Small edible gifts from FL?
March 12, 2011 7:26 AM   Subscribe

What small treats can I get in Palm Beach, FL to bring back as gifts?

I'm on foot around City Place and my flight doesn't leave until early evening. I have very little room in my bag but would like to bring back something small, tasty, and representative of the area. I'm going back to the New England coast, so salt water taffy isn't especially interesting. Any ideas?
posted by monkeymadness to Travel & Transportation around Palm Beach, FL (10 answers total)
Tropical fruit? Conch?
posted by Nelson at 8:57 AM on March 12, 2011

I spent a LOT of time in Palm Beach and the surrounding areas and I can't think of much other than citrus and Cuban food. City Place is West if Dixie Highway, right? I have no idea if any of the good Cuban places are still there since the massive gentrification of downtown in the late 90s, but you might get lucky. Sorry I can't help with specifics, but look for a Cuban place and get a medianoche. or some fried plantains.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 9:10 AM on March 12, 2011

Hoffman's Chocolates are worth a cab ride.
posted by lobstah at 9:13 AM on March 12, 2011 [1 favorite]

None of our family trips to Florida were complete without bringing back a jar of Coconut Toast Spread, which was particularly awesome on cold mornings in the Midwest.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:54 AM on March 12, 2011 [1 favorite]

Man, I think you're a month late for the season, but in case anybody else searches for this in the future from Jan-Feb:

The Delicious Delicious Extremely Fragile Honeybell Tangelo
posted by Comrade_robot at 10:08 AM on March 12, 2011

Florida Snowman
posted by AlliKat75 at 11:52 AM on March 12, 2011

... damn... totally missed out on the edible part. never mind.
posted by AlliKat75 at 11:53 AM on March 12, 2011

I always bring these coconut patties back from Florida. They sell them in the airport gift shops.
posted by Wordwoman at 12:00 PM on March 12, 2011

Response by poster: Allikat, I LOL'd. Thanks, all. I actually walked around town all day, just to take in the weather, and didn't run into anything from the list. I wandered over to where a Hoffman's used to be apparently, so Google Maps needs an update. I managed a few trinkets (no edibles) from a flea market in town. Maybe I'll grab a box of the patties if I can will my legs to work again before the flight. I appreciate the ideas.

And that spread looks great, schnitz.
posted by monkeymadness at 1:43 PM on March 12, 2011

If you can make it, Honeybell probably has everything you are looking for. LOTS of treats, that's for certain.
posted by Mike Mongo at 6:05 PM on March 12, 2011

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