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what to send for a sympathy gift?

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My very good friend's mother just passed away, and I'm looking for ideas for food to send to the house. I just called Tal Bagels and asked about a catering platter, and they were so rude I don't want to order from them. Fairway catering is more suitable for a party. I would just like to make sure that my friend has food in the house for her and her father to eat during this sad time, a mutual friend said that she was worried that there wasn't any food in the house to speak of. Any ideas and recommendations? They live on the UES in the 70's.

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  1. Eli's will have lots of choices and they are at 82nd/3rd. 212-717-8700. Here's a direct link even to their 'sympathy basket':

    http://www.elismanhattan.com/store-ba...

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    1. re: chowNYC

      Thanks, chowNYC, funnily enough that occurred to me right after I posted...and I ordered their Salmon Basket.