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Fun foodie gift/treat for office? (not chocolate)

merlot143 Dec 5, 2007 08:49 AM

I want to send a foodie gift to a client. They're very casual, so a foodbasket wouldn't be appropriate. They prefer savoury to sweet, so chocolate wouldn't be the best option. I'm sure there's something better out there. I'm open to any tried and true ideas -- superlong subs? Gourmet pizzas?

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    merlot143 Dec 5, 2007 01:24 PM

    They'd be more into pizza or do-it-yourself sandwiches. When I was a kid, my father would buy a pound of corned beef and a loaf of rye bread from Moe Pancer's. What an incredible lunch. That's the sort of thing they would love, unfortunately Pancer's isn't around anymore.

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    1. re: merlot143
      cheesymama Dec 5, 2007 03:01 PM

      Then what about an antipasto platter, or a make your own sandwich platter. Does Cumbrae's or Summerhill market do that kind of thing? Might be worth asking.

      1. re: cheesymama
        millygirl Dec 5, 2007 05:01 PM

        Summerhill can and will do anything.

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          merlot143 Dec 5, 2007 07:59 PM

          But do they deliver? I'd like to get delivery, if possible.

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            Full tummy Dec 5, 2007 09:38 PM

            What about Shay Cheese (www.shaycheese.ca)? They definitely deliver.

      2. re: merlot143
        Delish Dec 6, 2007 05:26 AM

        Pancer's isn't around anymore? Funny - 'cause I was just there on the weekend!

        They did move slightly south form their original location, but they are most definitely still around. You might have answered your own question!

        Moe Pancer's
        3856 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M3H3N3, CA

        1. re: Delish
          merlot143 Dec 6, 2007 06:02 AM

          Is the quality still excellent? It beat the hell out of Druxy's.

          1. re: merlot143
            millygirl Dec 6, 2007 06:18 AM

            Maybe not as good as you recall from your childhood but it would certainly beat Druxy's!!! Not sure if Summerhill delivers, sorry.

      3. orangewasabi Dec 5, 2007 01:20 PM

        We used to receive large cans of pretzels or popcorn from vendors that were good -- savoury. I always love those crazy pickle companies as an off-the-wall savoury gift.

        1. hotsauce28 Dec 5, 2007 09:00 AM

          If you think they would be okay with "ethnic", how about a mixture of samosas, spring rolls, steam buns, etc... something easy to eat and to heat up in a microwave.

          I once had a client send pizza to our office when we were working killer hours and it was probably the most thoughtful gift we've ever received!

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          1. re: hotsauce28
            piccola Dec 6, 2007 03:36 AM

            I was just going to suggest sending a bunch of dim sum. Or you could raid an Asian grocery store and send a bunch of those cool snacky things like chaat and so on.

            If you'd rather go for a safer option, go for pizza or a bagel assortment with spreads.

            1. re: piccola
              merlot143 Dec 6, 2007 06:03 AM

              I was considering a few choice pizzas from Bona Pizza.

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