Thoughtul Gourmet Blog

looking at lower Manhattan from Exchange Place, Jersey City

How to maximize a week of eating (and culture) in Manhattan (and two working days in Jersey City) with joy, not exhaustion.

Koita almond milk being poured into a bowl of granola

What Is It? Did you know that Italy, especially southern Italy, is one of the world’s biggest growers of almonds? Living as I do in California, which grows over 2 million tonnes to Italy’s 154,000 tonnes, I was unaware of the beauty of Italian almond milk until Koita sent me a sample. A plant-based milk […]

Don Lockwood cocktail

How I learned to love whisky, Highland Park Whisky, with food at Angler. Let’s be honest: I was there to eat while drinking whiskey.

Vervet canned cocktails flavor array

Canned cocktails are a craze that is going strong. Into the fray comes Vervet’s farm-to-table beverages. Find your favorite flavor.

Q Mixers Kola can with a Riedel schnapps glass

The line of Q Mixers is extensive and is not for every palate. Do try the Kola – it may change your perception of what a cola can be.

Rice Noodles and Instant Ramen Bowls for the Win

Simply Food’s instant ramen bowls are a convenient, savory upgrade to traditional instant ramen bowls. The big flavor winner? The gluten-free instant rice noodle bowls.

Simple syrup for cocktails

Chic Chef simple syrup for cocktails make complicated cocktails (and low ABV drinks) simple without the fuss of making your own simple syrups.

Splendid Spoon plant-based meal kit array

Plant-based meal delivery for your (wanna be) vegan life What is It? Plant-based meal delivery companies are a dime a dozen these days, popping up like mushrooms to meet America’s insatiable demand for convenience food. Packaged in single-servings, Splendid Spoon’s bowls, soups, smoothies, and wellness shots jumped right into the plant-based mix. Meals arrive frozen, […]