THE GREATEST FOODS FOR SUMMER’S GREATEST MOMENTS
Summer is officially here, and with it comes cravings for classic summertime foods. And while slapping some supermarket-grade burgers or hot dogs onto the grill might do in a pinch, summer’s greatest moments demand summer’s absolute greatest foods. Meet the brand new Goldbelly Hot 100, the top 100 foods of summer hand-picked to be perfect accompaniments to any summer occasion.
A collection of magical summertime food experiences hand-picked by co-founders Joe and Vanessa Ariel, the Hot 100 is intended to elevate any summertime gathering to legendary status. Here’s just a handful of these iconic foods, and they’re all shipping nationwide.
Harbour House’s Maryland Steamed Crabs
Since 2000, Harbour House Crabs has been hand picking and steaming to order Blue Crab from Maryland’s Eastern Shore. This pack of extra large crabs are steamed and seasoned with Harbour House’s signature crab spice and are perfect to gather around the table and get crackin’.
Brown Sugar Bakery’s Rainbow Sherbert Cake
In 2002, Stephanie Hart decided to turn her passion for baking Southern-style cakes into a business, and Chicago’s Brown Sugar Bakery was born. Her cakes have become beloved as some of the very best in Chicago, and she was a semifinalist for the 2019 James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef.
Their signature fresh-baked Rainbow Sherbert Cake is a moist and buttery yellow cake with a delightful frosting combination of lemon, strawberry, lime, and orange creamsicle, and it tastes just like its namesake!
Fat Mama’s “Knock You Naked” Margarita Mix
Located at the tail end of the Mississippi River, this mom and pop tamale shop founded by Jimmy and Britton Gammill in 1989 has become a local landmark. Their beloved “Knock You Naked” Margarita Mix just needs some tequila, ice, and a blender to be the star of your party.
Alidoro’s Italian Sandwiches
Alidoro first opened its doors in New York’s SoHo neighborhood in 1986, and since then it’s gone down as one of the best sandwich shops in the entire city. This is a sampler pack of their most beloved Italian sandwiches, and they’re all big enough to share with friends!
Central Grocery’s Muffuletta Picnic Box
The muffuletta sandwich is uniquely New Orleans from start to finish, and nobody does it better than the originators, Central Grocery! Each muffuletta sandwich is made on a 10-inch round Sicilian sesame loaf that stays crusty despite all its fillings.
It’s piled with ham, salami, mortadella, Swiss, Provolone, and a signature briny marinated olive salad made with olives and other tasty pickled veggies. This Picnic Box contains everything you need for an epic picnic, with two sandwiches (each big enough to feed four), Zapps chips, and a tote bag.
Caffe Panna’s Picnic Ice Cream Pack
Inspired by the cafes and gelaterias of Rome, which are a ubiquitous part of daily life in the eternal city, Caffè Panna is founder Hallie Meyer’s love letter to ice cream and Italy. This Ice Cream Pack is perfect for picnics, with summer-inspired flavors including watermelon, berry pie, and peach tea.
Melissa Cookston’s Memphis BBQ Sampler
The only woman to be crowned a World BBQ Champion, Melissa Cookston forged her reputation in the fires of the world’s toughest BBQ competitions. She has gained great recognition and respect, winning literally thousands of awards and 7 World BBQ Championships.
She’s curated a “Barbecue Showdown” box, which contains slow-smoked ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, and smoked wings with her new Buffalo Flavor Dust. Round out the meal with some amazing slow-cooked baked beans and her signature Poblano Creamed Corn.
Franklin Barbecue’s Whole Texas Brisket
Pitmaster Aaron Franklin and his wife Stacy first started selling their barbecue from a trailer on the side of an Austin interstate in 2009, and nowadays folks start lining up before dawn, whiling away the hours until the doors of Franklin Barbecue swing open at 11 and they can indulge in barbecue that’s been crowned America’s best.
Franklin has mastered the fine art of smoking meat in a way that few others have. One forkful of this incredible whole brisket and you’ll understand why this is the most sought-after barbecue in America, and why Franklin was awarded the 2015 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest.
Chef José Andrés’ “Txuleburger” Ribeye Cheeseburger Kit
James Beard Award-winning chef José Andrés has done more than just about anyone else to introduce Americans to Spanish cuisine, and this “Txuleburger” is his Spanish-inspired take on the cheeseburger.
The patty is made with dry aged chopped ribeye, and it’s topped with a special Burger Sauce (made with olive oil mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, chipotles, and hot sauce), American cheese, and pickled piparra peppers from the Basque Country, and tucked into a soft brioche bun!
Vosges’ Campfire S’Mores Kit
This elevated S’mores collection from the convention-defying Vosges includes a variety of exotic chocolate bars, caramels, house-made vanilla marshmallows, and two different styles of cookies. Mix it up by the fire with unique s’mores made with speculoos cookies, black salt caramel, and more!
Cape Cod Cafe’s Bar Pizza
In 1939, World War II veteran E. James Jamoulis bought the Cape Cod Cafe in Brockton, Massachusetts, to support his young family. Like other local bars, he served up a no-frills “bar pizza” with a thin, biscuit-like crust that became more popular than the bar’s drinks. It remains a local landmark, and its bar pizza – which is best when served on the grill – is absolutely incredible.
Kermit’s Key Lime Pie on a Stick
When Kermit Carpenter opened his namesake Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe in 1993, he was on a mission to serve the best Key lime pie in Key West. Many agree that he succeeded, and the best way to enjoy his signature key lime pie dessert is dipped in chocolate and served on a stick!
Cofax X Ugly Drum’s Pastrami Breakfast Burritos
Ugly Drum pastrami is hailed nationwide as some of the best pastrami ever made. Created as a personal passion project by Chef Erik Black as a hybridized technique, Black combines his homemade classic Jewish pastrami brine with Texas-style pit-smoking. It’s put to good use in this breakfast burrito, which is also brimming with Jack cheese, scrambled eggs, tots, and deli mustard! Salsa verde and salsa roja are included on the side.
Brooklyn Bagel’s Par-Baked Bagel Brunch for 12
Since its founding in 2002, Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company has emerged as one of New York’s top bagel shops. By par-baking their bagels before quickly freezing and shipping them to your door, you can finish baking them at home so they emerge hot & fresh from your oven – a true NYC bagel experience, no matter where you call home. This Bagel Brunch includes enough bagels to feed a crows, along with Nova and cream cheese!
Eleven Madison Park’s Breakfast Box
Eleven Madison Home brings Eleven Madison Park’s tradition of excellence and innovation into your home kitchen! With three Michelin Stars, seven James Beard Awards, and four stars from the New York Times, Eleven Madison Park is on a mission to change the way the world thinks about plant-based food.
This Breakfast Box includes hearty & delicious buckwheat pancake mix fortified with hemp hearts and flax seeds; slow-cooked blood orange marmalade flavored with a hint of lemon thyme; apple cranberry granola; and a jar of peanut butter!
No matter the mood or occasion, the Hot 100 has something for everyone. Explore the entire collection, and have the greatest (and most delicious) summer of all time!