by the Hampton Popcorn Co., $45 for six 1 qt. tins, available November 2010 at Grace’s Marketplace, 1237 Third Ave., at 71st St.; 212-737-0600; customizable by calling 888-947-6726.
Microsize tins of the salty-sweet snack. Photograph by John Ciombor
$1.99 per five-pack at Sunrise Mart, 494 Broome St., nr. W. Broadway; 212-219-0033.
Eye-catching little boxes of assorted mystery sweets. Photograph by John Ciombor
by A.B. Smeby Bittering Co., $10 for 2 oz. bottle; 646-554-6318; absmebybitteringco.com.
Homemade cocktail mixers in flavors like Mole Rojo and Lemon Verbena. Photograph by John Ciombor
New York City Roof-top Magic Honey
by Berkshire Berries, $15 for half-pound jar at Union Square Greenmarket year-round; berkshireberries.com.
Bee candy from the hives of urban apiarists. Photograph by John Ciombor
$6.75 for three at T Salon, 134 W. 26th St., nr. Seventh Ave., 4th fl.; 212-358-0506.
In a pot of hot water, the tea ball blossoms into a drinkable bouquet. Photograph by John Ciombor
Pumpkin Seed”Crusted Pretzel
$36 for a dozen at Sigmund Pretzelshop, 29 Ave. B, nr. 3rd St.; 646-410-0333.
The New York street-food staple, reimagined. Photograph by Hannah Whitaker
$36 for a dozen at Balthazar Bakery, 80 Spring St., at Crosby St.; 212-965-1785.
Infused with almonds, laced with jam, and so cute, the cake will be jealous. Photograph by Hannah Whitaker
Preserved Meyer Lemons and Pickled Ramps
$7 for 4 oz. jar of Meyer lemons, $8 for 4 oz. jar of ramps at Bklyn Larder, 228 Flatbush Ave., nr. Sixth Ave., Park Slope; 718-783-1250.
Seasonal delicacies for the gourmands on your guest list. Photograph by Hannah Whitaker
Chocolate Crunch Puffs
$7 at Jacques Torres Chocolate, 350 Hudson St., at King St. (various locations); 212-414-2462.
Poppable, not-too-sweet snacks from the city’s reigning chocolate king. Photograph by John Ciombor
Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans
$7.50 per pound at Porto Rico Importing Co., 201 Bleecker St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-477-5421.
A flavor-packed caffeine boost, no mug required. Photograph by John Ciombor
$7.50 per jar at Marlow & Daughters, 95 Broadway, nr. Berry St., Williamsburg; 718-388-5700.
Sweeten up the morning after with homemade jam from the Brooklyn hot spot. Photograph by Hannah Whitaker
Lavender-Flower and Carrot-Cake Donuts
$2”$2.50 at Doughnut Plant, 379 Grand St., nr. Essex St.; 212-505-3700.
The favored flavors from the city’s premier fried-dough shop. Photograph by Hannah Whitaker
$3 for three at Momofuku Milk Bar, 207 Second Ave., nr. 13th St.; 212-254-3500.
Cute bite-size replicas of classic birthday cake. Photograph by Hannah Whitaker
$.35”$.75 per pack at Economy Candy, 108 Rivington St., nr. Essex St.; 800-352-4544.
Nostalgia meets utility with these hard-to-find gems. Photograph by Hannah Whitaker
$47.45 for a dozen at Babycakes NYC, 248 Broome St., nr. Ludlow St.; 212-677-5047.
They’re gluten, dairy, egg, and soy free” so no excuses. Photograph by John Ciombor
$10 for 4 oz. jar at Whisk, 231 Bedford Ave., at N. 4th St., Williamsburg; 718-218-7230.
The pork-and-sugar trend reaches its apex. Photograph by John Ciombor
Pickled Green Beans
by Rick’s Picks, $8.99 for 15 oz. jar at Whole Foods Market, 4 Union Square S., nr. University Pl. (various locations); 212-673-5388.
Pluck them straight from the jar or use to make a killer Bloody Mary. Photograph by John Ciombor