Eat healthy while viewing College basketball.  Don't let the bracket-busters be belly-busters. Virginia Gourmet has many March Madness themed foods for snacking and entertaining.  Mrs. Bryant's Mardi Gras White Bean Soup makes a delicious starter for chili.  Simply add Sabrosa Medium Salsa and you have chili for March Madness.  We offer quick, simple fixings right out of the package that deliver gourmet meals in minutes.  Try our prepared foods, like our She Crab Soup and Crab Cake Sweet Potato Sliders.  Snack with our full line of Virginia peanuts, cheese straws, nachos, and our new Gourmet Trail Mix.  If you are looking to prepare meals at home, we have everything you need - Veggie Burgers, Bison, Beef, Chicken, Pork.  Stop by and let us help you with recipe ideas.  Remember to root for your favorite College Basketball Team while eating healthy and local.

Valentine's Day is February 14. Find everything you need for that special someone in your life at Virginia Gourmet & Here are our Valentine's Day suggestions:

Drunken Cherries

Dark Chocolate Covered Peanuts

Praline Pecans

Bloody Mary Mix

Let us help you shop for Valentine's Day - we have everything you need.


Become our Super Bowl winner! 

Purchase on-line ( or or in-store from Virginia Gourmet between now and kickoff on Feb. 2 at 6:25 EST and be automatically entered into our Super Bowl drawing.  The lucky winner receives a $50.00 gift certificate that can be redeemed in person or by phone.

Here are our Super Bowl picks for you to score big with your local Super Bowl spread:

Edward’s Virginia Country Ham

Edward’s Virginia Country Ham Sweet Potato Biscuits

Relish Tray – Virginia Gourmet Pickled Watermelon Rinds, MeadowCroft: Spiced Pickled Peaches,German Pickles, Pickled Beets

Mrs. Bryant’s Soups:  Moroccan Black Bean, Mardi Gras Bean, Bombay Lentil

Mrs. Bryant’s Praline Pecans & Peanuts – Choose from our extensive variety

Virginia Gourmet Cheese Straws

Nana’s Cocina Tortilla Chips and Sabrosa Salsa or MeadowCroft Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Bloody Mary Mix by Buz

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Shop Local for the Holidays!

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away.  Saturday, November 30, is Small Business Saturday and Virginia Gourmet will be participating again this year.  Stop in, shop and receive a free gift from Virginia Gourmet. 


Locals & Tourists enjoying Virginia Gourmet's Cafe foods, eat-in & grab-n-go (on counter), and shopping for Holiday Specialty Food gifts.

November is also the start of our Taste of Virginia series at Virginia Gourmet – 264 McLaws Circle in Williamsburg.  Join us from 11am-5:30pm every Thursday through December 19.  We will be sampling many of our delicious Virginia Foods and will be offering many “surprises”, so be sure to join us.  We will show you how these foods can be used to make many wonderful dishes and will share some of our recipes with you.  As you know, Virginia specialty foods make wonderful gifts and are a great way to accent the holiday dinner table. 

While at Virginia Gourmet, make your own customized gift basket.  We offer a free basket with every purchase of $50 or more.  We will even help you assemble the basket!  The Holiday issue of the Williamsburg Health Journal features some of Virginia Gourmet’s specialty food and recipe ideas.


Holiday time is a celebration of family and food.  Virginia Gourmet specializes in catering trays made using all local ingredients and from-scratch recipes.  While shopping, pick-up a copy of our new catering menu.  No time to cook?  We offer a broad range of grab-n-go soups made with the freshest local ingredients.  Don’t forget about our delicious café specials – each week we offer different box lunches and a variety of other foods.  If you have not yet done so, like VirginiaGourmet on Facebook and sign-up for our weekly café newsletter.

Here are just a few of Virginia Gourmet’s 2013 Holiday Gift Suggestions:


Mrs. Bryant’s Fruit Blended Apple Sauces


Edward’s Petite Virginia Ham


No Bull Veggie Burgers (available in gluten free and vegan)


Mrs. Bryant’s Spice Blends & Rubs


Local Cookbooks


Sparkling Peach & Cherry Ciders


Mrs. Bryant’s Coffees, Teas, Mulling Spice & Cocoa


Fido Dog Treats

Virginia Gourmet is your shopping headquarters for the Fall - Stop in and shop.  See & taste what everyone is talking about - you will feel right at home eating our healthy, from-scratch, delicious local foods.  We have been busy cooking up soups from scratch and the fixings to go with 'em.  Enjoy our pumpkin & sweet potato soups.  Add Virginia Country Ham on Sweet Potato Rolls with a smear of Virginia Honey.  Do a little Fall shopping by adding:  Mrs. Bryant's Apple Sauces, Germany Spice, Cinnamon Nibs, Hot Cocoa, Sweet Potato Granola, Sweet Potato Crackers, Chilled Sparkling Ciders & Hot Cider made with Mrs. Bryant's England mulling spices.  Start thinking about the upcoming holidays - purchase your Virgina Petite Ham and a wheel of the Nun's of Crozet Gouda Cheese. 

Here's how Pumpkin Soup is made at Virginia Gourmet:

We start with fresh from the farm whole pumpkins - not that fake canned stuff.


We slice and remove the pumpkin seeds & pulp, cooking them down into a pumpkin concentrate.  We sprinkle Mrs. Bryant's Germany spice on the pumpkin halves and roast them in our oven.  We don't use spices filled with sugars, salts & MSG.  The aroma of pumpkin and spices permeate the whole building.


After the pumpkins have been roasted, we remove the skins and cube the pumpkins.  It is tempting to steal a cube or two!


We remove the seeds from our pumpkin concentrate and add the cubed pumpkin to the concentrate in the soup kettle.  The pumpkin seeds are prepared for oven roasting by misting them with Mrs. Bryant's Olive OIl Blend (using the Misto) and sprinkling them with Mrs. Bryant's DelMarVa spice blend (not Salt or Old Bay which is loaded with salt).  The pumpkin cubes get cooked down and pureed.


We add a little cream and the soup's ready to eat!


Delicious - you can really taste the pumpkin and the spices!

Cooking Tip - This soup is a lot easier to purchase already made from Virginia Gourmet than to make it yourself!

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Mrs. Bryant's
Specialty Foods and Sauces
by Nouvel, LLC

PO Box 5337
Williamsburg Virginia 23188

Lenny: (757) 291-9510

Visit us at: Virginia Gourmet
264 McLaws Circle, Suite K
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 645-2970

Store Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:00am-3:00pm

Other Hours by chance or appointment (757) 291-9510