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Eatsy: The Diverse Delectables of Etsy

Nov 10, 2010

by kittykatherine handmade and vintage goods

There’s a food movement going on in America and to substantiate this claim I direct your attention to the edible offerings sold on Etsy. As an Etsian (and merry cook and eater), a recent browse through our site left me aglow. People from all over are sharing their passion for jerky, marmalade, bread and pickles. There’s an honest cultural exchange going on with cooks offering gourmet samples of regional and personal specialties. Shopping for food on Etsy means an East coaster can sample stone ground wheat crackers from Breadfarm in Edison, Washington, a Southerner can sample a dizzying array of lollies from Sweet Lollipop Shop in Londonberry, New Hampshire, and a Midwesterner can taste Brooklyn’s very own Whimsy and Spice’s crazy delicious marshmallows.

What’s inspiring about all this is that buyers and producers interact directly — an all together too rare occurrence, if you ask me. The product in turn becomes personalized, adding immeasurable value to the exchange. Knowing that Little Snow Flakes’ shop was started bya stay-at-home mom who channeled her love of baking into a business makes her treats all the more delicious.

[From top: Blood Orange Jam by lemonbird, Peanut Butter Truffle Cups by nikid, Natural Orange Lollipop by SweetLollipopShop]

Browsing for holiday gifts over the weekend confirmed what I already knew. From the South, to the Midwest, the North and over to the West coast, people are making caramels, honeys, jams, and beef jerky. In October I was at the Good Food Awards (as a taste judge and representative of Etsy) and sampled 60-plus jams. The submissions reflected the diversity I’m speaking of, guided by the vast array of Etsy sellers. Handmade food, along with pop-up restaurants, CSAs, kitchen incubators, and an ever growing number of farmer’s markets, are making sure homemade, good food has a growing place in the market place.


Espresso Shortbread by Breadfarm

This post comes on the heels of a recent shopping trip through Etsy’s plants and edibles section. Who knew shopping for stocking stuffers could be so inspiring? Red, green and silver Hershey kisses will have no place on our mantle this holiday season. Instead, I’m hoping for a charmed scene where I sip hot cocoa (dotted with Whimsy and Spice’s marshmallows) while my niece and nephews unwrap Have It Confections’ Cherry Walnut nougat and peppermint bark from Nicole’s Handmade Treat, while my grandmother opens Lemon Bird’s pretty preserves from Los Angeles, California. This vision is completed with a sweet story where I tell my family about the makers of these treats. The last part is what I look forward to most.

Homemade Cardamom Marshmallows
Homemade Cardamom Marshmallows
Pick 3 Marshmallow Sampler Packs
Pick 3 Marshmallow Sampler Packs
Cherry Walnut Nougat by Have It Sweet
Cherry Walnut Nougat by Have It Sweet
Pumpkin Ginger Sandwich Cookies
Pumpkin Ginger Sandwich Cookies
Happy Holiday's Sampler by Have It Sweet
Happy Holiday's Sampler by Have It Sweet
Orange Sandwich Cookies, 1/2 lb
Orange Sandwich Cookies, 1/2 lb
The Original  -  20ct
The Original - 20ct


  • GalleonGal

    GalleonGal said 6 years ago

    Sweet Temptations, repaste for family get togethers, rich treats for holiday quiet times, all bundled up in bright cheerful boxes

  • Colettesboutique

    Colettesboutique said 6 years ago

    These are soooo YUMMYlicious looking!

  • haveitconfections

    haveitconfections said 6 years ago

    Wow, I am not only honored to be fatured here but also in awe of all of the beautiful artisan food there is to offer here on Etsy. Great job everyone.

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 6 years ago

    Ooooooo get in my belly!!! :D

  • creativityismessy

    creativityismessy said 6 years ago

    Mmmmm...... These look so yummy!!

  • PookieandPierre

    PookieandPierre said 6 years ago

    Every single item looks fabulous. I love giving (and receiving) edible gifts for the holidays!

  • TheTruffler

    TheTruffler said 6 years ago

    Wow, they all look so gooooood :)

  • QuiltFinger

    QuiltFinger said 6 years ago

    OMG! So many scrumptious yummies! Must divert my does that cherry walnut nougat look amazing or what. Holy YUM!!

  • allthepreciousthings

    allthepreciousthings said 6 years ago

    Would love to buy all this stuff if I wasn't in AUSTRALIA!!

  • abacusbeadcreations

    abacusbeadcreations said 6 years ago

    There goes my diet! Love the truffles made by Nikid! Congrats to all.

