Best Gourmet Shop in Boston

2014 Best Gourmet Shop

Dave's Fresh Pasta


Can a person live on pasta alone? At this Somerville specialty shop, you could certainly try—and last for months without ever repeating your order, thanks to a massive roster of…Read More

2013 Best Gourmet Shop

American Provisions

South Boston

What separates a smaller shop like American Provisions from a typical grocery store is its personality, from the handwritten signs suggesting wines to match each cheese to the handcarved bottle…Read More

2010 Best Gourmet Shop

A. Russo & Sons


When you’re ready to put some sizzle in your pan, there’s no better place to start than at Russo’s. Its esoteric selection of produce—Thai okra, dandelion, Asian pear, lychee nut—provides…Read More

2009 Best Gourmet Shop, South

Sid Wainer & Son

New Bedford

We’re all for keeping weird and wonderful stuff in the fridge (as long as it didn’t, you know, grow there). That’s why we love making the trek way down south…Read More

2009 Best Gourmet Shop, West

The Cheese Shop


No one makes booze-and-cheese pairings as easy as Wasik’s, as it’s known by locals. Walk in toting an obscure red or a craft beer, and depart with a sack full…Read More

2009 Best Gourmet Shop, North



Shubie’s gets the nod this year for upping the ante in the cheese department, where scores of familiar and rarely seen varieties pack the cases: Cowgirl Creamery’s Mount Tam, Jasper…Read More

2008 Best Gourmet Shop, North

Ned’s Groceria


First as the creator of gourmet-pantry-on-wheels Ned’s Truck and now as proprietor of her own groceria, Ned Hand has helped the North Shore fine-foods scene find a higher gear. Got…Read More

2008 Best Gourmet Shop, South

Gypsy Kitchen


Lisa Lammé knows from hot. When she shuttered her famed Faneuil Hall hot sauce shop, Le Saucier, years ago, she moved on to perk up suburban palates with Gypsy Kitchen,…Read More

2008 Best Gourmet Shop, West

Lower Falls Wine Company

Newton Lower Falls

No ‘oaky’ chardonnays and ‘plummy’ merlots here. The quaff hounds at this third-generation business call on a broader viticultural vocabulary in helping a customer discover the perfect bottle: ‘Thought-provoking.’ ‘Animalistic.’…Read More

2006 Best Gourmet Shop



Even a well-stocked pantry won’t have everything, which is why we’re grateful for Christina’s. On weekdays, purposeful shoppers arrive in search of Ethiopian bere bere, or grains of paradise; on…Read More

2004 Best Gourmet Shop, Cape Cod

The Brown Jug


Once a locally beloved antique shop, the Brown Jug is now home to a different, though no less precious, stock: artisanal cheeses from far-flung makers, imported and delectable olives, Iggy’s…Read More

2004 Best Gourmet Shop, Nantucket

Fahey & Fromagerie


Specialty-food shopping on this island can be slim pickings, which is why local gourmets consider Michael Fahey of Fahey & Fromagerie a godsend. His subtly swank, well-stocked shop would rival…Read More

1984 Best Gourmet Shop

Bond & Burkhardt

Newton Centre

An aesthetic as well as gastronomic delight, with fresh meats, cheeses, salads, breads, and pastries all beautifully displayed…Read More

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