Offering gourmet olive oils, vinegars, and pastas, The Green Olive Branch helps curious cooks flavor meals with a sense of adventure. The fun begins with the shopping experience, as patrons wander the expansive, inviting boutique, sampling bites at test stations along the way. Their hickory-smoked sea salt, all-natural rubs, and cane sugar flavored with dark cocoa add unexpected flavors to meals. Meanwhile, infused olive oils include the bite of lemon or kissability of garlic, and aiolis, mustards, and dips threaten to make condiments the most tasty part of any meal.
Arctic Falls delivers 100% natural spring water sourced from the Appalachian Mountains to more than 5,000 customers' homes and offices throughout New Jersey and Upstate New York. Modern, robotic handling devices assist high-tech bottling equipment as it dispenses clean, clear H2O into bottles, coolers, and synthetic camels humps. Filtered air, thoroughly scrutinized with a UV light, ensures a sanitized vessel and internal hydration contents.
Natural Frontier Market's shelves teem with certified-organic produce and a slew of natural foods, bath and body products, and dietary supplements. Scoops of bulk grains such as organic mung beans, quinoa, and flaxseed await trips to the scale, and pints of organic yogurt huddle beside dairy-free ice cream and Amy's frozen entrees in coolers. Flavored protein powder and locally sourced helium pump up muscles to massive sizes, health-boosting vitamins fill dietary gaps, and natural toiletries beautify bods without harsh chemicals. Juice and salad bars sate appetites on the go, and Natural Frontier's free delivery service ushers orders safely to doorsteps and Rocky Mountain summits.
At a click of its easy-to-use website, Food Temptation ships the raw elements of South Asian cuisine directly to the homes and offices of fine-food fanciers in northern New Jersey and Manhattan. These include more than a dozen varieties of flour, as well as chutneys, ghee, and spices in every color of the visible spectrum, except for the hideous color known only as polka-plaid. Gorgeous produce abounds, from curry leaves ($.79 per piece) to fresh, juicy guava ($3.99/lb.) to extra-life-granting 1-Up mushrooms (market price). Food Temptation also sells nearly 100 varieties of microwaveable Indian meals, such as the spicy, protein-packed chana masala ($2.49).
Gevalia draws from its more than 150-year history of java peddling and traditional Swedish bean brewing to brighten mornings with rich coffees and teas culled from premium crops from around the world. Like a fine wine or gourmet sports drink, each sip of the online emporium's more than 40 varieties of coffee is meant to be slowly savored, filling the senses with the tastes of clove-kissed dark-roast Indian Malabar ($9.99) or well-balanced 1853 heritage blend ($9.99). Piping cups of english breakfast tea ($5.95) awaken brains with earthy notes of robust flavor, and honey-laced sips of chamomile dream ($5.95) melt away stress and worries. The Classic Gevalia Coffeemaker ($59.99) features a handy pause-and-serve feature, while the sleek Gevalia Signature Stainless Coffeemaker ($99.99) offers a programmable clock and auto shut-off, allowing sippers to avoid brewing their beverages the old-fashioned European way of pouring hot water over grounds voted upon by a transnational political union.