Gourmet Spotting: Great taste, in the mail

Need a quick hostess gift that doesn’t require wrapping? We think a gourmet box for foodies is always in good taste. Especially when it gives back a little too.

Yes, we already delivered a spiffy round-up of amazing gift subscription services for adults, but we couldn’t help including this fun new find that brings carefully curated gourmet goodies to your favorite foodies. Gourmet Spotting is a new NYC start-up by two globe-trotting foodies, who love to share their locally sourced and organic finds from around the world to help reinvigorate meals at home.

Each month you’ll get full-size gourmet products ranging from spices to teas to hot sauce to pasta to macarons. The box I tried included a huge bag of orechiette, a jar of hot sauce, a bottle of delicious organic, white truffle-infused olive oil straight from Italy, fair trade chocolates from Madagascar, and oodles of high quality tea that’s somehow helping me muddle through a nasty case of strep throat. Each item is something that I can imagine a friend choosing for me, and the packaging is pretty, too.

As you might guess, it’s pricier than a box of little snacks, although $29.99 (plus shipping) a month is less than a lot of foodie boxes we’ve seen lately. Plus you’ll get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that for each box purchased, they donate a meal to charity.

They also have gourmet gift boxes available, if you’re not up for surprises. Not that anyone minds being surprised by truffles, right? -Delilah

Find Gourmet Gift Boxes and purchase monthly Tasting Box subscriptions at Gourmet Spotting.


Senior Associate Editor Delilah S. Dawson puts the chic in geek. Ask her anything about Star Wars. Really.

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