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December 20, 2021

So it’s a few days before Christmas and you just remembered you need one more stocking stuffer or your Great Aunt Marge still needs a gift.  We all need last-minute gift items and gift cards for unique local dining experiences are a perfect choice. Here are just a few:

Your Local Diners: Gift Cards

Gift cards are awesome!  And giving people a gift of local food prepared with years of experience and care is even better.  Think of your favorite places to eat that you would like your loved ones to share, or a place you know they crave regularly.  That’s where you will want to go to pick up your gift cards- places like:

Panini at Tin Lizzie, Richmond IN

Tin Lizzie Cafe

820 E. Main St, Richmond IN. :(It’s worth parking and walking a bit around construction to get a gift card here)- you’ll find delicious comfort goods with a varied menu and even some family recipes at the Tin Lizzie Cafe.  You can park in the parking lot across from RCT or a side street.   Construction has greatly impacted our downtown businesses so show your love and stop in this week.

Little Sheba’s- Depot Richmond IN

175 Ft. Wayne Ave.: A staple in the Depot District with delicious foods with quirky names.  Everyone has a favorite here and you will too!  A gift card/certificate will brighten someones day while supporting a great local business.

Mercurios Pizza- Richmond

210 S. 10th St: Old world pizza flavor from a family that knows their way around pizza! (Also subs, etc) You will love it and your friends and family who love pizza pie will love getting a gift card/certificate from here!

Station Stop Centerville IN

Station Stop Restaurant: Centerville IN

200 Union Street (Antique Mall) For the antique lovers on your list who also love food- this is the perfect place!  Sit down to a steaming hot bowl of chili- their own recipe, or a delicious club sandwich and follow up with a slice of homemade pie!  This is a hidden treasure that anyone would love to receive a gift card to – to experience!

Firehouse BBQ and Blues- Richmond

400 N 8th St.: After a little setback from a fire recently, this locally owned business would love to welcome people in the new year bearing gift cards they received over Christmas/holidays.  Delicious BBQ sandwiches and more for the BBQ lovers in your family at Firehouse.  Good food and supporting local- all good things!

Lumpy’s Restaurant: Cambridge City

20 N. Foote St.: Comfort foods abound in this family-owned restaurant.  Breakfast or lunch- you will find what you are craving. Spend a day antiquing in Cambridge after a filling meal.  A great gift idea for loved ones!

Roscoes Coffee Bar and Tap Room

416 N. 10th St (New Location!) You know the people on your list who would love a gift card from Roscoes.  For a yummy food experience as well as beers on tap  (including local) and freshly made coffees while you wait- this is the place!

There are so many options for local food gift cards in Wayne County.  Think of your favorites and please support them.








About the Author KPass

Karole Passmore is a freelance writer who enjoys writing articles and short stories, interviewing local people, and researching non-fiction subject matter– preferably historical. Graduate of RHS, Ivy Tech Richmond, and Earlham College– with a major in History, Karole has spent most of her life in Wayne County and enjoys the quaint atmosphere of a small town.

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