Sundae Donuts in Huntington and Montauk ships and delivers its...

Sundae Donuts in Huntington and Montauk ships and delivers its edible cookie dough. Credit: Rachel Herbst

When it comes to sending food as gifts, don't limit yourself to the holidays. Consider one of these deliverable eats for any occasion, from birthdays and anniversaries to housewarmings. Sending a sympathy or "thinking of you" gift? These work for that, too.

Waffle bites from Wicked Waffles LI

Bite-size waffles get a modern makeover with Robert Neumann's take on the classic breakfast staple. The housemade waffles are made in flavors like churro, Belgian pearl sugar, funfetti, red velvet, chocolate chip and rainbow cookie and come with dippings that take in flavors such as Nutella, cookie butter, cannoli cream and caramel. Each box is completely customizable, where the customer can choose up to four waffle flavors for a "party box" that feeds up to seven people (24 waffle pieces for $25) and an unlimited amount of waffle flavors for an "XL party box" good for a minimum of 30 people (124 pieces for $100). The smaller box includes three sauces, whereas the larger one comes with 16. Delivery is offered daily in Nassau at $1 a mile (order at least two days in advance). Shelf life: two to three days. More info: online only; instagram.com/wickedwaffles_li

Wicked Waffles LI offers customizable waffle flavors and dipping sauces...

Wicked Waffles LI offers customizable waffle flavors and dipping sauces for delivery on Long Island. Credit: Wicked Waffles LI Credit: Wicked Waffles LI

Confectionary pizza from Sweeties Candy Cottage

Owner Lisa Hodes can take just about any type of food and put a sweet spin on it, from Oreos and pretzels to … pizza. Well, sort of. Hodes ditches the traditional dough, cheese and sauce for chocolate, caramel, candy, popcorn and the like for her confectionary pizzas. Choose from a chocolate supreme pie with milk, dark and white chocolate drizzles, pretzels, Oreos, chocolate chips and M&Ms; a peanut butter caramel pretzel pizza with peanut butter chips and Reese's Pieces; a caramel s’mores pie, or you can customize your own. The pies are available in 12-inch (most popular; starting at $25) and 14-inch (starting at $40) and can be shipped nationwide or delivered by the store, UberEats and DoorDash within a 10-mile radius for a fee. Shelf life: six to eight weeks. More info: 142 E. Main St., Huntington; 631-423-7625; sweetiescandycottage.com

Confectionary pizza at Sweeties Candy Cottage in Huntington.

Confectionary pizza at Sweeties Candy Cottage in Huntington. Credit: Richard Robertson V

Stuffed cookies from Chonky Cookies

What started in 2020 as a virtual store went brick-and-mortar the following year thanks to the popularity of 25-year-old Heather Friedfertig’s stuffed 5-ounce cookies. At Chonky, customers can create their own box of four to 24 cookies by mixing and matching stuffed options like s’mores, cookies and cream, “cinna bun” and cotton candy with traditional ones like chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. A pack of four “chonks,” or cookies, costs $17, while a 24-pack costs $86. Chonky Cookies ships daily nationwide (with the exception of Sundays) for a flat fee of $15 (within New York, it’s $10). Deliveries within a 20-mile radius of its Lindenhurst storefront go out on Thursdays and Fridays for $10. Gluten free available. Shelf life: 10 days. Beyond that, the cookies can be frozen for up to six months. Brownies, brookies (a cross between brownies and cookies), and “cereal Krispie treats” can be shipped or delivered, too. More info: 646 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst; 631-412-3311; chonkycookies.com

Chonky Cookies' original Chocolate PB is chocolate dough with peanut...

Chonky Cookies' original Chocolate PB is chocolate dough with peanut butter, milk and semisweet chocolate chips, stuffed with peanut butter. Credit: Heather Friedfertig

Edible cookie dough from Sundae Donuts

Sundae Donuts brings the fun to you with its edible cookie dough packs in such flavors as classic, chocolate fudge brownie, funfetti and Reese’s peanut butter. Four-ounce jars of “Sundae Do” can be shipped worldwide in packs of four ($20), eight ($39.50) or 12 ($55), or delivered for a $10 fee within a 15-mile radius of its Huntington and Montauk locations. Deliveries on orders over $75 are made daily until 3 p.m. Shelf life: seven days non-refrigerated. Mini doughnut kits ($55) are also available for shipping. More info: 377 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-470-7755; sundaedonuts.com

Sundae Donuts in Huntington and Montauk ships and delivers its...

Sundae Donuts in Huntington and Montauk ships and delivers its edible cookie dough. Credit: Rachel Herbst

Charcuterie boards from The Charcuterie Queen

Inspired by her travels to Europe while studying abroad in 2017, Corrina Cafarelli, who goes by The Charcuterie Queen, turned a hobby she finds “therapeutic” into a business where she creates boards and boxes that are available for delivery within 25 miles of Wantagh. Cafarelli works with a variety of artisan cheeses, meats, fresh fruit, crackers, dried fruits, nuts, olives, chocolate, jam and honey to put together boxes for as little as four people ($55) and boards for up to 12 ($220). Each creation is made no more than two hours before delivery from a commercial kitchen in Levittown. The Charcuterie Queen delivers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; fees vary based on county and mileage. Orders can be placed up to 30 days in advance. More info: online only; thecharcuteriequeen.shop

The Charcuterie Queen’s boxes and boards are available for delivery...

