuffers for the foodie on your list. This week we focus on gift ideas that you can eat or drink.
The first thing we think of when we think of gifts to snack or nosh is the gift basket. There is practically no food emporium that doesn't offer some sort of gift basket. Gourmet Gallery does a Made in Oklahoma basket among its many variations. The Beef Jerky Emporium offers gift baskets that won't cause your husband, son or boss to turn in his man-card. Few mix edibles and gadgetry as thoroughly as International Pantry in Norman. Few do chocolate as thoroughly as Coco Flow. Few do both candy and cupcakes like Pinkitzel. Few do candy and gifts like 42nd Street Candy Co. Few do all of these things like the Candy Box in Norman. You get the picture. If you're looking for a gift basket, you don't have to go far to find someone to do a great one for you.
One place that might not immediately come to mind is Nunu's Mediterranean Cafe and Market, 3131 W Memorial. Poaching product from the cafe portion of the operation, Janet Farhood and son Clayton offer beautiful baskets with assorted products, including a variety of sweets and savories, which you can mix and match. Options include homemade Walnut Baklava, Belgian truffles, Jordan Almonds, chocolate sunflower seeds, peppermint bark, candy cane caramels, shortbread cookies, almond cookies, chocolate Christmas figurines, Trecce dell' Orto Tricolor Pasta, Lovera's Gourmet Sauce (Tomato Basil, Roasted Garlic, or Vodka), Pietro Coricelli Riserva del Presidente Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Aceto Balsamico de Modena, Lovera's Onion Stuffed Olives (or other flavors), Artichoke Tomato Bruschetta, Elki Garlic and Herb Crackers, Merlot Wine Jelly (or Chardonnay, Chianti, or Marsala), Lazzaroni Amaretti Snaps, and chocolate-covered espresso coffee beans to name a few. Call 751-7000 to order, then stop by and have some falafel for lunch.