Best of Boston

2013 Best Gourmet Shop

American Provisions

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 cheese to the handcarved bottle openers (crafted by a customer) for sale. And then there’s the quality—grocers here carefully select all of the wines, olive oils, and cured meats on offer, so there’s never a doubt that what you’re bringing home is top-notch.

613 E. Broadway, South Boston, 617-269-6100,