Best of Boston

BEST Grocery Store, gourmet

2002 BEST Grocery Store, Gourmet

South End Formaggio


Here’s one neighborhood shop that wins big on several fronts. Hardcore foodies drool over its petite but unparalleled stock of spreads, produce, and exotic cheeses. Culinary novices appreciate such hard-to-find items as mini-Turkish plums, wild asparagus, and “capers in salt… read more»

2001 BEST Grocery Store, Gourmet

Savenor’s Market


Gourmets and gourmands alike have for generations found solace in this small family-run specialty foods shop; the high culinary priestess herself, Julia Child, called founder Jack Savenor her butcher for decades. No wonder. The friendly, knowledgeable staff will guide anyone… read more»

1996 BEST Grocery Store, Gourmet



Long known for its exotic meats (this is the place to go for lion and bear), it’s also the best place for pork. Try the home-smoked bacon and ham, and while you’re there, pick up some bread from Iggy’s, a… read more»

1991 BEST Grocery Store, Gourmet

Boyajian Caviar


There is no better source for caviar in Boston, but you can also depend on Boyajian for a slew of expensive treats, including a whole line of smoked delicacies, foie gras, and especially honeys. read more»

1975 BEST Grocery Store, Gourmet

Malben’s Gourmet


Both stores have an assortment of epicurean esoterica that would put the French Chef’s pantry to shame. Definitely the place to go if you’re looking for kiwi giblets or freeze-dried humming-birds’ wings. read more»

1974 BEST Grocery Store, Gourmet



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