City Pulse

By Candice Sabatini

Need that last minute gift, but still unsure of what to buy to thank them for all the favors? You owe them something and you know it. Face it, they have all the gizmos they want, and another tchotchke will only sit on a shelf and collect dust. Send them something delicious and irresistible now, and they may even consider inviting you to their place in the Hamptons next summer!

Sweet Sally’s mission is “Yesterday’s memories delivered today” and if you grew up in NYC eating amazing mandel bread, outrageous rugelah and oh…don’t even get me started… those delicious black & white cookies, then this delivery-only bakeshop is calling out to you. Gift them the Hanukkah Bucket of Treats. Eight treats, a different one for each night of the holiday, includes individually wrapped mandel bread, coconut macaroons, big apple crackle, chocolate and raspberry rugelah, a jumbo chocolate chip cookie, and a brownie. And just for good luck, there’s some chocolate gelt and dreidels too. And if your friends are waiting for Santa instead of Hanukkah Harry, Sally has been baking for them too, so send Christmas tree and poinsettia cookies that they’ll rave about. All products are fully kosher and use no preservatives. Gluten free pastries are also available. Oh and order a little something for your home too – force yourself bubbelah.

Hannukkah Bucket $55. 00 http://www.sweetsallys.com

We all know Petrossian for their divine caviar and smoked sturgeon, and when it comes to sweets, again, they don’t disappoint. There are lots of choices and hard to narrow it down to one fave. Try this Apres-Midi Tea Basket, a wicker basket filled with pretty tins of Earl Grey and Green teas, lemon scented sugar, a dozen yummy macaroons, eight marvelous Madeleines, a bar of light-as-air nougat, a pecan lemon cake, and peach coulis which is truly decadent drizzled over the cake. With a gift this elegant and delicious, you won’t have to fish around for compliments.

Tea Basket $170.00 Petrossian, 911 7th Ave (57th St), NYC or order online http://www.petrossian.com

Originally published December 2011
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