Sep 4, 2020

Before the notorious fall of the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen’s YouTube channel, I’d religiously watch all their videos and try to recreate them in my own kitchen. 

[Read: We are definitely making Sohla’s adobong talong but that doesn’t mean Bon Appétit is off the hook]

A common problem I’d run into is sourcing their ingredients. It’s one thing to be on the other side of the world, but being in quarantine and looking for pancetta is another challenge (I’m looking at you, Molly Baz). Not to worry, though! These online grocers are making specialty ingredients more accessible for your quarantine cooking needs.

The Bow Tie Duck

If you’re looking to make a traditional carbonara that would make any nonna proud, The Bow Tie Duck has guanciale available for pre-order right now. They also have a wide selection of other imported meats, wines and ingredients like pancetta, orecchiette, beluga caviar, regional European cheeses, and butter flown in straight from France. Here’s to hoping they open up another pre-order for the famed Beurre Bordier! is another online grocer that helps home cooks expand their kitchen repertoire. Aside from the typical deli and grocery fare, they also offer more unique options like guinea fowl, escargot, and duck fat (which is perfect for any confit). If you’re looking for something lighter, they also have an extensive range of vegan, non-dairy, keto-friendly and diabetic-friendly products.

Another online grocery to consider while you’re deepening your bond with your kitchen is They have showstopping selections like whole duck, live king crabs, live Maine lobsters, and a whole frenched rack of lamb that’s a visual spectacle. If you’re in the mood for some hot pot, also has an Asian deli section filled with shabu shabu favorites like lobster balls, scallops and dumplings.

If you’re in a rush to make a special meal, offers same day delivery if you order before noon. Some special items you might find in their online shelves are Japanese seabass, jumbo shrimp, pappardelle, kombucha and a ton of gourmet snacks. Another great thing about Delidrop is they also sell ready-to-cook restaurant favorites from The Moment Group, Shangri-la at The Fort, and a whole host of other brands.


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