Price: $5.50 per Cronut®
Where to purchase: Dominique Ansel Bakery
Give your Instagram-loving friend the holy grail of all Insta-foods. Pre-orders to obtain Cronuts up to two weeks in advance of your order date open on Mondays at 11am, and, as you already know, Cronuts sell out fast, so getting them will be a much appreciated labor of love to your giftee.
Bronx Greenmarket hot sauce
Where to purchase: Fromthebronx.com
The friend who always claims to have hot sauce in her bag needs this not-too-spicy elixir made from peppers grown in Bronx community gardens. It’s also available in both red and green varieties, making it an appropriately festive gift.
Katz's Taste of New York basket
Where to purchase: Katz’s
This doesn’t need to be reserved for your most touristy Midwestern cousins -- there’s probably no one in your life (except, maybe the vegetarians and gluten intolerant) that would say no to a package of Katz’s best-sellers (that’s pastrami, corned beef, salami, rye bread, sour pickles, hot dogs, bagels, and all the accoutrements). The package serves six to eight people, but it’s pretty safe to assume that one to three ambitious souls could take it on.