I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite gourmet-culinary products, which I will be adding to it from time to time. If you love to cook, eat, or give food or kitchen items as gifts, you will love the recommendations below.
My philosophy about food is to eat smart – That means eating food that’s “clean” and not full of junk. I love to eat but it’s important to eat food that’s “real” and avoid products that are packaged, processed and chemically enhanced. Even many health foods are actually junk food. Most of the products below share my “eat smart” philosophy and some are just for fun. Part of having a long, healthy life is to enjoy it and not feel deprived, right?
But then, we also love indulgent gifts like wine, chocolate, and other treats. I have a list of those too to order for holidays, special occasions or just to say thank you to people you appreciate.
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Superfoods and food items for better health and longevity
The Maca Team -sells products directly from Peru. Get the highest quality Maca root powder from a family-run company who cares. Organic, free trade, non-GMO. Maca root products from Peru. Maca will help improve your hormonal, physical and emotional state each and every day.
Vital Choice – Wild organic seafood delivered straight to your door. Wild seafood, particularly salmon is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids. If you do not live near the ocean and want high-quality seafood, this site is awesome.
Art of Tea – Tea contains numerous antioxidants and other health benefits. Art of Tea is a Los Angeles-based organic tea company with a wide variety of teas and gifts available online. Their tea blends are outstanding and it’s a perfect site to order gifts because they come packaged beautifully. Enjoy the health benefits of organic tea.
Buddha Herbs – Herbal blends, detoxes, teas for wellness and immunity. Buddha Herbs is a family owned company based in New York.
Their philosophy: Mother Nature contains exotic secrets of healthy living, handed down to generations over centuries. Modern science has reached the same conclusion through scientific research. Buddha’s Herbs is also playing its part in this natural revolution and evolution by making this wealth of natural energy accessible to people. All Buddha’s Herbs products are made under strict quality guidelines and by applying utmost care and love preserving the freshness and effectiveness of nature’s offerings. We believe our humble contribution will make the society become healthier and wealthier in body and soul.
They offer herbal teas, herbal supplements, vitamins and minerals and green teas.
Hyley’s Tea – for detox and weight loss. It’s an innovative company well known for its wellness teas and detox teas. They take pride in offering a premium quality tea at an affordable price. With an extensive line of teas & tea gift sets, you’ll find a cup of tea just right for you.
Sudden Coffee – This “instant” coffee is crystallized and is better than Starbucks. Recommended by the New York Times, Fast Company, Food and Wine, Kitchen, and Epicurious. It comes in a little vial that you mix with hot water. 100% Arabic, single origin beans. It tastes fresh because it’s freeze-dried. Try it, you’ll like it.
JavaPresse – Enjoy an organic coffee of the month club as well as unique coffee accessories and equipment. French Press, Pour over and Burr Grinder. Each coffee selection is sourced from small-batch growers. The coffee is shipped within 2 hours of roasting to keep it extra fresh.
Gotta Have Wine
Wine Awesomeness – Receive a monthly shipment of wines from all over the world picked by experts that are affordable. I’ve been enjoying my monthly box and I love that I’m always surprised by the amazing wines I’ve tasted. Every shipment has a specific theme with recipes to match. One month it was pizza and wines and another it was tacos and wine. How fun is that?
Home Meal Deliveries
Farm Fresh to You – For the past several years, I’ve been receiving a box of produce from local farms delivered to my doorstep and I am hooked. My box contains organically grown fruits and vegetables that are fresh and in perfect condition. I can customize my box each time and there is a selection of other culinary treats like balsamic vinegar, olive oil, nuts, honey and other gourmet farm products that I can add to my order.
Home Bistro – If you aren’t into cooking but still want to eat balanced smart eating fresh meals in appropriate portions, check out this wonderful delivery service. Meals are healthy and are the perfect combination for those of us over 50 looking to maintain a healthy weight.
Balance by Bistro MD – Are you on a special diet but don’t have time to shop and cook? Balance by Bistro MD will help you eat to stay healthy, lose weight, and help those on gluten-free, low sodium, or diabetic diets that are physician approved. It is a perfect option for elderly parents who need assistance with meals as well.
Factor 75 – 75 healthy meals sent to your home or office. Organic, non-GMO. Choices include Paleo, Keto, and Dairy Free. Grass-fed and pastured meats, no antibiotics or hormones, gluten, soy, sugar, and artificial sweetener free. Prices depend on how many meals you would like delivered per week.
Gourmet Gift Baskets to give as gifts
Hale Groves – offers beautiful citrus fruits and baskets from Florida’s Indian River region. They offer gift baskets for the holidays and special occasions, gourmet gifts, and monthly fruit deliveries.
ZChocolat.com – Chocolate is important. Right? This company is French and offers beautiful luxury chocolate gifts and gift baskets. zChocolat chocolates are 100% Made in France and are created and produced in the city of Troyes located in the Champagne region by World Champion Chocolatier Pascal Caffet, World Champion Chocolatier. These chocolates are truly the most delicious gifts you can present to that special person on their special day. Each piece is made in the French tradition – high cocoa content, low sugar and 100% pure cocoa butter. What could be better? Now available – Vegan chocolate.
Check out Lobster Gram – How fun is that? Since 1987, Lobster Gram has delivered live Maine lobster, lobster tails, shrimp, chowders, melt in your mouth steaks, desserts and more. Lobster Gram makes an unforgettable gift and includes complete cooking instructions. We offer many gifting options including beautiful gift buckets, personalized gift cards, and E-certificates to allow recipients to conveniently choose the date and location of their package or gift certificate delivery.
DI Bruno Gourmet Cheeses & Meats – From cured meats to stinky (but delicious) cheese, Di Bruno Bros. has an array of culinary gifts and club memberships. Coffee, sweets, oils, vinegar, cocktail supplies and more. Bacon lovers will love their Things to do with Bacon.
More gourmet-culinary products coming soon.