To Foodies, With Love
We have been eating our way through the nation's top artisanal offerings since we began our Taste Test Awards in 2010. What's coming out of small kitchens these days is spectacular. From carefully spiced but pungent kimchi to mind-blowing small-batch hot fudge sauce, these award-winning items have the character to please your food-obsessed family and friends.
Support these artisans. Most items can be ordered online (though local laws may mean liquor must be sourced through distributors in some states). Shipping can be expensive, so we favored products that offer a unique experience and make worthy gifts. We did not focus on low-fat foods: When the quality is this high, you can enjoy a little less and truly savor every bite or sip.