In the spirit of our Shop Here, Shop Now holiday gift guide, Amuse-Bouche compiled a list of Go Texan hostess gifts to bestow on friends and colleagues who entertain you in their homes this season. But not all Tejas eats are portable or nonperishable enough to make good presents, so consider incorporating some of our more delicate foodstuffs into your Thanksgiving meal. Central Market and Whole Foods tag Texan produce and products, making it easy to find everything from Fredericksburg Farms Old San Antonio Tomatillo Salsa to Pure Luck’s Chipotle Chevre to shucked Gulf Coast oysters for your grandma’s stuffing recipe. Use the (somewhat counterintuitive) search engine at gotexan.org to find other Texan foods to fit your menu. Oh, and if you don’t make your own tamales, and aren’t lucky enough to have a homemade-tamale hookup, order them by the dozen (including the new Southwest Vegetarian) at delicioustamales.com.
You can put the rosy glow on your guests with Texas wines, too. San Antonio sits on the cusp of the Southeast and Central growing regions, within easy driving distance of dozens of Lone Star wineries, including award-winning Fall Creek Vineyards, Becker Vineyards, and Messina Hof. Peruse the pretty comprehensive listing at gotexanwine.org.