  • mcldrygoods

    mcldrygoods said 6 years ago

    yummy. it's kind of amazing what's going on with interacting directly with the artist/artisan. a true shift thanks to Etsy.

  • ModernMode

    ModernMode said 6 years ago

    Mmm! These look too delicious to pass up! Definitely time to start shopping for gifts, and I'll start right here!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    I have not yet bought anything edible from Etsy, but I think I just might try this holiday season. I don't think I can resist any longer!

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop said 6 years ago

    Yeah. Major drool happening here!

  • SilverSynergy

    SilverSynergy said 6 years ago

    Totally scrumptious!

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry said 6 years ago

    Love the article!

  • aoisart

    aoisart said 6 years ago

    Yummy! Food is good, even in Etsy! :D

  • TheSharpePecanFarm

    TheSharpePecanFarm said 6 years ago

    This post makes me hungry! So many goodies. We just opened our pecan store last Monday and the response has been completely gratifying. As SandFibers, I've had a wonderful four and a half years on Etsy, and it's just such a thrill that Etsy will also be home to this part of my life now :D

  • YummyAffair

    YummyAffair said 6 years ago

    Thank you sooo much, Kitty :-) We're honored to have our Orange Sandwich Cookies featured in your wonderful story and along such talented artisans!

  • pennymasquerade

    pennymasquerade said 6 years ago

    Yummy yummy yummy! :)

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome said 6 years ago

    The cocktail tomatoes look so good!

  • JuniperHome

    JuniperHome said 6 years ago

    I can vouch for those Pumpkin Ginger Cookie Sandwiches from whimseyandspice. They're delectable!

  • TenasTeacakes

    TenasTeacakes said 6 years ago


  • nikid

    nikid said 6 years ago

    I was so excited to see my shop here - THANK YOU!! It is wonderful to see all the delectable treats available on Etsy! Go Ahead & Indulge!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    what a coincidence the main photo in here is also in the treasury that is currently on FP! :) yummmm I want to try everything here.

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 6 years ago

    it all looks so good!

  • dkalvarez

    dkalvarez said 6 years ago

    This is such a good article as I assume many people will be turning to food gifts this holiday season. Thank you for activating my sweet tooth and helping me in finding some great shops.

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 6 years ago

    Between this, the supper club article recently and today's featured seller's yummy looking candy, I am going to get really fat. I am always amazed by the culinary talents of so many people. I can barely boil an egg. But, I do collect wonderful vintage dishware in the hopes that I can learn to cook or bake someday!

  • MerCurios

    MerCurios said 6 years ago


  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 6 years ago

    I haven't eaten lunch...Kitty, my mouth is watering. I'd like to eat my way through Etsy at this moment ! Thanks for the great foodie finds.

  • thefireandthedark

    thefireandthedark said 6 years ago

    Oh god I want those peanut butter cups....drool.

  • carvelcountrysoaps

    carvelcountrysoaps said 6 years ago

    looks delicious!

  • heatherberry

    heatherberry said 6 years ago

    There is some super tasty food here in Etsy! I love sending marshmallows I find here as gifts ;)

  • buttermilkcreek

    buttermilkcreek said 6 years ago

    Ooooh, this makes me hungry!

  • GraceArtandDesigns

    GraceArtandDesigns said 6 years ago

    Everything looks delicious! You really can find just about everything on Etsy!

  • brigittemarie

    brigittemarie said 6 years ago

    I am just beginning my Christmas shopping and I am so inspired! And now hungry! :-D

  • crazy4jewels

    crazy4jewels said 6 years ago

    Oh, it all looks so yummy!

  • LoellaMedina

    LoellaMedina said 6 years ago

    yumm!!! It all looks so good!

  • genisepark

    genisepark said 6 years ago

    It all looks soooooo good, those peanut butter cups looking really good.

  • katrinshine

    katrinshine said 6 years ago

    So yummy!! And delicious!!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 6 years ago

    You can't beat food made from the heart. It's good for the sole.

  • DecoFamara

    DecoFamara said 6 years ago

    Oh my God!!! I need one of those now...... Delicious

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 6 years ago

    So yummy:O)

  • TwistedCrystals

    TwistedCrystals said 6 years ago


  • RPotterStudio

    RPotterStudio said 6 years ago

    Super YUM!

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 6 years ago

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ♥ This is true love.

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard said 6 years ago

    OMG! The peanut butter truffles!! Wow!

  • Pinkpjs

    Pinkpjs said 6 years ago

    My mouth is watering!!!

