Category Archives: Food & Food News

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day 11: Locale

The next “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway” prize is a $50 gift card from online food delivery business Locale. Read below to learn more about Locale and to find out how to enter the prize drawing. Locale offers weekly delivery … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day Nine: Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria

The next “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway” prize is a $50 gift card from beloved Capitola institution Gayle’s Bakery and Rosticceria. Read below for how to win. Gayle’s Bakery is popular any time of year, and during the holidays it’s … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day Seven: Mutari Craft Chocolate House

The “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway” prize from Santa Cruz’s Mutari Craft Chocolate House is very exciting: a private tour and tasting for up to 10 attendees, valued at $200! The event includes a cup of single origin sipping chocolate and … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day Five: Cheese Shop 831 in Capitola

The prize from Capitola’s artisanal cheese store Cheese Shop 831 is a wonderful gift basket curated by owner Jillian Pirolo. Read below for how to win this fun “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway” item. Pirolo opened Cheese Shop 831 in November 2020. She worked as a cheesemonger about … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day Two: Staff of Life in Santa Cruz and Watsonville

Staff of Life Natural Foods is the next participant in Santa Cruz Foodie’s “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.” You can win a fantastic prize. Keep reading for how to enter. A beloved member of the community since 1969, Staff of … Continue reading

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Christmas offerings, cheese event from Whole Foods Market in Santa Cruz & Capitola

Christmas is around the corner, and Whole Foods Market in Capitola (1710 41st Ave.) and Santa Cruz (911 Soquel Ave have lots of special offerings to choose from. In addition, the annual “12 Days, 12 Cheeses” promotion with a 30 … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz Foodie Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Local gifts, part 7

Welcome to the final installment—part 7—of my holiday foodie gift guide with information for several local businesses if you have some last-minute shopping to do. Contact me at tara@santacruzfoodie.com with questions or comments. Also see: Gift guide part 1 Gift … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz Foodie Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Local gifts, part 6

Here is part 6 of my holiday foodie gift guide—with some ideas for bakeries, Italian groceries, farmers markets and more. Let’s shop local and support small businesses as much as we can this season (and beyond)! Also see: Gift guide … Continue reading

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Foodie Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Local gifts, part 5

Here is part 5 of my holiday gift guide to encourage everyone to shop local and shop from small businesses—it mostly has food-related gifts. I’ll post another guide soon. Also see: Gift guide part 1 Gift guide part 2 Gift … Continue reading

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Foodie Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Local gifts, part 4

Here is part four of my foodie holiday gift guide to support local small businesses. I’ll try to post another guide in a couple days. Happy shopping & stay safe out there! Also see: Gift guide part 1 Gift guide … Continue reading

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