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Manon03 May 5th, 2014 07:43 AM

Where to mail order French gourmet products?
 
Hi,

I'm visiting London actually and would like to order gourmet products from France for my grandparents and my nephew who live in Birmingham. Anyone have recommendations for excellent gourmet items?

PalenQ May 5th, 2014 08:09 AM

http://www.fauchon.com/en/

PalenQ May 5th, 2014 09:59 AM

In London simply hop into Harrods for such gourmet French stuff.

Christina May 5th, 2014 10:14 AM

You don't even know what they like? Why are you buying them gourmet French products if they don't have any special interest in them. I get a catalog for some in the US but they are many times more expensive than buying them in Paris and nothing is usually that great that it's worth it. The best products are fresh, not something you get by mail. I can't even imagine what that would be, the only special things I like in France are baked goods that go stale quickly, and some chocolate which you can probably buy anywhere (although I like Swiss better), and cheeses. But given London is closer, I'm sure there is more available in specialty shops rather than mail order.

Here's a place in London http://www.londonfinefoods.co.uk/cat...t+French+Foods

they do mail order

kerouac May 5th, 2014 10:45 AM

I used to order lots of goodies from Léon Fargues.

http://www.leonfargues.fr/

Robert2533 May 5th, 2014 10:56 AM

See today's New York Times: From Riots and Rebels to Juice Bars and Tapas, a New Brixton Emerges

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/05/wo...ef=todayspaper

http://www.frenchbubbles.co.uk/Champagne-Fromage/

kerouac May 5th, 2014 11:25 AM

Well, I don't know if that will help someone who wants to order products for Birmingham, England. ;-)

AlessandraZoe May 5th, 2014 11:41 AM

I hold an annual wine and cheese party. The star of the show is always my order from...
http://www.fromages.com/en/

And I even live in a city where I can get good cheeses. I do buy great local cheeses, but as far as imports, these are much fresher.

The order comes swiftly and is well packaged. As I re-wrap the cheeses (as <i>fromages</i> recommends), I get to smell France.

Wonderful.

Karmen May 7th, 2014 04:50 AM

Living in London, the companies I've been to with excellent gourmet products are varlhona and Delices & Gourmandises. Varlhona's chocolates are perfect as welll as Delices & Gourmandises Duck terrine with onion confit.
http://delicesandgourmandises.blogspot.fr/

flpab May 7th, 2014 06:11 AM

Our publix has French butter now. I use to be able to get it in Key West but this is in a dome shape with sea salt. It is so good. They sell many President items now. Vogue magazine has an article on French butter this month.

Manon03 May 9th, 2014 07:15 AM

Thanks for recommendations , I'll try with the one Christina recommended, I think it will lessen my task.My grandparents enjoy French food as well as my little nephew does. Don't worry, I'll try to order pastries at Delices & Gourmandises too and will be seeing the other companies ,anyway I'd be pleased if you can tell me more about the companies' services, products quality (French bubbles,Delices & Gourmandises..) do French bubbles do mail order?

Karmen May 15th, 2014 08:00 AM

Not only are the products offered by Delices & Gourmandises delicious but the company services is also perfect. The items were delivered just in 2 days and each year they give prizes too.

lilyduv Jul 4th, 2014 05:44 AM

to Karmen or other
http://delicesandgourmandises.blogspot.fr/

do you know where I can find the blog in English? My French is very bad ...

Christina Jul 4th, 2014 06:55 AM

You won't find that blog translated into English, if it were, it would be on its own website.

Karmen Jul 7th, 2014 01:10 AM

Here is one of Delices & Gourmandises English blog I discovered recently http://delicesandgourmandises.over-blog.com/

I don't know if there are others


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