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Taste America’s Essence

Enjoy the best of American cuisine every Monday through Saturday with The American Gourmet!
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Feast on The American Gourmet’s Finest Food Cuisine

Dine at the top-notch restaurant in Tequesta, Florida, where dinners, lunches, deli foods, bakery goods, and catering are chef-crafted to perfection.
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Welcome to The American Gourmet!

We’re all about the delicious taste of American flavor foods from takeout, dinners, lunches, bakery goodies and more. We’ve been in the gourmet business at the same location since 1986 and love sharing our chef-prepared menu with you. From simple deli sandwiches to fancy appetizers like elegant hors d’oeuvres, we use top-notch ingredients and cooking skills to make every dish special.

Delicious Meals Every Day at The American Gourmet!

The American Gourmet is the finest restaurant that serves takeout, dinner, lunch, and deli foods from Monday to Saturday. We also offer homemade goodies with sweets that tantalize the taste buds. Our bakery creates delicious homemade pies, cakes, pastries, and more. The American Gourmet is renowned for its tasty American meals and top-notch catering services in the area at 257 S US Route 1, Tequesta, Florida 33469. We are open from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and 10:30 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays. During the summer months we close at 3:00 pm on Mondays.

Our Catering – Your Menu, Your Way!

Our restaurant can cater to parties with up to 100 guests. We handle everything to make your event easy and delicious. Our catering service is super flexible. We’ll serve our guests whatever they want from our menu, making sure everyone is satisfied at the event. Call for our catering menu at (561) 744-1660.

Gourmet Gift Baskets You’ll Love

Delicious Treats Delivered!

We’re experts at making gourmet gift baskets, which are popular! Our baskets are filled with treats from our gourmet food store and homemade bakery goodies. You can easily buy them online. We’re good at creating gourmet gift baskets, and people love them! Our gift baskets are customized and priced according to your desires.

Take Out Services

Relish our delicious fare wherever you go with our seamless take-out service. Perfect for quick lunches or cozy dinners at home, experience the flavors of The American Gourmet on the go.

Catering Service

Elevate your gatherings with our professional catering service, tailored for both intimate gatherings and large-scale celebrations. From customized menus to impeccable service, we ensure culinary excellence that exceeds expectations.

Food Baskets & Hors d’oeuvres

Impress your guests with our exquisite food baskets and hors d’oeuvres, ideal for any occasion. From artisanal cheeses to handcrafted appetizers, elevate your culinary experience with our curated selection of gourmet delights.

Where We Serve

Serving Palm Beach and Martin Counties

We proudly serve Jupiter, Tequesta, Jupiter Island, Juno Beach, Palm Beach, North Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens in Palm Beach County. Also, we cover Hobe Sound and Southern Martin County.

Conveniently Located

Visit us at 257 S US Route 1, Tequesta, Florida 33469, nestled in the heart of Tequesta just up the road from the Lighthouse. Our central location ensures easy access for both locals and visitors, inviting everyone to experience the finest in American cuisine.

Affordable & Delicious Homemade Food to Go

The American Gourmet’s Take-Out Service

At The American Gourmet, we’re all about delicious homemade food that won’t break the bank. From classic deli sandwiches to fancy hors d’oeuvres, we use the best ingredients and culinary skills to make every dish special.

We know convenience matters, so we’ve made take-out super easy for you. Whether you’re in a rush for lunch or want a cozy dinner at home, our take-out service makes sure you can enjoy our tasty food wherever you are.

Exceptional Culinary Services

Indulge in our signature dishes and specialties, each meticulously crafted to showcase the best of The American Gourmet cuisine.

Dinners-On-The-Go

The American Gourmet usually has 2 or 3 main dishes available each day. Our dinners come in containers which you can reheat in the microwave. You can also remove the dinner from the container and reheat it in the oven. They’re reasonably priced and fall into the mid to high range of American cuisine. Each meal is well-balanced, with meat or fish, fresh veggies, and starch. Some examples of what we offer include Chicken Marsala, Poached Salmon, Beef Bourguignon, Almond Crusted Chicken, and Veal Parmesan. Plus, you can enjoy them for lunch or dinner.

