Frederick's downtown district has long been a haven for food connoisseurs - with a wide-range of award-winning, independent restaurants. This holiday season shoppers, visitors, friends, and families will flock to these eateries to enjoy delicious meals together.
However, our community is fortunate enough to also have a number of local specialty food shops that will enable you to package and send a little taste of Frederick even to those who can't be home this Holiday season.
Here's a look at just nine of the options available Downtown for the foodie on your shopping list!
Crisafulli's features some of the finest cheeses, charcuterie, antipasti, wine, and beer from around the globe ..making the world smaller one bite at a time!
The Candy Kitchen
This downtown icon specializes in candies, chocolates, and tradition. Everything here... the stirring, hand dipping, pouring, shaping, rolling, cutting, decorating, and packing.. is done the old-fashion way: by hand.
The Pasta Palette offers over 85 varieties of dry gourmet pasta, fresh frozen pasta, sauces, and pesto. Shoppers with special dietary needs will be pleased to see plenty of gluten-free, vegan and lo-carb/hi-protein options.
Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium in downtown Frederick, MD specializes in fresh olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar. Shoppers are invited to sample from their over fifty varieties, and have their favorites bottled freshly.
The Perfect Truffle is a hand-crafted chocolatier with over 40 different varieties of chocolates. And if that's not enough selection-- they'll also personalize your chocolates for any occasion!
This recently opened market and bistro offers a creative shopping experience, as the location doubles as a space for local artist and artisans to showcase their work. You'll find the inspiration serendipitous!
A Frederick classic for nearly 80 years, McCutcheon's Apple Products specializes in a wide variety of homestyle products, including Apple Butter, Preserves, Relishes, Honey, Hot Sauces, Juice Blends, Nuts & Dried Fruit Mixes, and more!
Owned by the classic Frederick restaurant, Firestone's, Market on Market is a neighborhood gourmet market that sits right on (you guessed it) Market Street. Perfect for the holiday season, the staff specializes in arranging both pre-designed and personally tailored gift baskets for any occasion or event.
This small Downtown chocolate shop has made some big headlines; with past features in Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and Saveur Magazine.. to name a few. These nationally-renowned chocolates will make a sweet gift for anyone on your list.
The above list is just a few of the local options to remember during your holiday brainstorming! We hope you choose to take advantage of the many wonderful options in our Frederick community this coming holiday season!
(hunger-inspiring cover photo credit to Frederick restaurant- Hootch and Banter)