Where To Find Great Gourmet Products

September 14, 2012

Gourmet Cooking Starts With The Very Best Ingredients You Can Find & Afford

When someone asks me about gourmet foods, I tell them anything can be gourmet if it is the best product available. A home grown tomato is more gourmet than any tomato I can find in the supermarket. Of course there are many aspects to great food ingredients including freshness, seasonality, quality – all factors to truly gourmet foods. Below are resources to some of my all time favorite ingredients to work with.

Where To Find Great Product to Cook With In Your Own Kitchen

When someone asks me where to find the best gourmet products, I would always tell them buy local. This is good if you are looking for fresh products that are grown locally like vegetables, meats and fish but what about those hard to find items like anchovies and caviar?

If you have a local specialty market near you, you may be in luck and find that truffle oil or fois gras you need for that special dinner. Unfortunately, sometimes those specialty markets are not charging a lot more because they have to pay rent, utilities and a whole bunch of employees to service you.

This is where shopping online comes in handy. You can find just about anything you want AND you can compare prices. I’m working with a few online gourmet food outlets that pay me to drive traffic to their sites. It’s how I pay to keep this site going.  The companies below are just a sample of what’s available online so I’ll offer some other fine companies and try to add to the list over time.

Do Your Homework

I say this again, because even though an online store might have a great reputation and offer some incredible products, you may be paying too much for something you can find at a better price elsewhere. On the other hand, if something looks too good and too inexpensive to be believable, do some research and look for reviews.

 

Online Sources: Gourmet Foods

Convenience - Selections - Quality - Gift Giving - Corporate Events

Lucky for us, our supermarkets are now selling a lot more "gourmet" foods than ever before. I remember a time you couldn't purchase truffles or fois gras anywhere but specialty food markets in big cities. However, not all supermarkets are selling everything you might want to serve at home and that's where these online gourmet food stores come in handy. If not for yourself, you may want to send a colleague, relative or special someone something outrageously extravagant or maybe a gift basket filled with gourmet goodies. Either way, here are a couple of online markets where you'll find what you need. The links below are affiliate links.

Gourmet Foodstore

These guys sell all the high-end imported fresh caviar as well as a great selection of the more economical American caviar, plus Foie Gras, Pate, Truffles, Cheese and other high end gourmet products. Gourmet Food Store

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Online Sources: Lobster & Lobster Tails

Convenience - Selections - Quality - Gift Giving - Corporate Events

So the old adage, "Buyer Beware" really rings true when it comes to buying live lobster . Unless you have a lot of disposable income, serving live lobster is an extravagant treat for a special occasion. Be careful to buy the best product you can afford so you don't end up with an inferior product. The links below are affiliate links.
 

Lobster Anywhere

I recommend you visit Lobster Anywhere for lobsters & lobster tails. They have a huge selection of lobster tails from all over the world. They also have a selection of gift certificates for great personal and corporate gifts. This way the person you are giving the certificate to can decide when they want to eat their lobster. For over three decades, LobsterAnywhere.com has provided live Maine lobsters and premium seafood to white tablecloth restaurants, hotels, and large institutions throughout the United States. They established an unparalleled reputation for serving customers with discerning taste. If you want live Maine lobsters, and fresh seafood delivered overnight for your business or special event, you can count on LobsterAnywhere.com to deliver.

 

The Crab Place

Know for their crabs but another great resource for live Maine lobsters and other seafood. Greg Cain started CrabPlace.com in 1997 in Crisfield, Maryland, America’s seafood capital by selling and shipping fresh Maryland crab caught daily by local watermen. Their unique packing and delivery processes kept crabs at their freshest, and our satisfied customer base grew quickly. They expanded to selling live Maine lobsters and lobster tails and pride themselves on delivering fresh seafood from the dock to your door, and to your table. They are committed to ensuring that their service is as outstanding as their food. Your complete satisfaction is their goal, and they back that up with their CrabPlace.com Guarantee.

Live Maine Lobsters

Lobster Gram

Lobster Gram is one of the biggest names in the online lobster market. Fresh “From Our Shore To Your Door®” since 1987, Lobster Gram has worked tirelessly to stay true to its roots and earn the reputation for being the #1 Lobster, Seafood and Gourmet Food Gift Delivery company in the country. Lobster Gram has never wavered from its core values of providing a great gourmet experience to its customers through our carefully selected product line that specializes in lobsters, seafood, steaks and more.

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Caviar Online Buying Resources

Convenience - Selections - Quality - Gift Giving - Corporate Events

Although you can no longer buy Beluga Caviar from the Caspian Sea and Black Sea basin in the United States because of a ban by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, there is plenty of good caviar from other sources available.

There are now domestic Beluga Caviar Aquafarms producing a domestic product as well as other farms producing different varieties.Do your research to determine which caviar fits your tastes and budget and then check out these companies to see if they have what you want.

Gourmet Foodstore


These guys sell all the high-end imported fresh caviar as well as a great selection of the more economical American caviar, plus Foie Gras, Pate, Truffles, Cheese and other high end gourmet products.

Gourmet Food Store

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Online Steak Buying Resources

Convenience - Selections - Quality - Ratings - Prime - Gift Giving - Corporate Events

Most of us buy our steaks at our local market. When I was growing up, my mom bought steaks at the local butcher, but mom and pop butchers are becoming a rarity. So why would you buy steaks online?

I do recommend you get to know a local butcher near you, ask them lots of questions, ask them for advice and best buys, but when you need something hard to find or are sending a gift to someone special, check out one of these steak resources. The links below are affiliate links.

Chicago Steak Company - a premier provider of gourmet steaks, seafood and desserts who continue the long and rich tradition of Delivering Mid-Western Corn-Fed USDA Prime, Black Angus, and Premium USDA Choice steaks to homes and businesses across America.



Omaha Steaks - one of the best know online steak companies around. Headquartered in Nebraska, Omaha Steaks distributes a wide variety of premium steaks, red meats and other gourmet foods. It is a family business and have been since their founding in 1917.

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