Best Food Gifts From Savannah

Edible presents are pretty much foolproof.

There’s something out there for everyone, whether it’s an accomplished home cook who will appreciate a fancy olive oil or an avid eater who doesn’t know the difference between a fish spatula and a rubber spatula. There’s also an appropriate pick for every occasion, whether you want a small inexpensive stocking stuffer (hello truffle-flavored potato chips) or you’re looking to channel your appreciation with something bigger (like a pie with a cult following delivered straight to the door).

At Lowcountry Style and Living we don’t think we need to convince anybody that Savannah, Georgia, is one of the best culinary destinations in the US. If you are visiting the Hostess City and looking for edible Savannah souvenirs or gifts to take back home, we’ve compiled a few ideas that will satisfy all the inner foodies in your life.

For those not visiting but wanting a taste of Savannah to give, you are in luck; all the establishments on the list do mail order.

Best Savannah Food Gifts

Byrd’s Famous Cookies
Byrd’s Cookies are synonymous with the city of Savannah. The history of these treats goes back to 1924 when Ben T. Byrd started making small batches of cookies in his bakery in Savannah and personally delivering them to neighborhood markets.

Over 90 years later the company is still making their cookies in small batches to ensure high quality. The range of flavors is truly amazing with both sweet and savory options. One of their best sellers is the Key Lime Cooler, which was the first cookie to ever win the Dessert of the Year award at the NASFT (National Association for the Specialty Food Trade) Fancy Food Show.

We are partial to the Georgia Peach flavored cookie and the Bennie Wafers (beloved by locals). Apart from plastic and paper packages you can purchase cookies in tin boxes with beautiful designs inspired by Savannah. This way, even when the cookies are gone you can reuse the striking tin.

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There are six retail store in the Savannah area, and a few in South Carolina and Tennessee; check the website for all locations.

Byrd’s Famous Cookies (Waters Flagship store)
6710 Waters Avenue
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 355-1716
https://www.byrdcookiecompany.com

Chocolat by Adam Turoni

Chef Adam Turoni fell in love with chocolate confectionery while studying at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He realized candy making was in his soul.

He began in Savannah making fine chocolates for Wright Square Cafe. When a Broughton Street location became available he decided to venture out on his own. He was so successful that a second location, The Chocolate Library, followed several years later.

Turoni’s unique handmade candies are as beautiful to look at as they are to eat. They make perfect gifts, especially the “Chocolate Book Club” subscription, seasonal red gift boxes of six or ten pieces.

Chocolat by Adam Turoni
323 West Broughton Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 335-2916
http://www.chocolatat.com

The Salt Table

Dave and Carol Legassi founded the Salt Table in 2011 with a line of natural seasoning blends designed to make weeknight cooking a little bit simple and a lot more flavorful. Since then, they’ve introduced dozens of award-winning seasonings, dip mixes, flavored salts and sugars, and most recently, a new “Fancy Savannah Brand” line of food products.

From their best-selling All-Round Good Grinder Blend to Truffle and Porcini Mushroom-flavored salts to Cinnamon and Lavender sugars, The Salt Table’s blends add zip to cooking with a simple twist of a mill or swish of a shaker.

The Salt Table has four other retail locations. Check the website for current information.

The Salt Table
190 West Bryan Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 447-9200
https://www.salttable.com

Leopold’s Ice Cream

Leopold’s Ice Cream was founded in 1919 by three brothers from Greece. They learned the art of candy and dessert making from an uncle who had already settled in America. George, Peter, and Basil Leopold perfected their secret formulas and created the now world-famous Leopold’s Ice Cream.

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No trip to Savannah is complete without a visit to Leopold’s Ice Cream. Leopold’s is a “must-do” from handcrafted, old fashioned soda fountain favorites to Hollywood movie memorabilia, there’s something for everyone at Leopold’s Ice Cream.

Famed lyricist Johnny Mercer grew up a block away from Loepold’s and worked at the shop as a boy. Later, he was a faithful customer when he was home from Hollywood.

Leopold’s Ice Cream can be mail ordered and shipped anywhere in America. Sending this ice cream to friends is not only a treat but has become a tradition at Lowcountry Style and Living for certain of our friends to receive a cooler full of ice cream fresh from Savannah on their birthday.

Leopold’s flagship is located in the heart of downtown. They also have two additional kiosk locations in the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

Leopold’s Ice Cream
212 East Broughton Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 234-4442
https://www.leopoldsicecream.com

Savannah Sauce Company

Purchase with purpose with the Savannah Sauce Company. This Savannah based company offers a delicious assortment of marinades, hot sauces (we love the Zombie Armageddon Hot Sauce), BBQ Sauces (don’t sleep on the Savannah Sweet Heat), jams, jellies, and personalized merchandise. Proceeds are distributed to Savannah’s local community and programs, giving back to this beautiful city. Visitors can find these delectable products at local retailers, farmers markets, and Whole Foods or order directly from the company’s website.

