Pandemic lesson No. 101: You can let the good things in life come to you. That’s certainly the case with these gourmet mail-order food brands that bring the highest quality fare and ingredients right to you, making it easier than ever to prepare delicious, nutritious meals for you and your loved ones. Here are the top 8 gourmet mail-order foods to buy in 2022.
Holy Grail Steak Co.
We’ll let you in on a little secret: You can craft restaurant-quality dinners at home, as long as you have the right ingredients at the ready. That’s where the aptly titled Holy Grail comes in. World-class meats from partner ranches and farms — think Japanese Wagyu, American Wagyu, prime black Angus and more — can be delivered right to your doorstep. Holy Grail even offers cooking videos, tips and recipes.
If a Roman holiday isn’t on the agenda anytime soon, this online Italian specialty grocer has you covered. The family-owned business imports high-quality cured meats, cheeses, pastas, olives, sweets and more. Bonus: There are curated gift baskets and bundles for the Italy aficionado in your life.
Luxurious pantry essentials can change your life. Seriously. Which is why we’re hooked on Pineapple Collaborative, a women-owned brand that offers sustainably harvested and thoughtfully crafted goods. You can enjoy the olive oil, the apple cider vinegar or the salt — or better yet, all three. Trust us: Every meal you make will be elevated.
Five words: Bacon brought right to you. Need we say more? OK, how about award-winning, family-owned, responsibly sourced, heritage bred — not to mention drool-worthy? Because the Baconer is all of those things, too. Take your pick from small-batch bacon, XXL bacon steaks, smoked lardons and more. The indecisive (or uber hungry) can try a combo pack, like the mega bacon box.
There’s nothing quite like fresh baked bread. But now that the sourdough phase of the pandemic is long over, who has the time or energy to make it themselves? Wildgrain to the rescue. A subscription gets you clean, high-quality carbs like sourdough breads, artisan pastries and fresh pastas that you store in the freezer and bake whenever a craving strikes.
This New Jersey company has been supplying high-quality meats and seafood to eateries across the Northeast for more than a century. So how lucky are we to be able to get everything from Duroc bone-in pork chops to Colorado rack of lamb to Long Island pekin duck breasts sent right to us? Yes please.
It’s widely known that home cooks can be intimidated by Asian cuisines given the unique ingredients and techniques involved. Meet our newest obsession, Omsom, which makes it a snap to craft vibrant, delicious dishes like Thai chicken larb, Vietnamese lemongrass BBQ pork and Filipino tofu sisig. The bold brand’s starters include all the sauces, seasonings and aromatics needed for a flavorful dinner in easy-peasy pouches.
Grilling season is nearly upon us, and salmon is a healthy option for spring and summer alfresco soirees. The best online option? Vital Choice is the go-to purveyor of premium wild-caught fish and seafood, from Alaskan salmon to Chilean sea bass to mussels, scallops and spot prawns. Plus subscriptions and sampler packs make shopping easy.