Amidst the global pandemic, we’ve come to realize just how convenient it is to have delicious fare delivered right to our doors (day brightener, anyone?!). Luckily for us, there are more restaurants, brands and companies getting into the gourmet mail-order food game than ever before. Here are 10 to shop in 2021. (Hungry for more? Check out our 2020 list.)
Prime cuts from everyone’s favorite downtown Minneapolis steakhouse are now available for you to cook in the comfort of your own kitchen via Goldbelly. Yes, you’ll miss out on the convivial ambiance of the restaurant, but you can still enjoy bull-to-table heritage Black Angus beef — think filets, center-cut rib eyes and New York strip steaks — from the eatery’s very own herds.
Caviar? At home? On a weekday? You bet. Every day can be a celebration thanks to celebuchef Eric Ripert, who has teamed up with Paramount on a collaborative caviar collection. It makes sense, since the brand has been Le Bernardin‘s caviar purveyor of choice for 25+ years. The line spotlights a smoked trout roe, signature imperial osetra and rare golden roe imperial hybrid along with accoutrements.
Farmbox Direct founder and CEO Ashley Tyrner is on a mission: to bring America’s approach to health and wellness back to its roots by making fresh, healthy produce available to everybody. We can get on board with that. To that end, the company delivers natural and organic seasonal fruit and vegetables across the country from handpicked farmers and vendors.
Vegan has never been so chic. Sibling duo Aubry and Kale Walch have become known the world over for opening America’s first vegan butcher shop right here in Minneapolis. And their handcrafted plant-based meats and cheeses are available for nationwide shipping. Standout offerings range from the Vegan Starter Kit to the Jerky of the Month Club to the Deli Dive-in and Dine Pack (Guy Fieri dubbed the shop “groundbreaking”).
Ethical, sustainable and responsible aquaculture practices are at the heart of Oshen, which made its debut last fall. An offshoot of BluGlacier, the brand adheres to the Best Aquaculture Practices, the most comprehensive end-to-end certification program, to bring premium ocean-raised fresh and frozen Chilean salmon to foodies across the United States. The cleverly titled Oshen’s Twelve (get it?) will feed your entire crew.
This dynamic working farm out of Vermont offers a delectable taste of place. Of special note are the Cellars: an innovative 22,000-square-foot underground cheese-aging facility. There’s something for every cheese lover in your life, from the fudge-like Bayley Hazen Blue to the buttery washed-rind Willoughby to the new double-cream ash-ripened Sherry Gray. Jasper Hill’s curated collections let you try a little bit of everything.
Coffee from unique small Minnesota roasters delivered to your front door every month? Sign us up. Winnow MN‘s subscription service brings you the state’s best coffee, featuring light, medium and dark roasts — and plenty of flavors and stories. Each roaster is hand selected and taste tested to ensure your daily cup of java is pitch-perfect.
Craving a mouthwatering seafood tower? You’re in luck. Citarella has you covered with a raw bar celebrating a symphony of fresh flavors from the sea: lobster, king crab, shrimp, Wellfleet oysters, littleneck clams and stone crab claws along with optional caviar (yes, you should splurge). It’s sure to transport you right to the seashore.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out Betty & Earl’s at Rosedale Center‘s Potluck food hall, you’re missing out. This standout vendor among the mix of Minnesota food stands is the brainchild of local media personality Jason Matheson, who tapped celebrated pastry chef Adrienne Odom to bring his grandfather’s biscuit recipe to the masses. Now the show’s hitting the road, with nationwide shipping available through Goldbelly.
There’s a reason D’Artagnan has been trusted by top restaurant chefs for 35 years: its longstanding commitment to partnering with small farms and ranches that employ sustainable, natural and humane practices. Which means you can feel good about serving the brand’s wide variety of meats and other offerings to your family. Our pick? Definitely one of the charcuterie gift boxes.