Gift Ideas for Departing Friend

Have a friend who is moving across the country for work, and has a going away party this weekend. I would certainly call her a foodie; maybe more upscale focused than chowhound-y. Any thoughts on an LA food-themed going away gift?

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Fun topic @bruins. Does your friend cook?

does she cook? an la made hedley & bennett apron?
langer’s pastrami
mochi
little john’s toffee

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A gift basket of “LA” food things?
Maybe some treats or granola from Republique
Some jams from SQRL
Hot sauce from Chichen Itza
Valerie Confection candies and chocolates

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I have a standard In-n-Out tee shirt present for these kind of scenarios

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Yah, I was thinking something like that too - mole, hot sauces, a quintessential L.A. food book. More to pack but oh well…

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Definitely smuggle that onto the plane!

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Yes, quite well.

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hayato bento box

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Cool, maybe a cookbook from one of her favorite restaurants. Although a t-shirt or apron are more travel friendly, lol.

Okay, I’ll just keep checking this post because you’re just getting started. :smile:

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If you’re adding food to the gift box Little Johns toffee

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A theme is starting.

Great shop for foodies. Can you tell I like this topic?

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their bake sale for Australia was awesome,
They’re a great addition to the food world here in LA.

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I was so bummed i couldn’t make it. Ken is great, super friendly and helpful.

What did you like at the bake sale?

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we were in line at around 1pm so we missed out on a bunch of stuff, but they still had so many other things.
favorites were - Porridge and Puffs seasonal sweet porridge, Konbi caneles, Della Gossett/Spago’s triple berry coffee cake, Birdie G’s lavender almonds , Now Serving’s s’more rice krispy treats

Here’s a pic of the menus and the stuff i picked up:

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Oh great! :yum: How’d you find out about it?

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it was on Now Serving’s Instagram and also a bunch of other chef’s Instagram.

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