Best of Boston

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 suburban palates with Gypsy Kitchen, another chili-head haven. These days the store purveys the best in imported wine, cheese, and other exquisite foodstuffs, too. No-spin advice comes free of charge: If that Rias Baixas white you’re eyeing will make the aged Gouda already in your basket taste like trash, you’ll definitely get the warnings.

1241 Hancock St., Quincy, 617-847-1846,