We Tried a Goldbelly Subscription Box and It Satisfied All of Our Cravings

We Tried a Goldbelly Subscription Box and It Satisfied All of Our Cravings

In my 26 years, I’ve lived in a handful of states—California primarily, but also Wisconsin, Ohio and Missouri. People gripe about moving and for good reason—it is a pain. But amid the stress and chaos that is upheaving my life, I find exhilaration in the opportunity to collect friends, memories and places in each new location. And when I say places, I mean parks and museums, sure, but I mostly mean restaurants.

I’ve come to find each city, no matter how small, has its own collection of food traditions (such as my childhood favorite from Cincinnati, goetta). Plus, there are the local haunts that serve these traditions up and keep them alive.

So whether it’s hot salami from Gioia’s Deli in St. Louis or blueberry coffee cake from Hobee’s in Palo Alto, I have a favorite treat specific to all the towns in which I’ve spent time. And, man, do I miss them when I’m gone. Thankfully, Goldbelly is around to satisfy any craving.

What is Goldbelly?

Goldbelly is for people like me. People who miss and crave the hot sandwich they had that one time during a layover in New York City years ago or the ice cream they grew up eating summer after summer in their hometown. It’s also for people who are just plain curious about food.

Founded in 2013 with the mission to “bring people comfort through food,” Goldbelly partners with and uplifts local and regional shops, chefs and restaurants to ship their beloved specialities anywhere in the U.S. So, yes, I could have the aforementioned coffee cake from California on my Wisconsin doorstep in just a few days.

Offerings include Shake Shack burgers, Ina Garten’s coconut cake and rare tropical produce from a company called Miami Fruit. So, it’s safe to say this site has it all.

Prepared products are available for one-time purchase, but Goldbelly also offers meal kits (anyone want to make Carla Hall’s Nashville Hot Fried Chicken with me?), care packages, other subscription boxes, merch and gift cards.

Goldbelly Subscription Box Features

To get a feel for the whole gamut of Goldbelly products, I purchased the 3-month subscription box. Every four weeks from June to August, I received a shipment of one special, sought-after food from across the country that was hand-selected by the Goldbelly team. Talk about a fun food of the month club!

Each box is guaranteed to contain at least four servings (though mine had much more) and arrives with a QR code that outlines storage and preparation instructions for each food item.

How We Tested the Goldbelly Subscription Box

I learned, via email, each box’s contents a few days before it shipped (customization is not possible with this service). Then, I waited with much anticipation until the well-packed, well-insulated treat showed up at my door. Here are the delicious eats I received. 

June: Emporium Pies Cherry Bomb Pie

We Tried a Goldbelly Subscription Box and It Satisfied All of Our Cravings

This beautiful behemoth hails from Emporium Pies in the Dallas Metro Area. (Check out these famous Texas foods.) The thick and luxurious lattice crust tastes like a bakery pastry—a treat within a treat, if you will. And that’s not to mention the tart cherries popping with flavor in each bite.

Thanks to the instructions for heating up the whole pie as well as a single slice, it was so simple for me to enjoy this summertime bliss piece by piece. Psst! Enjoy it a la mode with vanilla ice cream like I did.

July: Central Grocery Muffuletta

We Tried a Goldbelly Subscription Box and It Satisfied All of Our Cravings

If you caught the allusion to my salami obsession earlier, then it should come as no surprise that I love muffuletta. I was buzzing to sample this New Orleans staple—Central Grocery is dubbed the “Home of the Original Muffuletta.” (Learn more recipes native to Louisiana.) 

I received two 9-in. round sesame loaves loaded with Italian meats, Swiss, provolone, marinated olive salad and pickled veggies—one for me and one to give my friend who has been craving the sammy since a trip to NOLA two years ago. The pre-prepared sandwiches weren’t soggy at all and crisped up to perfection in the oven or microwave.

August: PieCaken Bakeshop Strawberry Lemon PieCaken

We Tried a Goldbelly Subscription Box and It Satisfied All of Our Cravings

As a fan of chef and PieCaken Bakeshop founder Zac Young and as someone who’s always been intrigued by Taste of Home’s Chocolate Pecan PieCaken, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this hodgepodge of a dessert.

