Best of Boston

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.

158 Massachusetts Ave. or 378 Boylston St., Brookline,