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Best Gourmet Food Stores in the World

Can people let me know where there favourite foodstores accross the world are? Think high gourmet food. Places such as le grand epicerie at the Bon Marché Paris. Doesn't have to be as big just as good quality. If anyone can think of places in the major capitals London, NY, LA, Hong Kong, Milan etc



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  1. Lafayette gourmet in paris. I can live in that place.

    1. Pike's in Seattle, Ferry Plaza in San Francisco, Farmer's Market in Los Angeles, Dean & Deluca in Napa, Sonoma Market in Sonoma, Harrods in London.

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        1. Ostermallmshallen in Stockholm and the food floor at KaDeWe in Berlin.

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          1. re: Megiac

            Kalustyan's, Sahadi, DiPalo's, Dean and DeLuca in New York; Salumeria Italiana in Boston

            Greenmarkets are not the same to me, as they are seasonal.

          2. KaDeWa food floor in Berlin (as mentioned above).

            1. AJ's in Arizona. Also Wegman's in upstate New York is a grocery store, but they have an amazing selection of gourmet and fresh made foods.

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              1. re: ajs228

                Wegman's is a chain found throughout the Mid-Atlantic region - not specific to just upstate NY. Really a terrific all-around grocery store, though I wouldn't classify it among the best gourmet stores in the world. However, I do wish they had a store in the SF Bay Area, as it beats any of the groceries we have out here!

                1. re: jrhsfcm

                  I like Wegman's seafood, butcher, and natural food sections. Their produce is a bit weak but that could be seasonal and NJ. Although I dig into their melon bar. And they sell palm wax candles.

                  1. re: tom porc

                    They are a very good grocery store but I'd hardly classify them as a gourmet store.

                1. re: jpschust

                  Harrod's, without a doubt. KaDeWe in Berlin as a distant (but honorable) second.

                2. Shinjuku Isetan in Tokyo.

                  1. McEwan food store in Toronto is as good a store as any I have been in around the world.

                    1. I always enjoyed popping into F & M's to browse around.