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Jan 12, 2012 06:05 PM

What NYC food item do you send to 75 people from out of town - other than bagels?

I want to send a NYC food-based thank-you gift to an office in California with 75 people, but bagels are out.

Not sure cheesecake or cupcakes are a good idea, they may be New York-y, but great examples can easily be found out there. Doughnut plant doesn't ship. Pickles aren't fun:)

I'm blanking on any other ideas. If you've got one and would like to share, that would be really cool.


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  1. What about Eleni's Cookies"Big Apple" selection?

    75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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    1. re: MRS

      That's definitely a possibility, thanks, I'll check it out!

    2. baskets from Zabar's are my go-to.

      2245 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

      1. Jars of mustard from Carnegie Deli. Best mustard ... EVER. Also pretty reasonable at about $2.50 or so per jar.

        Carnegie Deli
        854 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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          1. re: ParkingChicken

            Aw shucks ... you're gonna make me blush! I always keep a few jars of this on hand. It truly is the best mustard IMO. A smear on some pastrami or corned beef on rye .... heaven! Very New York.

            They'll also be happy to ship their meats as well if you like. I'm guessing that you are in IT like me and your sales kick off is next week ... ???

        1. Junior's famous cheesecake? Magnolia bakery cupcakes?

          Magnolia Bakery
          401 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

          1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

          1. I'm not sure what your budget is, but the first thought of something my California relatives would want me to send is ANYTHING from Katz's Deli on East Houston St. They are pricey, but definitely worth it! They have the best taste of New York that can be shipped anywhere. I would think the knishes and hot dogs might travel well :)

            Katz's Delicatessen
            205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

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            1. re: manhattanmom

              Really good idea mm, but I don't think of that as office-friendly (like a finger food)... maybe mini cannoli from veniero's though.

              342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003