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Old 05-16-2010, 04:01 PM
 
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I suppose this question is mainly for transplants to NOVA. but does anyone else get food delivered from their home state? I'm talking more along the lines of cheeses, steaks, and the salted cured meats. The generic brands here just aren't up to par with stuff from back home and I'm wondering if anyone has any good websites or stores that they use to remind them of food from back home.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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I'm from the deep south. I've had a hard time finding a few items. I usually pick them up when I go back home, or have family members send me stuff.

My husband just got orders, and we're moving back to the south in six weeks and five days. Not that I'm counting or anything.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Whenever I go home I bring back a few dozen soft pretzels - I'm from Philadelphia. I'd probably bring home cheesesteaks, too but I'm a vegetarian. ;-)
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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If you're from upstate New York you can get a lot of that stuff here at Wegmans.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:05 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Came back to Houston for Mother's Day with two outfits and a carry on. I loaded up my carry-on with Chappel Hill sausages, snacks, and veal. As for crawfish, I order it directly from a LA company so I'm fix on that =).
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:32 AM
 
Location: DC
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I'd probably bring home cheesesteaks, too but I'm a vegetarian. ;-)
Sadly, they don't transport well :-(
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: In the woods
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I suppose this question is mainly for transplants to NOVA. but does anyone else get food delivered from their home state? I'm talking more along the lines of cheeses, steaks, and the salted cured meats.
Hey, let me know if/when you find something. I get a hankering once in awhile for a gigantic cheesesteak, polish sausage, etc.

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I'm from the deep south. I've had a hard time finding a few items.
I found a really good place once that had "soul food". It was at a Baptist church in Chinatown that served special lunches every Friday to help with fundraising for church renovations. The food was fantastic and the ladies serving were so nice and friendly!
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: DC
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Hey, let me know if/when you find something. I get a hankering once in awhile for a gigantic cheesesteak, polish sausage, etc.
Can't necessarily help you with the sausage, but:
Cheesesteaks Delivered:
Philly Cheese Steak | Best Philadelphia Cheesesteaks at Campos Deli
How to ship cheesesteaks | Philadelphia | Yelp | Yelp


Well, actually, there is this place in MD for kielbasa:
http://www.kielbasafactory.com/

I've tried Philadelphia Cheesesteak Factory (the one on Duke Street in Alexandria, not Georgetown or Tyson's) and it wasn't half bad.....but it's also possible that I was starving and delirious. There's also supposedly good places in College Park and H Street, but I haven't tried it. For a while there was supposed to be a Philly pretzel place in Alexandria, but it never actually happened
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:45 PM
 
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Speaking of comfort foods, has anyone seen Vernor's Ginger Ale around here? This Michigander craves it every now and then.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:00 PM
 
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perhaps Shopper's Food Warehouse.
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