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Comfort food gift/delivery in Cambridge?

rose water Jul 31, 2013 06:22 PM

People I love are going through an awful experience. Rather than send them flowers, I was thinking about a food-type thing. Ideally it would require minimal work on their part, keep well if they aren't around/in the mood, and be nourishing, comforting, delicious. And I need to order it from NYC and have it delivered to them in Porter Square-ish Cambridge.
Things that would work are a good gazpacho, cheese, olives, bread, salad; enchiladas or lasagna, bread, salad; great seasonal local fruit; i don't know.
Ideas?
Thanks so much in advance.

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    Gabatta Jul 31, 2013 07:26 PM

    Formaggio Kitchen does some great gift platters and baskets. I believe delivery in Cambridge is free for orders over $50. It's not cheap, but it is excellent quality.

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    1. re: Gabatta
      opinionatedchef Jul 31, 2013 09:48 PM

      Good idea.And rose would likely find a compassionate ear at Form. who would take more personal care with it. (Ask for the manager.)
      How thoughtful of you, rose. i'm sure they will be appreciative.

      Some specific suggestions: country pate, Iggy's bread, cheeses, finochiolo sausage,soup/gazpacho, (house made)Alice's brownies,granola and individual Choc pots de creme.

      1. re: opinionatedchef
        rose water Aug 1, 2013 03:28 AM

        Thanks. Can you tell me more about Form (location, website or phone)? Maybe it's my sleep deprivation but it's not easy to google.

        Wait. Are you abbreviating Formaggio? Oh!

        1. re: rose water
          Infomaniac Aug 1, 2013 03:36 AM

          There is no place called Form.

          You want Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge that Gabatta mentioned.

          http://www.formaggiokitchen.com/

          1. re: rose water
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            gimlis1mum Aug 1, 2013 05:13 AM

            Yes, I think opinionated chef meant Formaggio Kitchen.

            I will venture to say, I would go easy on the perishables, even the stuff that will keep. They may be overloaded with food - fridge and freezers already full...so I'd suggest that you make something that can sit on a shelf part of your gift - a nice bottle of olive oil, wine (if they drink it), some decadent French jams, etc. Formaggio Kitchen has a lot of these items.

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