Mother’s Day is almost here. If you haven’t gotten something for Dear Old Mom yet, we’ve got you covered. Especially if Mom is a foodie. Here’s a list of local gifts sure to please her.
Undercover Cupcakes by Cookie Confidential
If Mom has a sweet tooth, she will love these cupcakes that come in a mini Mason jar from Philadelphia’s Cookie Confidential. Available flavors include: Vanilla Buttermilk, Chocolate Buttermilk, Strawberry Buttermilk, Red Velvet, Maple Buttermilk, Maple Bacon Buttermilk, Chocolate Bacon Buttermilk, Pistachio, Salted Chocolate Lime Hibiscus, Grapefruit Dulce de Leche, Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake, Sriracha Chocolate. They also come in cupcake pops, too.
- Single cupcake jar $5
- Double cupcake jar $7.50
- Pops $3.50
Order online or pop into Cookie Confidential’s retail store at 517 S. Fifth Street (5th & Gaskill, off South).
Cookies & Biscotti from Lavinia’s Cookies
Mom baked you tons of cookies growing up, how about treating her to a big box of cookies and biscotti from West Chester’s Lavinia’s Cookies? The box includes the 4 Chocolate Chip, 4 M&M, 4 Oatmeal Raisin cookies and 6 Toasted Almond, 3 Lemon, 3 Anise biscotti.
- $29 box of 24
Order online or call 484-401-9993.
French Macarons from Brûlée Bakery
Is Mom gluten-free? No problem, Ardmore’s Brûlée Bakery is a strictly gluten-free bakery that offers a large variety of delectable sweet treats and pastries. French macaron flavors include: Honey Pistachio Mascarpone, Lemon Creme, Chocolate Ganache, Apricot, Strawberry, Blueberry, Vanilla Almond Buttercream, Passionfruit, and Mocha.
- Assorted flavors: $25.00-$46.00
Order online or call (484) 450-6576 for delivery in the Main Line area and Center City Philadelphia.
Coffee Subscription to Royal Mile Coffee Roasters
Is Mom addicted to coffee? How about a coffee subscription by Royal Mile Coffee Roasters? Royal Mile is family owned small-batch coffee roasting company based in Haddon Township, NJ. In the coffee subscription program, they will send you bags of freshly roasted beans from their rotating stock. You can choose from the one bag a month option or two bags. 2 bags a month is shipped together to save you on extra shipping costs. Bags are shipped on the 1st Monday of each month.
- $55 for 1 bag of coffee every month for 3 months.
- $100 gets you 2 bags of coffee every month for 3 months.
Buttercup Brie by Cherry Grove Farm
Mom won’t turn down cheese! Why not give her a fancy, locally-made French brie by Lawrenceville, NJ’s Cherry Grove Farm? Or a custom cheese sampler in a gift box? Yeah, that’s the ticket.
Shamong Red by Valenzano Winery
What goes best with cheese? That’s right, wine! Shamong Red, by Shamong, NJ’s Valenzano Winery, is a personal favorite of mine. Trust me, Mom will love this wine.
- $9 per 750ml bottle
Valenzano Wines is available at most liquor stores. Find out where you can buy Valenzano wine.
Food Shaped Chocolate by Mueller
And what is best served with cheese & wine? That’s right CHOCOLATE. Give Mom chocolate! Chocolate by Mueller, in the Reading Terminal Market, is the way to go. They even have fun-size chocolate pieces in the shape of FOOD!
Can’t get to the Reading Terminal Market? You can order some things on their website.
Vesper Brothers Pasta Sauce
Mamma Mia! Give Mom the gift of Pasta Sauce! Vesper Brothers is a Philadelphia-based pasta sauce. Select from Signature Tomato Sauce, Spicy Tomato Sauce, or Tomato Basil Sauce.
- $5.99/ per jar
Muffins by Philly Bread
Make Mom a unique breakfast sandwich with Philly’s answer to the English muffin by Olney-based Philly Bread. This bread, closer to a muffin-bagel hybrid, is made with grains that are freshly milled in-house and come in white, wheat, cinnamon raisin and everything varieties.
- $4 for 4-pack (any variety)
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
Mom loves ice cream, period. Little Baby’s Ice Cream is a hand-made, small-batch, super-premium ice cream company based in Philadelphia offering, you guessed it, Philadelphia-style ice cream. They also have non-dairy options for lactose-intolerant Mom’s. Flavors like Bourbon Bourbon Vanilla, Chocolate Salt Malt, Plum Rum Raisin, Rose Pistachio, and Chocolate Chocolate Cookie Dough are probably safe. However, if she is adventurous, she might flip for Chipotle Chocolate, Earl Grey Sriracha, Everything Bagel, Pizza or Cucumber Dill!
Rocky’s Hot Sauce
Does Mom like it hot & spicy? She’ll dig Rocky’s Hot Sauce based in Oreland, PA! Rocky’s comes in 5 flavors: Original, Lime, BBQ, Garlic, and Taco.
Call 215-264-2248 to order or find out where you can find Rocky’s Hot Sauce at local grocery stores.
Dish It Out Foodie
Put down the mobile phone and spend time with your Mother. Consider getting Mom this truly unique gift, Dish It Out Foodie, a food-based board game conceptualized and created by Richard and Celeste of Suburban Philadelphia. The unique game comes in a 9″ pizza box and has clever packaging. Test Mom’s food knowledge and have fun at the same time, a priceless gift!
Buy online for quick shipping for Mother’s Day.
What other local foodie gifts would you recommend for Mom? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list!
The Doyenne of Dining in Philadelphia and South Jersey.