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LA equivalent of Dean & DeLuca?

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I'm looking for an upscale market, something one or two tiers above Whole Foods or even Bristol Farms... Like, well, Dean & DeLuca. I like the shop in Cube on La Brea and 1st (I think?) but it's a bit small. Any suggestions?

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  1. I suggest you be patient: http://www.deandeluca.com/Aboutus/Def... In the mean time you might want to visit the Beverly Hills Cheese Store if you haven't done so before. What are you looking for more specifically? Maybe the hounds can come up with some other smaller places that will have what you like. Have you ever been to Surfas in Culver City? It might be a place that you would find helpful. http://www.surfasonline.com/

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    1. re: Servorg

      Wow great news for this ex NY'er living in OC about the building of Dean and Deluca here!!! I noticed the construction at Fashion Island but never checked to see what was going to be there! Yay! :)

      I wouldn't recommend Surfas for what the OP is asking for. Isn't that mostly equipment with a small food section?

      I do second the Beverly Hills Cheese Store also. Great selection of cheeses!

      1. re: junglekitte

        >Isn't that mostly equipment with a small food section?

        No, Surfas has a pretty substantial food section. It's not quite D&D, but I think it's about as close as you'll get around here. Not as flashy as D&D either, which suits me fine.

      2. re: Servorg

        Grrrrrrrr. Why Fascist Island?? Whay not LA? The Real Housewives of OC have a lot to answer for...

      3. Until Dean & DearGODhowexpensive open at Fashion Island, there's no one single place to get it. That said, just about everything that is available at D&D is available elsewhere, you will just have to make several stops.

        So, what exactly are you looking for? We may be able to help you source it.

        1. Two worth trying

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          Joan's On Third
          8436 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

          City Bakery
          225 26th St # 25, Santa Monica, CA

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          1. re: Discokill

            Since the OP's are asking for a D&D replacement ...

            Joan's On Third would be a closer match to D&D then Surfas.

            1. re: burntwater

              Ditto with Joan's on Third. It's the only "fresh market" that's anywhere comparable to D&D for quality, selection and most of all price (so freaking expensive and worth it most of the time).

          2. I second Surfas...

            1. Beverly Hills Cheese store as noted below is a great cheese shop.

              Bay Cities in Santa Monica is ostensibly an Italian deli but with goodies from all over, get their bread and fresh pasta (if you don't make it yourself). Surfas carries truffles, so does BH Cheese Store (not sure about Bay Cities, but Bay Cities has truffle cheese, then again so does Whole Foods)

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              Bay Cities Italian Deli
              1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

              1. SOME NEWS: A D & D like place called Bodega LOUIE is opening downtown. Under construction now.

                1. I will also say Joan's on Third would be the closest to Dean & DeLuca.
                  And it is nice to know that D&D will open in Southern California, but Fashion Island in Newport Beach is quite a drive from me : (

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                  1. re: lvgoodfood

                    Yes, but Sonoma is even farther...
                    :)

                  2. We should all write to D&D requesting they open a location in Santa Monica or West L.A.!

                    1. Joan's on 3rd has some excellent refrigerated products, made on sight and exclusive to Joan's, plus some nice, but not excellent, bakery goods and an array of cheeses and dry goods that are hard to find elsewhere. Takeout items are very good and their sandwiches are quite nice.
                      Surfas has the best grilled cheese sandwich I've ever eaten plus a few items that are worth looking at.
                      Beverly Hills Cheese Shop is not Dean and Deluca but every item in the shop is top notch and worth the trip....the people behind the counter are fabulous and helpful and friendly and knowledgeable.
                      City Bakery is a great place to go for breakfast and wonderful baked goods and the different salads and entrees at the serve yourself bar are delicious.
                      I shop daily at Bristol Farms but wow....a Dean and Deluca in Los Angeles would give them all a 'run for their money'. But who knows....LA is not New York.