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The Best Online Gourmet Food Shops

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11. Abe's Market

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Abe's Market is markedly different than the other shops on this list. You won't find luxury items or unique specialty foods from the far corners of the earth. Named one of Forbes' Top 25 Innovative Companies, Abe's Market specializes in selling foods that are organic or natural.

You will find organic baking ingredients, spices and seasonings, pastas, sauces, syrups, and salts. You can also find a great selection of prepared foods, snacks, candy and chocolates, breakfast mixes, and more. There is also gluten-free products, vegan, kosher, and superfoods.

Perhaps the best thing about Abe's Market is the great prices. The prices are comparable to your local supermarket, there are always thousands of items on sale, and shipping is free on orders over $49.

12. Dean & Deluca

One of the best around. Sometimes pricey, but they have great customer service and always deliver. Great overall selection: caviars, smoked fish, herbs and spices, truffles, oils, artisan cheeses, premium meats and seafood, foie gras, chocolates, honeys, sauces, pre-made hors d'oeuvres, and more. If you are looking for a gift, this is a good place to shop. They have a wide variety of premade baskets and food combinations.

13. Zingerman's

Another big supermarket-like store for gourmet foods. Good selection of vinegars, olive oils, cheeses, and breads. Zingerman's is very careful about choosing the products they carry. You will find a wide assortment of specialty foods you can't find anywhere else. Great place to try something new! Lots of great product information is available on their website. Be sure to check out their 'fresh finds' section for great handmade, traditional foods.

14. Cultures for Health

Organic Food Stores

  Cultures for Health is a great place to find all your starters for making your own cheese, yogurt, tofu, kombucha, or other fermented foods.  Not all of their products are organic but you will find organic bone broth, organic sprouting seeds, organic raw cultured vegetables, organic rice koji, and tons of related tools and equipment.

15. