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The Any Occasion Add to Cart Gift Guide

An updated list of recommendations from Eater’s shopping newsletter

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Eater’s shopping newsletter, Add to Cart, spotlights the latest in cooking tools, food books, and drinks; merch for a good cause; and all the tableware and food-themed home goods that I would very much like to own (and thus, that I hope will pique your interest enough to click that “add to cart” button). But there are also times when you already know you want to buy something — housewarmings, birthdays, paydays, and days when you just feel like supporting a small business — and just need to be pointed in the right direction. For that, there’s this post: Think of it as a consistently updated gift guide and home base for the Add to Cart universe.

Here, you’ll find a collection of items mentioned in the newsletter that are still shoppable, organized into five categories: cookware and home goods, clothing and merch, food, drinks, and books. Be sure to check back — I’ll be adding new things to buy every week — and subscribe to Add to Cart to start your week with shopping inspiration sent straight to your inbox.


Cookware and Home Goods

Standout kitchen tools, tableware, and home decor that strike the right balance of form and function

A deal from Brightland and Material

  • $120

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The latest in DTC brand collaborations: olive oil and vinegar brand Brightland is partnering with Material Kitchen to offer its mini reBoard cutting board in pink salt with every purchase of $120. The cutting boards, a smaller version of the brand’s full-sized reBoard, are made from recycled plastic and renewable sugarcane; over at Material, they also come in moss, azure, and kumquat.


Rosehound Apparel Cherry Coke mirror

  • $49

Prices taken at time of publishing.

This cherry Coke mirror from Rosehound Apparel would suit a particular interior design aesthetic. The ceramic accessories from the Toronto-based brand that includes “snacks” among its inspirations are also worth a look, even if items like this french fry vase and this “flirty Waffle House napkin” are already sold out. 


Misen Dutch oven

  • $165

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Misen’s newest entry in the cookware category is a Dutch oven. There are a host of Dutch ovens to consider these days, but this one, available in five different colors, comes with your choice of a traditional lid or one that doubles as a grill pan. It also comes with a second silicone lid, regardless of which option you choose.



All the Restaurants’ Paris restaurant prints

  • $95

Prices taken at time of publishing.

John Donohue, the artist behind All the Restaurants in New York, has also drawn many of the restaurants in Paris, and illustrated prints of restaurants like Clown Bar and Le Rigmarole are now available to buy on Donohue’s website. Just as with his New York prints, there’s also a book featuring the illustrated restaurants and stories about dining at them.


Feast Face Plate by Yotam Ottolenghi

  • $73

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s colorful dishware collection, once only available to ship from the U.K. via the Ottolenghi site, is now at Food52. Feast, a collaboration with design house Serax and artist Ivo Bisignano, is exclusively available in the U.S. at the kitchen and home goods shop for six weeks only. 


Pasta Life pasta straw variety fun pack

  • $9

Prices taken at time of publishing.

In the ongoing search for a perfect disposable straw, some New York restaurants have taken to using the gluten-free pasta straws from Pasta Life. According to Natalie Toren, who recommended the straws on the Strategist, they don’t hold up in drinks for as long as plastic or metal straws, but they’re still far better than paper. 



Dusen Dusen cloth napkins

  • $42

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Textile and home-goods brand Dusen Dusen has some new kitchen products, and I want them all. There are stripy oven mitts, graphically patterned aprons, dish towels, and, the thing I want most, sets of extremely cute cloth napkins that I’m sure would elevate my home entertaining to a height I have yet to achieve. 



Our Place knife trio

  • $145

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Our Place, the brand behind the Instagrammable Always Pan, has a newly launched cutting board and knife set. The knife trio comes with a paring knife, a chef’s knife, and a serrated knife for slicing; the walnut cutting board is sold separately. 



Oxo Outdoor grill turner and tongs

  • $21

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Maker of reliable kitchen tools Oxo is getting into camping gear with a new line of products in collaboration with REI. The Oxo Outdoor collection includes the necessary accessories for cooking outside, including this grill turner and tongs set.




Fold-up wooden picnic table & carrier

  • $180

Prices taken at time of publishing.