Savannah Sauce Company
(912) 342 3778
https://www.savannahsaucecompany.com/

Savannah Bee Company

For over 35 years, owner Ted Debbard has been perfecting the art of beekeeping and honey making. Though the company now sells honey from all over the world, it all started with Tupelo Honey, only found in the South.

Tupelo honey comes in sizes ranging from 3 oz to 80 oz. Or go big with the Tupelo Honey Gold Reserve, a rare treat of amazing honey with a harvesting time of less than 10 days each year.

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Savannah Bee Company’s Hot Honey line is perfect for someone who likes it hot. The first time we tried it we knew it would be delicious on a pepperoni pizza. Trust us, it’s that good.

Savannah Bee has three shops locally, a few in South Carolina and Tennessee, and additional locations in the West (Arizona, Colorado).

Savannah Bee Company
104 West Broughton Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 233-7873
https://savannahbee.com/

Savannah Coffee Roasters

Since 1909, Savannah Coffee Roasters has served up warm cups of Joe to all passersby. At the age of 21, Edgar R. Morrison opened Savannah Coffee Roasters on Bay Street with the intention of giving Savannah the best brews around. To this day, the company continues to roast only the best coffee beans right on site.

Savannah Coffee Roasters draws inspiration from its home city and takes advantage of the flavors Savannah has to offer, such as pecans; Savannah Pecan, River Street Blues, and Caramel Pecan are all infused with the local nut.

Our favorite is the Good & Evil, a rich blend of Indonesian, African, and South American beans; it offers a rich and robust flavor.

Savannah Coffee Roasters
215 West Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 352 2994
https://savannahcoffee.com

River Street Sweets

Before coming to Savannah, pralines made a long journey from France to the banks of the Mississippi and the city of New Orleans. From there, pralines spread to all Southern states. The candy (made of sugar, butter, and cream) was originally prepared with almonds in France. In the South, famous for pecans, the recipe was altered to use the abundantly available, delicious, local nut.

Although almost every tourist shop sells pralines nowadays, we’d recommend River Street Sweets, a true gem on Savannah’s food scene. A family business that has been around since 1973, they have a plaque on the wall which says “World Class Pralines,” and we agree!

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If pecans are your thing, you’ll find no shortage here. You can find everything from Praline Layer Cake to Praline Bear Claws and Praline Pecans. Don’t let all the options overwhelm you. The Historic Praline Gift Box is the perfect go-to with the family’s praline recipe and a watercolor box designed by local artist James Dean.

They also have a collection of items online which are available with free shipping. So if you’re looking to send a sweet gift across the country, this is your place.

River Street Sweets
13 East River Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 234-4608
https://www.riverstreetsweets.com/

Mo Hotta Mo Betta

The name explains everything you need to know. For more than 30 years, Mo Hotta Mo Betta has been the place to turn for adding spice to your life.

From a complete line of mild to mind-blowing hot sauces (try the Caboom Buck Shot) and condiments, to barbecue sauces (Better Than Sex BBQ Sauce is a treat), salsa, and fiery snacks (think: hot beef jerky and spicy pickle peanuts), Mo Hotta will blaze a path to the heart of any heat-loving family members and friends.

Mo Hotta Mo Betta
2822 Limerick Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(800) 462-3220
https://www.mohotta.com/

Hipster Hound

Going to a party where the hostess is a dog lover? Why not bring a gift that lets her know you understand and share her passion?

Stop by Hipster Hound and grab some locally made all natural bites that are free of wheat, corn, and soy. The treats are handmade in small batches and dehydrated for freshness with human-grade ingredients.

Hipster Hound
115 Echols Avenue
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 436-6560
https://www.hipsterhound.net

Savannah Rae’s Gourmet Popcorn

Savannah Rae’s Gourmet Popcorn takes America’s favorite snack to a whole new level. They have over 150 flavors because popcorn is their passion.

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At Lowcountry Style and Living we fell in love with their caramel sea salt popcorn and cheesy garlic bread gourmet popcorn.

Savannah Rae’s Gourmet Popcorn
216 West Broughton Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 495-5015
https://www.savannahraes.com/

FraLi Gourmet

Franco and Lisa Marra founded FraLi Gourmet in Savannah after successfully running their own restaurant in Italy for more than a decade. Having built a reputation for artisanal pastas, which are now served in several local restaurants, they began offering small batch pasta sauces, gourmet vegetables, oils, and balsamic vinegars.

FraLi Gourmet pastas are prepared in an artisan way without artificial fillers and are made with all natural ingredients. Pasta is naturally dried for 48 hours allowing the pasta to lock in flavor.

FraLi Gourmet’s vegetables are packed in extra virgin olive oil, not brine, good to the last drop. The eggplant melanzane and red pepper salsa are outstanding.

At their present downtown location, they’ve also opened a trattoria-style dining room.

FraLi Gourmet
217 West Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 234-4644
https://www.fraligourmet.com/about/

All of these edible treats can be ordered online from each establishment’s website. So even if you visited Savannah but have already left, or you want to sample the tastes of Savannah from afar, you can still get these unique food gifts delivered to your (or a friend’s) doorstep.

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