I am putting together a small gift basket to bring to our hosts for the weekend and wanted to put scones and special jam in it. Can anyone think of somewhere to go for the jam (or something of the like) other than just Whole Foods - maybe a gourmet or specialty shop? In the West Village or Chelsea would be preferable.
I saw a very nice selection of French and Italian jams at Citarella the other day - and Dean & DeLuca also has an extensive selection.
if you go to Union Square Greenmarket - check out Berkshire Berries too - I LOVE their ginger jelly and their red raspberry is good too.
Sweet Melissa's makes jarred preserves and compotes, but keep in mind that this is a bakery so the selection is limited to what is fresh at market. Usually she only has one or two flavors at any given time in the store. Very prettily packaged with a homemade look (it is!). I patronize her Brooklyn/Cobble Hill store, but she's opened a location in Manhattan on Houston near Broadway. Call to find out what she has. You can get your scones there too.
You might also try Blue Ribbon Bakery store, though I don't quite remember what they have.