Gourmet food is often associated with fine restaurants. Gourmet food is food that is exquisitely presented. Gourmet food is sport ter than normal food. Gourmet food has been prepared carefully and uses only the best quality ingredients, but one does not have to go to a restaurant to enjoy gourmet food.
There are many other places you can get gourmet food. If you are feeling thrifty you can purchase quality ingredients from your local grocery store or specialty shop and make gourmet food at home.
Another option is to buy prepared gourmet foods that are available frozen from some stores. All that is required is heating in the oven and often these meals are indistinguishable from restaurant bought gourmet food, but are much less expensive.