We're like magpies this week, gathering ingredients and treats from all our favorite specialty food stores in anticipation of company this weekend. After all, the only thing better than making a great new food discovery is sharing it with loved ones. A little schlepping is worth some delicious meals.
As we flitted from store to store, adding to our shopping bags, we wondered if there are even more great foodie shops that we're missing out on. What are your favorite NYC specialty food stores - the places where you never fail to walk out with something intriguing and lovely?
After the jump, some of ours. This week, we've picked up some baked and fresh ricotta at Blue Apron Foods in Park Slope, heritage pork and fresh bread at Fort Greene's new Greene Grape Provisions market, and we did a big shopping trip at the Park Slope Food Coop. We're also hoping to get to Despaña later this week for some interesting charcuterie and tidbits to add to our Easter brunch buffet.
Other places on our must-shop list:
• Murray's Cheese
• Stinky Bklyn
• Brooklyn or Queens Chinatown
• The array of shops at Chelsea Market
• The meat markets and produce shops in Greenpoint
Where are you shopping in NYC?
Photos: Urban Rustic and Despaña.