St. Louis is frankly spoiled when it comes to local kitchen and food shops: The city is home to a wide array of small local shops stocking everything from handmade knives and other essential kitchen tools to locally made cocktail shrubs, chocolate bars, cheese, fresh bread and grass-fed beef. Whether you're looking for the perfect holiday gift or just stocking up your own pantry, it's never been easier to shop local.

Liz Miller is the senior editor of Feast Magazine.

Heather Riske is the digital editor at Feast.

Nancy Stiles is the managing editor at Feast.