By Rupali Lamba & Anandita Bishnoi

Last year, we put together a list of ideas for ‘Diwali gifts for our food loving friends’. This year, the list is BACK as Delhi continues to evolve and create. Whether you want to go all out, make a statement or do something special for those who usually get left out from Diwali food festivities {the gluten intolerant} here’s some thoughts to get you packing and wrapping…

MINIMIMI

Simran Khatra a.k.a. MINIMIMI is small in stature, but not in spunk!

Simran noticed a great deficit in delicious and pocket-friendly eatables for those allergic to gluten {herself included} and decided to create an array of divine and affordable gluten-free munchies.

Be it spiced nuts, gluten-free brownies, pancake mix, cakes {which are also available in cupcake form} MINIMIMI offers a great variety of gluten-free goodies made from scratch!

Cakes include rustic comforting and wintery flavours like apple, pumpkin & walnut, carrot, pineapple upside down amongst others! They are priced at Rs. 700 per kg, and the brownies at Rs. 70 per piece. Totally worth it for those who usually suffer during the festivities!

Contact | +91 9810471385

 

SEWARA ORGANICS

Sewara Organics {one of the founding members of Delhi Farmers Market} make a host of delicious and most importantly FRESH products. All their items emerge from the belief in natural living while seamlessly, conveniently and economically integrating themselves into our contemporary lifestyles.

A trip to the counter will most likely inspire you to put together unique gifts that specifically appeal to the receivers. Salts flavoured with Celery or Porcini, Gnocchi, Ravioli, an assortment of infused Olive Oils, Sauces, Dips and Spices… All within the price range of Rs. 100 – 200, I dare you to not go overboard!

Where | The Deli Counter at Lodi – The Garden Restaurant

Email | organics.marketing@sewara.comContact no. | +91 8588843304 or +91 9540761712

BATEEL

If you want to really splurge this season, head to Bateel at DLF Place, Saket.

Known for its delectable dates, which are artistically fused with chocolate, filled with roasted nuts, caramelized nuts, orange peel or lemon peel are a gourmet sensation. The assorted date boxes are a testament to Bateel’s skills with dates, and the exquisite packaging options are perfect for the festive season!

A nice gift box with about 12 assorted dates would be Rs. 2000+

Where | 148, DLF Place

Contact | 011 46081701

MISSISIPPY

The newest brightest ‘natural, ready to eat, healthy snacks’ on the scene come from the house of Missisippy.

So far, their packs have been sighted at Modern Bazaar & Godrej Natures Basket in Delhi but the promising textures and flavours are most definitely going to take them far. Their product offering includes muesli in Apple Cinnamon, Coffee Hazelnut & Berry Burst flavours, cookies in Flax & Honey, Figs & Cashew, Ginger & Lemon duets and Savoury Snacks in Mint, Pepper & Tomato flavours.

Click here for their Facebook page and here for the website.

ANANDINI HIMALAYA TEA

Anandini Himalaya Tea takes the cake for making the most exquisite blends of tea you’ll have!

Tea sommelier Anamika Singh, who’s been in the industry for 18 years, has created super innovative infusions using flowers and herbs from the Himalayas, and packed it into seven blends of green tea and black tea. For starters, her sheer love for tea is infectious- you can walk into her store in Shahpur Jat, or drop her an email, and she’s always happy to address any tea queries. We highly recommend the pine wood smoked tea- this is ideal for winter.

Click here for their Facebook page.

DIWALI REBELLION

If you are feeling rebellious and really want to make a statement, head to dilli-haat and collect the most common and most exotic churan and aam papad, that Delhi has to offer. Not only will it be entirely different from what your loved ones expect, it’ll also be exactly what they need post an indulgent festive season.

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Missed our Gifting Guide from last year? Check out Gourmet Jar, Miss Chhotee’s, My Little Food Company & Petite Sweet eats as well. Click here for all the details.