Straight from the storefront in New York City, this seasonal sweet contains layers of lemon cake, strawberry-swirled cheesecake, lemon frosting and strawberry-rhubarb pie. It’s a summery version of the iconic fall PieCaken. The 6-in.-tall stack was bright, cheery, tasty—and so much easier to slice than you’d expect. Served cold, the cakey concoction required no prep aside from plating. Yes, please! For another Goldbelly treat, try ordering a replica of JFK’s wedding cake.

Pros

  • Famous, high-quality foods 
  • Mix of sweet and savory offerings
  • The surprise element (“What’s next month’s going to be?”)
  • Ability to enjoy foods from other parts of the country
  • Reliability (boxes arrived in a timely manner and every four weeks without fail)
  • Platform for small businesses

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Inability to customize (not ideal for picky eaters or those with allergies or dietary restrictions)

FAQS

How much does a Goldbelly subscription box cost?

The 3-month subscription box costs $249 (shipping is free). Now that’s a pretty penny, but if you travel to eat, then that’s a heck of a lot cheaper than a couple plane tickets.

And if you break it down, each item comes at a discounted price through the subscription service. When purchased individually, the Cherry Bomb pie costs $100, the muffuletta costs $115 and the PieCaken costs $100. So, I unknowingly scored a $66 discount.

Final Verdict

Fun—that’s the word that comes to mind when reflecting on my experience with the 3-month Goldbelly subscription box. Some items were sweet; others savory. Some businesses were historical; others trendy. Some items were seasonal; others mainstays. But they were all pleasant surprises to me.

Although I loved this service and think any culinary explorer would, too, I don’t recommend it to those with dietary restrictions, strong preferences or allergies. Since you can’t control what’s in your box, it’s not the best bet for gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan folks. (That being said, Goldbelly is dutifully working to make its subscriptions more allergy-friendly in the future.)

In the meantime, try any of the company’s many one-off items that fit your tastes. They make for a great food gift!

Where to Buy a Goldbelly Subscription Box

Goldbelly subscriptions are available directly through Goldbelly’s website, as are individual food items. And, of course, if you’re in the same city as your favorite Goldbelly-partnered restaurant, don’t forget to stop by for an in-person purchase!

Source: We Tried a Goldbelly Subscription Box and It Satisfied All of Our Cravings

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Canned Sardine Recipes Even Picky Eaters will Love

Instant Pot Spanish Rice with Sardines in Tomato Sauce Sardine Spaghetti with Chives Canned Sardine Croquettes Salad with Yogurt Dip Sardine Rillettes Fisherman’s Eggs Gochujang Sardines Mini Fish Cakes Crostini ... Read more »

Easy Crescent Roll Taco Pizza Recipe

Last updated on September 24th, 2022 at 02:46 pm easy taco pizza recipe Last updated on September 24th, 2022 at 02:46 pm Easy Crescent Roll Taco Pizza We love tacos ... Read more »

9 fancy copper kettles to complement your kitchen

Our favourite copper kettles 1. Cookworks Pyramid Kettle 2. Dualit CVJK13 Classic Kettle 2. SQ Professional Gems Range Legacy 3. Russell Hobbs K65 Anniversary 4. Smeg KLF03RGEU 5. BOSCH DesignLine ... Read more »

Why You Can Stop Peeling Mushrooms

peeling a mushroom over a basket Regardless if you’re preparing creminis for a mushroom risotto, portobellos for a mushroom burger, or shredding oyster mushrooms for vegan carne asada, mushrooms are ... Read more »

How To Use A Coffee Can As A Last-Minute Grill

Coffee can with coffee beans spilling out Grilling is a true love affair for at least one-fifth of Americans who find themselves firing up the grill several times a month ... Read more »

The Best Rum From Jamaica To Taste On Your Vacation

Table of Contents Jamaica Family Travel Resources Introduction To Our List of Best Rum From Jamaica The Best Rum In Jamaican To Try On Your Next Tropical Vacation 1. Classic ... Read more »

Your state's best independent grocery store revealed

Delightful delis and fantastic farm shops Alabama: Burnette Farms Market, Pelham Alaska: Rainbow Foods, Juneau Arizona: Food Conspiracy Co-op, Tucson Arkansas: Richard’s Country Meat Market, Fayetteville California: Corti Brothers, Sacramento ... Read more »

