Quite a few things I’ve browsed and would love to try, but the prices Always seem inflated to just take a trial plunge. I’m sure to due shipping and GB’s cut. Turtle soup from Commanders seems like it would ship well, so That’s on my list when my Keto diet ends. DiFaria seems like it would be a fail?
In general, better to order directly from the shop.
For exmple, I have used it for Russ and Daughters a few times. But I always want to request “center cut” and “big, beautiful slices” for lox and “private reserve” for smoked sturgeon. I can do that on their site or call them up to modify an online order from their site. But not from GoldBelly. Where Goldbelly has an advantage is for big orders where R&D shipping charges will go up while Goldbelly’s stays closer to the minimum shipping.
I had $10 off $50 with Amex and it never penciled out to use it.
I agree Barry, order direct when you can. I’m assuming many of these places are now offering product because GB makes it easier. I’ve been trying to order Cochon Butcher for years but they won’t ship. Now they will on GB, but I’m not paying $25 Per for a le Pig Mac.
Primanti’s - awful
DiFara - mediocre
Pizzeria Bianco - very good
Two Fat Cats - mediocre
Gino’s East - mediocre
Russ & Daughters - excellent but costly
Yonah Shimmel - good
Town Hall Deli - very good
Bread & Roses - excellent
Centerville Pie - very good
William Greenberg - very good
Sable’s - excellent
It’s rarely a good value but they offer some nice special occasion treats.
Yeah primantis is garbage. The one time I went I was eating some sawdust dry sandwich and asked for sauce and the server was like “we don’t use sauce”. I told him “yeah I can tell…” first and last visit.
I tried Primanti’s based on college era nostalgia circa 1976 - 1980. Back then it was one location at the docks that was only open Midnight to until Noon (I think). A Cheesesteak with Bacon and Egg was the thing. It was amazing from a “college guy after a night of partying” perspective. Fast forward to 2020,
My son ordered a whole seasoned, rolled, and tied porchetta from LaFrieda using Goldbelly, delivered overnight to my office in Los Angeles. It arrived cold (the ice packs were still frozen), on time, and was delicious after he cooked it according to the enclosed directions.
Somebody at Ohio State decided to rip off Primanti’s and bring in a Panini’s when I was there. It was glorious bar food until I ate a turkey sandwich one night and spent two days in the bathroom and bed. Still can’t look at that bread with soggy fries on it without wincing…from either place.
They ship overnight so the bagels are pretty fresh. They wrap each bagel individually or 2 together.
I need to also mention that the nova is hand sliced!
The nova itself is worth the price!
The best I have ever tasted. Velvety smooth!