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Best Gourmet Food Stores in the World

jed_irl Mar 26, 2007 06:58 AM

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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    mrsjoujou Mar 26, 2007 08:33 AM

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

    1. Carrie 218 Mar 26, 2007 08:40 AM

      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. re: Carrie 218
        Candy Mar 26, 2007 08:49 AM

        Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati

      2. farmersdaughter Mar 26, 2007 10:10 AM

        Peck in Milano.

        1. Megiac Mar 26, 2007 10:16 AM

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

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          1. re: Megiac
            ChefJune Mar 26, 2007 10:22 AM

            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. Sam Fujisaka Mar 26, 2007 11:17 AM

            KaDeWa food floor in Berlin (as mentioned above).

            1. ajs228 Mar 26, 2007 11:21 AM

              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
                jrhsfcm Mar 26, 2007 12:00 PM

                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
                  tom porc Mar 27, 2007 01:36 AM

                  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
                    jpschust Mar 27, 2007 06:14 AM

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

              2. jpschust Mar 26, 2007 12:02 PM

                Harrod's in London

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                1. re: jpschust
                  BobB Oct 22, 2009 01:16 PM

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

                2. Robb S Mar 27, 2007 10:39 AM

                  Shinjuku Isetan in Tokyo.

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                    fritthum Oct 21, 2009 05:40 PM

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

                    1. Servorg Oct 22, 2009 01:28 PM

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


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