Eat Boutique Holiday Market is this Saturday (and Food Gift Wrap!)

by Maggie Battista on December 2, 2013

in Eat Boutique Markets, Events, Massachusetts


Gosh, I cannot wait to see you on Saturday. Alright, I know full well that Eat Boutique readers span the globe (thankfully!). If you’re in the Boston, Massachusetts area, read on! If you’re beyond Boston, scroll down to the next image.

This is a big week for Eat Boutique. The Eat Boutique Holiday Market is going to be highlighted in some of our favorite publications ~~ YAY! ~~ which means, tickets are going to go and there may not be tickets at the door come Saturday. Oh, the horror! If you would like to mingle with 60 or so food makers, drink makers, cookbook authors, food truck folks, wine directors, coffee aficionados, chefs, bubbly fans, food gift lovers and more, then buy your ticket right now.

If you’re already coming, thank you for that! Here’s your cheat sheet to the five things you must do at the Eat Boutique Holiday Market:

  1. Emmet Kelty, bartender from Waban Kitchen, will be mixing up drinks with some of the cocktail syrups at one of the Eat Boutique tables in the center of the space. Make sure to sample his Last Run Lemonade and his Red Letter Radler. I am so excited about this.
  2. Six fabulous cookbook authors will be on site signing their cookbooks. But I need you to give a very special welcome to Jeanne Sauvage. She flew all the way from Seattle, Washington to sign her super helpful cookbook, Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays. We all know someone who would love to bake, bake, bake from this pretty book. You’ll also be able to shop from our curated collection of 20+ favorite cookbooks.
  3. Brooklyn Brewery has graciously sponsored our Cheer Hall stocked with small batch production wine, beer, hard cider, ice cider, spirits and cordials. Definitely order a glass of wine from La Garagista — I toured this very special Vermont farm and winery years ago and don’t want you to miss out on sampling this lovely wine made in our backyard. Please remember that: VIP guests get a drink on me!
  4. Wine gets me through the holiday season. You too?! Then you need to meet the three women who know exactly what you should be drinking to make everything merry and bright, all in a small batch way. Lauren Collins (L’Espalier), Theresa PaoPao (Ribelle) and Lauren Friel (OleanaSarma) will taste you through their favorite boutique wines. We still have tickets available for this special Winter Wine Tasting.
  5. Buy from several newbies at this year’s Market – makers who have only been in the business for a couple of years or even less. Be gentle on them, but show them that what they’re doing indeed matters by shopping with them: Atlantic Saltworks (salt harvested by hand from the north Atlantic), Bleuberet (blueberry based confiture, confit and conserves), Sakara Life (organic plant-rich meal delivery service), and Small Batch Baking Company (homemade babka).


If you’re far away from Boston, here’s some love for you! We recently launched some food gift wrap items in the Eat Boutique Shop. Perhaps these will help as you prepare for the holiday season?!

Merci and happy holidays! xox

Photos by Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio.

Eat Boutique discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers. We share recipes, maker stories and city guides to eating boutique. We host tasting events and markets for food makers, cookbook authors and food fans. We craft seasonal, regional gift and tasting boxes and sell individual items that you can order in the Eat Boutique Shop. You can also follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagramTumblr and Pinterest.


Maggie Battista

Founder at Eat Boutique
Maggie, is the founder of Eat Boutique. She started Eat Boutique as a blog in 2007, and sold out of her first gift box of small batch independent food in 2009. Maggie continues to offer unique and delicious handmade food in tasting subscriptions and seasonal gift boxes for food fans and home cooks. Maggie also hosts Eat Boutique Markets, where she spotlights cookbook authors and food makers. She’s written for Style Me Pretty, Food52, Time Out New York, Spencer Magazine, and writes a cocktail column for the popular wedding blog, Snippet & Ink. Maggie's also created retail experiences for the largest floral and event design company in New England. She regularly travels far distances to find the next great chef, farmer, food maker or host. You can follow her worldwide – and homemade – gastronomic adventures on Twitter at @mizmaggieb or @eatboutique. Maggie's first-ever cookbook Food Gift Love will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October 2015. You may pre-order now.

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