A couple of weeks ago, I shared a gift guide of Texas items for the holidays. I didn’t include culinary options so I thought I’d do a part two gift guide, but this time only focusing on the great eats of Texas. I encourage you to Eat in the Heart of Texas and share your favorites with family and friends this holiday season.
If you love pecans but you prefer another type of pecan-filled decadence, check out Gaidos in Galveston. They’re not just known for their seafood, which is delicious, but also for their Texas-shaped Pecan Pie. In case you didn’t know, the pecan is the state tree of Texas and the pecan pie was named the state’s official pie in 2013.
Did you know Texas farmers are producing olive oil in Dripping Springs? Texas Hill Country Olive Co. has been at it since 2008. Another nice gift for a cook in the family.
If you prefer gifts of non-alcoholic beverages, consider a case of Texas-made Dr Pepper and Big Red from Waco or vintage sodas from Dublin Bottling Works, made with pure cane sugar. Some of my favorites from Dublin – TeXas Root Beer, Grapefruit Soda, Orange Dream, and Sweet Peach. You also can’t go wrong with Fru Fru Berry.
If you’re still looking for options, visit the Go Texan site and search among the list of products made in Texas. I’m sure you’ll find the perfect gift made in Texas to share this season.
Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season! Until next time from Texas … safe travels!
I’ve worked in the travel industry for more than 20 years and I’ve been known to wander all my life. I’ve lived in more than 20 cities and towns and had the opportunity to experience a variety of people and places, introducing me to different cultures and allowing me to make friends along the way. I also majored in English in college. I don’t claim to be an excellent writer, proofreader, or grammar queen. I’m an amateur photographer and enjoy sharing the beauty of places I visit and and where I live.
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