For those customers that would like The American Gourmet to prepare a dinner for family or friends with 8 or more people, we offer Special Orders called “Dinner in Masse”.  These dinners are placed in returnable Corning casserole dishes.  Some customers like to impress their guests by bringing their own dishes for us to fill and garnish. You can also place a special order for just a vegetable or an entree to compliment your menu. Just give us enough notice, and your order will be ready when you need it.

Placing a take-out order is a breeze. Simply browse our online daily menu, select your items, and place a call to 561-744-1660.  Dinners are available after 4:30 pm.  Many times, we have sell-outs for that day’s entrée.  It is advised that you place your order early to guarantee availability

Sandwiches, Deli, and Salads

For lunch, we prepare your meal just the way you like it. We make your meal fresh when you order it. Pick from a range of fresh, unprocessed meats, salads, cheeses, and our soup of the day. We can also provide boxed lunches for special occasions, such as a boat ride or a day at the beach.

In our deli, you’ll find a delicious variety of sliced unprocessed home cooked meats, cheeses, pâtés, quiches, and salads. Discover tempting sliced meats like roast beef and turkey, along with imported cheeses that add rich flavor to any sandwich. We also offer savory pâtés perfect for spreading on crackers or bread. Our assorted quiches are baked fresh and bursting with flavorful ingredients like cheese, bacon, and spinach. Our salads range from classic potato and various daily-made chicken salads to crisp, refreshing garden salads. Americans have been enjoying these deli delights for generations, making them a beloved choice for lunch or a quick bite on the go.

Catering 

We specialize in catering for events ranging from intimate gatherings of 10 to large parties of 100 guests. Our culinary experts prepare freshly made, professionally presented dishes on the day of your event to ensure maximum flavor and freshness. Our comprehensive catering services extend beyond just food; we also provide experienced servers, bartenders, and rentals. Catered events are scheduled by appointment to tailor every detail to your needs. Our commitment is to make your host or hostess feel like a cherished guest at their own party.

At American Gourmet, we’re here to make your event deliciously memorable with your catering services. Whether you’re hosting a small gathering or a big party, we’ve got you covered. From mouth weathering appetizers to satisfying main courses and delectable desserts, our menu has something for everyone. Just let us know your preferences and dietary needs, and we’ll take care of the rest. With our expert chef and top notch ingredients, your guests are sure to be impressed. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your event while we handle the food. Call 561-744-1660 for our catering menu.

Desserts

In our bakery, you’ll find a wide range of delicious treats, from our famous lemon pound cakes and rum cakes to apple pies and key lime pies. We also have scones, muffins, mini chocolate mousse cakes, key lime parfait cups, and mini desserts. Everything is made with the best ingredients and homemade.

Food Baskets

Treat your friends and family to an unforgettable culinary experience with our curated food baskets. Featuring our enticing selection of imported cheeses and gourmet accompaniments, our food baskets are perfect for any occasion, from casual gatherings to elegant soirees.

For your special occasion, we can create a gift basket filled with gourmet treats from our bakery and retail shelves. Our gift baskets are customized and the market price is according to your preference. We do charge a reasonable fee for delivery. 

Hors d ’Oeuvres

Delight your palate with our exquisite selection of Hors d’oeuvres, expertly crafted to impress even the most discerning guests. From savory bites to decadent treats, our Hors d’oeuvres are sure to elevate your event and leave a lasting impression on your guests. 

We pride ourselves on our chef-prepared appetizers, offering over 45 handmade options that are sure to impress our guests. Whether it’s a special event or just a gathering with friends, we’ve got you covered with a variety of pates, dips, and imported cheese trays paired perfectly with fresh fruit. And don’t miss out on our best seller, the Parmesan Nibbles – they’re a crowd favorite for a reason.

Though we have an inventory of some of our more popular Hors d’oeuvres, a lot of our offerings are custom-made to your liking and are priced accordingly. Call 561-744-1660 to receive a copy of our Hors d’euvres menu.

