If you’re on the lookout for unique holiday gifts or hungry for local artisanal treats for your holiday dinner parties, then you won’t want to miss the Christkindl Christmas Market. Held in the Artisan Exchange in West Chester, the Christmas Market is open every Saturday until Dec. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Find coffee and baked goods, empanadas and dumplings, quiche and pasta, and other international specialities, including non-food gifts. Peruse the goods and wares of more than 25 artisans with a weekly sampling of hot cider or mulled wine to warm your hands.
Anna Kareina’s Kitchen, Old World soups
Aunt Mamie’s Italian Specialties, handmade Italian pasta and sauces
Brandywine Branch Distillers, botanical gins and whiskey
Carmen B’s Honey, natural Chester County honey
Charmaines Cookie Jar, traditional homestyle cookies
Cocky Gourmet Confections, peanut brittle
Golden Valley Farms Coffee Roasters, organic shade-grown coffee
Haigis Fine Foods, German breads and pretzels
Honey & Rose Bakery, granola and custom-made cakes
iSwich Gourmet, gourmet ice cream sandwiches
MacDougall’s Irish Victory Cakes, Irish butter cake and brownies
Mediterra, Tunisian olive oil
Pure Scents Soy Candle Company, soy candles
Sorelle Cucina, modern Italian dishes
Strattons Wynnorr Farm, fresh organic produce
Whispering Woodland Acres, handmade soaps and candles
Keep an eye on the weekly market list to plan your food-inspired shopping accordingly. Plus, every Saturday, indulge in a different featured lunch highlighting cuisine from Italy, Germany, India and Poland.
208 Carter Drive, Suite 13B, West Chester, (610) 719-0282.