5 foodie gift ideas brimming with local flavor

Cristyle Wood Egitto, the foodie behind the Eat Palm Beach blog and Instagram account, has penned a book she calls "a love letter to my home town." [Provided by Cristyle Wood Egitto]

There may be no better time than this to go local with your holiday-shopping list. America, after all, has become hyper-local by design, thanks to a pandemic-era life that keeps us close to home. 

A locally created gift not only helps indie entrepreneurs and artisans, it lets your intended giftee know you gave their present some thought, even though Christmas is just around the corner. And if your gift recipient is a foodie, your search is not so daunting at all — Palm Beach County and environs are full of tasty presents.  

Here are five local inspirations to consider:

“111 Places in Palm Beach That You Must Not Miss”

Palm Beach County woman-about-town Cristyle Wood Egitto has written a newly released guide book in which she compiles a funky and fabulous list of must-visit spots in the county where she was raised. They range from JFK’s island bunker on Peanut Island to the Fortune Cookie Asian market to Pineapple Grove’s Artists’ Alley to Perry Como’s grave in Tequesta.