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Gourmet Foods

Epicurean Delights for the True Gourmand

Spice up your life with an item or two from our featured foods list. With selections that include everything from sauces and seasonings to sweets and specialty stores, our guide to gourmet goods will whet your appetite.


Kolikof Caviar Imperial is one of several varieties of sustainably farmed fish eggs

Kolikof Caviar Imperial

Run by a family-owned company of Russian descent, Kolikof sources sustainable caviar from the finest farms around the world. You can eat it as a snack or add it to a classy, home-cooked meal.

Eat your fill

The Kronfli Brothers All-Purpose Sauce are vegan and gluten-free

Kronfli Brothers All-Purpose Sauces

The Kronfli brothers and esteemed chef Lior Hillel --- behind restaurants including Bacari PDR in Los Angeles --- have created a trio of versatile and delicious multi-purpose sauces. You can dress and marinate meats, salads, veggies and more!

Pour it on

The spices and herbs are dried by Chef Eric Crowley himself

Chef Eric's Savory Seasonings, Sizzle and Smooth

This dynamic duo of hand blended spices from chef Eric Crowley brings gourmet quality flavor to your culinary creations.

Sprinkle some on

Use Amoretti Flavored Syrups to make quality gourmet creations

Amoretti Flavored Syrups

Let these naturally made syrups add a touch of sweet flavor to hot drinks, icy treats, baked goods and any other gourmet creation
- without the extra calories.

Add a pump or two

Freshly cultivated olives are used to make Olive Oil and Beyond's Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive Oil and Beyond's Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Bring out the best in any dish you make with this premium artisan cooking oil.

Made from the freshest olives

Maya Kaimal Vegan and Vegetarian Indian Sauces are perservative and gluten-free

Maya Kaimal's Vegan and Vegetarian Sauces

Give your tastesbuds a trip to India with these health-conscious and perservative-free curries and masalas.

Bring home the flavors of India

Amabito no Moshio Japanese sea salt, one of GAYOT's featured gourmet products

Amabito no Moshio Sea Salt

This salt is made by drying seaweed on the beach, rinsing it in a saltwater pool, and boiling the brine in a clay pot over a wood fire.

The best-quality Japanese sea salt on the market

Chuao's Spicy Maya Bar features dark chocolate with cinnamon, cayenne pepper and pisalla chile

Chuao Chocolatier
Southern California's Chuao Chocolatier relies on European technique and Venezuelan cacao to make its imaginative fusion chocolate.

Satisfy your chocolate craving

Read GAYOT's review of Cinco Jotas Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, one of the finest hams in the world

Cinco Jotas Ibérico de Bellota
Made from pure breed Ibérico (Pata Negra) pigs, this cured Spanish ham has an exquisite, nutty-sweet flavor that comes from the animals being fed a diet of wild acorns.

Meat that will make your mouth water

Starbucks Reserve Sun-Dried Ethiopia Harrar coffee is available by the bean at select locations in major U.S. cities

Starbucks Reserve Sun-Dried Ethiopia Harrar
The ubiquitous java giant now sells limited-edition, single-origin coffees from some of the world's most famous coffee-growing regions.

Grind it fresh at home

Packed with nutrients, Umi No Jinenjyo is a type of seaweed harvested from Toyama Bay, Japan

Umi No Jinenjyo
Sold by Japanese food importer Mutual Trading Company, Umi No Jinenjyo is a delicious, nutrient-dense seaweed harvested from Toyama Bay. Try it over rice, or as a salad.

A different kind of green

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