As soon as I read about Goldbely.com, I knew I had found a site that I would love. They aggregate (and curate) some of the best local foods from around the country and allow you to order them to be shipped fresh, right to your door. You can order a steak from Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn, a deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati’s in Chicago, or ice cream sandwiches from Jeni’s of Columbus, Ohio fame. They have a really good showing from some of NYC’s best with Katz’s Deli, Zabar’s, Barney Greengrass, Sarah Beth’s, Seredipity 3 (and their famous Frrrozen hot chocolate), some black and white cookies, and even our favorite corner butcher, Esposito’s. And that’s just a sampling.
I held an “ice cream party” for my team at work to celebrate their good, hard work over the summer and ordered up those Jeni’s Macaroon ice cream sandwiches. I got two packs of 8, which had 4 flavors:
Salty Caramel with Smoked Almonds
Orchid Vanilla Bean
We split each of them into quarters and dug in.
Each one was better than the last. Though I think the salty caramel won out by a smidge for me. The chocolate hazelnut was a very close second, however. And they were all really great and a really fun treat for everyone.
They kept me very updated on when it would be delivered and it came incredibly fast. I also don’t feel like they are ridiculously upcharged, and it all seemed worth it for the experience (and much cheaper than a plane ticket and a hotel!)
I also recommended Cranberry Island Kitchen to Goldbely (they have a recommendation option at the bottom of the page). Cranberry Island Kitchen made the whoopie pies we had at our wedding, which were stupendous. Luckily, Goldbely liked them as much as we did and they are already up on the site!
And hey, if you do decide sign up, if you use my link you will get $20 off an order of $50 or more and I’ll get some credit to buy more treats… so you know… do yourself AND NYCNomNom a favor and use my referral link: http://curebit.com/x/ZKby7A (and no… I wasn’t paid for this review… I just really really dig Goldbely!)