Best of Boston

2001 Best Grocery Store, Gourmet, Supplies

South End Formaggio

We have a tendency to think of South End Formaggio as a great spot for fancy cheeses, unctuous olive oils, and other hard to find treasures. And it is. But there’s plenty more here. The chewy, sesame seed-coated mini ficelle loaves lined with thinly sliced salami and slivers of sharp cheese are a treat you can eat with one hand while you drive home. That’ll stop you from snacking on these fancy cheeses you’re saving for your dinner guests.

268 Shawmt Ave., Boston, 617-350-6996,