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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?

Thanks.

  1. bluehensfan 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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      Elaine 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 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 Dec 1, 2006 03:20 PM

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

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            Elaine 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.

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          xtian 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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            pronek Nov 30, 2006 06:27 PM

            How about a box of Shane's Candies?
            http://www.shanecandies.com/index.htm

            Campo's ships hoagies overnight too.
            http://www.phillyhoagie.com/hoagiedel...

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              FrenchDoll Nov 30, 2006 01:17 PM

              http://www.dibruno.com/
              http://www.littlebitofphilly.com/

              I Hope this helps!!

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                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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                  Heatherb Nov 29, 2006 07:59 PM

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

                  http://www.jerseyporkroll.com/

                  and

                  http://www.buynjporkroll.com/index.php

                  Also, I think this link might provide some answers:
                  http://www.gophila.com/PressRoom/main...

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                    Hungryin theBurbs 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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                      Bride of the Juggler 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:

                      http://www.isgropastries.com

                      Thank you.

                      1. bluehensfan Nov 28, 2006 06:49 PM

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

                        http://www.pageneralstore.com/

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

                        http://www.dibruno.com

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