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The Urban Forager: Stuffing Stockings (and Your Fridge)

Some great new things to eat.


Christmas Crackers
Hot Bread Kitchen, the socially conscious bakery that trains immigrant women and markets their traditionally made products, has just launched a holiday gift box. Hot Bread Nunus, or sesame lavash crackers dipped in Brooklyn-based Nunu chocolate, are the highlight (available for $25 plus shipping at

Culture Club
Dahlicious Lassi, the latest entrant in the burgeoning probiotic market, uses Evans Farmhouse Creamery milk to make a drinkable slow-cultured form of yogurt called dahi, flavored with fruit like wild Maine blueberries and Indian Alphonso mangoes. The product, conceived by a Delhi-born Microsoft engineer and his music-executive partner, is available at the Food Emporium ($2.79).

Cocoa Loco
Vosges Haut-Chocolat never rests on its outré laurels. The new organic, single-origin bars come plain, in milk or dark, or speckled with things like plantain chips and reishi mushrooms ($8.50).

Buttered Up
Splurging on a truffle might be out of the question, but Transatlantic Foods’ Aux Délices des Bois black-truffle butter is a happy holiday compromise. Spoon some over fish, pasta, or even a baked potato for a luxurious touch ($6.99 at Agata & Valentina).

Crunch and Munch
The Redhead’s sticky, sweet, and salty bacon brittle makes the perfect stocking stuffer for the pork-fat lover on your list ($6 at the restaurant, 349 E. 13th St., nr. First Ave).


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