Frugal Foodies

Gourmet cuisine catered to the credit-crunched and time-starved
Implications - A recession-fueled appreciation for home cooking has led to more dedication in presentation and ingredients both in and outside the home. Gourmet cuisine is being made available for smaller budgets and refined taste buds as consumers still want to go out and enjoy tasty food minus the fine dining prices.
SCORE: 3.5
Warm Top 6 Examples: 65,062 Total Clicks Feb 09 - Oct 09
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Epicurean Potato Chips - Luxirare Creates Crisps with Prosciutto, Vanilla & Cilantro
SCORE: 3.1
Warm 18,761 Clicks Pub: Aug 15, 09
Epicurean Potato Chips
Luxirare Creates Crisps with Prosciutto, Vanilla & Cilantro
Gourmet potato chips are the latest innovation by the foodies at Luxirare. Epicurean ingredients such as red pepper threads, prosciutto, vanilla pod seeds, and cilantro leaves have been embedded between… [More]
$8 Ice Cubes - Glace Ice Co. Luxury Cocktail Cooling Spheres
SCORE: 3.8
Warm 15,615 Clicks Pub: Feb 15, 09
$8 Ice Cubes
Glace Ice Co. Luxury Cocktail Cooling Spheres
Gläce Luxury Ice Co. ships hand-carved ice cubes right to your door. The cubes are actually 2.5” spheres and made of frozen purified water. The combination of their large size and the fact that they are… [More]
Gourmet-to-Go - Restaurants Wrap Up Fine Dining Treats for On-the-Go Foodies
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 14,125 Clicks Pub: Sep 12, 09
Gourmet-to-Go
Restaurants Wrap Up Fine Dining Treats for On-the-Go Foodies
Gourmet to-go restaurants are the answer for smaller budgets and refined taste buds. While fine dining restaurants have seen a notable decline in business, upscale fast food joints--like Rubio’s and Chipotle--haven’t… [More]
Gourmet Churros - Xooro Brings Elegance to a Sugar-Coated Kids' Favorite
SCORE: 3.9
Mild 6,952 Clicks Pub: Jul 19, 09
Gourmet Churros
Xooro Brings Elegance to a Sugar-Coated Kids' Favorite
If you're like me, when you think of the word 'churro,' you envision a sugar-coated summer treat, not the delicacies served up by Xooro in West Hollywood and Santa Monica, California. Indeed, Xooro sets… [More]
Frugal Vegan Photoblogs - Melody Polakow Shares How to Make Healthy Meals for $3.33/Day
SCORE: 2.1
Mild 6,207 Clicks Pub: Feb 20, 09
Frugal Vegan Photoblogs
Melody Polakow Shares How to Make Healthy Meals for $3.33/Day
Melody Polakow’s photoblog of frugal vegan recipes at Melomeals makes it possible for almost anyone striving to eat healthier, with gourmet vegan meals you can make yourself for around $3.33 a day once… [More]
Tasty Shoe Installations - Goodhood's Gourmet Footwear Looks Good Enough to Eat
SCORE: 3.2
Mild 3,402 Clicks Pub: Aug 4, 09
Tasty Shoe Installations
Goodhood's Gourmet Footwear Looks Good Enough to Eat
Gourmet footwear recently invaded London’s Goodhood retailer with a play-on-words marketing installation, where shoes were placed, like food, on dishes set on top a table. The name ‘Gourmet’ does cleverly… [More]