Don’t get us wrong, everyone needs socks and jumpers, but not for Christmas. Let your loved one buy their own jumper and give them a foodie gift instead. And while you’re at it, give them a gift that will help then to learn a new foodie skill and comes without all of the packaging. Here’s our list of 5 delectable foodie gift experiences that are on our Christmas wish list, and we think they should be on yours too!
1- Ice cream Making Workshop with Blutop Ice Cream
For those of you who frequented Victoria Park or Brockley market, you will no longer find Richard and his little blue van. Heartbreaking, I know. But if you still need your ice cream fix, why not learn how to make it from the man himself! He runs both dairy and non-dairy ice cream workshops where you will learn all the need to know info and you get to eat ice cream. Go to @bluetop and book via the link in the bio or via Eventbrite. Classes range from £70-75.
2- Full Day Fermentation Workshop at London Fermentary
There aren’t many better ways to kick off the ‘new year, new you’ campaign than learning a new skill and learning how to look after your gut microbes? Based in the foodie heaven that is Spa Terminus in Bermondsey is London Fermentary who run a series of evening and full day workshops focused on teaching punters the ancient art of food and drink fermentation. Learn to differentiate between kefir and kombucha and how to ferment basically any fruit or veg going. Check prices and availability via @londonfermentary.
3- Voucher for a Cookery Class at Divertimenti
You can find a class to suit just about very dietary requirement here, including amazing veggie and vegan classes. We have our hopes on booking a place on one of @ellypear ‘s classes and are eagerly looking forward the release of new dates. And chances are buying this as a gift will net at least 1 possibly 2 pretty ace meals for you (post-class cooking practice!!). Vouchers can be booked via their website
4- Chocolate Tasting or Gift Subscription from Cocoa Runners
This is a next level gift for all of those serious chocolate lovers, as Cocoa Runners offer the chance to sample high-quality bean-to-bar chocolate from all over the world. Either book tickets for a tasting event (2 tickets for £35) or a monthly subscription box varying in prices. Tis the season for gifting chocolate. FACT. Events or subscriptions via Cocoa Runners.
5- Sourdough Bread Baking at E5 Bakehouse
Warm Sunday morning sourdough…mmm…Not many people do the sourdough better than Hackney-based E5 Bakehouse. You have that on the authority of Veggie Option’s extremely official, resident bread of aficionado. So who better to teach your loved one how to ply you with delicious fresh bread? And if you want to test their skills beyond bread, E5 also offer other cookery classes, including Jams, Butter and Pickles and Sourdough Pizza making. Check out the host of classes on offer via their website and book a voucher or 2!