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Best Places for Edible Holiday Gifts in Pittsburgh

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Sometimes it can be difficult to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. However, most everyone loves treats during the holiday season. An edible gift is always a safe bet. Whether the person on your list loves salty or sweet, there is certain to be a perfect tasty gift for them to enjoy at the best places to buy edible gifts in Pittsburgh.

Palate Partners
2013 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 391-8502

Palate Partners specializes in combining quality gourmet foods with hand-selected wines for a gift basket that any wine lover will appreciate. Due to its partnership with Dreadnought Wines, Palate Partners can add wonderful wines from all over the world to its unique baskets, starting at $59. A wine-of-the-month club with two carefully selected wines is also available starting at $108 for three months.

10263 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090
(724) 933-8010

Since 2004, Popcorn-n-That has made its award-winning caramel corn from scratch from a 50-year-old family recipe. In addition to the caramel flavor, it boasts more than 20 options plus one new gourmet flavor each month. Flavors such as white cheddar, jalapeno, chocolate coconut almond and dill pickle are among customers favorites. Two-gallon holiday tins filled with three flavors of popcorn start at $29.95 and are available for pickup at its Wexford or Ambridge locations, or may be purchased online for shipping.

Sarris Candies
511 Adams Ave.
Canonsburg, PA 15317
(724) 745-4042

This iconic favorite of Pittsburgh chocolate lovers is always a well-loved holiday gift source. From deluxe boxed chocolate sets to holiday foil-wrapped chocolate balls and special chocolate shapes, Sarris has something for everyone who loves chocolate. Holiday boxed chocolates start at $11.95, and fun holiday shapes, such as a chocolate Christmas train start at $3.15 and make a perfect stocking stuffer. Sarris chocolates are available at its Canonsburg store or through one of the many children selling the candy as fundraisers.

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Basket of Pittsburgh
1401 McLaughlin Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
(412) 221-4406

If you are looking to show an out-of-town friend the best of what Pittsburgh as to offer, or if that person on your list is a big Pittsburgh fan, Basket of Pittsburgh has the perfect gift for you. Basket of Pittsburgh takes the best products made in Pittsburgh and combines them into tasty gift baskets. Famous Pittsburgh products such as Betsy Ann Chocolates, Clark Bars, Heinz ketchup, mustard and pickles, Mancini's bread and Nicholas Coffee are used to create excellent edible gifts. Basket of Pittsburgh also offers Pittsburgh-themed gifts in Steelers, Pirates or Penguins tins and even an iconic Mister Rogers Trolley box. Holiday baskets start at $25 and may be picked up at Basket of Pittsburgh in Upper St. Clair or ordered online for shipping.

Vanilla Pastry Studio
6014 Penn Circle S
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 361-2306

Vanilla Pasty Studio provides handmade, freshly baked pastry treats made with the best ingredients. Known for its award-wining cupcakes, it also makes gourmet pastry lollypops that are perfect for gift giving by the dozen. The lollys are available in holiday flavors such as egg nog, coconut snowball, pumpkin pie, gingerbread and chocolate tangerine. Grab them gift boxed for $15 a dozen; they make an excellent hostess gift.

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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at

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