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Jul 5, 2007 12:09 PM

Delivered Prepared Foods to Carroll Gardens

As a gift for a family that is dealing with a heavy medical issue, I would like to have some good food delivered to their apartment in Carroll Gardens. I'm not currently living in NY, so I can't buy something and bring it to them, but my basic goal is to brighten their day and give them one less thing to worry about. I'm hoping to spend around $75-$100.

My first thought was to buy them a gift card for Fresh Direct or Fairway, but FD doesn't have gift cards, and Fairway gift certificates can only be used in-store, and I don't know whether my friends will have time to go.

It looks like Stinky bklyn ( has some meat and cheese platters, but I've never been there . . . and I also think that it might be better to give my friends either something more substantial or something that allows them the freedom to choose what they want. I suppose that D'Amico foods ( is another possibility, but, again, I'm not familiar with it.

If anyone has any suggestions or advice, I would very much appreciate your help.

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  1. Caputo's is the type of small neighborhood spot that I'm sure would do something like that - a wide selection of Italian goods, meats, cheeses, etc. D'Amico is mostly coffee with some random Italian products, but it's mainly coffee. Esposito's Jersey Pork Store might do something, too. Stinky is good, but a bit pricey. Sahadis also sells gift baskets and the type of stuff - call at an off hour and Charlie should be able to help you out.

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    1. re: lambretta76

      Thanks very much for your help, lambretta76 -- those suggestions sound perfect.

    2. Check out Cobblestone Foods ( - their prepared foods usually satisfy, and you could probably get a good meal or three for that amount. I don't know that they have predetermined combinations, but I bet they'd put one together for you.

      1. I second the Cobblestone Foods rec. My initial impression is that they would prepare something more meal-like and less snacky than the other places. Also, I've dealt with them before with a special order & they are very friendly & accomodating.

        1. I third Cobblestone Foods. They know what they're doing back there, and I'm sure they'd be willing to work with you on how best to deliver this gift to your friends. Stinky is great, but definitely on the less substantial side.

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          1. re: fatisflavor

            Thanks, cazique, seb, and fatisflavor -- Cobblestone looks wonderful -- I think it's exactly the kind of thing I was hoping for. I'll give them a call tomorrow.

            1. re: gago

              You should also try Chicory (Degraw & Clinton) delivers – they have good comfort food. They do a lot of picnicy summer dishes so you might be in luck if this is what you're looking for.