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Here Is The Best Gift Guide For Your Food Obsessed Friends And Family

It’s that time of year where we all have to open our wallets and give friends and family that perfect gift. Some people are easier to shop for than others, but what about those hard-to-shop-for friends? We have you covered. Here are 13 things you can buy your bestie who might be a little obsessed with food.

It’s never the wrong time to buy and wear concha ears.

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And the lotéria bow is just icing on the cake. #RelevantAF

Speaking of conchas, why not give all pan dulces a chance to shine via this bracelet.

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For that fiesty bestie in your life, why not this chili necklace?

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All those beautiful colors in one place. God. Is. Real.

Tamales don’t just belong in the freezer for a year.

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Pretty sure this is what they call wearable art.

Pizza BFF necklaces really make the Selena squad complete.

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Yes. It is a medium pizza. ?

Avocado necklace? ¡Claro que sí!

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What a time to be alive.

How about these precious cafecito earrings for that Cubana in your life.

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You say coffee; Cubans say fuel.

Are these earrings tostones ? on ? a ? plate?

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Yes. That is exactly what they are.

There are even these adorbs earrings for that friend who is always partying.

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Tbh, this is something you could probably just make at home, but who has the time?

There’s legit never a wrong way to wear a taco.

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Yes, we said wear.

Make sure your boo looks extra fancy with this Tapatío lapel pin.

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We all know the American flag is a great default, but why not spice it up? *laughs at own joke*

These are just for that super extra elote fan in your life.

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*buys for myself*

But you can really go the extra mile with this rice and bean earring set.

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Oh…Em…Geee! ? ?


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Goya CEO Says Calls For Product Boycott Are A ‘Suppression Of Speech,’ Refuses To Apologize

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Goya CEO Says Calls For Product Boycott Are A ‘Suppression Of Speech,’ Refuses To Apologize

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Robert Unanue, the CEO of beloved Latino brand Goya Foods, is receiving relentless backlash after praising President Trump. #BoycottGoya is trending after Unanue’s comments praising President Trump for being the leader we are blessed to have.

Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue wants you to know that you’re “blessed’ to have President Donald Trump as our leader.

“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder,” Unanue, a Spanish-American, said at the event. “That’s what my grandfather did. He came to this country to grow and prosper. And so we have an incredible builder and we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country. That we will continue to prosper and to grow.”

People are way more than shook by the baffling comments and his refusal to apologize.

Goya Foods is one of the most beloved brands by Latino households. President Trump has put migrant children from Latin America in caged in detention centers. President Trump started his campaign in 2015 calling Mexican immigrants rapists and murderers.

“So, you’re allowed to talk good or to praise one president, but you’re not allowed to aid in economic and educational prosperity? And you make a positive comment and all of a sudden, it is not acceptable,” Unanue told Fox News.

Social media was flooded by people who just don’t understand what the CEO of Goya was even thinking.

Julián Castro, a former candidate for president, was not shy to call out the CEO. President Trump has not been a friend to the Latino community when it comes to legislation and rhetoric.

People are offering recipes and alternatives to avoid having to use Goya products.

#GoyaAlternatives is filled with recipe after recipe and business after business to help you get over Goya. The boycott is getting a lot of attention on social media and people are getting excited to make their own adobo and sofrito.

Now, don’t go and just throw away your Goya products.

There are a lot of ways to make goo duse of the Goya you have at home. If you truly wish to never see the brand again, you can donate the food to food banks or anyone else who will take them. You can also simply choose to use the product until it is done and not buy anymore.

READ: A Latina Broke Down The Ingredients Of Sazón And Apparently It Can Trigger Anxiety And Brain Damage

Tamales Elena Is About To Become LA’s First Afro-Mexican Restaurant

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Tamales Elena Is About To Become LA’s First Afro-Mexican Restaurant

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The Los Angeles food truck Tamales Elena y Antojitos has been serving up authentic Guerrero food for 20 years. Tamales Elena y Antojitos is a staple at E 110th St. & Wilmington Ave. in LA’s Watts neighborhood offering up banana leaf-wrapped tamales. Now, Tamales Elena y Antojitos will become a restaurant.

Tamales Elena y Antojitos is opening up LA’s first Afro-Mexican restaurant.

Not even a pandemic will slow them down. The family behind the famous food truck in Watts will soon be welcoming guests (following COVID-19 guidelines) in Bell Gardens, California. The tamales, pozoles, and array of Afro-Mexican dishes will be served to everyone who has come to adore the Mexican establishment.

The restaurant will add another cuisine to the vast palate that is LA’s food scene.

Los Angeles is home to a diverse and inviting list of restaurants representing cultures from around the world. Some of the best Mexican food in the country can be found in Los Angeles and Tamales Elena y Antojitos is adding another level to that representation. Angelenos are celebrating the Afro-Mexican restaurant staffed and owned by Afro-Mexicans.

The restaurant has a special place in people’s lives.

The family has been offering up their unique food to residents of Watts for 20 years. In two weeks, Maria Elena Lorenzo will be offering up her family recipes in-store to more people as of July 15. The family has spent years in the food industry and have worked hard to make their mark on LA’s food scene.

Lorenzo’s daughters have been played a big role in getting the restaurant going.

According to LA Eater, Lorenzo’s daughters have spent years working in various restaurants around Los Angeles. Her daughters, Maria, Heidi, Judepth, Teresa, and Nayeli spent time working front-of-house and back-of-house at restaurants including Rivera, Petty Cash Taqueria, and Guerrilla Tacos. Heidi Irra worked at Mezcalero in downtown Los Angeles. Now, the daughters are bringing their experience to the family business and helping their mother start her restaurant.

Lorenzo, lovingly known as Mama, is clearly going to have a lot of guests are her restaurant.

Congratulations, Mama! This is one of those stories we love to see. Nothing makes you prouder than watching Latino families come together to chase the American Dream and succeed.

READ: Guelaguetza, One Of LA’s Most Iconic Mexican Restaurants, Is Sharing Some Of Their Recipes On Instagram