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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
1983 Best Gourmet Shop

Hamlet and Kenn

Fine cooking, fair prices in the South End.