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New York food gifts (Coffee, Cheese, Wine, Olives)


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New York food gifts (Coffee, Cheese, Wine, Olives)

Bone Thug n Hominy | | Dec 18, 2009 09:20 PM


I'm putting together a small NYC food gift basket for someone, and I was just hoping to get a little feedback:

Coffee: I was thinking Stumptown (because of the incredibly cool-looking containers), but I can't seem to get out of work early enough, or into work late enough, to stop during their store hours. I mean, no Saturday hours? Can I purchase their coffee anywhere else? If not, are there any other suggestions? Quality is obviously priority #1, but a nice container would be great.

Cheese: This should be easy. I think I'm going to Saxelby's for this one. I did Murray's last year and would like to switch it up. Any suggestions for a hard, but not overly-sharp cheese? Something along the lines of Grana Padano.

Olives: Similarly to the coffee request, there are plenty of great places where I can buy and package it myself in a mason jar, but do any places sell big, fresh olives in ready-to-gift containers?

Wine: I'm clueless when it comes to wine, but I just wanted to add one more element to the basket. I suppose I'll just go to Astor and ask helplessly, unless (long-shot) someone can recommend a good, earthy, red in the $20-40 range.

Thanks very much

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