Find us a more celebratory food than caviar—we’ll wait. Truth be told, there is no luxury food that can rival caviar, except perhaps, caviar served alongside foie gras, truffles, and Dom Perignon. With the season of celebration upon us, caviar delivery is top of mind when planning Feast of Seven Fishes menus, intimate New Year’s Eve gatherings, and just cozy, Champagne-filled evenings spent at home by the fire. And bringing fine caviar (the same coveted tins you’d find at Michelin-starred restaurants) into your home has never been easier. Whether you’re a caviar novice or an aficionado, these high-end purveyors will ship caviar to your door in record time.
FultonFishMarket.com specializes in shipping imported and domestic caviar directly to your door. Buyers can choose next day or two-day shipping for their caviar delivery, so you don’t have to fret about a long wait; you could order on December 22 and still have the caviar for a Christmas Eve appetizer. The caviar you’re ordering from FultonFishMarket.com is often served at Michelin-starred restaurants, and it comes packed in an insulated bag with tasting notes.
Our recommendation: The Best of the Best Caviar Assortment Package, which comes with hackleback, sturgeon, paddlefish, and salmon roe caviar, crème fraîche, 16 blinis, and a classic Mother of Pearl caviar spoon.
To buy: $300, FultonFishMarket.com
Paris-based Petrossian was founded in 1920, which means it’s now been an iconic caviar brand for a century. To find your perfect caviar on their website, buyers can consult a Petrossian Caviar Concierge, because nothing says luxury food shopping quite like a caviar concierge. Petrossian caviar is sourced from around the world; Kaluga Huso caviar, a cousin of the famed (now banned) Beluga caviar, is from central Asia, while Alverta caviar hails from Northern California. And on Petrossian’s website, you can shop for caviar based on your palette (i.e., adventurous, creative, romantic), by caviar grade (from Tsar Imperial to Petrossian Reserve), or by type.
Our recommendation: Petrossian Five Star Showcase, which comes with tins of Tsar Imperial Ossetra, Royal Shassetra, Daurenki, Royal Baika, and Royal Transmontanus caviar.
To buy: From $470, Petrossian.com
Caviar Russe is perhaps the most established U.S. caviar purveyor, and certainly the largest caviar importer in the country. Their restaurants, in Miami, Beverly Hills, and New York, have been awarded Michelin stars, but they also offer an online shopping experience and even overnight delivery in certain cities. On CaviarRusse.com, you can browse Caspian Sea Osetra caviars, Siberian sturgeon caviars, and North American offerings like hackleback and white sturgeon. For holiday caviar findings, their caviar collections—ranging “essentials” to “indulgent” to “jubilant” bundles—are the place to start.
Our recommendation: Jubilant Collection for one to four people, which comes with four tins of one caviar variety (choose from Pacific sturgeon, Siberian sturgeon, or various grades of Caspian Osetra), blinis, crème fraîche, chic caviar spoons, and a silver-plated serving dish.
To buy: From $985, CaviarRusse.com
Seattle Caviar Co.
The capital of sustainable caviar, Seattle Caviar Co. has been selling high-end caviar alongside the best Champagne, truffles, and foie gras since 1990. They have a curated, minimalist selection of caviar, raised 100% sustainably but “comparable to the wild stocks of the Caspian Sea.” Their top-of-the-line offering is Osetra caviar, and buyers can also sample their white sturgeon, Siberian sturgeon, paddlefish, golden whitefish, and Ikura caviar. While shopping, be sure to add a jar of Preserved Black Winter Truffle ($60) to your cart.
Our recommendation: Tête à Tête #3, which comes with a tin of Osetra caviar, 12 Betsy’s blinis, Bellwether Farms crème fraîche, and a Mother of Pearl caviar spoon.
To buy: $168, Caviar.com
Sterling Caviar is touted as “the leading caviar producer in America.” In their words, “we are pioneers in sustainably raising California farmed white sturgeon to provide you farm-direct, world-class, American caviar.” You can shop their sumptuous California caviar under five categories: imperial, supreme, two color, royal, and classic. With impressive sustainable methods and caviar that’s a shade lighter than the Caspian Sea goods, Sterling Caviar is all about buttery, delicious flavor produced right here in the U.S.
Our recommendation: Experience Sterling Caviar Sampler, which comes with three tins of caviar (royal, supreme, and classic), a Mother of Pearl spoon, and a caviar tin opener.
To buy: $260, SterlingCaviar.com