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Jan 4, 2009 09:08 AM

Best Mail Order food items? - moved from Home Cooking board

Now that the Christmas season is past, I'm hankering for a new online obsession (besides Chowhound).

Anyone have any recs for a truly excellent food item (whether jam, pie, ribs or...what-have-you!) that you can only get at home through mail order?

Can't wait to salivate over the entries..

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  1. I'll start you off: for truly excellent hungarian sausage and salami, as well as other Hungarian imports like chestnut paste and paprika check out:

    My hubs is Hungarian, and when I was working in the Northern Chicago suburbs he would send me to Bende to pick up provisions quite often.

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    1. re: cheetobrain

      At your suggestion I ordered from I got three different Hungarian salamis for my husband's birthday. He is very happy!! Excellent products and service. Thanks for the rec.

      1. re: val ann c

        oh, that's great! That reminds me, we are due for an order ourselves :)

    2. The Williams-Sonoma croissants from the Galaxy bakery (plain, hazelnut or chocolate) are fantastic. You take them out of the freezer the night before you plan to make them to rise overnight, throw them in the oven for 15 minutes in the a.m. and they come out perfect everytime. They are pricey, but have become our family's annual holiday splurge.

      1. My all time favorite mail order food is currently out of stock. With over 1000 reviews it is rated 4+ stars at Amazon.

        Read some of the reviews, I think you will agree with me. I can't wait for them to get it back in stock.

        Happy New Year to all!

        1. Vermont Shepherd sheep's milk cheese: truly oneof the world's ten best cheeses. Expensive, and worth every penny. Available from

          1. Pastrami from Katz's in New York. Truly the best pastrami. They vacuum seal it and you put it in a pot of boiling water and it is just amazing.