  • ForsythiaHill

    ForsythiaHill said 6 years ago

    Oh gosh - could I ask for anything better !!! DEVINE

  • Hammermann

    Hammermann said 6 years ago

    My sister in law is getting married and she would appreciate this post very much!

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives said 6 years ago

    Everything looks so yummy! I am salivating over the Peanut Butter Truffle Cups.

  • thepapermoonstudio

    thepapermoonstudio said 6 years ago

    Wow! Everything looks so yummy!!

  • PlumeandPetals

    PlumeandPetals said 6 years ago

    mmm~ yummie =d

  • innamorataitaly

    innamorataitaly said 6 years ago

    -oh I'm hungry!

  • dorana

    dorana said 6 years ago

    oh what a wonderful feature! a BIG WAVE and congemulations to my good friend nikid for her shot outs! there are no other treats allowed in our house! her treats were even a big part of our etsy handmade wedding! with fresh ingredients, custom requests, and the best customer service EVER, i'm SO delighted to be her friend and biggest fan! siempre- dorana

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 6 years ago

    I'm always impressed with the beautiful and delicious I see from my fellow confectioners here on Etsy. This post really makes me want to assemble christmas gift baskets with just sweets from all the talented food artisans here!

  • TCaponePhoto

    TCaponePhoto said 6 years ago

    Oh my gosh, I want to eat everything shown!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 6 years ago

    oh lord help me

  • michellesthisandthat

    michellesthisandthat said 6 years ago

    great feature!!!!!! there are so many delish goodies on Etsy it's really hard to not get hooked on everything i've tried out

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 6 years ago

    Every thing looks so yummy!!!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 6 years ago

    We need more edible goodies here in the UK. Especially marshmallows and everything chocolatey (hint!)

  • MixedShop

    MixedShop said 6 years ago

    Those peanut butter cups are making my mouth water! What a great stocking stuffer.

  • bluebirdsandblossoms

    bluebirdsandblossoms said 6 years ago

    Nice article... everything looks soo tasty!

  • choisette

    choisette said 6 years ago

    i'm personally infatuated with scorpions suspended in lollipops. it's a southwest thing.

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Yum...just yum! =)

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 6 years ago

    time to make dinner, everything looks so irresistable!

  • msquaredj

    msquaredj said 6 years ago

    soo tempting! :)

  • LittleSweetBeeZ

    LittleSweetBeeZ said 6 years ago

    I can't say you didn't warn us..these look soo yummy and tempting!! You do amazing work!

  • OriginalsbyLauren

    OriginalsbyLauren said 6 years ago

    my mouth is watering! I have had nikid's candy and it is better than anything I have ever tasted.

  • DivaConfections

    DivaConfections said 6 years ago

    It's great to see the large number of artisan food purveyors on Etsy. We're excited that our award winning French-trained pastry chef has joined the Etsy family -- it's a great opportunity to connect with like-minded producers and consumers!

  • BlacknickSculpture

    BlacknickSculpture said 6 years ago

    I could go to town on those Peanut Butter Truffle Cups :)

  • SweetlyFallen

    SweetlyFallen said 6 years ago


  • orchardfarmsoap

    orchardfarmsoap said 6 years ago

    This article makes me so happy! Thanks etsy for spreading the word on sustainable and artistic food production!

  • whilebabynaps

    whilebabynaps said 6 years ago

    Thank you!!!!!!! This was awesome! My mouth is completely watering looking at all these yummmmmmy foods! Time to do some shoppin'! *woof*

  • lemonbird

    lemonbird said 6 years ago

    We spent the morning at the farmers market connecting with our farmers and what a lovely surprise to come home to find this story on Etsy. We aare honored to be included in the group that's a part of changing how we eat and connecting ourselves again with food. We heard Alice Waters speak last night about reconnecting and changing the way we see food. Thank you for including Lemon Bird Jams!

  • PaperUlixis

    PaperUlixis said 6 years ago

    Delicious!!! I'm snacking on some nikid chocolate right now! :D

  • sisustudios

    sisustudios said 6 years ago

    No article featuring Etsy food would be complete without nikid! Great job!

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 6 years ago

    Everything looks so tasty! So many talented cooks on Etsy, beautiful!

  • IlluminatedPerfume

    IlluminatedPerfume said 6 years ago


  • FashionTouch

    FashionTouch said 6 years ago

    oooh, those peanut butter tarts look soooo goooood...

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 6 years ago

    Peanut butter truffle cups ... I want some...

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses said 6 years ago

    I'll take one of each, thank you. Maybe two. Everything looks luscious!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    What a yummy article!