Best Cream Cheese Mints

The BEST Cream Cheese Mints you’ll ever try! This incredibly easy recipe makes the most delicious,  melt-in-your-mouth cream cheese mints – perfect for the holiday season. Make them in any color ... Read more »

24 Easy Hacks for Coffee-Lovers

Roast Your Own Coffee Beans Grind Your Own Beans without a Coffee Grinder Glaze Your Bacon with Espresso Add a Pinch of Salt to Bitter Coffee Make Your Own Coffee ... Read more »

White Wine-Baked Apples Recipe

Gather The Ingredients For These White Wine-Baked Apples Preheat The Oven And Mix The Chopped Pecans And Spices Together Core The Apples Fill The Apples And Add Butter Add Apple ... Read more »

Aromatic Chicken Pho Recipe

Gather The Ingredients For This Aromatic Chicken Pho Add The Chicken Broth And Spices To A Pot Add The Chicken Thighs, Then Shred Cook The Noodles With Sesame Oil Add ... Read more »

Genius Uses for Baking Soda You Never Knew

Baking Soda Leavens Baked Goods Leavens Fried Foods Cleans Fruits & Vegetables Tenderizes Meat Does Wonders For Eggs Softens Beans & Makes Them Easier To Digest Reduces Bitterness In Tomato ... Read more »

Recipe: Roasted butternut squash mac & cheese

fall comfort food Once the cold weather months are upon us, we begin craving the dishes that keep us warm and stick to our ribs. One favorite for my family ... Read more »

Delicious and Comforting Fall Recipes for Your Instant Pot

Beef and Dark Beer Chili Chicken Noodle Casserole Guinness Beef Shepherd’s Pie Creamy Chicken Stew Bavarian Pot Roast Arkansas: Chicken and Dumplings Skinny Chicken Broccoli Casserole Inside-Out Stuffed Green Bell ... Read more »

20 of the best running gels, drinks and snacks for mid-run fuel

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod/images/best-energy-gels-fuel-runners-1661944159.png Runner’s World Lab Approved 1) Decathlon Aptonia Energy Gel+ 2) Veloforte Fresco Soft Energy Chew 3) SiS Beta Fuel Energy Chew Bar 4) Maurten Gel 100 5) OTE Sports ... Read more »

Pumpkin Hand Pies

Pumpkin Hand Pies Table of contents Easy Baked Mini Pumpkin Turnovers How to Make Pumpkin Hand Pies Tips and Tricks For Perfect Baked Pumpkin Hand Pies What to Serve With ... Read more »

Is Dry Brining Or Wet Brining Better For Thanksgiving Turkey?

Thanksgiving turkey with colorful fruits and vegetables If you happen to be hosting Thanksgiving this year, there’s a good chance you already have various elements of the classic American meal ... Read more »

Is There A Nutritional Difference Between Fertilized And Unfertilized Eggs?

carton of brown eggs with one cracked open When shopping for eggs, it can be difficult to decide which variety to get. There are so many options to decode on ... Read more »

Florence Pugh Says She's "Grateful" to Be a Part of Don’t Worry Darling Amid Film Drama

Florence Pugh Says She’s “Grateful” to Be a Part of Don’t Worry Darling Amid Film Drama Don’t worry darling, Florence Pugh just posted about the controversial film amid all the ... Read more »

Collagen vs whey protein: what’s the difference?

What is collagen? What is whey protein? Collagen vs whey protein: What’s the difference? Joint and skin health Muscle growth Recovery and pain relief  Weight loss Amino acids Collagen vs ... Read more »

The Easy Trick For Stemming Kale Quickly

Bowl of kale Vegetables are a key part of a healthy diet, and yet a mere 10% of U.S. adults meet the daily intake recommendations, as reported by the CDC. When ... Read more »

Why It Pays To Sear Meat Before Putting It In A Slow Cooker

Meat searing in a pan Did you have a long, stressful day at work? The last thing you probably want to do is cook, and that’s why the slow cooker ... Read more »

‘Bro got a refund’: Man asks Hinge date to pay him back for Chipotle—because they’re not going on a second date

Man speaking with hands together and shoulders shrugged (l) Chipotle burrito wrapped on brown paper (c) man speaking on speaker phone holding receipt (r) TikToker Big E the Insurance Guy ... Read more »