This combination mini folding table and carrier from Food52 is a great gift for the person who goes all-in on picnic season. If that person is you and $180 feels steep, my colleague Hillary Dixler Canavan pointed out that a breakfast-in-bed tray, like the one she wrote about here, might get half the job done. 


Dansk Kobenstyle saucepan

  • $115

Prices taken at time of publishing.

This month, Food52 bought housewares brand Dansk with plans to relaunch the line. The relaunch won’t happen until early next year, but you can follow along as branding strategist Christine Muhlke digs into those archives on Instagram. And in the meantime, you can shop Dansk at Food52, including the classic Kobenstyle casserole dish and saucepan.


Balmuda’s The Lantern

  • $199

Prices taken at time of publishing.

There’s a new launch from Japanese tech brand Balmuda, and it doesn’t occupy the same kitchen space as its two previous U.S. launches, the Kettle and the Toaster. However, the Lantern is just as high-end, with three settings and a retail price of $199, and is a very nice addition to outdoor dinner parties.



Vintage bread tubes

  • $12

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Bread tubes serve no other purpose than to shape bread into frivolous shapes (and throwing around the word “bread tube” is for sure half the fun). Eater Philly editor Dayna Evans found hers at a flea market, but you can buy them on Etsy.


Brightland’s Digestif candle

  • $42

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Olive oil brand Brightland expanded its product line with a candle. Digestif, with notes of neroli, vetiver, and black pepper, was made expressly to burn while cooking or after to banish cooking smells.


Loyale linens

  • $24

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Kitchen linens may get short shrift in most households (or at least they do in mine), but Jenny Hwa’s Loyale makes linens a priority, with a focus on ethical and sustainable sourcing. The San Francisco-based company recently launched sweet gift sets, perfect for host gifts now that visiting people is soon to be a thing.


The Fixie pizza cutter

  • $24

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Queens-based design shop Lockwood stocks a number of whimsical home goods, including a pizza cutter that looks like a bicycle. The Fixie pizza cutter may not be quite as efficient as a rocking blade for cutting tough pies, but I doubt there’s another pizza cutter out there that looks as fun to use.


Material ceramics

  • $60

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Kitchenware company Material launched its first ceramics line in March, in collaboration with Korean ceramics company Soil Baker. The simple, sleek collection includes four pieces (two plates and two bowls) in two colors, “dune” and “grotto.”



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Anyday Everyday set

  • $120

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Anyday is a cookware line designed for the microwave. It advertises its dishes’ sealed lids, meant to block splatter and keep in moisture, and vents that allow steam to escape, helping ensure food cooks evenly. The frosted borosilicate glass is heat resistant. And the website, with a clean design that calls to mind a few other cookware startups, features recipes for dishes as seemingly complex as mushroom risotto and vegan mapo tofu.


TofuBud Tofu Press

  • $30

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Emma Alpern made the case for the tofu press, a unitasker that’s well worth the cabinet space. Alpern’s press of choice is the Tofu Bud, but there plenty of options out there, all of which will do the job more neatly than the combination of paper towels and makeshift weights.




Clothing and Merch

The cutest food-themed clothing, restaurant merch, and brand collabs

Malai tote bag

  • $25

Prices taken at time of publishing.

New York ice cream shop Malai added a tote bag to its line of merch. It’s roomy and adorned with illustrations of the ingredients that appear frequently in Malai’s Indian-inspired flavors. This is also your periodic reminder that those flavors are available to ship nationwide.  


Pizza Hut slides

  • $25

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Pizza Hut dropped a covetable collection of merch, including a T-shirt and slides with the original Pizza Hut logo and a tracksuit with a tablecloth motif. It’s certainly not the first fast food brand to start selling trendy streetwear, but along with the wearable merch (there’s a pizza necklace too), the Hut dropped the red cups that graced the tables at many a childhood pizza party.


C’Mere gold food necklaces

  • $85

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The tiny food charm necklaces from New Orleans-based C’Mere are very cute, and recently restocked. Ten percent of sales from the necklaces and other tiny food jewelry help buy food for New Orleans community fridges.  