  • InvitaPaperStudio

    InvitaPaperStudio said 6 years ago

    I've always been a fan of delicious treats here on Etsy! The key is to take GOOD PICTURES! If the picture makes me want to eat it, i will buy it!

  • SilverFirsFarm

    SilverFirsFarm said 6 years ago

    so fantastic. I personally blame Calabasas candy Co here on etsy for my gaining 5 lbs this summer...

  • SilverFirsFarm

    SilverFirsFarm said 6 years ago

    I do have one issue with it though... I get sad when I see there are some who dont disclose their ingredients.. isnt that the law? And for allergy purposes... it seems like the responsible thing to do.

  • mietteshop

    mietteshop said 6 years ago

    Ohh yummy.. I can taste it all right through my monitor! :)

  • bittersweetpunkin

    bittersweetpunkin said 6 years ago

    Everything looks so yummy! As a buyer, I'd like to suggest that those who are licensed to sell edibles put that in their profile as it will surely draw in more buyers such as myself. That is one thing I check for and if the info isn't disclosed then I assume the shop isn't licensed.

  • MissChevious

    MissChevious said 6 years ago

    I am so glad that the edibles sellers are finally getting some attention! I am always blown away by some of the treats these sellers have to offer.

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 6 years ago

    Wow!!! I want one of everything! Looks so yummy!!!

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    oh how yummy :)

  • devilmademedoit

    devilmademedoit said 6 years ago

    Mmmmmm, where do I begin?

  • LittleSnowflakes

    LittleSnowflakes said 6 years ago

    Oh WOW! I was pleasantly surprised to see my shop included in this awesome article. Thank you for acknowledging the AMAZING edibles that can be found on Etsy. :-)

  • deLoop

    deLoop said 6 years ago

    I never thought Id say this but, the food is Beautiful!!! Truly the photo's are so lovely, the presentation, Willy Wonka's got nothing on Etsy :)

  • YellowBugBoutique

    YellowBugBoutique said 6 years ago all of these treats look fabulous....but I have to admit..I'm a sucker for chocolate and peanut butter...and Nikid's chocolate peanut butter truffle cups look unbelievable!!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 6 years ago


  • MadeMary

    MadeMary said 6 years ago

    These are tasty looking treats! Discovered there are gluten free holiday cookies on Etsy too!!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    OMGosh - Hurt me!

  • HowFetching

    HowFetching said 6 years ago

    The only thing I hate about food articles on Etsy is that I immediately want to go buy a few dozen different foods and I want them all here right now because they look so tasty!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 6 years ago

    Oh boy, I'm in trouble! I want to try all of these!

  • TeamEEAT

    TeamEEAT said 6 years ago

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Kitty, thanks so much for bringing the Edibles Community into the spotlight :-) The best part of being an Edibles Artist is that you get to EAT the mistakes! :-)

  • deathbycupcake

    deathbycupcake said 6 years ago

    You just made my day! Thank you so much for including my Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies. I am squealing with happiness!!

  • rudeeves

    rudeeves said 6 years ago

    hooray for foodies hooray for comfort food weather hooray for comfort food hooray for etsy- thank you for this focus on food-

  • AllureByU

    AllureByU said 6 years ago

    Yum! Yum!

  • LindenAvenueDesigns

    LindenAvenueDesigns said 6 years ago

    Yummy! Did I say yummy!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    Oh my gah. Now I'm drooling on my keyboard...

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    its not fair to have to look at this delicious looking food and not be able to eat it right away.

  • OrdinaryMommy

    OrdinaryMommy said 6 years ago

    I LOVE FOOD! So many amazing offerings here on Etsy... hoping to sample some of them soon!

  • nataliehopeful

    nataliehopeful said 6 years ago

    YUM! I agree with theroyal! I want to eat it all NOW! I think I added every one of the sellers to my favorites!

  • ballandchain

    ballandchain said 6 years ago

    Drooooolllll :)

  • ecovintagevegan

    ecovintagevegan said 6 years ago

    Oh, such sweetness on one page. Delicious treats.

