global grocery gems
There is a reasonable amount of information about larger markets in cities around the world- but I'm interested in finding out about smaller gourmet independent/specialty grocers in a variety of regions, including in and around Rome and Florence/Tuscany.
I'd like to find places with amazing product, displays, service, innovation in technology or "eco-friendly" products and design and characters (owners/managers/staff).
I'm trying to assemble research on the world's grocery gems- stores and markets that make people go "wow!".
I've googled and found a couple of top ten lists, but they seem to focus on larger scale markets and stores.