When planning a party, especially a large one, using prepared foods can be a huge time saver. Cooking for five or six people is one thing, but what about cooking for 12, 20, or 50? If you'd rather not handle the stress, there are options such as recruiting help from friends, hiring a caterer, or buying prepared appetizers. Here are some companies that will deliver high-quality appetizers right to your door. Just heat and serve.
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One of the best around, Dean & Deluca is sometimes pricey, but they have great customer service and always deliver. They have a great overall selection of caviar, smoked fish, herbs and spices, truffles, oils, artisan cheeses, premium meats and seafood, foie gras, chocolates, honey, sauces, pre-made hors-d'oeuvres, and more.
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D'Artagnan is one of the top companies in the country for foie gras and game. They have a great variety of high-end quality gourmet appetizers such as duck pot au feu with foie gras, French pates, vol au vent with foie gras and truffles, black truffle mousse, wild boar terrine, and more.
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If you love lobster, Hancock Gourmet is the place to go. They have a fantastic selection of lobster products including some delicious appetizers perfect for serving at your next party. Lobster cakes, lobster pot pies, lobster salads, puff pastries, soups and stews, and their famous lobster mac and cheese beg to be enjoyed.
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iGourmet is one of the best specialty food stores around with a nice selection of snacks and appetizers for your party. Check out their assortment of Spanish tapas, antipasto, cheese assortments, and other hors-d'oeuvres.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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If you are looking for great tasting appetizers to serve at your next party or get together, check out the incredible choices at AppetizersUSA. They offer over 160 appetizers, hors-d'oeuvres, and desserts that get shipped directly to you. The company is used by caterers and five-star restaurants and resorts all across the United States and offer the same great products for home shoppers. Almost all of their appetizers are handmade.
This family-owned business has been around since 1976. Originally founded in New York City, the Appetizer Store now does business out of Scottsdale, Arizona. The items are shipped frozen and you bake them, but everything tastes very fresh and restaurant-quality. The prices are reasonable and the customer service is excellent.
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Big Chef has a world of flavors—American, Asian, Brazilian, Latin, Mediterranean, and fusion. It's all delicious and they promise a big taste in the size of a bite. Everything should be better than homemade unless you have a multi-cultural posse of food wizards in your kitchen always working on something new.
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Try some stuffed olives from this Philadelphia landmark, all hand-stuffed in-house. They have lots of other good party treats here, including cheeses, pates, caviar, smoked fish, and charcuterie.
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Specializing in smoked salmon (which they do a fantastic job with), Mackenzie's also has a wide selection of gourmet appetizers, caviar, and cheeses.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Shop here for great seafood appetizers, including smoked salmon spread, Dungeness crab cakes, and a smokehouse sampler. You can also get great seafood and there's a wide selection of other prepared foods.