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The Last-Minute Gift Guide (for desperados only)

Updated: Mar 16, 2020

For presents with uptown flair, look no further than The Curious Uptowner's holiday gift guides rolling out once a week this holiday season.

Last week's featured colorful coffee table books about–or with roots in–Harlem. So easy for you to buy and others to enjoy and display.

The final in the series? Uptown and Bronx-made gifts you can pick up at the very last minute from–yes, this is for desperados only–your supermarket. Stop by the Super Foodtown on 145th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard for the following goodies:

Crafted from Serrano peppers grown in more than 70 community gardens across the Bronx.

​For those who don't have time to visit the Harlem soul food institution, there's always the restaurant's line of canned products–including sweet yams and collard greens.

It's practically impossible to get into Rao's in East Harlem, but at least you can bring its famous vodka sauce–a blend of tomatoes, parmesan, pecorino and cream–home.

​This variety pack from South Bronx-based Bronx Brewery features four different borough-themed ales, including High Top Sour IPA and Boom Boom India Pale Ale.

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