8 things we're obsessed with right now
From a vegan schmear to a summery shrub, here's what's at the top of our shopping list right now.
1. Kite Hill Chive Cream Cheese-Style Spread
Rich, tangy and oh-so-smooth, this almond-based vegan spread will woo even the most ardent turophile.
$6. Whole Foods, multiple locations, wholefoodsmarket.com
2. Cocktail Kingdom Mixtin
This vacuum-insulated, stainless-steel pitcher ensures consistent temperatures while stirring cocktails. Plus, unlike our old mixing glass, we can’t break it.
$50. Intoxicology, 4321 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.858.8664, intoxicologystl.com
3. Heirloom Bottling Co. Shrubs
We love vinegary shrubs, especially those made in St. Louis with just a handful of ingredients. Try the Blackberry Lemon Mint with soda water and remember summer exists.
$21. Larder & Cupboard, 7310 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.300.8995, larderandcupboard.com
4. Antonio Mattei Biscotti
These almond biscuits and chocolate biscotti bring us back to charming London teatimes. Bonus: They come in elegant bright blue and red tins we love to reuse.
$14 to $25. Parker’s Table, 7118 Oakland Ave., Richmond Heights, 314.645.2050, parkerstable.com
5. Duralex Picardie tumblers
This tempered glassware is heat- and freezer-safe, shatterproof when you’ve had one too many – did we mention it’s great for table wine? – and doesn’t slouch on style, either. It is French, after all.
Set of 6: $14 to $32. Sur La Table, 295 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.993.0566, surlatable.com
6. Evolúció Blaufränkisch
Drop that pinot. This light-bodied, berry-tart Austrian red goes with everything and nothing – and that’s how we’re drinking it.
$11. Fields Foods, 1500 Lafayette Ave., St. Louis, 314.241.3276, fieldsfoods.com
7. Sea Salt Caramel Collection
Prevent abandoned bonbons with bitten corners. These straightforward caramels are what we want when picking through a box. Just get the good stuff.
$10. Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Co., multiple locations, chocolatechocolate.com
8. Made in India by Meera Sodha
Meera Sodha balances heady Indian flavors to pinpoint perfection. Try her chile paneer recipe, and you’ll appear to be an expert yourself.
$35. Left Bank Books, left-bank.com
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