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Going Postal

Brunch by Mail: Now a Thing

Weekends are everywhere. Look. Over there. Two days from now... a weekend. This calls for action. But let’s say your go-to brunch spot is inaccessible—you’re out of town, they’re shooting your biopic there on Sunday, whatever. That’s where we come in. Behold, the best mail-order brunch options. Because the mail never stops.

Demitri’s Bloody Mary Mix

Demitri’s Bloody Mary Mix

The Gist: A just-add-vodka set of four Bloody Mary mixes, including chipotle-habanero. Yes, bacon rim salt’s included.
The Pedigree: In the 1980s, a Seattle man set out to make a consistently delicious Bloody. He succeeded, and bottled his success.
The Action Plan: See above, re: just adding vodka.

Bouchon Bakery Yeasted Waffle Mix

Bouchon Bakery Yeasted Waffle Mix

The Gist: Delicious, airy waffles in powder form, waiting for your ironing and syrup dousing.
The Pedigree: From Thomas Keller, the only American with two Michelin three-star restaurants.
The Action Plan: Invite Tom over and point him toward your waffle maker. Or just make ’em yourself.

Bouchon Bakery Yeasted Waffle Mix, iron here

Snake River Farms Kurizo Sausage

Snake River Farms Kurizo Sausage

The Gist: Variety is the spice of life. The other spice of life: chorizo sausage.
The Pedigree: Prepared with red peppers and seasoning in the old Basque tradition. (You’re a fan of any culture that has ancient sausage traditions.)
The Action Plan: Pair these with a spicy omelet. Or with your Basque hot dog buns.

La Quercia Tamworth Bacon

La Quercia Tamworth Bacon

The Gist: Dry-aged and applewood-smoked bacon, made from the Tamworth hog.
The Pedigree: That hog’s otherwise known as the “bacon pig.” It never had a chance.
The Action Plan: Chop the slab into appropriate slices (½-inch thick ought to do), and decide on the vital question of our time: to cook or not to cook.

Momofuku Cereal Milk Mix

Momofuku Cereal Milk Mix

The Gist: A flaky mix you strain milk through to make it taste like leftover cereal bowl milk.
The Pedigree: From noodle magnate David Chang and his Momofuku empire.
The Action Plan: Add to cereal. Or dunk a donut in it. Or mix into a White Russian. Hey, you’ve earned it.

Petrossian Smoked Salmon

Petrossian Smoked Salmon

The Gist: Sliced salmon smoked for five precious days.
The Pedigree: From the company that introduced caviar to Paris in the 1920s. (It worked out.)
The Action Plan: Spread toast points on a plate. Open. Place salmon on toast points. Take delight. Toast points optional.

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