While your dad may be good at pretending that he doesn’t care what gifts you give him, it’s a pretty safe bet that he doesn’t want another tie. Since it’s also safe to assume the way to his heart is most definitely through his stomach, consider purchasing one of these edible presents instead — from whisky-infused chocolates from Neuhaus to Roasting Plant‘s top notch coffee for his to-go mug, to Primanti Bros. french fry-stuffed sandwiches, shipped directly from Pittsburgh.
Marc Murphy Chef Kit from Mouth: Celebrity chef Marc Murphy (chef/owner of Landmarc, Kingside and Ditch Plains, and a frequent judge on Food Network’s Chopped), has teamed up with the leading online indie food purveyor, Mouth, to put together this fun kit that’s a perfect fit for Father’s Day. The collection includes a copy of his new book, “Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking,” which includes dad-friendly recipes like The Big Marc Burger, Lamb Meatballs with Ricotta and Mint and S’mores, as well as Marc’s personal salt and pepper blend, a handmade apron, a “Season with Authority” t-shirt by Flavour Gallery, and a jar of Landmarc’s famous sea salt caramels.
Dish it Out Foodie Board Game: Relive your childhood days of sitting around in the family room with dad, playing Monopoly, Risk, Parcheesi and Jenga, by spending the afternoon going head to head with the Dish it Out Foodie board game, cheekily packaged in a pizza box. Players are challenged to answer culinary-themed questions from a variety of categories, such as “What Italian Term Means ‘To the Tooth’ When Making Pasta?” or “What Traditional Mexican Soup is Made with Beef Tripe?” and the first person to collect six different colored ICE chips and correctly answer a Foodie Finish question wins!
Roasting Plant Coffee Subscription: The Roasting Plant (with locations on Orchard Street and Greenwich Avenue) is all about the art and science of coffee; sourcing top quality beans from the world’s greatest estates, small-roasting each batch, and brewing them in a proprietary system, using custom-designed pneumatic tubes to produce the freshest cups of coffee possible. So that being said, why should your dad have to jump-start his day with Folgers? Weak. Buy him a coffee subscription to Roasting Plant instead, selecting from 11 varietals, available green, whole roasted or ground, and shipped to his door either weekly, bimonthly or monthly, no more than 72 hours after it was roasted in their stores.
Neuhaus’ Liquor Collection: You can’t really go wrong with chocolate as a gift — but what if that chocolate was filled with top-shelf spirits? Now we’re talking. Packaged in an elegant leather box, Neuhaus’ Liquor collection features high-end cocoa candies bursting with syrups, infused with Rémy Martin, Cointreau, Absolut, Havana Club and Glenfiddich liquors. Is dad more of a whisky man? Neuhaus’ whisky pairing collection was developed with a panel of experts from Gault & Millau and contains Pralines and Carré, ideally paired with Auchentoshan Three Wood and Bowmore Darkest 15 Years Scotch Whiskies.
America’s Best Dishes from Goldbely: Can’t afford to treat dad to a cross-country road trip (or schedule the time off of work)? Gifts from Goldbely might be the next best thing. The food-centric site will ship iconic dishes from American cities to anywhere in the U.S.; allowing your pop to enjoy Cheesteaks from Philly, Muffulettas from New Orleans, Lobster Rolls from Maine, Key Lime Pie from Florida, and Hot Dogs from New York, all from the comfort of his own couch!