From Jersey, with Love

Looking for a great mail-order gift to send out to family, friends or clients? Want to support some Garden State businesses at the same time? At Jersey Bites, we try to go local as much as possible. So we’ve compiled a list of Jersey-based businesses that offer online ordering. Use it now, for holiday shopping, or bookmark the list to use throughout the year! Enjoy!

Enjou Chocolat is a Morristown chocolate shop where visitors can find gift baskets, novelty chocolates, wedding favors and seasonal specialties. Top sellers include their chocolate high-heeled shoes and chocolate-covered potato chips. Enjou Chocolat offers an array of holiday gifts for every chocolate-lover on your list, including chocolate Nutcrackers, Santa’s sleigh, toy soldiers and tons more.

iC003Butterflake Bakery, a kosher bakery in Teaneck, offers everything from pies and pastries to authentic Jewish rye bread and award winning challah. In 2008 and 2009, the bakery received the award for best bakery in Bergen County and was picked as one of the top 5 best bakeries in the New York Metropolitan area by CBS. Their online bakery includes a variety of cakes, rugalach, brownie pops, quiches and challah.

Pat La Frieda Meat Purveyors offers a variety of fresh burgers, hot dogs, steaks and sausages. The North-Bergen-based business ships products via FedEx Next Day Air and all cuts of meat ordered are processed the morning they are shipped. The site has gift packages like the “Burger Bash” package and the “Grilltopia” package, which includes 30-day dry-aged prime boneless rib-eye steaks, original burgers and hot dogs.

Pickle Licious has storefronts in four towns, including two in Teaneck and a presence at farmers markets and other shops statewide. They specialize in pickle, but are also famous for their olives, olive paste, homemade tapenades, stuffed grape leaves and marinated artichokes. At their online store, visitors can shop for all types of pickles, from horseradish to hot and spicy to sweet chili chips. Pickle Licious also sells sauces and dips like pasta sauce, spinach dip and blackberry Chipotle sauce, just to name a few. And if your tree is missing that special something this year, Pickle Licious carries pickle ornaments!

24pc-Collection2 Chicks with Chocolate currently has storefronts in Metuchen, Middletown and South River, and they are coming soon to Somerville. The chocolate store offers an online selection of gift boxes with a wide range of chocolates from Passion Fruit Caramel to Lemon Pie to Peanut Butter Ganache and so many more! They also offer chocolate covered popcorn and a selection of “create your own” boxes and bars.

Olive That and More! is based in Montclair and sells an array of quality extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, sea salts, artisanal pastas and other interesting gifts. They offer custom gifts for any occasion and budget for all the foodies on your list. Their online store offers three gift basket options which include the Italian Trio Traditions, Greek Trio Traditions and Mushroom Medley Trio. Each basket is a set of three 2.2 oz. bottles of olive oil. They encourage customers to e-mail to inquire about creating custom gifts.

Vintage North Jersey Thanks to changes in NJ law, it’s now possible to ship New Jersey wines. If you love a wine from one of Vintage North Jersey’s 10 wineries, located in the four northwestern counties of the state, but you have no time to get there, call them to ship to you. Looking for a “personalized” gift? Call Old York Cellars for their “What Exit” wine personalized with the recipients exit number. Want a basket of wine and other food goodies? Call Four Sisters Winery or Terhune Orchards and Winery. Need a cranberry wine to complement Christmas dinner? Call Brook Hollow Winery or Westfall Winery. Or a nice apple wine for desert? Cava Winery has that covered. Need a big red for that roast beef dinner? Try Ventimiglia Vineyards, Unionville Vineyards or Beneduce Vineyards’ delicious reds. Feel like a warm glass of spiced, mulled wine? Call Villa Milagro Vineyards for their Feliz Navidad. All Vintage North Jersey wineries are open for the holidays and will ship wine until Dec. 22 for delivery in the state by Dec. 24.

Harvey’s Revenge Hot Sauce is located in Long Valley, and the idea for the company came from a simple desire to blend hot peppers, fresh vegetables and spices to add unique flavor to any meal. Online customers can choose from three hot sauce options to order for all lovers of spicy food, which include Medium, Smokin’ Hot and Double X.

Tassot Apiaries, Inc. is a family-run honey business located in Hunterdon County. They specialize in raw, chemical-free, high quality honey and bee products, and sell beeswax candles, handcrafted soaps and of course, honey. Aside from what everyone knows as honey, Tassot Apiaries sells whipped honey, honey with cinnamon, honey with hot pepper and unprocessed, unrefined honeycomb. For family members or friends who love honey on their morning toast, surprise them with a gift they will use and love.

230245-Collages-Web-2Delicious Orchards is based in Colts Neck and has a 60,000-square-foot retail market that specializes in fresh fruits and vegetables. They offer a wide array of baked goods all made on-site in their scratch bakery. They offer the finest meats and cheeses with unique deli, prepared foods and grocery sections. They sell an array of gift baskets, like their best selling fruit and bakery box, coffees and teas, as well as holiday favorites like gingerbread men.

We know this is just a starter list. If you have recommendations for other New Jersey-based, foodie-friendly businesses that offer online ordering, let us know in the comments!