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Sep 4, 2013 08:39 PM

Best Food Gifts (purchased on line)

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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    1. 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.

      1. 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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        1. re: NonnieMuss

          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

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