The Best Gourmet Foods Delivered to Your Door
1. Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine is a European inspired cheese and specialty food shop. Sometimes the perfect meal is a baguette and cheese. But not just any cheese, I like picks from France, Spain and other foreign countries for my brie, Fontina, Gouda and Manchego. They have created delicious pairings of cheese, wine, charcuterie and extras like honey or jams. Featuring Around the World and Kitchen Essentials. Prices range from $6 to under $200. www.pastoralartisan.com.
Having a party and don't have time to prepare it all? Whether you're feeding the family, your kid's football team or your friends you can seem like a super chef when you choose it all from Schwan's. From Schwan's Home Service there are delicious flatbreads great for any party or a quick snack. Schwan's offers hundreds of delicious flash frozen foods that are delivered right to your door so you can create meals to serve and share with your friends and family. Visit Schwans.com to shop for a unique variety of delicious meals and original recipes the whole family will love. And it's affordable! Featuring the Spinach and Mushroom Flatbread Pizza and the Roasted Garlic and Chicken Flatbread Pizza, serves four for $8.30. www.schwans.com.
3. Carousel Cakes
They had me at red velvet. But they also have a signature blue velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and sugar snowflakes. If that's not your dream cake, don't fret because they cupcakes, rich chocolate cakes and mousses as well. Approximately $40. www.carouselcakes.com.
4. ONEHOPE wine
In a short period of time ONEHOPE Wine has become one of the most recognizable cause brands in the United States of America. ONEHOPE Wine donates an astounding 50% of its profits to partner charities benefiting a variety of causes. To date ONEHOPE has raised over $1,000,000 for a wide range of charity organizations that benefit the environment, cancer research, ending hunger, helping veterans and children's hospitals and more. ONEHOPE has become the socially conscious wine of choice at several hundred premier events including the Grammys, The American Red Cross Gala, the BAFTAs, Sundance Film Festival and VH1 Save the Music. They have a variety of wines from Pinot noir to Merlot to Sauvignon Blanc. Wines range in price from $19-60. www.onehopewine.com.
5. Jacques Torres Chocolate
Who doesn't love chocolate? They do a variety of chocolate, truffles, decadent chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate, and bars in wickedly good flavors—everything is delicious! They use the finest ingredients and they combine exotic ingredients together with chocolate like chilies, nuts, and ginger. Prices range from $6-96. www.mrchocolate.com.
No floss required when you snack on this variety of hulless popcorn which means it's crunchy yet tender. It's also naturally grown, popped in small batches using extra virgin olive oil and extremely tasty whether you choose to add flavors like lemon truffle or go with their signature rosemary. You can buy bags that come packaged in a cool wooden crate or large bags. Six large bags for $36. www.pipsnacks.com.
7. Squirrel Brand Nut Company
the company has been around since 1888 and they are not your average nut company. This isn't about a bag of peanuts at the ball park. These nuts are packaged beautifully in tins and wooden boxes and have highly addictive flavors like Crème Brulee Almonds, Fleur de Sel Pistachios, Herbes de Provence Pecans, Artisan-Peppercorn Blistered Virginia Peanuts. Prices range from $23-50. www.squirrelbrand.com.
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