I've scoured the Internet for some great clam chowder recipes from New England if you're ambitious enough to undertake cooking up your own batch. I've also located some resources for ordering New England clam chowders online. Why not order several and have a Chowder Tasting Party? There's no better way to share a touch of New England hospitality and warmth. Or, send a dose of New England's own "soul food" as a wonderful surprise gift. Enjoy!
Order Clam Chowder Online
Clam Chowder Sampler (Buy Direct) - from Legal Sea Foods
Legal Sea Foods, best known for its restaurant locations in Boston and other New England cities, offers a chowder sampler ($59.95 plus overnight delivery charges) featuring award-winning Inaugural Clam Chowder full of tender Cape Cod clams, cream and herbs; Fish Chowder, herbed and full of white fish; and Rhode Island Red Clam Chowder with a tomato base and bountiful clams, potatoes and sweet sausage. Online ordering is available; browse the online catalog for chowder and other fresh seafood. Or, call Legal Sea Foods toll free at 800-343-5804.
Weathervane Farm Canned Chowder Gift Set - from Massachusetts Bay Trading Co.
Massachusetts Bay Trading Co. offers canned clam chowder from Weathervane Farm, along with water crackers and two hand-thrown chowder bowls. Another soup vendor told me, "The Weathervane canned soup is one of the higher end canned clam chowders that you'll find. It's only sold in finer New England gourmet shops and is very popular with tourists as a take home flavor of New England." The taste? "It's very authentic clam chowder, with lots of medium sized pieces of clams and potatoes and a very clammy flavor." This gift set is available for $30.95. Order online or by calling 781-916-9012.
Chowder for Two - from The Lobster Guy
You can select either the 18 oz., frozen, ready to heat and eat chowder for two ($11.99) or, if you have a crew to feed, the gallon of clam chowder ($28.99) from thelobsterguy.com. The chowder from this Rhode Island seafood seller was voted Boston's best in 1993 and 1994. UPS overnight shipping charges are additional. Order online or call toll free: 866-788-0004.
Overnight Chowder Delivery - from Cape Cod Chowder Company
If just reading about all of these scrumptious chowders has got you salivating, you'll be glad to know that Cape Cod Chowder Company can have its frozen, all-natural chowder shipped overnight to your doorstep. Just thaw, drop the pouch into boiling water and voila! Order by calling 508-748-1702.
East Coast Chowder Sampler - from East Coast Gourmet
Why settle for one chowder when you can sample four hearty soups? East Coast Gourmet's sampler four-pack is priced at $59 and includes 20-oz. frozen pouches of New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Bisque, Manhattan Clam Chowder and Shrimp and Corn Chowder. Two-day and overnight shipping options are available when you order online or by calling toll free, 888-4-CHOWDA.