The Countdown Begins—Where To Find Last-Minute Food Gifts Before Christmas Hits
Running late on your Christmas gift shopping? Forgot to buy that one present for your batchmate or boss? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. Here are 10 spots where you’re sure to find food gifts that are not only delicious, but are also available and in stock even up to the last minute!
1. Wildflour Café + Bakery and Little Flour
Branches in BGC, Salcedo Village, Legaspi Village, The Podium, Greenhills, Rockwell, IG: @wildflourmanila, www.wildflour.com.ph
From a homemade ham gift basket to a collection of buttery toasted polvoron to delicious cakes and breads, you can’t go wrong with gifting any of the delicious artisan delicacies from Wildflour or its baby, Little Flour.
2. See’s Candies
Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City
This iconic California chocolate maker has opened shop in the Philippines. You’ll find assorted chocolate boxes from nuts and chews to milk and dark chocolate are available in beautiful red and gold packaging.
3. Workshop Bespoke Bakery
Branches in The Grid, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City, and Mega Fashion Mall, SM Megamall, EDSA, Mandaluyong, FB: @WorkshopBespokeBakery, IG: @workshop_ph
Check out their superb Basque Cheesecake or collection of cookies, brownies, loaves, and pastries. They also have special Christmas boxes filled with delicious goodies or customize your own special holiday gift package with their artisan treats.
4. Gourmet Corner
Branches in San Antonio Plaza, Forbes Park, Makati City, and Marketplace, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong, FB: Gourmet Corner PH
This curated deli is filled with all sorts of delicious Philippine-made products. From empanadas, to frozen foods, to sweet treats and savory snacks, from healthy snacks to more indulgent delicacies, Gourmet Corner has it all. They also offer special packaging for the holiday season.
Branches in Salcedo Village, Podium Mall, Serendra, Centris QC, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, echostore.ph
Something local, beautiful, delicious, and healthy? Head over to EchoStore where the food gift baskets are filled with local products ranging from coffee, coconut sugar, rice, canned fish, black rice, peanut butter, and a wide variety of other eco-friendly products, many of them sourced directly from farmers and local communities.
57 Connecticut Street, Greenhills, San Juan, (02) 721-8822
MiCasa is tucked away next to Angel’s Kitchen in Greenhills, San Juan. This gourmet store has bottled savory items such as White Puttanesca Sauce, Chili Garlic Tinapa, Cheese Pimiento, and a heavenly Chicken Pistachio Pâté. They also have an array of sweet goodies like Belgian Chocolate Polvoron and sinful Rocky Road Bars.
www.chibo.ph for list of branches around Metro Manila
The well beloved Cibo is a dependable, widely available, and of course, always delicious option. Not only are their goodies available year-round, but they are also very popular during the holiday season. The super buttery Lengua de Gato is a sure hit. Or the signature homemade mayonnaise paired with the house-made chips make a perfect food gift.
8. Auro Chocolate Collection at Kultura
Branches in SM Aura, SM Megamall, SM Makati, Mall of Asia, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside Cebu, SM Lanang Davao, www.kulturafilipino.com
Auro Chocolate is not only an award-winning, bean-to-bar chocolate company, but their cacao is also sustainably sourced from Filipino farmers. This Christmas season, Auro Chocolate has beautiful gift boxes filled with an assortment of their best-selling and best-tasting chocolate. The best part is they are easy to find at any Kultura branch around the country.
9. Marks & Spencer
www.marksandspencer.com.ph for list of branches in Metro Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao
Need something quick and easy that’s sure to please anybody? Marks & Spencer Food is full of goodies and treats perfect for children, gourmands, friends, colleagues, and family. Shower them with the biscuit collections, chocolate boxes, savory crackers, or great selection of teas, coffees, and wines.
10. Mo Cookies
R1 Level, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City, IG: @mocookiesforyou
If you’re lucky and there’s no line at The Moment Group’s new brainchild, then grab a box of these divine cookies available at Power Plant Mall. Renamed Mo Cookies, these famous cookies from The Mess Hall outpost are rich, chewy, and pretty perfect. You’ll be the favorite gift giver if you can get your hands on these babies.