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Fork Bracelets by Fork Art
We hesitate to give out info on these, considering they’ve been our signature, most oft complimented accessory ever since we first spotted craftsman Matthew Batik twisting his stainless steel utensils in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art five years ago. Besides being seriously stylish, these bad-ass bracelets also come in handy on picnics, camping trips, or at restaurants, in case a scatterbrained waiter forgets to change out your silverware.
Immigrant Foodways Tour by Urban Oyster
Ever wondered what they eat all the way over in East Williamsburg? Here’s a hint: it’s probably not seasonal, local, pasture-raised, heritage, or biodynamic. No matter—your food-historian friend will appreciate this old-school walking and tasting tour—which winds through Brooklyn’s Avenue of Puerto Rico (formerly a Jewish stronghold) and takes an in-depth look at the Moore Street Market, built in 1941 to mark the end of the pushcart era.
From $42 per person, urbanoyster.com/immigrant-foodways-tour.html
Grilled-Cheese Board by Gowanus Furniture
Your foodie friend is bound to have a kitchen stocked with fragrant loaves of artisan bread and rounds of small batch, farmstead cheese—so why should they cut their ensuing ooey gooey creations on anything less a streamlined, mixed-wood grilled cheese board? Just don’t even think about chopping garlic, halving apples, or slicing tomatoes on one of these babies. Don’t even think about it.
$34, By Brooklyn, 261 Smith Street, South Brooklyn
Giant Gummy Bear on a Stick by FredFlare
Even the most hardened food snob can appreciate the pleasure of obscenely large, mammal-shaped gummies (88 times the size of your average candy bear!), especially one that can be nibbled off a stick. It’s a scientifically proven fact that people like to eat things off of sticks.
Molecular Cocktail Kit by Cocktail R-Evolution
Playing on the popularity of both molecular gastronomy and hoity toity tipples, this all-in-one kit contains everything your friend will need to shake up some seriously cutting edge drinks. Use the included pipettes to make spherical vodka gimlets, the cold soluble gelatin to add grenadine “caviar” to a tequila sunrise, or the packets of soy lecithin to whip up a lighter-than-air foam for the top of a Blue Curacao-laced concoction.
$59.99, The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street, Williamsburg