The market for gourmet foods and treats is growing despite the economy and there is still time to get in on it. With a careful selection of products and a focused effort at attracting a selected target market, you can build a successful business too. Here are two gourmet food businesses you can consider to enter this popular and growing field.
The first gourmet business idea to consider is making and selling gourmet coffee and tea baskets. This has been around for a while but there is still plenty of room for a person with an eye for selecting the right mix of products they then arrange together in an attractive and appealing presentation. You can offer a combination of serving size or larger varieties of coffee and tea. You can also offer a selection of crackers and biscuits to make it even more tempting.
There are hundreds of varieties of coffee and tea available from exotic locales around the world people would love to try if they only knew about them. You will also want to look at the crackers and biscuits you offer since there is an enormous selection of these available as well. You may want to offer themed baskets that concentrate on a particular country or region such as West Africa or Brazil or choose a selection from around the world to give people a wide variety of tastes.
Another gourmet product that people really love is baked goods and deserts. This would likely be more of a local business but, with some thought, you could find a way to offer your treats beyond your geographic area. Some successful businesses in this field have focused on a single type of product such as specialty breads, while others offer a wider variety. Do some research and find out what is being offered in your area and what is not. Look at what is being offered in some of the more sophisticated markets for ideas on what might work for you.