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Old 12-24-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Ordering Food Online

So I just had my family and friends over for a holiday dinner. I decided not only to cook, but order some of my favorite foods that Ive experienced in my travels.

Whoopie Pies
Wicked Whoopies -- Whoopie Pies

Philly Soft Pretzels
PretzelsDirect.com

Knishes
The World’s Finest Knishes-SINCE 1910 - 137 East Houston Street New York, NY 10002 The Lower East Side - Phone/Fax (212) 477-2858

All of which, the ordering and delivery were great.
We've had these products when traveling, but thought it would be fun to introduce them to our friends and family, and kinda a unique twist on being a host.
(The Knishes we were told to freeze until the day of, but the reheating directions were way off, but other than this, all of the above sites were great)

So my question is, Has anyone experienced ordering unique things from other reliable sites. I love trying new things, but cant travel as much as Id like to, so This may be another fun way to experience foods from around the country ( world). But since so many exist online, Im really looking for sites that people have had a good experience with.

Larry

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Old 12-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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Yes I have.
I've ordered various seafoods, alligator and crawfish from different online sources. Very good experience with all of them. I've even sent others "surprises" of live lobster meals. They had good feedback, also.
I simply Google what I want and usually end up with one of the ones who place Google ads and are in the top five anyway.
Now if I could just find a souce for raw pork bellies...
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:40 PM   #3
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I once got felafel from chicago, i was in the mood for it, didnt feel like frying them up. Had them overnighted to my house, and they were great. Unfortunately, i lost the website.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:44 PM   #4
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I once got felafel from chicago, i was in the mood for it, didnt feel like frying them up. Had them overnighted to my house, and they were great. Unfortunately, i lost the website.
That's great! I once heard some guys on a talk radio/TV show talking about doing that same thing.
It's the only way to try something different where I live, unless you tackle making them yourself.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:58 PM   #5
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I've only had experience with non-perishables, but those odd places I've used, have always served me well.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:49 AM   #6
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We order live crawfish from LA, mushrooms and black truffles from OR.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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For Pac..............

The Texas Tamale Warehouse - Homemade Tamales ~ Mexican Tamales ~ Texas Tamales!
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:03 PM   #8
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That's pretty cool, Kay. Thanks.
uhh, question though... do you actually eat the corn husk they are wrapped in? I am clueless.
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Thanks, Kayelle...I just ordered 2 dozen pork tamales!
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You both are welcome!

No Pac, the husk is not edible! You do however, heat them with the husk intact and just flip the tamale onto a plate when it's hot. I steam mine but I'm sure directions come with them. I like some kind of a Mexican sauce to put on the top, or just a simple Pico de Gallo is good.
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