The Best Mail Order Appetizer Companies

When planning a party, especially a large one, using prepared foods can be a huge time saver. Cooking for five or six people is one thing, but what about cooking for 12, 20, or 50? If you'd rather not handle the stress, there are options such as recruiting help from friends, hiring a caterer, ​or buying prepared appetizers. Here are some companies that will deliver high-quality appetizers right to your door. All you'll have to do is heat and serve.

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    Courtesy of D'Artagnan

    D'Artagnan is one of the top companies in the country and is well-known for foie gras and game. It has a great variety of high-end quality gourmet appetizers such as duck pot au feu with foie gras, French pates, vol au vent with foie gras and truffles, black truffle mousse, wild boar terrine, and more. If fancy meat dishes are what you're looking for, this company is top-notch.

  • 02 of 09

    Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.

    Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.
    Courtesy of Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.

    If you love lobster, Hancock Gourmet is the place to go. It has a fantastic selection of lobster products including some delicious appetizers perfect for serving at your next party. Lobster cakes, lobster pot pies, lobster salads, puff pastries, soups and stews, and its famous lobster mac and cheese beg to be enjoyed.

  • 03 of 09


    Online Appetizer Companies
    Courtesy of iGourmet

     iGourmet is one of the best specialty food stores around with a nice selection of snacks and appetizers for your party. Check out its assortment of Spanish tapas, antipasto, cheese assortments, and other ​hors-d'oeuvres.​ The site also has plenty of seasonal specialities, so check it throughout the year.

  • 04 of 09


    Courtesy of AppetizersUSA

    If you are looking for great tasting appetizers to serve at your next party or get together, check out the incredible choices at AppetizersUSA. It offers over 160 appetizers, hors-d'oeuvres, and desserts that get shipped directly to you. The company is used by caterers, five-star restaurants, and resorts all across the United States and offer the same great products for home shoppers. Almost all of its appetizers are handmade.

    This family-owned business has been around since 1976. Originally founded in New York City, the Appetizer Store now does business out of Scottsdale, Arizona. The items are shipped frozen and you bake them, but everything tastes very fresh and restaurant-quality. The prices are reasonable and the customer service is excellent.

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  • 05 of 09

    Big Chef

    Mail Order Appetizers
    Courtesy of Big Chef

    Big Chef has a world of flavors, including American, Asian, Brazilian, Latin, Mediterranean, and fusion. It's all delicious and promises a big taste in the size of a bite. Everything should be better than homemade unless you have a multi-cultural posse of food wizards in your kitchen always working on something new.

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    Di Bruno Brothers

    Di Bruno Brothers
    Courtesy of Di Bruno Brothers

    Try some stuffed olives from this Philadelphia landmark, all hand-stuffed in-house. It has lots of other good party treats here, including cheeses, pates, caviar, smoked fish, and charcuterie. This historic caterer is a go-to for game day and other festive occasions.

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    Mackenzie Limited

    Mackenzie Limited
    Courtesy of Mackenzie Limited

    Specializing in smoked salmon (which they do a fantastic job with), Mackenzie's also has a wide selection of gourmet appetizers, caviar, and cheeses.

  • 08 of 09

    For the Gourmet

    For the Gourmet
    Courtesy of For the Gourmet

    For the Gourmet has some nice appetizers for your party, including goat cheese lollipops, blue crab claw cakes, buffalo chicken spring rolls, beef and brie puff pastries, and lots more.

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  • 09 of 09

    Alaskan Harvest

    Alaskan Harvest
    Courtesy of Alaskan Harvest

    Shop here for great seafood appetizers, including smoked salmon spread, Dungeness crab cakes, and a smokehouse sampler. You can also get great seafood, and there's a wide selection of other prepared foods.