What food related products would you (or do you) buy on-line?
I've purchased spices on line (from Penzey's) and particular kinds of candies (oldtimecandy.com and various sites that sell British candies). I've bought brownies (fairytalebrownies.com) and terrific nuts (almondbrothers.com). I've had baskets of food that represent Philly food and NY Bagels sent to me as gifts. I'd buy lots of ethnic things, but I'm lucky that I live in an area with a large variety of ethnic food shops. But I'm curious - what kind of food or food related items do you buy or WISH you could buy online?
When I lived in various places in the midwest years ago I ordered dates, pistachios, dried pineapple, etc from Jaffe Brothers in CA. My husband has ordered hot sauces not available locally via the internet.
i've bought cioppino online/ over the phone from san francisco..... but other than that, nothing
Hatch green chiles from New Mexico; weiners fro Karl Ehmer in New York; pistachios from Yuroseck Farms in California; chocolates from Burdicks and Rechuitti;72 layer cream cheese biscuits from Stonewall Kitchen.
Bought chili plants does that count. No food however. Just don't like the idea. Did buy a specialty salt package once which was good.
Hmmm...I know there's more, but here are some I recommend (and a few, like the satsumas and Graeter's ice cream, are solely because of reading Chowhounds talk about how good they are!)
Spices and dried peppers from Penzey's
Ice cream from Graeter's in Ohio
Satsuma mandarins from grandmaberries.com
Stone crab from Moore's on Longboat Key, FL
Foie gras, truffles, sausages, pate, meats and game, poultry, demi-glace, duck fat, truffle oil, truffle butter, etc. from D'Artagnan
Cheese from Artisanal in NYC
Semolina, venere nero/black rice, quinoa, farro, beluga lentils from surfasonline.com.
Italian products from Salumeria Italiana in Boston
Gourmet products from Formaggio in Boston
Spanish ingredients from Latienda.com
Mexican ingredients from mexgrocer.com
For family and friends, have had lobsters shipped from J Hooks in Boston, cookies and cakes from Dancing Deer in Boston, and coffe cake from My Grandma's of New England.
And since I consider wine food-related - Oriel wines from its monthly Orbit club.