Christmas Shopping in Rome for Foodies
Where to Buy Christmas Gifts for Food Lovers
Why not do your Christmas shopping in Rome and buy the perfect present for the foodie in your life? Whether you are looking for top-quality foodstuffs, elegant tableware, or natty kitchen utensils and gadgets, our Christmas shopping guide will help you to hunt down that special gift, whether you decide to treat yourself or someone else!
Here are our favorite places to find foodie gifts in Rome:
Rome’s huge Eataly store is the ideal place to find everything you need under one roof. From food and drink from all over Italy to kitchenware and cookbooks, this is a gastronomic paradise. And with a variety of bars and restaurants, there are plenty of choices should you need to refuel.
Piazzale 12 Ottobre 1492 (Ostiense)
Overhaul your dining table at this gorgeous store which brings a touch of Scandi-style to Rome with its muted palette of plates and linens, funky wooden storage boxes and rustic cookware. The only problem is that you will want to buy it all.
Via dei Pettinari 37 (Campo de’ Fiori)
Shop with the chefs and head to this kitchen store in Prati to find top-notch knives and utensils, as well as unusual food and wine gadgets, a huge range of bakeware and everything you need to make pasta and gnocchi like a professional.
Piazza dell’Unità 29 (Prati)
Volpetti truly is the Prada of food shops in Rome. The Testaccio delicatessen is rammed full of the best of the best: cured meats, cheeses, wines, truffles, and delectable treats will assault your senses as soon as you put your foot in the door, and it is practically impossible to leave empty-handed.
Via Marmorata 47 (Testaccio)
Moriondo & Gariglio
This decadent chocolate shop has been open since the 1800s and still uses original recipes to produce the vast number of bonbons and truffles on sale, and in winter their marron glacés are renowned throughout town. The beautifully packaged gift boxes make a stunning gift for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Via del Piè di Marmo 21/22 (Pantheon)
If it is gadgets that you are looking for, this great shop near the Spanish Steps sells all the kitchen gadgets you could ever need along with good crockery, quality pots and pans, chrome appliances and a range of elegant tablecloths, napkins, and aprons which would smarten up any kitchen.
Via Mario de’ Fiori 65 (Spagna)
After all this shopping, why not relax at our Christmas Food Walking Tour in Rome that only runs in December? If you’re not in Rome over the holidays, no problem! You can shop for local foodie products that will be shipped straight to you. Check out our favorite kitchen and pantry essentials!