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best gourmet food gifts and stores in Manhattan area

lemonginger | Jan 10, 2004 07:25 AM

What are the best gourmet food gifts that are exclusive to New York, that can travel in my suitcase back home to Hawaii? Also, where are the best gourmet stores that are easily accessed via Manhattan subways, bus, or foot? I won't have a car when I visit. I was hoping to find the Silver Palate food store since I have all their cookbooks, but could not find it. Obviously I can't bring home anything fresh, perishable, or easily crushed. I'd like to bring back gifts special to New York, and not things I can find back home. I am NOT interested in wine, salamis or other meat products, or cheese. I don't care for beautiful baskets and packaging, and don't think Harry & David is all that special. I am hoping to find delicious, unusal, high-quality, special to New York dressings, condiments, dips, salsas, sauces, unusual olives, snacks, etc. I prefer organic products. I browsed the Best Food Holiday Gifts messages on the BEST Board and General Topics Message Board "What is your most memorable mail order gift", but nothing caught my eye other than some special anchovy stuffed green olives at Zabars.

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