Indigenous Gift Giving Guide for Foodies
Indulge the foodie on your holiday list—or yourself—with this delicious selection of 100% Indigenous-made delicacies. Feast on a tasty bounty of spices, home cooking kits, treats, and wine made with love by Indigenous-owned entrepreneurs.
Wabanaki Maple (NB)
Indigenous people have been harvesting sap from maple trees for generations, and its healing, nourishing powers have been cherished by First Nations Peoples through the centuries. Share in this tradition—with a twist—with Wabanaki’s signature barrel-aged maple syrup flavoured with bourbon, whiskey or toasted oak. Discover a piece of history and enjoy a taste of the Negotkuk (Tobique First Nation) Culture in every bottle.
Nk’Mip Cellars (BC)
Forever linked to the land, Nk’Mip Cellars offers an award-winning range of fine wines inspired by the spectacular region that they call home. With long hot summer days and cool nights, nature has helped create one of the world’s superior grape-growing regions in the Okanagan. Nk’Mip Cellars, North America’s first Indigenous winery, is excited to express that sense and taste of place, and share the variety, intensity and irresistible lure of the land in every bottle of wine produced.
Mr. Bannock (BC)
Bring home a taste of Coast Salish Cuisine with Mr. Bannock’s chef-made mixes and spice rubs. Conveniently packaged (great for sending to friends and family!), and created with quality ingredients, now everyone can recreate Mr. Bannock’s award-winning culinary flavours in the comfort of your own home. Use the classic bannock mix to make fried bread, baked bannock, or bannock waffles, or try the Smoked Spiced Rub to bring a taste of Mr. Bannock’s award-winning culinary flavours to your home cooking.
Les Épices du Guerrier (QC)
Give a wow to your recipes with Les Épices du Guerrier, to enjoy First Nations terroir on your plate. Unique, authentic, tasty and 100% natural, enhance your meats, poultry, fish and vegetables with a traditional blend of Wendat spices. Treat the chilli fan in your life to the Tomahawk blend which mixes maple, smoke and boreal herbs with a hint of Ghost Pepper—one of the hottest peppers in the world! Or try everyone’s favourite Bacon Pepper, a blend of five carefully selected peppers, a pinch of Quebec alder pepper and real smoked bacon!
Square Timber Brewing Co (ON)
Discover hand-hewn ales and lagers crafted in the Ottawa Valley Square from Timber Brewing Company, a small, independent craft brewery in Pembroke, Ontario. Their core beer line includes Timber Crib Pale Ale, Big Pine IPA, Deacon Seat Hefeweizen, Belgian Waffle Maple Quad, and Camboose Double IPA, and they have seasonal brews and specials. Square Timber offers free beer delivery to Petawawa, Pembroke, Beachburg, Cobden, Eganville and Golden Lake, or check out their must-have range of shirts, cozies, glassware and hoodies – perfect for the craft beer fan on your list.
Northern Delights – Délice Boréal (QC)
Brew up a Northern Tradition from the Inuit of Nunavik with Northern Delights Herbal Teas. Since time immemorial the Inuit of Nunavik have navigated their territory, learning its secrets and protecting its treasures. Amongst those treasures are the plants that find ways to thrive throughout the harsh winter, bursting into life in the short Arctic summer. Harness the benefits of our herbal teas; hand-picked and dried, then blended with herbs and spices for a truly rich and memorable flavour. Available in five flavours.
Indigenous World Winery (BC)
Merging modern culture with Indigenous history, Indigenous World Winery is a world-class winery that sells award-winning wine on the traditional, unceded territory of the Okanagan Syilx People. Sit back, enjoy a glass of Indigenous World Wine and taste the fruit of the land that has supported the Syilx people for over 10,000 years.
Spirit Bear Coffee (BC)
With blends named after the animals of the Pacific Northwest, Spirit Bear Coffee Company offers quality light to dark roast for the coffee lover in your life. Using only organic fair-trade Arabica beans, Spirit Bear Coffee is craft-roasted for optimal flavour, offering the perfect combination of delicious and comfort to share throughout the holiday season.
This year share a tasty one-of-a-kind gift with someone special.
Check out IndigenousCuisine.ca or BuyAuthentic.ca for more tasty businesses who’d love to share their culture with you!