Doritos Nacho Cheesier drop earrings

  • $8

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Christina Clemons wore a delightful pair of Cool Ranch Doritios earrings as she qualified for the Olympic track team. Apparently, she purchased them from a Eugene, Oregon, Hot Topic the night before the trials, and although it may feel somewhat unnatural to shop at a Hot Topic that’s not the one in your hometown mall, you can buy them from the Hot Topic website. The Cool Ranch versions are backordered until the end of the summer, but you can order a pair of Nacho Cheesier earrings to wear immediately. 



Tilit wrinkle-free chef apron

  • $38
  • $69
  • 45% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

If you’re in the market for an apron, you might also be interested in the new options from Tilit, like this wrinkle-free chef’s apron in summery colors like hot pink and teal.


Glob bags

  • $36

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Glob is a newish brand making cool shopping bags from recycled water bottles, in a range of styles and very fun colors. The Morph Ripstop has convenient side pockets for bottles and enough room for most of the groceries I’d want to carry in one trip. 


The LOX hoodie

  • $150

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Last summer a single photo of Jake Gyllenhaal doing a handstand in a tie-dyed Russ & Daughters tee inspired thousands to buy that shirt. And now, Gyllenhaal has teamed up with the New York City appetizing shop on a black sweatshirt printed with the word “LOX.” Proceeds go to support theater workers via the Actor’s Fund.


Winter Melon T-shirt

  • $40

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Declare your allegiance to a beloved boba shop order with a “Winter Melon Milk Foam” tee from Guavababa. It’s the project of Andrew Liu, who, full disclosure, is married to Eater video producer and avowed fan of winter melon tea with salty foam Pelin Keskin.


Kawaii Yogurt Drink T-shirt

  • $28

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Kids can cop a T-shirt featuring their own preferred specialty drink from Mochi Kids, as long as that drink is Yakult. The shirt does come in adult sizes too (the Japanese yogurt drink can be enjoyed by everyone, after all), but those are sold out. 





Junya Watanabe “Max’s Sandwich Book” T-Shirt

  • $121
  • $345
  • 65% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Food and fashion frequently cross paths. There was 2014’s McDonald’s-themed Moschino collection, the 2017 Dolce & Gabbana show that celebrated food in all its aesthetic glory, and seemingly endless sneaker collaborations. And now, Junya Watanabe’s Comme des Garçons Man spring/summer 2021 collection is commemorating a more niche aspect of the food world, putting the cover of Max Halley’s 2018 cookbook Max’s Sandwich Book on a T-shirt.





Food

From starter ingredients to complete meals, all the food that’s fit to gift

Gjelina Group pantry box

  • $78

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Quintessential Los Angeles restaurant group Gjelina is selling seasonal pantry boxes containing foods based around a single ingredient from Southern California farms. First up is apricots from See Canyon (a farm in San Luis Obispo famous for its Blenheim apricots), including apricot cordial, barbecue sauce, preserves, and apricot beeswax candles. The new pantry boxes join a growing slate of items available to ship nationwide from Gjusta Goods, including ceramics, linens, and other housewares that encapsulate the restaurant brand’s rustic California cool. 


Wavy toasted matcha waffle & pancake mix

  • $20

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Gastronomical, the product line from culinary collective Ghetto Gastro, debuted its latest Wavy waffle and pancake mix: Toasted Matcha. To celebrate the launch, New York City’s Superiority Burger served the vegan and gluten-free waffles with peaches, pistachios, and saffron gelati, a combination that looked *chef’s kiss*.  


Hattie Jane’s Creamery 4-pint box

  • $48

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Tennessee’s Hattie Jane’s Creamery just launched nationwide shipping for its Southern-inflected pints. The seasonal strawberry lemonade cupcake and sweet corn and blackberry jam sound particularly nice to me. 


Marco 5-pint case

  • $55

Prices taken at time of publishing.

One more ice cream brand that ships to have on your radar: Marco debuted in 2020, selling spice-forward flavors like ginger dreamsicle and a spicy peanut butter caramel, in which the peanuts have been boiled in chile de arbol and Aleppo pepper. It’s all packaged in appealing vintage-looking pint containers.


