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Perfect Last Minute Food Gifts from NYC

plymouth-artisan-collective-01-1200x804_grande A slate cheeseboard set from the super hip Brooklyn Slate Company, complete with crackers, hot pepper and smoked cheese, and a handcarved wood cheese knife. Because who doesn't love cheese?

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Pepolino's ricotta cheesecake. We had this for Thanksgiving and I swear it was the creamiest, most luscious cheesecake I've ever had. You know that Friends episode where Rachel and Chandler discover a neighbor's cheesecake, steal it, fight over it, and proceed to eat it off the ground? I would do all those things just to eat this cheesecake. (Photo by Handi-eats)

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Magnolia's famous banana pudding. Oh, you don't like banana pudding? Shut up because I bet you've never tasted this one. (Photo by foodspotting)

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I'm not really a beer drinker but my dude friends swear by Brooklyn Brewery. Try giving a big bottle as a small, heartfelt gift to the guys in your life who put up with your PMS complaints and shopping nightmares.

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And for the friend who made the terrible decision of choosing a job in California instead of New York, a gigantic NYC gift basket to remind them of just how bad that choice was. Includes bagels, black and white cookies, NY salami and pastrami, chocolate babka, cinnamon rugalech, and all the fixings of a New York cup of coffee.