Do you know people who enjoy gourmet foods? Gourmet foods can be really expensive and the people you know who like such foods might not be able to indulge in these delicacies as often as they would like. The holiday season is the best time to give the gift of gourmet foods. Whether the person you’re shopping for has a tremendous sweet tooth or enjoys savory foods, there are gourmet shops that cater to their tastes. Most gourmet shops focus on one type gourmet food item. For example, there are shops that sell only brownies and there are shops that sell only chocolates. Either way, most gourmet shops (unless they are gourmet food markets) sell items that all fit into one category, such as seafood or pastries. I consider myself to be a major foodie and there are several gourmet food shops that I think everyone would love to get gifts from. These gifts will of course cost more than similar items purchased at a grocery store or even items you prepared yourself, but there’s a reason for that. Gourmet food stores specialize in one item or one category and they make these items everyday. In other words, they know how to make these gourmet foods over the top. Here are four gourmet food stores that anyone would love to receive a gift from.
Omaha Steaks: This company provides gourmet steaks that are hand cut. The beef is comes from corn fed cattle and has perfect marbling. You won’t receive fatty steaks when buying this gift. Instead you will receive steaks that cook up perfectly tender and have the perfect amount of fat, which adds an amazing flavor. Omaha Steaks offers several gourmet food gifts. You can buy packages that contain several different cuts of steak ranging from New York strip to Filet Mignons to Prime Rib. The person who receives this gourmet food gift will be very happy. This gourmet gift can even be purchased at a relatively low price. If your budget is tight you can buy 8 (5oz.) burgers for only $12.99.
Junior’s Cheesecake: Quite possibly one of the best gourmet food items for those with a sweet tooth, Junior’s Cheesecake offers cheesecakes that will make you drool by just looking at them. There are off-the-wall flavors as well. You can still find a plain cheesecake at Junior’s, but why get plain when you can get a flavor like Chocolate Mountain, which has a crust made out of Devil’s Food cake, has a chocolate cheesecake base, and is then topped with chocolate mousse and confectioner’s sugar. Junior’s Cheesecake makes an amazing gourmet food gift. Junior’s does not use graham cracker crusts. Instead you will find sponge cake bottoms along with other flavors of cake, such as the Devil’s Food mentioned above. The price for a Junior’s Cheesecake is around $27.95. You can even buy sugar-free cheesecakes for around $32.
Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes and More: Does the gourmet food lover in your life, love seafood? Then this gourmet food store is the place to find your holiday gift this year. The crab cakes from the Chesapeake Bay company are loaded down with huge lumps of crab meat. These crab cakes are nothing like crab cakes you purchase from the grocery store, which are usually made up of mostly filler. The Chesapeake Bay company offers a large range of gourmet food products straight from the sea. You can find gifts ranging from their famous crab cakes to lobster cakes to lobster Wellington to smoked salmon. I suggest buying a combo, but it must include their delicious crab cakes. This is the most extravagant gourmet food on this list, costing $54 for 6 (4oz) crab cakes.
Brownie Points Inc: This is another great gourmet food gift for those who have a sweet tooth. When you think brownies you may get a picture in your head of a plain brownie that may be fudgy or like a cake, depending on your taste. While Brownie Points, Inc does offer a plain brownie called the Chocolate Fudge Brownie, they offer so much more. This gourmet food brownie store is found in Ohio, so of course they have a Buckeye Brownie. The Buckeye Brownie is truly over-the-top. It’s a peanut butter brownie that is loaded down with chocolate chunks, dipped in chocolate, and then drizzled with more creamy peanut butter. This is a gift that any gourmet food lover will really, really appreciate. You can buy individual brownies costing $2.95 each, except for the Buckeye Brownie which cost $3.25 each.
There are so many more gourmet food stores out there that sell great gourmet foods, which would make wonderful gifts. These are just a few of my favorites. A gift from any of the above gourmet shops will make your gift recipient very happy, even if they don’t consider themselves to be gourmet food fans.