Regional Foodie Favorites That Ship Straight to Your Wedding
Famed New York City bakery Milk Bar, founded by renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi, upped the ante for wedding cakes everywhere with its signature naked cakes in a variety of delicious flavors—chocolate chip, birthday, dulce de leche and salted pretzel are just some of the options.
How to Get It: Cakes are shipped via UPS Next Day Air with a $250 handling fee and an overnight shipping fee (typically $100 to $200), and range in price from $400 to $1,200, depending on the size and number of cake tiers.
Where to Get It: MilkBarStore.com
Ben's Chili Bowl
Open since 1958, this DC landmark on U Street is home to some seriously legendary secret-recipe chili, half-smoke hot dogs, burgers and other fun diner-style fare.
How to Get It: Meat, chili and sauces are shipped via FedEx 2Day and FedEx Home Delivery from $10 to $75, and products range from $40 to $160 per pack and pint.
Where to Get It: BensChiliBowl.com
The Salt Lick
Texans don't mess around when it comes to their barbecue—so most can agree that The Salt Lick, based in Driftwood, Texas, is the not-to-miss choice for pit-smoked brisket, ribs and other meats (the recipes date to the mid-1800s!).
How to Get It: Different barbecue packages start at $35 and are shipped via UPS Next Day and 2nd Day Air. Shipping cost is calculated according to the weight of the product and the shipping address's zip code.
Where to Get It: SaltLickBBQ.com
If thin-crust pizza isn't going to cut it at your after-party, let Giordano's deep-dish, stuffed pies take the lead. Its famous Chicago-style pizzas offer cheese, pepperoni, sausage and spinach topping choices. Heart-shaped pies are even available!
How to Get It: Pizzas are priced from $59 for a 2-pack to $119 for a 6-pack, including shipping charges for FedEx Ground (additional charges will apply for FedEx Express).
Where to Get It: Giordanos.com
Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.
It doesn't have to be summer to enjoy lobster rolls, since Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. ships the iconic Maine treat fresh year-round. Lobster stew, lobster pot pies and its award-winning lobster mac and cheese can all be shipped as well.
How to Get It: Products starting at $34 are usually shipped via UPS 2nd Day Air with various shipping charges, and large orders (20+ cases) are shipped by frozen truck.
Where to Get It: HancockGourmetLobster.com
Widmer's Cheese Cellars
Widmer's Cheese Cellars cheesemakers have been handcrafting world-class brick, Colby and cheddar cheese since 1922, making it easy for Wisconsinites to show their state pride anywhere.
How to Get It: Products ranging from $4 to $67 are shipped via UPS with various charges.
Where to Get It: WidmersCheese.com
Louisiana Crawfish Company
Order live crawfish (or the pre-boiled and seasoned variety) from the Louisiana Crawfish Company for a true Cajun-style feast, complete with corn on the cob, potatoes and andouille sausage.
How to Get It: Shipping is via FedEx and UPS or through cargo with Southwest Airlines for an airport pickup. Pricing is based on volume and season.
Where to Get It: LACrawfish.com
Sterling Coffee Roasters
Add some signature Portland brew to your reception from Sterling Coffee Roasters coffeehouse, where the beans represent a true Pacific Northwest style of coffee that's light to medium with a sweet finish.
How to Get It: Shipping is free via USPS Priority Mail, with coffee ranging from $13 to $17 per 10-ounce bag.
Where to Get It: Sterling.Coffee