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Local food gift?

Lynndsey Rigberg Jul 15, 2010 09:27 AM

Hi Chowhounds,

Its my foodie friend's birthday and I thought about getting him a "bacon of the month club" sort of thing but I figured there must be a local restaurant, shop or something that does the equivalent.

For example, I looked at Beverly Cheese Store's gift basket, its alot of the pre-packaged crap, unlike Murray's cheese shop in NY that actually ships real cheese.

I would love any suggestions for some special food item in LA that can be delivered!


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  1. wienermobile RE: Lynndsey Rigberg Jul 15, 2010 10:00 AM

    Try this link.

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      Snoopy RE: Lynndsey Rigberg Jul 15, 2010 11:30 AM

      I'm sure the Cheese Store will make up a basket for you that will consist of cheese as opposed to prepackaged stuff. I checked out Murrary's though and it looks really awesome. I'd be curious to know how it compares to the BH cheese store and if anyone here in LA orders from them over going to a local shop.

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        Heidi RE: Lynndsey Rigberg Jul 15, 2010 12:55 PM

        Valerie's confections is my "go to" place for high end food gifts. The caramel and truffle box is awesome, and the gift sets are always very welcomed. Shipping is highly reliable.


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          SeaCook RE: Lynndsey Rigberg Jul 15, 2010 01:04 PM

          E. Waldo Ward in Sierra Madre. Preserves, pickles and other comestables. It's been there over 100 years and stil family owned. Definately something special. They ship everywhere.

          E Waldo Ward & Son Marmalades
          273 E Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

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            Jwsel RE: Lynndsey Rigberg Jul 15, 2010 01:36 PM

            The Beverly Hills Cheese Store does cheese baskets. On their website, they do one basket, the "C’est Fromage," which has five cheeses, one box of crackers, olives, and some chocolate and caramels. While the accoutrements are prepackaged, the cheeses won't be. Or you order one of the cheese trays, which may not be in a basket, but can consist only of ripe cheese. They have trays of French, Italian, Spanish, Sheep, Goat, or Artisinal California cheeses. Plus, you can order individual cheeses online to add to the order.

            Also, the Cheese Store has a "cheese of the month" option: http://www.cheesestorebh.com/Store/Pr...

            1. Jennalynn RE: Lynndsey Rigberg Jul 15, 2010 01:40 PM

              Is your friend a Los Angeleno that's moved away and needs a taste of home?

              Or just someone you want to get an interesting gift for?

              I guess I'm asking: "Why Los Angeles?"

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                Lynndsey Rigberg RE: Jennalynn Jul 16, 2010 03:47 PM

                I'm saying LA because I feel so guilty about something have to be shipped from so far away when I'm pretty sure there's something more local. Just trying to reduce the carbon footprint, just a little, if I can! Thanks everyone for the advice!!!

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                FoodLizzard RE: Lynndsey Rigberg Jul 16, 2010 03:49 PM

                Try Fancifull on Melrose. Beautiful custom baskets, very nice people.
                www.fancifull.com (I think)

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