Bringing the best of the South home to you
For nearly ten years, the Local Palate has shared stories of Southern makers, products, ingredients, and more. Today, we’re bringing the magazine to life through the Local Palate Marketplace, an e-commerce destination featuring a curated selection of Southern artisan goods for your kitchen, table, pantry, and bar. We scouted for items across the South and handpicked every product on the site, from local snacks and sweets to expertly crafted cookware and cutlery. In addition to offering products, our Marketplace showcases the region’s most talented makers, sharing the stories behind the people and communities that define the South. Our holiday gift guide provides a taste of what you’ll find on the site, with something for everyone on your list. Visit thelocalpalate.com/shop to see our full selection of products from brands like Cajun Caviar, Big Spoon Roasters, Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate, and many more.
Mushroom Herb Salt
J.Q. Dickinson Salt Works
Made from mushrooms grown in West Virginia, this delicious and complex seasoning includes locally grown thyme, rosemary, and black pepper. Use it as a rub on steaks, pork chops, and vegetables.
AR’s Hot Southern Honey
Produced in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, these all-natural hot honeys start with raw, 100-percent pure honey sourced from Appalachian hives, AR’s never uses artificial sugar additives, preservatives, vinegar, or extracts. This pack includes mild, hot, and bourbon-barrel aged hot-hot honeys, infused with red chilies and habanero peppers.
Handcrafted in small batches, these nut butters from Georgia Grinders contain just two simple ingredients: Georgia-grown nuts and sea salt. This trio features creamy peanut butter, crunchy peanut butter, and pecan butter.
1.5-Quart Bowl and
Divide & Conquer Inserts
This 1.5-quart bowl is vacuum-insulated with a double wall of stainless steel. Thanks to the airtight, BPA-free lid, it’ll keep food hot for four hours or cold for up to eight hours. Pair it with RIGWA’s two-piece Divide & Conquer nesting insert set that’s perfect for leftovers, meal planning, and food storage (plus they’re dishwasher- and microwave-safe). The 28-ounce insert is ideal for pastas, soups, and oatmeal. The 26-ounce divider insert has three sections, creating endless possibilities for meals, dips, snacks, and more. Think of it as your lunchbox reimagined.
Dog & Horse Fine Art
Give the animal-lover in your life an original portrait of their best friend. Artist Beth Carlson creates soulful pet portraits from charcoals on paper. Her work has been featured on magazine covers and can be found in museum collections.
Dog & Horse Fine Art
Master miniature sculptor and jewelry maker Paul Eaton sets intricately detailed sculptures of dogs, horses, and foxes on twisted bangle bracelets. Eaton can sculpt any dog breed of your choosing (some breeds may have a lead time).
Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
Bourbon Barrel Foods
Certified organic and handcrafted, Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup is a Kentucky twist on a Vermont classic. It’s delicious on pancakes, french toast, sweet potatoes, and as a glaze for meat. Mix it in a cocktail, drizzle it over ice cream, or enjoy it straight off the spoon.
Louisiana Caviar Co.
Cajun caviar is harvested from native, wild-caught bowfin from the waters of the Atchafalaya basin in Louisiana. Known regionally as the choupique, the bowfin produce caviar with a mild, delicate flavor and firm, black pearls. With less than five-percent salt content, Cajun caviar ranks among the finest Malossol caviars in the world. Also available in a spicy variety made with ghost peppers.
This duo of Hubs signature salted peanuts and their wildly popular chocolate-covered peanuts is the perfect gift for peanut lovers. Featured in a festive gift box, these two 20-ounce tins combine the best of Hubs’ offerings.
ACE Basin Cocktail Co.
This one-of-a-kind cocktail mixer is infused with all-natural herbs, spices, citrus juices, and oils—including natural quinine—through an extended steeping process. Mix this tonic syrup with your favorite spirits to elevate classic and contemporary cocktails.
Goo Goo Cluster
Give a test of Nashville’s OG sweet treat for the holidays with these nutty, caramel-and-nougat-filled candies. Inside this seasonal red tin, you’ll find an assortment of eighteen Goo Goo Clusters: Six originals, six pecan, and six peanut butter.
Distilled, non-alcoholic, and crafted for your favorite bourbon cocktails. Pair Kentucky 74 with a full-proof spirit in your cocktail of choice or make it Spiritless and enjoy your beverage without the ABV.
This Peanut Trio Box includes Gillespie’s signature salted peanuts, plus chocolate-covered and honey-roasted. Gillespie’s exclusively grows high-oleic peanuts, which means they’re naturally higher in healthy fats and have a longer shelf life than other varieties.
Quail Love Gift Pack
The Quail Love Gift Pack from Manchester Farms is the perfect sampler for the season. It includes eight semi-boneless quails, eight boneless quail breast medallions, and a bag of bacon-wrapped quail breasts and legs. Plus, you’ll also get a free bottle of their gourmet white sauce.
Filled with savory, handmade cheese straws, this custom-designed box makes a memorable gift for family, friends, or corporate gatherings. The variety pack includes original, mild, and spicy flavors.
This beautiful box is sure to give a great first impression this holiday season. Inside you’ll find two layers of chocolates, each featuring thirty-six stunning, hand-painted chocolates in unique flavors like herbs de provence, pistachio rose, and yuzu bergamot.
Created in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ogre Sauce is an all-purpose barbecue sauce that’s great on much more than just grilled meat. Try it on everything from wings, salmon, pizza, or chicken to burgers, tofu, oysters, and grilled vegetables. Also available in hot and a variety pack with one of each.
Handcrafted from grapes grown in Biltmore’s vineyard, this Chardonnay celebrates the winery’s thirty-fifth anniversary. From its opening bouquet of butter, creamy vanilla, and a bit of green apple, to Meyer lemon and a hint of custard, this barrel-fermented and barrel-aged wine is soft and smooth.
Bertie County Peanuts
With the triple treat, you don’t have to choose a favorite. Indulge yourself with three of Bertie’s best sellers: Blisher-fried peanuts, chocolate-covered peanuts, and peanut brittle.
Green Brier Distillery
In 1860, an enterprising Nashvillian named Charles Nelson introduced the world to an innovation he called Tennessee whiskey. More than 150 years later, Nelson’s great-great-great grandsons resurrected the family business and its flagship product—the original Tennessee whiskey. It’s a rich yet delicate 91-proof spirit.
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- by Erin Byers Murray