Gourmet Goodies  

In the retail section of our store, you’ll find a fantastic variety of gourmet goodies, from crackers and sauces to biscuits, cookies, jellies, candies, local unprocessed honey, and premium coffees (beans or ground while you wait). Enjoy our goodies as snacks or as alternative food options. We are open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. During the summer months, we close at 3:00 p.m. on Mondays.

Exceptional Culinary Services

Take Out Services

Relish our delicious fare, made with fresh daily ingredients, wherever you go with our seamless take-out service. Perfect for quick lunches or cozy dinners at home, experience the flavors of The American Gourmet on the go.

Placing a take-out order is a breeze. Simply browse our online menu, select your desired items, and complete your order through our user-friendly ordering platform. In just a few clicks, your gourmet feast will be ready for pickup.

We serve special orders whether it’s take out or for food delivery. For customers who prefer not to cook or dine out, we offer special orders called “dinners en masse” in returnable Corning casserole dishes. Some customers like to impress their guests by bringing their own dishes for us to fill and garnish. You can also place a special order for just a vegetable or an entree to compliment your menu. Just give us enough notice, and your order will be ready when you need it.

Dinners-On-The-Go

Delicious Options for Any Meal

At Dinners-On-The-Go, we usually have 2 or 3 main dishes available each day. Our dinners come in containers freshly cooked on the day, which you can heat up in the oven or microwave if you want to take them out. They’re reasonably priced and fall into the mid to high range of American cuisine. Each meal is well-balanced, with meat or fish, fresh veggies, a starch, and a roll. Some examples of what we offer include Chicken Marsala, Poached Salmon, Beef Bourguignon, Almond Crusted Chicken, and Veal Parmesan. Plus, you can enjoy them as lunch or dinner when dining in!

For lunch, we prepare your meal just the way you like it. We make your meal fresh when you order it. Pick from a range of fresh meats, salads, cheeses, and our soup of the day.

At our deli, you’ll find a delicious variety of sliced meats, cheeses, pâtés, quiches, and salads. Discover tempting sliced meats like roast beef and turkey, along with imported cheeses that add rich flavor to any sandwich. We also offer savory pâtés perfect for spreading on crackers or bread. Our assorted quiches are baked fresh and bursting with flavorful ingredients like cheese, bacon, and spinach. Our salads range from classic potato and macaroni salads to crisp, refreshing garden salads. Americans have been enjoying these deli delights for generations, making them a beloved choice for lunch or a quick bite on the go.

In our bakery, you’ll find a wide range of delicious treats, from wedding cakes and rum cakes to apple pies and key lime pies. We also have scones, muffins, chocolate mousse cake, and mini desserts. Everything is made with the best ingredients and homemade.

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Catering Service

Elevate your gatherings with our professional catering service, tailored for both intimate gatherings and large-scale celebrations with up to 100 guests. From customized menus to impeccable service, we ensure culinary excellence that exceeds expectations. Our offerings include professional bartenders and rentals to make your event truly unforgettable.

Catering For Events

At The American Gourmet, we’re here to make your event deliciously memorable with our catering services. Whether you’re hosting a small gathering or a big party, we’ve got you covered. From mouth watering appetizers to satisfying main courses and delectable desserts, our menu has something for everyone. Just let us know your preferences and dietary needs, and we’ll take care of the rest. With our expert chefs and top-notch ingredients, your guests are sure to be impressed. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your event while we handle the food!

Customization Options:

Menu Variety

Culinary Preferences

Presentation Styles

Personalization

Gourmet Goodies at Our Retail Store

In our retail store, you’ll find a fantastic variety of gourmet goodies, from crackers and sauces to biscuits, cookies, jellies, candies, and premium coffees like Jamaican Blue Mountain. Enjoy our goodies as snacks or alternative food options. We’re open from 11:00am to 6:30pm Monday to Saturday, except during the summer months when we’re closed on Saturdays.

Food Basket & Hors D’oeuvres

Treat your guests to an unforgettable culinary experience with our curated food baskets. Featuring an enticing selection of artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, and gourmet accompaniments, our food baskets are perfect for any occasion, from casual gatherings to elegant soirées.

