133-acre organic farm located in Brentwood, California. They ship their fruit, bakery products, jams, and dried fruits. Yummy!!
|A huge, searchable directory of food-related websites, primarily where to buy stuff online, whether you need particular items for cooking or serving (meat, cheese, nuts) or complete meals delivered to your door.|
We have also been selected as one of PC Magazine's Top 101 Sites 2005! Food411.com has been recognized by numerous websites, magazines and radio shows as the featured site, site of the day/week/month. Most recently, we were given a nod from Kim Komando (National Radio Show & USA Today Internet Columist), and "Cool Site of the Day. Domino Magazine selected Food411 for their "Sites we Love" column.
Do you ever wish someone would obsessively research and find all the great food-related Web sites and products for you, so you could avoid the endless hours of online surfing, popups, spyware, outdated sites, terrible products?
Do you ever wish you could just go to one well-designed Web site where all these hand-picked sites & great food finds are immediately available to you? Your wish has come true; Food411.com.
Food411.com is designed by food enthusiasts for food enthusiasts. Our goal at food411.com is to be the ultimate resource for everything on the Web related to gourmet food, cooking, fresh ingredients and artisanal products--each and every listing has been carefully reviewed and hand-selected. We are not compensated in any way by our listed sites, and our sponsors are clearly labeled as such. We hope you find food411.com to be an invaluable resource, whether you're looking for specialty ingredients, unusual kitchen tools, a memorable gift - we research great finds for food lovers.
We are the inside dish on what’s delicious, hot, and new — in food and food related items. Our monthly emails & blog entries are entertaining & informational, they are like getting an e-mail or IM from your " in-the-know" "foodie" friend. The one who knows all about "the latest and greatest" and always shares the scoop!
Food411 Editorial Policy
All items are selected by our editors. Pay is never accepted to be included in our exclusive online directory or our monthly editorial emails. Our advertisers are always clearly labeled as sponsors, advertisement or our “dedicated emails”. Food411 enjoys our status as THE ultimate online food directory & we would never destroy the integrity that earned us that status. Your trust is too important to us and we have too much fun picking our favorites!
History of Food 411
The concept of Food411 was born out of the frustration of learning about great food websites & products but never remembering them when sitting down at the computer. In addition, searching for particular items turned out to be an exercise in frustration, as several hours’ worth of web surfing revealed only a few web sites buried deep among hundreds of irrelevant and/or outdated results provided by the search engine.
Food411 is a one-of-a-kind, user-friendly, comprehensive online food shopping guide that is dedicated to informing food lovers about the very best online food resources, and food related information available. Its unique style and content has been specifically created to make the act of finding special foods & ingredients a more fruitful and enjoyable experience.
The websites/products were selected based on uniqueness and quality of products or services, and represent nationally recognized names, regional sources, and mom & pop products with a web presence. These are then listed within a set of particular categories meant to reflect the interests of our readers. All are then indexed and arranged for convenient browsing, they can also be accessed by using our search feature so that, at any given moment, the right product may be found, without hassle, at the click of your mouse. We search and uncover new sources everyday, so be sure to keep visiting. Much time and love of quality food resources goes into Food411, we hope you enjoy it!
Q & A
1. What is Food411?
A carefully crafted guide to Food Online Shopping, food finds, resources and information. Food 411 is a directory of special products & web sites that have demonstrated superior qualities. All the sites are compiled into our site for easy online browsing and use. Point. Click. Eat.
2. Why is a website needed to list other websites?
Today you can buy just about anything you want from the Internet. However, if you find a website by using a search engine, more likely than not you’re shopping from the same sites as everybody else, sites that pay marketing dollars to turn up high in your list of search results. Or, worse yet, sites picked out by a computer. Many sites are filled with spyware and popups.
We have tackled the enormity of the World Wide Web, and whittled it down to only quality products/websites. We don’t browse through sponsored links or statistically relevant web pages. We delve deeper, tracking products & sites found off the beaten path, taking into account the sorts of things a computer doesn’t recognize: such as how a food tastes! Whereas search engines choose sites using artificial intelligence, Food 411 hand selects the food resources for our readers.
3. How does a site get listed on Food411?
Our sites are selected according to a strict set of criteria. Factors taken into consideration are: uniqueness of products or services, quality of products, and user-friendly site design. Each of the sites contained in food 411 exhibits at least one of these positive attributes, usually two or more of them.
4. Do people pay to be listed?
No. Maintaining objectivity is a high priority of ours, and we absolutely will not list a site that we do not feel to be justified. Often times, the proprietors of the web sites noted within do not know Food 411 has selected them! We clearly label on our site all advertisers and sponsors. See our editorial policy above.
5. How often will Food 411 update information?
Ongoing. We will be adding yummy products & sites on our own, as well as receiving suggestions from our visitors that we will review. We update Food411 on a daily basis! Don't forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter and please tell other food lovers about Food411.
Be sure to bookmark Food411-it is an invaluable resource for food lovers and everyone just looking for unique food gift ideas or ingredients! Be sure to visit the Food411 Blog for the "inside dish" on many of the products we taste and general ramplings on food!
Site of the Month
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Design your own Chocolate Bar. Start with the type of chocolate and then add any of the 100 add-ins. You can even name the bar! And this is a high quality chocolate bar...very impressed!
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