10 Foodie Gift Ideas from Awesome Canadian Brands
Looking for a gift for the foodie in your life? How about... food?
Canada has a ton of natural food companies that are shaking up their categories with products that are better for you and better for the planet. Our industry is a community, made up of some pretty amazing people who care as much about good food as we do.
Because we're all about supporting each other, we've rounded up 10 of our favourite Canadian natural food brands that would make great gifts or stocking stuffers. These brands make super delicious snacks and drinks that are easy to order online and give to friends and family, near or far. We know you'll love them as much as we do!
For your athlete friend: Fatso
Founded in our hometown of Victoria by the hilarious and inspiring Jill Van Gyn, Fatso is high-performance nut butter that comes in three crazy good flavours.
For your busy big-city friend: Station Cold Brew
This Toronto-based company makes ready-to-drink cold brew coffee, oat milk lattes, and iced teas to level-up even the busiest of mornings. They’re selling variety packs, ‘starter packs’, and gift subscriptions for the holidays.
For the sweet tooth: Smart Sweets
Kick sugar and keep candy in your stocking with Smart Sweets, a line of stevia-sweetened candies created in Vancouver by millennial founder and CEO Tara Bosch.
For the tea drinker: Wize Coffee Leaf Tea
Made from infused coffee leaves, Wize Coffee Leaf Tea is light in caffeine but high in antioxidants and natural flavour. This Vancouver-based brand repurposes an underused part of the coffee plant and purchases directly from coffee farmers.
For your outdoorsy friend: Hornby Organic
These certified organic energy bars from Hornby Island, BC, are nutrient-dense and taste like something your mom would make (maybe because the original recipe came from the founder’s mom!).
For the chocolate fan: Midday Squares
Founded by three cool people in Toronto, Midday Squares is a ‘functional chocolate bar’ with nutritional impact (a.k.a. the perfect stocking stuffer).
For the coffee drinker: Level Ground
This delicious, Fairtrade coffee is small-batch roasted in our hometown of Victoria, BC. Support local business, ethical coffee production, and farmer livelihoods at once? Heck yes!
For your vegan friend: Little Tucker
Founded in Calgary, Little Tucker makes tasty plant-based energy balls with wholesome ingredients. They’d be a great alternative to your typical stocking stuffer treat.
For your enviro-friend: Loop
This Toronto-based company rescues fruit, vegetables, bread, and other food items that would normally be thrown out and turns it into awesome products - bottled smoothies, cold-pressed juices, beer, gin, sparkling kefir, and soap.
For everyone: Rumble Supershake
With 20g of protein, 5g of fibre, 2500mg of Omega 3’s, organic veggies, Fairtrade ingredients, and more flavour than a protein shake has any right to have, Rumble Supershake is perfect for everyone on your list. Give the gift of convenient, high-quality nutrition with a Rumble Sample Pack or 12-pack case, and get free shipping across Canada!