Delight your palate with our exquisite selection of hors d’oeuvres, expertly crafted to impress even the most discerning guests. From savory bites to decadent treats, our hors d’oeuvres are sure to elevate your event and leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Our food baskets and hors d’oeuvres are available at competitive prices, with options for customization to suit your taste and budget. Whether you’re hosting a small gathering or a grand affair, our team will work closely with you to create a bespoke culinary experience that exceeds your expectations.

We pride ourselves on our chef-prepared appetizers, offering over 45 handmade options that are sure to impress your guests. Whether it’s a special event or just a gathering with friends, we’ve got you covered with a variety of pâtés, dips, and imported cheese trays paired perfectly with fresh fruit. And don’t miss out on our bestseller, the Parmesan Nibbles – they’re a crowd favorite for a reason!

For your special occasion, we can create a gift basket filled with gourmet treats from our bakery and retail shelves. We do charge a reasonable fee for delivery. Check out our popular Breakfast Gift Basket, featuring smoked salmon, fresh fruit, scones, and your choice of coffee, tea, or both.

The American Gourmet Cuisine

The American Gourmet cuisine embodies a rich tapestry of flavors and influences from across the nation. With a focus on culinary innovation and creativity, our cuisine celebrates the diverse culinary heritage of America, offering a unique fusion of traditional recipes and contemporary twists.

Importance of Quality Ingredients:

At The American Gourmet, we believe that quality ingredients are the cornerstone of exceptional cuisine. That’s why we source only the finest and freshest ingredients, carefully selected for their flavor, freshness, and sustainability. From daily farm-fresh produce to premium meats and artisanal cheeses, every ingredient is chosen with care to ensure a truly memorable dining experience.

Signature Dishes and Specialties

Indulge in our signature dishes and specialties, each meticulously crafted to showcase the best of The American Gourmet cuisine

Gourmet Deli Sandwiches

Elegant Hors d’oeuvres

Classic American Entrees

Creative Salad Creations

Decadent Desserts

About Us

The American Gourmet

Delicious Food, Family-Owned Tradition

American Gourmet is a family-owned restaurant and caterer with deep roots in Jupiter Tequesta, serving the community in the same location since 1986. Our staff is experienced, and our chef is top-notch, ensuring every dish is delicious and beautifully presented, whether it’s a dinner, appetizers, fruit and cheese trays, gift gourmet baskets, or catering for events. In our takeout section, we offer 2 or 3 high-quality dinner options daily.

About Chef Tania.  Besides her early desire to be a great chef, Tania received on-the-job training at the American Gourmet from one instructor and three graduates educated at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park New York.  This occurred during the first 8 years of our ownership of the restaurant.  During these early years, she also gained additional on-the-job experience working summer months at the prestigious Atlantic Beach Club on Long Island.  Since this initial on-the-job training and with additional training she has only perfected her creative abilities to cook exquisite meals.

If you’re hosting a party, we’ve got you covered with complete catering services for up to 100 people. Our clientele ranges from local residents to celebrities, and we cater events from surprise birthday parties to art gallery openings, serving areas from Palm Beach to Jupiter Island.

We take pride in using the best ingredients for our products. Our hors d’oeuvres are all handmade, not store-bought, and our desserts and bakery items are homemade and absolutely delicious. Whether you’re dining in, taking out, or planning an event, American Gourmet ensures you get the finest food experience every time.

Fresh & On-Time

Delicious Dining Promise

Our mission at The American Gourmet is simple: to serve you fresh and tasty food, always on time. Whether it’s lunch or dinner, you won’t have to wait long to satisfy your cravings. We’re here to make your dine-in experience enjoyable and hassle-free. We promise to give you quality meals that make you happy and keep you coming back for more.

Awards and Recognitions

We are proud to have received numerous awards and recognitions that reflect our commitment to excellence in hospitality and culinary innovation. Whether it’s being recognized for our outstanding cuisine, exceptional service, or contributions to the community, each award serves as a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. We are honored to have earned the trust and loyalty of our guests and look forward to continuing to exceed expectations for years to come.

Location

Our restaurant is located at 257 S US Route 1, Tequesta, Florida 33469, right in the heart of Tequesta. Situated in a vibrant neighborhood, we’re easily accessible from major roads and highways, making us a convenient dining destination for both locals and visitors.

