Help a top local restaurant in the U.S. with a purchase of one of these, the best mail order shelf-stable foods and pantry items for sale right now. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has the run-down.
ordering by mail from a top restaurant in the U.S. = win-win
The restaurant industry has been hit incredibly hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. Many eateries have temporarily shuttered their doors, and the rest have had to pivot to offering only take out and delivery.
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Many of us have beloved restaurants and bars that we would love to be able to support at this really hard time. One thing we can do is buy some restaurant merchandise if it’s available. Another is purchasing gift certificates for that happy day when we are all free to dine out again.
Something else we can do, even in this time of social distancing? Stock up on condiments. In addition to serving meals to go, many of the top local restaurants in the United States have pivoted to selling and shipping famous condiments from their kitchens.
We’re talking shelf-stable pantry items: basics like sauces, jams, and oils – and even more extravagant goodies, like mixes and cereals.
And since we know that nearly everyone has been cooking a lot more than usual since the start of the stay-at-home, #WFH era, this is a chance to spice up your at-home cooking. In a tough time, this can be a small win-win for everyone.
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The Best Mail Order Foods Right Now from Top Local Restaurants
If you want to help keep your favorite restaurant running – or support a faraway eatery that you know means a lot to the local community – you’ve got lots of options.
For starters, check out these twelve terrific products, all of which are available for shipping in the U.S.
1. Sauce from Nong’s Khao Man Gai (Portland)
The Oregon restaurant’s signature sauce is made with garlic, ginger and fresh chili, and is full of flavor. It makes an amazing marinade, a fantastic salad dressing, and you can put it on just about anything.
BUY NOW $12.
2. Papalote Salsa (San Francisco)
Papalote Salsa has four of their incredible dips for sale: original, chipotle, habañero, and Serrano-tomatillo. They all contain different levels of heat, meaning there is a salsa available for every palate.
BUY NOW $6.99.
3. Jams from Sqirl (Los Angeles)
As well as selling individual jars of their legendary jam (blood orange and hibiscus, blood orange and vanilla, and rhubarb kumquat), Sqirl also has a monthly jam club for those who are especially passionate about supporting them during this difficult time.
BUY NOW $14.
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4. Hot Sauce from No. 7 Subs (New York)
If you’re missing the amazing sandwiches from No. 7 Subs, there’s a partial solution. Order your very own bottle of their famous hot sauce, so that you can add their delicious blend of habañeros, vinegar, caramel and garlic to whatever you’re making at home.
BUY NOW $9.
5. Granola from Hell’s Backbone Grill & Farm (Utah)
This amazing granola is full of flaxseeds and almonds, making it as nutritious as it is tasty. Flavored with maple syrup, coconut, cinnamon, honey and vanilla, it will make an at-home breakfast so good that you can imagine you are having brunch out with friends.
BUY NOW $12.
6. Relish from Butcher & Bee (Nashville & Charleston)
Butcher & Bee is famous for their tangy jars of relish, and now you can have some with an afternoon snack, or whatever meal you’re whipping up in your own kitchen.
BUY NOW $12.50.
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7. Co-Op Hot Sauce from Honey Butter Fried Chicken (Chicago)
This is the same out-of-this-world hot sauce you can find at the HBFC restaurant, and now you can have some at home to remind you of everything there is to look forward to when all of this is over.
BUY NOW $7.
8. Houjicha Milk Jam from Konbi (Los Angeles)
Konbi’s legendary milk jam has just four ingredients: houjicha, cream, sugar and salt. Order a jar a jar to have in our own pantry.
BUY NOW $13.
9. Chili Oil from Xi’an Famous Foods (New York)
The popular New York chain is now shipping party-sized bags of their famous chili oil to anywhere in the United States. It includes over 30 secret spices, is packed with flavor, and is the secret culinary weapon you didn’t know you needed.
BUY NOW $30.
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10. Sourdough Starter from Porridge + Puffs (Los Angeles)
With the help of this magical jar from Porridge + Puffs, you can be the one person out of a million who actually makes a successful loaf of sourdough on their first try.
BUY NOW $10.
11. Red Flint Cornbread Mix from Junebaby (Seattle)
All you need to do is add water, oil, and eggs, and you’ll have Junebaby’s famous cornbread ready to eat at home. It’s made with Oregon red flint cornmeal, and is absolutely scrumptious. You can also order Chef Eduardo’s jams, ancient grain pancake mix and down-home sorghum syrup.
BUY NOW $18.
12. Pasta Sauce from Il Mulino (New York City)
If you’re making pasta at home, you’re going to want a jar of the amazing tomato basil sauce from New York’s Il Mulino. They also have marinara, Bolognese and vodka sauces in stock to help keep your home-cooked meals varied and exciting.
BUY NOW $15.
the mail order foods from top local restaurants to buy right now
Help a top local restaurant in the U.S. with a purchase of one of these, the best mail order shelf-stable foods and pantry items for sale right now.
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Abbie Martin Greenbaum grew up in New York City and currently lives in Brooklyn, where she drinks a lot of coffee and matches roommates together for a living. At Oberlin College, she studied English and Cinema, which are still two of her favorite things, along with dessert and musical theater. She believes in magic.