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Oct 10, 2011 12:46 PM

Shopping Online--What sites do you use and what do you get?

Zabar's--I order smoked fish and bagels. The whitefish salad is terrific.

Murray's cheese--Oh, boy their selection is fantastic and it arrives perfectly ripe. Once a month a place an order typically of something "new" that is on sale.

Apricot King--The dried slip cot apricots are just amazing. Now I know what apricots are suppose to taste like.

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  1. I do use Harry and David for the In Laws Christmas gifts, they love the monthly fruits. I love Zapps chips and need to place an order, I love the cajun ones. I would like to find some good jerky that does not use smoke flavoring, I want the real thing.

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    1. re: JEN10

      Are you sure they love them? haha.. I used to have an Aunt who would ALWAYS give Harry and David stuff, and I used to think it was the strangest thing... that was a long time ago, maybe I would appreciate it more now :P

      1. re: mateo21

        They really look forward to the fruit, not sure about their other products. We have been giving them fruit of the month for a few years. I would hope they would say something if it was bad. I know they have had some returns or exchanges and they were thrilled with the service. One Bday I did do Omaha steaks, not much chatter back on those items, so probably wouldn;t do that again.

    2. Out here in the NW, we can get great cheeses, and most items, but a couple things really need to be mail ordered: Southern Ham, in it's many varieties. And some items at Penzy's.

      1. Apricot King for sure.

        LA Burdick in NH and Garrison Confections in RI for chocolate. Both outstanding. Also, Frankie's Fruit and Chocolate in RI for chocolate-dipped fruit. Eagle Ranch in NM for pistachios. Cushman's Honeybells in FL.

        Interestingly, one of the first things I bought on-line was bread from Poilane in Paris! This was at least ten years ago. Haven't ordered any bread from them in years, and would like to know what kind of experiences others have had with them.

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        1. re: Bob W

          My husband is obsessed with Poilane! I can't overpack so that we can fit two of those huge loaves in our suitcase for the flight back home.

        2. I like for Spanish food items that I don't have to run all over town to find--or not.
          I also like King Arthur for specialty flours and ingredients. Using their red silicone granny fork makes me ridiculously happy.

          Lately I have been pining to order a whole organic prosciutto from LaQuercia. One of these days I'm going to have an "all things prosciutto" party and get one.

          1. Apricotking, here I come!

  ,,,, and I've been pining for a few cazuelas from La Tienda.

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            1. re: bushwickgirl

              Just got a delivery of the slip pits apricots yesterday. They are just sooo good. You have caused serious damage by letting me know about chocosphere!