Omsom’s Heat Lover’s set

  • $50

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Omsom has put its spiciest dish starters into one shoppable collection. The Heat Lover’s set includes packs of all the necessary sauces and spices to make bulgogi, krapow, mala salad, and larb. 


Heilala vanilla extract and vanilla paste

  • $35
  • $38
  • 8% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

After reading Jamie Feldmar on everything you need to know about vanilla, I’m convinced it’s about time I started buying my vanilla — real vanilla — online, from retailers who, in addition to being reliable when it comes to quality, will also reliably have vanilla in stock. Brands like Nielsen-MasseyHeilalaBeanilla, and the Vanilla Queen sell quality vanilla, including actually pure extracts, and fresh beans. This Heilala bundle would make for a particularly nice gift for the baker.  


Acid League Living Tonics

  • $60

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Summer is in full swing, and if you’re looking for a shortcut to a signature summer cocktail, look no further than the shrub. On Eater, Aliza Abarbanel explains how to make the simple fruit and vinegar combination and notes that it’s a great way to explore the growing world of probiotic small-batch vinegars. Abarbanel used Acid League’s Meyer lemon honey vinegar for a strawberry-rhubarb-chamomile shrub, and the company has a whole new line of apple cider vinegar tonics out just this week, including flavors like passion fruit oolong and vanilla manuka spice.


Big Spoon Roasters Pistachio Crunch Almond Butter

  • $14

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Is it me, or are pistachio products having a moment? The pistachio latte graced the Starbucks winter menu this year. Last month, Bon Appétit featured Italian pistachio paste in its Highly Recommend column; just last week, the Strategist touted this Sicilian pistachio cream; and soon after, North Carolina-based Big Spoon roaster launched a pistachio-spiked almond butter. I should also mention that while it’s not new, pistachio fans won’t regret buying Van Leeuwen’s excellent Sicilian pistachio ice cream


Solid Wiggles’ Boozy Cosmos Jelly Cake

  • $109

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The boozy cosmos jelly cake from Solid Wiggles was all over my Instagram stories earlier this week, for obvious reasons — I mean, just look at it! I was very pleased to learn the cakes, which “take your standard Jell-O shot and kick it up about a thousand notches,” are available on Goldbelly.


Urban Cowboy vegan jerky

  • $21

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Eater NY chief critic Ryan Sutton ranked jerky from all over the country. The best jerky in his estimation: vegan jerky in flavors like sriracha, salty black pepper, and sweet onion teriyaki from Austin-based Urban Cowboy.


Cowgirl Creamery’s Escape to Inverness

  • $80

Prices taken at time of publishing.

California’s Cowgirl Creamery is making its smallest-production cheese, Inverness, available nationwide. Its Escape to Inverness set includes three of the petite soft cheeses along with pairings of cherry and pistachio crisps, maple curried roasted cashews, and dark chocolate-coated thyme wildflower honeycomb candy.





Occo spice cards

  • $5

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The spice industry has its fair share of disruptors aiming to change how spices are sourced, but a new brand is looking to change the way we use them once they reach our homes. Occo launched this week with pre-measured spices in recyclable aluminum pods, sold in sets. Some sets contain pods of multiple spices, pre-selected for recipes from chefs like Nina Compton and Mei Lin, while others package up a single spice in pre-measured micro portions, which are also meant to keep spices fresher for longer.


Cascatelli

  • $18

Prices taken at time of publishing.

There’s a new shape in pasta, and while you may not think you need one, what with the perfection of bucatini, you’ll want to try cascatelli. Created by Sporkful podcast host Dan Pashman, the pasta is designed for maximum “sauceability,” “forkability,” and “toothsinkability.”


Fly by Jing Sichuan Salsero set

  • $45

Prices taken at time of publishing.

For chile crisp, I’m partial to Fly By Jing. The company’s salsero spoons, a wooden spoon attached to a round stone that sits perfectly atop the jar acting as a lid, are available to preorder, along with a jar of sauce.



