This year, millions of people aren’t able to travel home for the holidays. The thought of missing out on moments with family stings, but not getting your comfort food favorites? Say it ain't so.
That’s where Goldbelly shines. The self-described “first national food-e-commerce ecosystem” delivers regional favorites from some of the country’s best restaurants to every corner of the United States. From New York's iconic bagels to Philly's classic cheesesteaks, there are endless nostalgic food options to send to yourself or loved ones. Here are some of the best comfort foods you can order to your door no matter where life finds you this season.
Bagels & Lox
No one does bagels quite like New York, and the city's arguably most iconic bagel and lox institution, Russ & Daughters, sells a slew of items perfect for a holiday brunch. The Smoked Salmon Medley includes bagels and cream cheese for six for $179, and the New York Brunch, with smoked salmon, cream cheese, bagels, chocolate babka, and coffee, feeds six for $179. Manhattan’s beloved Ess-a-Bagel offers a six-person bagel, cream cheese, and lox spread for $90. You can’t go wrong with any option.
It’s not always easy to find quality Southern-style BBQ north of the Mason Dixon line, but thanks to Austin’s legendary Franklin Barbecue, you can order an entire brisket to your doorstep. The best brisket in the world will set you back $249, but it’s worth it. Chicken lovers can order chicken with their signature Alabama white sauce from Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q or a big rack of award-winning ribs for $70. If midwest barbecue is more your style, Joe's KC sells its classic burnt ends with a slab of ribs and pound of brisket for $104.
Another New York favorite is banana pudding—specifically the kind from Magnolia Bakery. It's a must-try for all NYC visitors, but now you can ship big bowls of the uber creamy treat to anyone with a sweet tooth for between $56. Magnolia also has seasonal flavor options like the current Pumpkin Gingersnap Banana Pudding.
Name a more comforting dish than a warm bowl of soup. You can’t. Blount’s Family Chicken Soups in Fall River, MA, will send a variety of flavors, including creamy tomato, clam chowder, lobster bisque, and broccoli cheddar, to your home this season (each $39 for six to eight servings). Got a soft spot for salty matzo ball soup? New York's Veselka will send two quarts of it (or chicken noodle) for $69.
Americans love sandwiches, from lobster rolls to muffalettas and everything in between. If you or someone you love can’t make it home to the Northeast, six lobster rolls and a quart of creamy clam chowder from Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. in Maine will ease the blow for $129. For those missing Philadelphia, a four-pack of Pat’s King of Steak’s Original Philly Cheesesteak for $99 is an ideal holiday gift. Or send a two-pack of New Orlean’s legendary Muffulettas from Central Grocery to someone you love for $109.
What better gift to give than some of the world’s best pizza? You can get mouthwateringly good pies from New York, Chicago, Detroit, and more shipped anywhere. Order a two-pack Classic Neapolitan from Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn, and the beloved 84-year-old owner will prepare it himself (just like he’s been doing for over 50 years). If deep-dish gives you the warm fuzzies, Bartolini’s of Chicago will deliver a three-pack of any deep dish you’d like for $139. And for those who prefer the square, airy crust of Detroit pizza, Detroit Style Pizza Co. ships pizza three-packs for $85. These are holiday gifting #goals.