The Charcuterie Queen’s boxes and boards are available for delivery to certain parts of Long Island. Credit: Nic, LLC/Nicole Gubelli

Macarons from Macaron 5 Chic

Jeanne Cattanach grew up a baker, but her expertise wasn’t in macarons. She says “about five or six thousand tries" later though, she perfected her recipe and opened Macaron 5 Chic, which operates out of a commercial kitchen in Massapequa. On offer for local delivery and nationwide shipping are 20 flavors; among them are cafe mocha, birthday cake, salted caramel, red velvet, pistachio, peanut butter and jelly, spiced chai latte, lemon, strawberry and some seasonal flavors. Build your own pack or select from one of its preselected bundles. Customers can order the cookies in increments of five (10 for shipping), up to 25. Macaron 5 Chic delivers on Fridays to all of Nassau and parts of Suffolk (fees range from $3 to $10). Orders must be greater than $20 in value in order to qualify for delivery. Macarons cater to gluten free, vegan and dairy-free diets. Shelf life: three days if left on the counter and five to seven days in the fridge. Custom macaroon pops are available for delivery, too, but orders must be placed at least three weeks in advance. More info: online only; macaron5chic.com

Macaron 5 Chic in Massapequa can deliver its macarons locally...

Macaron 5 Chic in Massapequa can deliver its macarons locally or ship them nationwide. Credit: Macaron 5 Chic/Toni Critelli

Breakfast boxes from The Breakfast Box

Husband-and-wife team Doug and Jennifer Cohen concoct a variety of breakfast boxes with all the essentials: pancakes, waffles, croissants, muffins, “toaster pastries,” parfaits, fruit, nuts and more. Each box — customers can DIY their own or choose one of its signatures — is customized by the amount of people it’s meant to feed; pricing starts at $21 per person. Boxes can be delivered for $25 within 15 miles from its Bayville kitchen; pricing then goes up per mile outside of this 15-mile radius. Toaster treats can be shipped throughout the tristate area. More info: online only; 516-860-8708; breakfastboxny.com 

The Breakfast Box, which operates out of The Oak Neck...

The Breakfast Box, which operates out of The Oak Neck Deli in Bayville, offers a variety of breakfast boxes. Credit: The Breakfast Box

 

 

Sweet and savory popcorn from Pop This NY

Don't settle for buttered popcorn when there’s bacon ranch, salt and vinegar, truffle, cinnamon toast and jalapeño Cheddar, among more than 25 other sweet and savory options on the market via Pop This NY, which operates out of EGP gastropub in Oceanside. Co-founders Andrea Macaluso and Diane Conway ship their popcorn all over the United States starting at $10. Customers can buy the popcorn in medium ($6.75 to $18 depending on flavor) or large ($10 to $25) bags, or tubes, 32 ounces starting at $8 or 80 ounces starting at $10.75. Shelf life: an unopened bag can last up to two months. More info: online only; 516-632-9345; popthisny.com

Pop This NY offers sweet and savory popcorn.

Pop This NY offers sweet and savory popcorn. Credit: Andrea Macaluso

Specialty doughnut boxes from Duck Donuts 

Duck Donuts’ made-to-order doughnuts are also made-to-deliver. All three Long Island locations can get a box of doughnuts at your doorstep via third party delivery services like DoorDash, UberEats and Grubhub. Fans of the North Carolina-based chain can build their own boxes, order a random assortment, a seasonal box or a box featuring its originals, such as strawberry or chocolate icing with rainbow sprinkles, cinnamon sugar, vanilla icing with shredded coconut and glazed with chocolate sprinkles. Delivery fees vary. More info: Hauppauge, Selden and Garden City Park, duckdonuts.com

Duck Donuts’ made-to-order doughnuts are also made-to-deliver. All three Long...

Duck Donuts’ made-to-order doughnuts are also made-to-deliver. All three Long Island locations can get a box of doughnuts at your doorstep via third party delivery services like DoorDash, UberEats and Grubhub. Fans of the North Carolina-based chain can build their own boxes, order a random assortment, a seasonal box or a box featuring its originals, such as strawberry or chocolate icing with rainbow sprinkles, cinnamon sugar, vanilla icing with shredded coconut and glazed with chocolate sprinkles. Delivery fees vary; Duck Donuts in Hauppauge, Selden and Garden City Park. Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

"Sweet surprise gifts" from Manny's Sweet Treats

If it’s not over the top, it’s not coming from Manny’s. Owner Hector Carvalho has put on offer for delivery his signature waffles, pancakes, traditional crepes and burrito crepes ($11.49-$12.99). Through UberEmats and the store, customers can order meals like the churro cinnamon sauce and Oreo waffles; Reese’s peanut butter pancakes, banana temptations pancakes; apple cobbler and fresh fruit crepes; and red velvet and chocolate cake burrito crepes. Balloons, chocolate covered strawberries, cards and bottled candy can be added to any order for an additional fee. Order directly from Manny’s (available within a 5- to 7-mile radius every day except Mondays) to avoid a delivery fee; otherwise, spend $25 on UberEats to get free shipping. More info: 156 Jericho Tpke., Mineola; 516-299-8099; mannyst.com

Manny’s Sweet Treats in Mineola recently launched “sweet surprise gifts”...

Manny’s Sweet Treats in Mineola recently launched “sweet surprise gifts” for delivery.

Pastrami sandwich kits from Lido Kosher Deli

The South Shore staple takes its 30-plus years on Long Island nationwide with its kosher at-home sandwich kit that comes with one pound of pastrami, eight slices of rye bread, pickles, mustard and Russian dressing. Kits, available exclusively through Goldbelly, serve up to four people and are delivered weekdays only. Shelf life: three days. Comes with storing and serving directions; $110 (free shipping). More info: 641 E. Park Ave., Long Beach; 516-431-4411; lidokosherdeli.com

A pastrami sandwich at Lido Kosher Deli in Long Beach.

A pastrami sandwich at Lido Kosher Deli in Long Beach. Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

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