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Local food gifts for DC clients

robdob Dec 2, 2009 02:02 PM

I'm looking for locally made goodies for my client gifts this year instead of the usual Harry and Davids/Mrs. Fields. Any suggestions?


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    DC in DC Dec 5, 2009 12:58 PM

    Also on the cupcake theme: one of my collegues recently got a delivery from Georgetown Cupcakes and they were gorgeous...and delicious.

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      milocat Dec 5, 2009 11:18 AM

      This may not be appropriate to your needs but I thought I would put it out there. At a monastery just outside of Charlottesville, VA, nuns make gouda cheese to support themselves. It is amazing cheese, made I believe with local milk, and the Post even wrote about it some time back. That is how I discovered it. I have been buying the cheese every Christmas for at least 10 years. The sell it in 2-pound rounds encased in red wax with the black and gold monastery logo and they do only mail order.

      E-mail cheese@olamonastery.org or write to Our Lady of the Angels, 3365 Monastery Drive, Crozet, VA 22932.

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        Russel Shank Dec 4, 2009 06:00 AM

        Lebanese Taverna... you can use their GC's towards their $60 cooking classes too.

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          Elyssa Dec 3, 2009 06:25 PM

          You should check out Grassroots Gourmet. They just started their baking company but they make cookies, pies, cakes etc. Really good people trying to start up a local, well thought out business in DC. They really want to cater to organizations/non-profits that help others, so that might be good for you. Check out their website: http://grassrootsgourmet.wordpress.com/

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            pineapple sage Dec 3, 2009 05:30 PM

            Copper Pot, who sells at bunch of local farmers markets, has great gourmet sauces.

            1. Smiles2008 Dec 3, 2009 08:01 AM

              Buzz, a dessert/coffee place has some gift wrapped packs that could work. This place is in Alexandria.

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                Jacey Dec 2, 2009 03:23 PM

                Depends if you can get it delivered or not.

                I don't really think cupcakes are that special, but if you want to go down the sweet route, how about http://www.cakesforcause.org/contact..... Or Cava Meze has a mail order business. Some their spreads could be a nice gift.

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                1. re: Jacey
                  robdob Dec 2, 2009 03:57 PM

                  Thanks Jacey, I like the cakesforacause idea... I do most of my work for non-profits.

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                  DCDeb Dec 2, 2009 02:56 PM

                  How about cupcakes? DC Bakeshop delivers. They are my favorite of all the cupcake stores.


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                  1. re: DCDeb
                    robdob Dec 2, 2009 03:56 PM

                    Thanks Deb!

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