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Lotus7 Sep 4, 2013 08:39 PM

Hi there, I'd like to send my friend who's starting cancer treatment a gift of food the day she has her first treatment. I'd like the food to be delivered this coming Wednesday (week from today). I'd like to stick with American comfort fare--so far I've come up with Zingerman's but could use more options! Any great, reliable on line food companies I should check out?

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    Lotus7 Sep 18, 2013 08:58 AM

    Thank you for all your thoughtful suggestions. Bc it was my best friend's first round of chemo she was not having any aversions immediately after. I went with a local restaurant that carried a lot of her favorite comfort foods--they delivered to her home. She was so excited and happy to not have to think about what to make on such a draining day for her. I will keep your suggestions on file bc I will periodically be sending her treats. Thanks again.

    1. girloftheworld Sep 11, 2013 04:31 PM

      not very ellegant but Scwans Popcicles... when my mom had brain surgery and was sick and nausesa was bad all she wanted was popcicles

      1. geminigirl Sep 10, 2013 04:15 AM

        Not sure if this is what you are looking for but I've gotten really good quality nuts from this place. We've had the peanuts, cashews and pistachios all great.

        They have mixed assortments with chocolates as well, which I have not tried.

        1. NonnieMuss Sep 5, 2013 05:59 AM

          My experience with cancer patients is that when their taste buds get screwed up from the chemo, that cold sweet things still taste good. Graeter's Ice Cream?

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            LisaN Sep 8, 2013 07:53 PM

            I second this, and sometimes nothing tastes good. I'd hate for your gesture to go to waste. Maybe some chocolates or candy that would last a while so when he person is having a good taste us moment they can enjoy it

            1. re: NonnieMuss
              Sra. Swanky Sep 9, 2013 10:00 AM

              Another vote for ice cream! Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream from OH is fantastic. Some delicious and unique flavors.


              Best wishes to your friend - hope she kicks cancer's butt!

            2. Seeker19104 Sep 4, 2013 09:55 PM

              Can your friend handle a bit spicy?

              If so, I heartily recommend King's Barbecue:

              While I was disappointed with the hush puppies; everything else in the sandwich pack was authentic Eastern NC barbecue with fixings.

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                don515 Sep 4, 2013 09:45 PM


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