18 Dishes You Never Knew You Could Make in a Slow Cooker

18 Unexpected Slow Cooker Recipes You Never Knew You Could Make 1. A Whole Ham 23. Corned Beef 50. Low-Calorie Braised Brisket with Horseradish Cream Kansas – Meatloaf 7. French ... Read more »

Churro waffles for breakfast: Try the recipe

Cinnamon-y, sugar-y churros are about to get the waffle treatment. “Do you love churros but hate leaving the house to buy them? Now you can enjoy the flavor at home ... Read more »

Why Netflix Should Ditch the Binge Model

The Binge Model Is What Made Netflix Successful Why the Binge Model Doesn’t Work Anymore For Audiences The Binge Model Can Ruin the Pacing of a Season of Television The ... Read more »

How The Food Pyramid Has Changed Over Time

food pyramid made with real food Unless you are very new to this planet, you probably have a clear picture of the food pyramid seared into your mind’s eye, or ... Read more »

How to get rid of moths – 9 strategies to save clothes and furnishings from destruction

9 ways to get rid of moths in the home 1. Store out-of-season clothes properly 2. Deep clean your closet 3. Keep clothes squeaky clean 4. Use a natural moth ... Read more »

Disneyland v. Disney World: Which will be your happiest place on Earth?

The bottom line 1. Cats Clean The Grounds Want that Disney World vacation without the high price? 3. You Won’t See A Character Point Their Finger 4. You’re a Marvel ... Read more »

Domino's customer left shocked when bright green pizza arrives slating pesto drizzle as 'gross'

The customer was not a happy bunny We’ve all ordered a pizza before and taken a snobbish glance at the options further down the menu that don’t look so appetising. ... Read more »

The 11 Best Pots and Pans Organizers To Maximize Your Kitchen Space

What Makes a Great Pots and Pans Organizer The best pots and pans organizers, at a glance: Overall Best Best Budget Best Heavy-Duty Best Expandable Best Slide-Out Best Wall-Mounted Best ... Read more »

Cresson, Garbanzo Beans, Dates Salad

What is Cresson? and what are its benefits? Garbanzo Beans and dates Why am I boiling the Garbanzo beans? What is Sumac Cooking Tips Ingredients needed to make this Cresson, ... Read more »

Circles Are Key To A More Advanced Omelet Cooking Technique

omelet on a plate topped with herbs When you wake up craving an omelet, you probably don’t run to the closest brunch spot because it’s not that difficult to make ... Read more »

Easy Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

Caprese Pasta Salad Ingredients Needed Equipment Needed How to make Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe Tips Great Salad Recipes Easy Caprese Pasta Salad is the perfect salad for family dinner, barbecue, ... Read more »

These 2 Fall Stovetop Potpourris Will Make Your House Smell Cozy

It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn. There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are changing, and pumpkins are appearing on your neighbors’ doorsteps. You’re enjoying the sights ... Read more »

Cleaning trick to make your kettle sparkle and more cost-effective to run

With the energy price set to increase in October, driving the average household bill to around £2,500 a year, experts have been sharing their top tips on how Britons can ... Read more »

8 Easy World Flatbreads You Can Make in a Pan

Bazlama – Greek Yogurt Turkish Flatbread Pita Bread English Muffins Injera – Ethiopian Flatbread Cong You Bing – Chinese Scallion Pancakes Tunnbrod – Swedish Flatbread Bazlama – Greek Yogurt Turkish ... Read more »

6 apple cake recipes that smell and taste like home

No matter how much I count and plan, I always seem to have a few extra apples around by the end of each week. And while I know my dog ... Read more »

Are PSLs Dying? I Wanted to Try 5, but Could Only Find These 3

Where are all the PSLs? Third Place: Krispy Kreme Runner Up: Dunkin’ Donuts The Winner: Starbucks The pumpkin spice latte — or PSL — has reigned supreme over autumn since ... Read more »

45 Comfort Foods that will Boost Your Mood

Baked Ziti Philly Cheesesteak Fried Chicken Toasted Ravioli Spaghetti & Meatballs Chicken-Fried Steak Bacon Cheeseburger Pigs In A Blanket Chili Cheese Dogs Orange Chicken Baby Back Ribs Baked Mac And ... Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network