The Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide For Foodie Dads

Your dad spent a lifetime putting food on the table, bringing snacks to your practices and games and taking you out to eat. This Father's Day is the opportunity for you to show your appreciation with a gift that's all about him. Here are 17 unforgettable options for the foodie dad that loves to eat, drink or cook (or all three).

Black Truffle Ranch Dressing

Trufflin, $19.99

The same company that provides truffles to Eleven Madison Park and Le Bernardin has taken ranch dressing to the next, next level. Its ultra-creamy, umami-packed condiment works well with fries, on a burger or drizzled over a decadent wedge salad.

Pizza Print Workshirt

Tilit, $85

For the dad who could talk for hours about his favorite pies or spent years perfecting his pizza dough recipe. The stylish slice shirt is as functional as it is fashionable, sporting armpit vents, an apron strap tab and a slim pocket for a Sharpie (or vaporizer).

Kurobuta Slab Bacon

Snake River Farms, $69

Bacon makes everything better. And with this four-pound slab of Berkshire pork belly smoked over hardwood, pork-loving pops can make a lot of dishes (and drinks) even better.

Fresh Oysters

Island Creek Oysters, $105

Whisked to your doorstep overnight, these beauteous bivalves are shucking awesome. Starting out with a graceful smack of salt, they end with a hint of sweetness and pair nicely with the optional tarragon accented mignonette.

Cast Iron Skillet

Smithey Ironware, $160

Pre-seasoned and ready to rock, the svelte skillet works well for frying eggs, searing steak, or baking a gigantic cinnamon roll. Which also sounds like an unforgettable breakfast to cook for your deserving dad—if he's willing to share his new gift.

Fire Kettle

Sea Island Forge, $1,500

This ultra-durable fire pit lets your outdoors-loving father do campfire cooking in the backyard all year long. Optional components allow him to turn it into a table, grill or griddle, though none are necessary to make memorable s'mores.

French Press

ESPRO, $89.95

Add some shine to your dad's morning routine. The chrome coffee maker boasts a double micro-filter to ensure he can enjoy all the flavor of his single estate beans without getting any grit into his World's Best Father mug.

UFO Invasion Plate

Calamity Ware, $42

For the dad who enjoys quoting Star Trek or Doctor Who at the dinner table. It appears to be an average porcelain plate from a Chinese restaurant, but a closer look reveals a scene of spaceships wreaking havoc.

Dual Zone Wine Cellar

Cuisinart, $319.95 

Your father can store a dozen bottles of his favorite vintages in this compact micro-cellar. Devote one side to reds and the other to whites, and both will be kept at their ideal temperatures with easy-to-use controls.

Reusable Storage Bag

Stasher, $19.99

All of the convenience of Ziploc, none of the guilt over waste. The plastic-free, reusable stand-up silicone bag can be frozen, baked, boiled or microwaved, so it's endlessly handy for cooking projects or food storage.

Szechuan Chile Oil

Blank Slate Kitchen, $12.50

For the dad who loves to spice up everything. A splash of the Sichuan peppercorn amped oil adds a pleasant numbing zing to anything. Great drizzled on eggs, slathered onto a fried chicken sandwich or spooned over a rice bowl.

Rainbow Carrots Enamel Pin

Shiny Apple Studio, $10

If your father would rather be puttering away in his garden than doing anything else, this pin will let him slyly boast of his green thumb. Also a good choice for vegetarians, vegans and carotene fiends. 

Dark Chocolate Assortment

TCHO, $24.99

Can't make up your mind on what kind of chocolates to get your papa? The six-pack of stellar bars has a little bit of everything when it comes to flavors, including mint chip gelato, almond with sea salt and a strawberry-raspberry-blueberry triple threat.

Ice Cream Collection

Jeni's, $68

Sometimes fathers are better at eating their feelings than showing them. Help them get in touch with their emotions with this sweet six-pack including some of Jeni's most popular flavors: Boston cream pie, brambleberry crisp, salty caramel, cream puff, salted peanut butter with chocolate flecks and blackout chocolate cake.

Mint Coffee Soap

Etta + Billie, $14

Dads never get enough sleep, so they can use all the help they can get to wake up smoothly. Pepped with peppermint and mint oils, along with Ritual coffee, the aromatic bar adds a pleasant jolt to their shower routine.

Pocket Knife

Victorinox, $26

Foodie MacGyvers will appreciate this compact, gadget-packed knife featuring a blade, scissors, toothpick, tweezers and more. It's just what they need when they get into a culinary bind and the clock is counting down to disaster.

Port-Finished Rye Whiskey

Sagamore Spirit, $67.99

Being your father can be a tough job sometimes. (You know it's true.) That's why your dad deserves to kick back with a glass of this rich rye hiding hints of dark stone fruits and warming spices in its mahogany depths.

Photos courtesy of brands unless otherwise noted.

This article written by Nevin Martell first appeared on the MICHELIN Guide digital platform. View it here

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