Best of Boston

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 through the international selections, doling out advice on how to serve foie gras or properly prepare lion meat. The cases stocked with imported cheeses, a commendable produce section, and bread from Iggy’s all earn this neighborhood market an enduring place in Boston’s epicurean pantheon.

160 Charles St., Boston, 617-723-6328,