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I've recently been interested in honey, particularly in the incredible profusion of varieties and flavors there exist in different honeys from around the world. I still remember the odd and enticing flavor of the honey a friend brought back from Kenya many years ago. I have fond thoughts of the maquis-flavored honey I ate in Corsica. I recently picked up a chestnut honey from France that was dark and nutty and rich.... and so on and so forth.

So I’m wondering if anyone has any suggestions on where I might pick up whatever varieties of interesting honey they’ve come across, whether bottled in an old soda bottle from a far-flung country, or sold in some high-end food boutique...

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  1. Oooooh! Definitely try the Leatherwood Honey from Tasmania...I get it at Grace's Marketplace in Manhattan....

    1. Try lavender honey- it is devine! Also, sourwood. A neat resource is the "Honey Locator" http://www.honeylocator.com/ You can search by flower source, state or country and they give you a hyperlink to a source.

      1. Blue Ribbon Bakery in GV is probably the first place to go. They have a honey bar with tastings.

        But it's also just hitting the gourmet stores for different brands, I think. I bought an Italian honey that I used to get in Rome at Dom's in Soho and yesterday I got a Javanese mango flower honey from Fairway. Zabar's has a domestic producer assortment. NYers are lucky to have so many to choose from.

        1. Kalustayan has a pretty good selection of honeys. They are on Lexington Ave around 32d St.

          1. Attiki honey from Greece, readily available in mediterranean and middle eastern markets and some supermarkets.