Ample parking is available onsite for our guests’ convenience. You’ll find designated 15 minutes of parking spaces right in front of our restaurant, ensuring a hassle-free dining experience from when you arrive.

While you’re in the area, take some time to explore the charming surroundings of Tequesta. Nearby attractions include:

Lighthouse Park

Coral Cove Park

Blowing Rocks Preserve

Tequesta Brewing Company

Contact Us

(561) 744-1660

theamericangourmet@comcast.net

Have a question or feedback for us? Feel free to reach out using the contact form below. We value your input and are always here to assist you.

Monday – Friday: 10:30am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:30am – 5:00pm

Summer: Monday close at 3:00pm

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Special Offers

At The American Gourmet, we love treating our valued customers to special offers that enhance their dining experience. Check out our exclusive deals below:

Promotions and Discounts

Enjoy irresistible promotions and discounts on our take-out and catering services. Whether you’re craving a quick meal on the go or planning a special event, our special offers make it even more enticing to indulge in the flavors of The American Gourmet cuisine.

Seasonal Specials

Discover our seasonal specials featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients and innovative culinary creations. From refreshing summer salads to hearty winter stews, our seasonal specials are sure to delight your taste buds and keep you coming back for more.

Loyalty Program

Join our loyalty program to unlock exciting rewards and benefits with every visit. Earn points for every purchase and redeem them for discounts, freebies, and exclusive perks. It’s our way of saying thank you for choosing The American Gourmet as your dining destination.

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Testimonials

At The American Gourmet, we take pride in delivering exceptional dining experiences that leave a lasting impression on our guests. Don’t just take our word for it—see what our satisfied customers have to say:

Christine McCully
Christine McCully
2023-12-30
Great sandwiches and this is also a catering company for your next party at your home. Nancy the owner is super nice and will be happy to discuss and plan your food for the next event you host.
Kristen Danzig * Waterpointe Realty Group
Kristen Danzig * Waterpointe Realty Group
2023-04-04
Sweet shop with terrific meals to go as well as hors d'oeuvres. Great in a pinch! Also fun place to pick up a hostess gift. Reminescent of a little market in NYC.
Robert Gilbert
Robert Gilbert
2022-07-16
I love the delicious variety of wonderful dinners they have. The salads are awesome. I’m on a “Green Food” diet and they deliver my little extra treat. The greasy French Fry, Burger routine with Sodas I was hooked on for years is a thing of the past and I’m 70 years young. Makes my life a bit more easy. I’d recommend them for ease of serving a home style wholesome meal any time.
Carol Lindstrum
Carol Lindstrum
2022-03-04
Fresh healthy food to go.👍 We had generous sandwich with fresh fruit and took home the luscious lemon 🍋 pound cake. We are going to get our St Patty's dinners there. Reasonable for such good food. In business for 32 years. Closes at 6:30 pm. Try it.
Alisa Weinstein
Alisa Weinstein
2021-12-21
I love there chicken salads. Curry, grapes and almonds and they make everything fresh. They make their own turkey ham and roast beef. It's consistently delicious
Rusty
Rusty
2021-11-13
New owner, much better
Cindy Weaver
Cindy Weaver
2021-06-14
This cute little shop has the Best dinners! Order early tho! Great sandwiches! I love the Lemon Pound cake, and everything I’ve bought there! Fresh always! Great staff and I’m SO glad it’s in Tequesta!!!
Deborah Barrett
Deborah Barrett
2021-04-01
ALWAYS delicious!! I highly recommend for lunch, dinner...or both! 😋
Anixe Lol
Anixe Lol
2020-11-06
A hidden gem in Tequesta. I have not been there for quite some time but I hope they are still thriving at this difficult time.
Kate Eick
Kate Eick
2020-10-31
I come here and buy dinner at least 4 times a week. The food is so fresh & amazing! Not only the food but the desserts especially the lemon cake & raspberry sherbert. You cannot go wrong. I recommend all the tequesta & Jupiter locals & visitors to check out this amazing gourmet deli. Dinners are prepared but call prior cause they sell out quick.