Organic Gift Basket from Eli Zabar for the Holidays

Tis the season to start thinking of friends and family who live far away from us but are still near to our hearts.  Those are the people I like to treat by ordering them tasty gifts online and having them delivered right to their door.  You may not be able to figure out what size slippers they would wear or what color kitchen towels they like best but everyone has to eat!  Food gifts are my favorite gift for the hard to buy for adults in my life like parents, siblings, and especially grandparents! An  organic gift basket makes a wonderful choice because not only are they filled with tasty goodness, they have a much smaller carbon footprint than some other gift baskets might have.  If you are looking for an organic gift basket for your family and friends, I just received one from Eli Zabar and I am incredibly impressed not only with the food products it contained but with the packaging and presentation, too!  If you aren’t familiar with Eli Zabar, here is some information about them:


ELI ZABAR is a family-run business founded by Eli Zabar on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Inspired by the food halls and markets of Paris and London, Eli’s has become a culinary institution. Carefully sourced and beautifully presented, each item from Eli’s is sure to deliver excellent quality and good taste. It’s a brand you can trust to send your warmest thoughts to friends, family and colleagues year-round.

Eli Zabar offers a number of different food gifts, not just the organic gift basket.  Their selection is truly amazing and all of the baskets are loaded with high quality products like fresh made breads, fruits, tea, cheeses, and so much more!  Here are a few of their gift baskets and descriptions…I am sure one of these would be perfect for someone in your own family this holiday season!

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Christmas Classic – Unwrap the season with this Christmas basket for everyone naughty and nice, guaranteed to keep any snowed-in family contentedly munching for days. It’s overflowing with freshly baked gingerbread, Swiss cocoa, handmade marshmallows, holiday chocolates, pecan sables, butter cookies, peppermints and honey toasted cashews. Eli’s fruitcake is known to convert the grouchiest disbeliever, fragrant with spice and citrus, it has just a bit of cake to hold it together. Festive ‘popper’ toys and surprises complete the holiday cheer.  $100-$250.

Happy Chanukah – This basket has everything a family needs for a beautiful holiday celebration. The Challah menorah is flanked by kosher crisps, chocolate bars, gold–wrapped chocolate coins, candies, nuts and Israeli black olive tapenade.  Even a driedel is included. $100-$150.

New York Deli Experience – This basket delivers all the comforts of a classic New York deli. Piled high with the authentic fresh, chewy bagels that New Yorkers crave, chocolate-swirled babka, soft onion rolls, traditional black and white cookies and a “Metrocard” cookie. U-Bet Syrup for egg creams is included, and Eli’s exclusive smoked salmon and pastrami are the finishing touches to the quintessential platter. From $100.

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Organic Gift Basket from Eli Zabar

I was incredibly impressed with the organic gift basket that I received for my review.  Pictures just cannot do this basket justice!  Tons of tasty organic food gifts were boxed up into a wooden crate that was lined with a kitchen towel.  All of the food gifts were packaged neatly inside and wrapped with plain brown paper.  There was very little plastic in this package, which I love.  They packed a real pine branch inside to act as filler and tied the whole basket up with a paper type string.  I love the efforts that Eli Zabar went through to minimize the environmental impact of the basket, as well as the ingredients inside.  This organic gift basket comes in three different sizes, depending on how much you want to spend on your gift.  Some of the items that I received in my basket included organic chocolate, fresh bread, fingerling potatoes, Meyer lemons, pasta and sauce, tea, maple syrup, and so much more!

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All of the products in the basket that I have tried so far have been scrumptious!  The bread has a nutty flavor with a chewy crust, the organic chocolate (dark!) was delicious and the first thing my husband grabbed when he walked in the door that day!  I used the Meyer lemons in a shrimp dish and had the pasta and sauce for dinner last night.  This is an organic gift basket who’s contents will keep you happy morning, afternoon and evening!

If you are looking for an organic gift basket for someone this holiday season, I highly recommend you check out Eli Zabar.  Not only are the contents delicious and sustainable, the effort they make to reduce their package’s carbon footprint is remarkable!

ELI’S MANHATTAN is located at 1411 Third Avenue, at East 80th Street, New York, NY 10021.  (212) 717-8100. For more information and to order gift baskets and more, please visit


Disclaimer:  In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials.”: I received product samples  in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. Some of the links in this post may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.


About Diane

Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can't quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!


  1. I would be happy to get that load of good stuff. What a lovely present for busy moms! Stumbled!
  2. What a great selection of products! I love that they have organics!
  3. That's a huge gift basket! That would make my Christmas week (or two) very jolly!
  4. This is PERFECT for my sister!
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  6. What an awesome assortment of goodies.

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