10 Southern Comfort Foods You Can Ship to Friends and Family This Winter
The holiday season won’t be the same for many people this year. To stay safe during the pandemic, many of us are staying home and possibly gathering virtually with friends and family. Want to make the holidays less lonely for a loved one? Send them comfort food. The South is lucky to have so many talented bakers, chefs, and producers who are able to ship their tasty offerings anywhere. To help you out, we rounded up some of the region’s best shippable options from cake to cookies to biscuits.
Pumpkin Bread from La Farm Bakery
Chocolate Chess Pie from Southern Baked Pie
Founder Amanda Wilbanks knows her way around pie dough, which is why her pies at Southern Baked Pie are some of the best around. For people with a sweet tooth, go for one of the classics like chocolate chess, pecan, pumpkin, or cherry. There are also savory options like beef stroganoff or chicken ranchero.
Buttermilk Biscuits from Callie’s Little Hot Biscuits
Hot Cocoa Cake from Caroline’s Cakes
This year has had its fair share of challenges, which is all the more reason to celebrate getting through it with cake. The star at Caroline’s Cakes, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is the seven-layer caramel cake, but the holiday flavors, like hot cocoa (chocolate cake, whipped icing, and hot cocoa-infused buttercream) and pink Champagne, are perfect for the season.
Milk Chocolate Toffee from Dottie’s Toffee
What’s not to love about this sweet and salty confection from Dottie’s Toffee? Order it in milk or dark chocolate, in a bag or in a tin, you can’t go wrong.
Charbroiled Oysters from Drago’s Seafood Restaurant
Texas Sheet Cake Ice Cream from Lick Honest Ice Creams
Hot Chocolate Bomb from Jardi Chocolate
Fried Chicken from Hattie B’s
Chocolate Chunk Cookies from A Haute Cookie
Not too sweet with the right amount of chew, the cookies at Atlanta’s A Haute Cookie would brighten up anyone’s mailbox. It’s hard to choose among the many varieties, but the chocolate chunk, strawberry shortcake, sugar pumpkin are a good place to start. Other standouts on the menu include the Keto cookie, brownie cookie bars, and cookie dough pints.