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Gourmet Food Catalogs?
December 15, 2009 12:12 PM   Subscribe

What are some good fancy-pants gourmet food delivery websites?

Every year, I'm flooded with catalogs touting amazing-looking gourmet food, delivered, for an arm and a leg. I love to browse these, even though I never order anything. Well, they must have noticed that I never order anything, because this year none of them came! And of course I can't remember what any of them are called.

I've done my Google homework, but all I can seem to find is Dean and Deluca and Baludicci's. These are both fabulous, but I'm sure there were others. I'm talking about the kind of places that will ship you a whole beef Wellington ready to put into the oven, or fancy crab pouf appetizers, or what have you. I feel silly, but apparently drooling over these catalogs and web sites is a big part of what sets the holiday mood for me, and I'm sort of lost without them! What are your favorite catalogs or websites for this sort of ridiculously priced indulgence?
posted by KathrynT to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is the second thread today where I've recommended Zingerman's.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:15 PM on December 15, 2009


I was going to say Zingerman's too. In addition to good food, they have great, personal customer service if you ever have any problems.
posted by something something at 12:23 PM on December 15, 2009


I just discovered Foodzie.
posted by elisebeth at 12:50 PM on December 15, 2009


Harry & David
Gourmet Food Store
American Spoon

I'm supposed to be going to the gym right now!
posted by runningwithscissors at 12:58 PM on December 15, 2009


If you want to send fruit, try Edible Arrangements. I swoon every time I get one. They are incredibly fresh and delicious with the most beautiful, perfect, ripe fruit I have ever eaten. I love these things.
posted by FergieBelle at 1:05 PM on December 15, 2009


On the Intarwebs mostly, but really, nobody has mentioned D'Artagnan?
posted by joyceanmachine at 1:10 PM on December 15, 2009


Oh my god a cassoulet kit from D'Artangnan. This is great, you guys, please keep 'em coming. I feel more festive already!
posted by KathrynT at 1:56 PM on December 15, 2009


Burger's Smokehouse! I sent mt mom a Bacon Sampler one Mother's Day with a card that said "Until We Meat Again;" still probably the best gift I have ever given.
posted by Juliet Banana at 3:48 PM on December 15, 2009


for cheese: Formaggio Kitchen
for fish: Browne Trading
for caviar: Tsar Nicoulai

I've tried each one and have not been disappointed yet.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 5:05 PM on December 15, 2009


I've had good experiences with Marx Foods. They're sort of a gourmet wholesaler--they only sell large quantities, that sort of thing. If you want, say, an entire wheel of parmesan, this is the place.

Though I've not used them, I've also heard very positive things about iGourmet.
posted by MeghanC at 7:20 PM on December 15, 2009


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