Drinks

Intriguing cans and bottles, both alcoholic and non-

Hana Makgeolli HWAJU 12

  • $30

Prices taken at time of publishing.

A Brooklyn tasting room from Hana Makgeolli recently debuted in New York. But for those not in Brooklyn, the Korean rice wine, made in New York, ships nationally. Its signature Takju is sold out in both the 750 mL and picnic-sized 375 mL bottles, but floral Hwaju and Yakju, a clarified brew fermented over 50 days, are still available. 


One Stripe Chai Co. mango tea blend

  • $18

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Portland, Oregon-based chai company One Stripe Chai has partnered with Hetal Vasavada of food blog Milk & Cardamom on a new mango tea blend. And if you’re unfamiliar, you may also want to pick up a trio of the brand’s other offerings for the at-home customer: a masala chai, rose chai, and turmeric latte.  


Nomadica piquette

  • $52

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Nomadica, a canned wine brand that pays as much attention to the can design as to what goes into it (which is to say, a lot of attention), has a new, limited-edition piquette. The low-ABV beverage (it’s technically not wine) is a collaboration with Rootdown Cellars and features art by Camilla Engström


Gay Beer

  • $14

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Jaya Saxena wrote about the brewers who are centering queer identity and, essentially, making beer that is inherently gay — brands like Gay Beer, Dyke Beer, and Queer Brewing. Some are only available at the local bars and liquor stores that choose to stock them. But, Gay Beer is recently available to order to 32 states via TapRm


Supergay vodka

  • $38

Prices taken at time of publishing.

In a similar vein to Gay Beer is Supergay Spirits, the small-batch vodka brand based in upstate New York. A portion of profits from every bottle goes to organizations benefiting LGBTQ+ bar and restaurant workers, not just this month but all year round. ROAR NY, which works with restaurant workers affected by the COVID-19 shutdown, is the brand’s current organization of choice. 


Facsimile original coffee subscription

  • $39

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Facsimile is a coffee subscription for serious coffee drinkers. Ryan Brown and Scott Rao have literally written the book(s) on roasting beans — Brown is the author of Dear Coffee Buyer and Rao is behind both The Coffee Roaster’s Companion and Coffee Roasting: Best Practices — and now they’re offering a monthly shipment of bean samples and online cuppings for enthusiasts to improve their evaluating skills.



Smith Teamaker iced tea

  • $15

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Portland-based Smith Teamaker has a new collection of summery iced tea blends. The loose tea leaves come in resealable pouches and combinations like ginger peach, hibiscus mango, and Pacific lemongrass.


Ghia Le Spritz

  • $18

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Alcohol-free aperitif brand Ghia has launched a seasonally appropriate spritz. Le Spritz takes the Ghia aperitivo, which is bitter with notes of yuzu and rosemary, adds some sparkle, and puts it all in a can for easy toting to picnics.


Zuzu

  • $84

Prices taken at time of publishing.

For an adult beverage that doesn’t taste so much like one, try low-ABV Zuzu. In calamansi lime and passion fruit flavors, the sparkling cocktail is another stellar picnic addition.


Artet x Mamo bundle

  • $52

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Artet, a non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused aperitif, has its own collaboration of note: a limited-edition set of MAMO glasses. The double-sided glasses (one end holds two ounces and the other seven) are now available in the blue and green of Artet’s logo.




Current Cassis

  • $27

Prices taken at time of publishing.

I’ve seen Current Cassis on my Instagram feed more and more. The New York state-brewed blackcurrant liqueur gets much of its fruit from Greg Quinn, who, fun fact, led the charge to overturn a longstanding ban on growing blackcurrants in the early aughts. Pair it with one of these grower Champagnes for the hippest possible version of a Kir (or I should say “Current”) Royale.


Eater Wine Club

  • $70

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Every month, Eater Wine Club ships out boxes of two or four wines, selected by the Eater team’s favorite sommeliers across the country. Eater Wine Club membership also comes with a newsletter and invitations to virtual hangs where that month’s expert will go deeper on the box’s theme. 



Books

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