10 of the best Dayton food gifts for the holidays

  • Andrew Smith
  • Staff Writer
2:24 p.m Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 What To Love
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Let's face it, holiday shopping can be stressful. 

With so many people to buy gifts for and so little time, it's easy to fall victim to a retail-induced panic. Luckily, there's a solution.

If you're having a hard time finishing your holiday shopping, why not give the gift of food?

To get you started, here are 10 of the best food gifts in Dayton.

1. Canned beer from Warped Wing, Yellow Springs Brewery or Dayton Beer Company

Perhaps the most obvious (and, arguably the most delicious) food gift to give a fellow Daytonian is a pack of canned beer from one of the Gem City's many highly-acclaimed breweries. Dayton Beer Company and Yellow Springs Brewery, for example are selling 6-packs of some of their best brews, while Warped Wing fans will find the brewery's familiar 4-pack on store shelves. 

WHAT: Canned beer from Warped Wing, Yellow Springs Brewery and Dayton Beer Company
Locations around the Dayton area, including Belmont Party Supply (2621 Smithville Rd.) and The Barrel House (
Warped Wing (Website | Facebook | Call (937) 222-7003)
Yellow Springs Brewery (Website | Facebook | Call (937) 767-0222
Dayton Beer Company (Website | Facebook | Call (937) 228-2337 (downtown) and (937) 640-3107 (Kettering)

2. Ghostlight Coffee ground coffee

Looking to perk up your presents and give a non-traditional stocking stuffer this year? A bag of ground coffee from Ghostlight Coffee might be just the ticket.

WHAT: Ghostlight Coffee
1201 Wayne Ave., Dayton
Website | Facebook | Call (937) 985-2633

3. Esther Price chocolate-covered potato chips 

Mike-Sells potato chips covered in chocolate? It's a thing, and it's AMAZING. Try them and gift them this season. 

WHAT: Esther Price chocolate-covered potato chips 
INFO: Website | Facebook | Call (1-800) 782-0326

4. Pine Club salad dressing and steaks 

The perfect salad dressing to compliment the perfect salad, or some of the finest steaks you'll eat in Dayton? Look no further than the nationally-renowned Pine Club for both of those items. 

WHAT: Pine Club salad dressing and steaks 
Area grocery stores and The Pine Club restaurant, 1926 Brown St., Dayton 
Website | Facebook | Call (937) 228-7463

5. Mamma DiSalvo's Italian sauce

The gift of old-world Italian flavor will please any foodie on your list.

WHAT: Mamma DiSalvo's Italian sauce
Website | Facebook | Call (937) 299-5831

6. Nuts and candy from Dayton Nut Specialties

Give someone a present that will drive them nuts (figuratively, of course).

WHAT: Nuts from Dayton Nut
WHERE TO BUY: candyandnutstore.com
INFO: Website| Facebook | Call (937) 223-3225

7. Bottle of Buckeye Vodka

O-H-I-O! The Buckeye State is known for a lot more than just a dominant football powerhouse. It turns out, Ohio claims a nationally-recognized vodka brand, too.

WHAT: Buckeye Vodka
WHERE TO BUY: buckeyevodka.com
INFO: Website | Facebook

8. HouseMade Sriracha 

Whether you slather it on tacos, eggs, veggies or anything else, for that matter, you can't go wrong with locally made Sriracha (traditional, or one of the many fabulous varieties) by well-known Dayton Chef Lee Anne House. 

WHAT: HouseMade Sriracha 
WHERE TO BUY: etsy.com/shop/HouseMadeSriracha
INFO: Website | Facebook | Call (937) 219-8639

9. Wine from The Winery at Versailles 

Whether you're buying for the pinot, chardonnay or merlot fan on your list, The Winery at Versailles has a bottle of Ohio-made wine that is sure to please. 

WHAT: Wine from the Winery at Versailles 
WHERE TO BUY: wineryatversailles.com/order_wineshtml
INFO: Website | Facebook | Call (937) 526-3232

10. Dorothy Lane Killer Brownie and Brownie Bites

Often imitated, never duplicated. This is the only sweet you'll need to indulge in this holiday season. 

WHAT: Dorothy Lane Killer Brownie and Brownie Bites
WHERE TO BUY: shopdlm.com
INFO: Website | Facebook | Call (937) 299-3561 (Oakwood), (937) 434-1294 (Washington Square), (937) 748-6800 (Springboro)

And here are a few more Dayton food gift ideas to consider: