Eater’s shopping newsletter, Add to Cart, spotlights the latest in cooking tools and drinks; merch for a good cause; and all the tableware and food-themed home goods that I would very much like to own (and thus, that I hope will pique your interest enough to click that “add to cart” button). But there are also times when you already know you want to buy something — housewarmings, birthdays, paydays, and days when you just feel like supporting a small business— and just need to be pointed in the right direction. For that, there’s this post: Think of it as a consistently updated gift guideand home base for the Add to Cart universe.
Here, you’ll find a collection of items mentioned in the newsletter that are still shoppable, organized into four categories: cookware and home goods, clothing and merch, food, and drinks. Be sure to check back — I’ll be adding new things to buy every season — and subscribe to Add to Cart to start your week with shopping inspiration sent straight to your inbox.
Cookware and Home Goods
Standout kitchen tools, tableware, and home decor that strike the right balance of form and function
D.S. & Durga, the perfumer behind both the pistachio perfume and Bistro Waters candle, is making a pasta water candle. It’s in partnership with Jupiter, the new Rockefeller Center pasta spot from the folks behind stylish New York City restaurant King. Top notes of saline water, heart notes of semolina wheat, and, the base note: “chef’s secret.”
Cookbook author and Italian food expert Katie Parla is marking the release of her newest book with a small collection of Murano glass. She partnered with Wave Murano Glass on three cups and a plate in blues and yellows meant to evoke the coast, in keeping with the theme of new book Food of the Italian Islands. Both book and glassware are avaIlable to preorder on Parla’s website.
Diaspora Co.’s Salt Tiger is here… kind of. The spice company dropped a limited number of the highly anticipated ceramic salt cellars yesterday. They’re expected to sell out immediately, but you can preorder one for the next drop in August. Maybe you’re in need of a quirky wedding gift then?
My favorite item from this holiday gift guide for the avid home cook — an overall very thoughtful list of things to get the person who already has all the basic kitchen necessities — is this, the coolest-looking fish spatula.
Coming Soon, one of my favorite design shops and, notably, a Staff stockist, partnered with paint company Backdrop on a set of resin coastersin a bright yellow-orange shade they’re calling “Color of the Year,” a sendup of the annual Pantone tradition.
Staff — the brand that takes mundane objects, like toilet plungers and clothes hangers, and makes them fun (typically by throwing on some bright colors and a quirky smiley face) — has applied this treatment to a turkey baster. Get it for an upcoming Friendsgiving.
Zoey Gong recommends this Joyoung soy milk machine, a workhorse in the kitchen if you’re someone who consumes a lot of nondairy milk, not just of the soy variety. It’s also capable of making baby food.
D.S. and Durga, maker of the Bistro Waters perfume, is making further waves in the food-scent space with a latke candle. Expect top notes of potato (naturally) and etrog, heart notes of black pepper and olive, and base notes of peanut oil and “assorted tubers.”
Clothing and Merch
The cutest food-themed clothing, restaurant merch, and brand collabs
Homiah, which makes Malaysian spice blends, is selling some adorable tiny food charms for the new year. Miniature laksa and itty bitty molcajetes come either as individual charms or a pair of earrings.
Little Owl, the New York City restaurant located in the ground floor of a building best known for its appearance on Friends, now has merch featuring illustrations of that iconic Greenwich Village building, including these cozy beanies.
From starter ingredients to complete meals, all the food that’s fit to gift
Sfoglini and Sporkful, the duo that brought you cascatelli, has two brand new pasta shapes. Quottrotini is a tubular pasta with Sicilian origins, and Vesuvio is a swirly little number inspired by the volcano of the same name.
Giada De Laurentiis’s shop Giadzy has put together some fun gift boxes, complete with everything one might need to throw an Italian dinner party or make a lasagna. This celebration box features a host of the site’s bestsellers.
Chef Virgilio Martínez’s Mater — the research center that powers his restaurant group — has partnered with Simpli on fancy chocolate bars made using Peruvian Chuncho cacao. The bars range from a milk chocolate with 51 percent cacao to a bar that’s 100 percent cacao, but they’re also available in a set of four so you can try them all.
As Noma prepares to shift away from the restaurant, Noma Projects, the pantry product wing of the renowned Copenhagen restaurant, has a new membership option that gets you a quarterly shipment of product samples plus invites to virtual events with the Noma test kitchen and fermentation lab. As of now, only the waiting list is available for sign-up. But for a taste of Noma Projects, the smoked mushroom garum is in stock.
Intriguing cans and bottles, both alcoholic and non-
The end of the month ushers in the year of the rabbit, and Tea Drunk has a giftable tea sampler to mark the occasion, with each oolong, pu’erh, and white tea variety selected with prosperity and luck for the new year in mind.
Every month, Eater Wine Club ships out boxes of two or four wines, selected by the Eater team’s favorite sommeliers across the country. Eater Wine Club membership also comes with a newsletter and invitations to virtual hangs where that month’s expert will go deeper on the box’s theme.