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Hungry Karen Jul 24, 2006 01:36 PM

I want to send a thank-you gift to a visiting couple who are in town for only one more night. Do you know of any more unique New York items that can be delivered to a hotel? E.g., bagels, black & white cookies, cheesecake. I'd like to spend under $50. They live in D.C. and Miami.

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    Pan RE: Hungry Karen Jul 24, 2006 03:38 PM

    Katz's pastrami sandwiches.

    1. guttergourmet RE: Hungry Karen Jul 24, 2006 03:45 PM

      Pickles?try Guss's or The Pickle Guys. Send a salami to your boy in the army-Katz's. Sturgeon from Barney Greengrass. Also Zabar's has NY giftbaskets including lox, bagels and even the makings of an eggcream.

      1. Cheese Boy RE: Hungry Karen Jul 24, 2006 05:51 PM

        Very New York.

        (1) http://www.russanddaughters.com/

        (2) http://www.venierospastry.com/Web_sto...

        (3) http://www.juniorscheesecake.com/stor...

        (4) http://www.ess-a-bagel.com/door/

        Mix and match. $50 can go a small ways if used wisely. ;-)

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          mas RE: Hungry Karen Jul 24, 2006 06:11 PM

          all great traditional new york ideas.

          for newer NY, you could do chocolate from jacques torres.

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            chocokitty RE: mas Jul 24, 2006 08:07 PM

            Speaking about NY chocolate, you can certainly try Kee's Chocolate in SoHo.

          2. enrevanche RE: Hungry Karen Jul 24, 2006 08:04 PM

            A food-related item: ceramic versions of the ubiquitous, blue, amphora-festooned "We Are Happy To Serve You" deli coffee cup can be purchased at many gift shops in the city, or online, here:


            They cost about $12 each. These have been a *huge* hit with friends we've given them to.

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              ellenlovesny RE: Hungry Karen Jul 25, 2006 02:11 AM

              Eli's does amazing food gifts. (Unfortunately, all but the bread basket bottom out at $100 each.)


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