A friend of mine recently sent me to Goldbely, an online marketplace that connects eaters with America's best food purveyors. The idea is simple but brilliant: track down the best of the country's regional cuisine, and make it available to ship anywhere else in the U.S. So, if you live in Alaska, but are longing for a pastrami on rye from Katz's Delicatessen on the Lower East Side of New York City, Goldbely can make that happen.
Browse by region of the country, by state, or by collection (like "Best Regional BBQ" or "Most Iconic Sandwiches"). They've also started a monthly subscription service from $55 and their gift section is a great go-to for foodie friends and family.
For February, they have a gorgeous selection of edible Valentine's Day gifts from spots like Momofuku Milk Bar in New York, Caroline's Cakes in South Carolina, and French Broad Chocolates in Asheville. Or, if you're looking to celebrate Mardi Gras with the food of New Orleans, you can order King Cake from Gambino's, beignets from Cafe du Monde, or crawfish from the Louisiana Crawfish Company.