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Last-minute gift ideas in Andersonville

The solutions for the remaining people on your gift list lie in Andersonville, along a seven-block stretch loaded with gifts for the cook, the entertainer, the collector and more.

1. Haymaker Shop: Pick up a bamboo recipe holder ($35) for a cook, a bamboo wine rack ($45) for the collector, a wooden pizza peel ($54) for the pizzaiolo, and a Winter Session denim apron ($65) for the under-10 chef.

2. Room Service: Find decorative vintage highball glasses, colored glass carafes and cordial glasses at this antique and modern furniture shop.

3. In Fine Spirits: Stop here for small-batch, local beers and spirits, plus wine and cocktail accoutrements like bar cherries.

4. Great Lake: Stellar pizza isn't the only draw at this miniscule restaurant. Shop for cedar plates ($44), linen bread bags ($18), food-focused letterpress greeting cards ($50) and pantry provisions, like local popping corn ($6), from the shop's sundry shelves.

5. Urban Orchard: Snag edible stocking stuffers from this well-appointed new gourmet market, which stocks local Dark Matter and Metropolis coffee, Rare Bird jams and curds, Co-op Hot Sauce and Food for Thought preserves.

6. Middle Eastern Bakery & Grocery: Handy holiday-entertaining-ready snacks abound at this small market, stocked with house-made harissa, superb imam bayildi (roasted eggplant with tomatoes) and garlicky tzatziki.

7. The Wooden Spoon: This cookshop is your source for Le Creuset, chef's knives and kitchen gadgets.

Haymaker Shop 5507 N. Clark St. Chicago IL 60640


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