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Philly Food Gift Ideas

JT007 Nov 28, 2006 06:40 PM

Trying to think of some Philly-centric gift ideas for the holidays. Are there any places that overnight foods? I can't imagine a cheesesteak would be any good shipped but are there any places that do it? hoagies?


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  1. bluehensfan RE: JT007 Nov 28, 2006 06:49 PM

    The Pennsylvania General Store does some nice baskets. We've used them before and have been very pleased...


    Also DiBruno Brothers does some nice ones as well, although not as Philly-specific as you might like.


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      Bride of the Juggler RE: JT007 Nov 29, 2006 06:57 PM

      Taste of Philadelphia does baskets. I think Tastykake also ships now. And per their website, amazing Italian bakery Isgro's ships too:


      Thank you.

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        Hungryin theBurbs RE: JT007 Nov 29, 2006 07:49 PM

        For a birthday gift this year, my son got a soft pretzel making kit from the Philadelphia Pretzel Company (I think that was the name). It was great fun--came with sprinkle on toppings and a bottle of yellow mustard. It would be easy to ship.

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          Heatherb RE: JT007 Nov 29, 2006 07:59 PM

          Jersey related, but there's a lot of overlap between Jersey and Philly foods...




          Also, I think this link might provide some answers:

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            JT007 RE: JT007 Nov 29, 2006 08:10 PM

            Thanks for the suggestions...I may try my hand at making my own assortment of Philly goodies!

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              FrenchDoll RE: JT007 Nov 30, 2006 01:17 PM


              I Hope this helps!!

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                pronek RE: JT007 Nov 30, 2006 06:27 PM

                How about a box of Shane's Candies?

                Campo's ships hoagies overnight too.

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                  xtian RE: JT007 Nov 30, 2006 08:41 PM

                  If you're sending to adults, don't forget some Blue Coat Gin or Yards Brews.

                  Not as easy to ship, but every time we go visiting these days, we usually get requests for scrapple and tomato pie.

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                    Elaine RE: JT007 Nov 30, 2006 10:17 PM

                    John & Kira's (Jubilee) chocolates! Weren't they named #1 by Consumer Reports a couple of years ago?

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                      Kater RE: Elaine Dec 1, 2006 01:14 PM

                      I send John & Kira's every year - they're a great company and their products go over so well!!

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                        Buckethead RE: Kater Dec 1, 2006 03:20 PM

                        Try Eclat chocolates, based in West Chester. They beat the pants off Jubilee.

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                          Elaine RE: Kater Dec 2, 2006 04:14 PM

                          Actually, John & Kira's got a mention in yesterday's Wall St. Journal as one of the most highly regarded American chocolates.

                      2. bluehensfan RE: JT007 Dec 1, 2006 11:05 AM

                        I am sure you have a thousand ideas already but Termini's Bakery http://www.termini.com ships and has excellent torrone, etc.

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