  • LoriMarie

    LoriMarie said 6 years ago


  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 6 years ago

    I'm hungry now... Very delicious post :)

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 6 years ago

    Wholey YUM YUM!!! I LOVE this shop, it has been a fav for awhile. XX Emily from EL Vintage

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Kitty :) Looks so delicious :) Thanks again , now in morning in Paris and I am soooo hungry :)))

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    mattyhandmadecrafts said 6 years ago

    Tasty and very good looking :)

  • Peachygirl

    Peachygirl said 6 years ago

    Seeing FOOD items at Etsy shops totally blew me away! I had no idea that shops could do that...I think I figured it might be a health department issue or something so would be prohibited. I'm THRILLED to know that I can now order cookies, breads and other goodies here just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Thank you for this extremely timely notification! Everything looks so yummy I want to order one of everything! :) I'm going to go and check out all the shops to see what yummies I want to order! Mmmmmmm! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • NotTOOSweet

    NotTOOSweet said 6 years ago

    looks so good. Once you tried those homemade sweets, you will never want to eat a store brought one. ^_^

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 6 years ago

    I am enamored by the expertise of culinary etsians. Even down to the simple and fresh home made pickles and tomatoes! I even made a treasury titled "If you come to a fork in the road...use it!" Thanks for even more goodies...

  • NotTOOSweet

    NotTOOSweet said 6 years ago

    looks so good. Once you taste those homemade sweets, you will never want to eat store bought ones. ^_^

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    It all looks so nice, I usually make treats myself but the photos are fabulous its a treat just to look : )

  • KikiLaRu

    KikiLaRu said 6 years ago

    Oh, how YUMMY!

  • Artfulcreations

    Artfulcreations said 6 years ago

    So delicious looking!!!!

  • sweetjane

    sweetjane said 6 years ago

    I am going to have sweets for breakfast now! I love the photography of all of these sumptious treats...

  • nattirootz

    nattirootz said 6 years ago


  • rbnemecek

    rbnemecek said 6 years ago

    Wow! YUM These sweets look Amazing!! Pumpkin Ginger Sandwich Rock!!

  • Twosoutherngirls

    Twosoutherngirls said 6 years ago

    Thank You so much for including my shop, now I'm starved looking at these delicious treats!

  • sever96

    sever96 said 6 years ago

    I love checking out the shops of my fellow Etsy treat sellers. Great work!!

  • naughteebits

    naughteebits said 6 years ago

    OMG, YUM! this is NOT helping my workout routine, lol!

  • ThisCharmingCandy

    ThisCharmingCandy said 6 years ago

    Yay, it's always nice to seethe wonderful edibles getting more attention! Congratulations all!

  • JustBakin

    JustBakin said 6 years ago


  • CraftsByBabz

    CraftsByBabz said 6 years ago

    YUM!! My mouth is watering!!

  • GemuineCreations

    GemuineCreations said 6 years ago

    OM Goodness :P

  • stephaniemonroe

    stephaniemonroe said 6 years ago

    There goes my low carb diet.

  • AudreyGardenLady

    AudreyGardenLady said 6 years ago

    That's it...I have to go at!

  • SexyStitches

    SexyStitches said 6 years ago

    oh I love foodies on here! I sell fudge but love to buy edibles on Etsy. Thanks for sharing

  • SexyStitches

    SexyStitches said 6 years ago

    I sell fudge & love to buy edibles here on Etsy! wonderful list of sellers :)

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 6 years ago

    If I didn't cook, bake and preserve food, I'd definately be shopping on Etsy. (even Etsy soap looks edible!)

  • closetsecrets

    closetsecrets said 6 years ago

    I've tried KChipp cookies...yummie!

  • KChipp

    KChipp said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the food focus! Especially with the holidays coming!

  • GypsymoonChain

    GypsymoonChain said 6 years ago

    it all looks very yummy but no one has olives, bummer. :)

  • TinfenaStudio

    TinfenaStudio said 6 years ago

    oh my God, Nougat!....

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 6 years ago

    YUM - chocolate gingerbread...who could resist???

  • TulleMeAboutIt

    TulleMeAboutIt said 6 years ago

    Gosh, I love food.

  • megscreations

    megscreations said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article!

  • elmstreetmarket

    elmstreetmarket said 6 years ago

    I couldn't almost stand looking through this. My mouth is watering!

  • EvaKoestel

    EvaKoestel said 6 years ago

    Wow, I could almost taste those pictures. lol That just settles it...Now I'm going to have to buy Etsy food this year.

  • CraftyWillows

    CraftyWillows said 6 years ago

    Wow, those pictures make me hungry!!

  • msquaredj

    msquaredj said 6 years ago


  • ChefKnifeRevolution

    ChefKnifeRevolution said 6 years ago

    I wish I would only get food as presents on Christmas. Usually I just get junk that I have to find a place to store. All this stuff will make good stocking stuffers as well.

  • soyousmile

    soyousmile said 6 years ago

    so beautiful~~~

  • jaipuronline

    jaipuronline said 6 years ago

    Very interesting.......

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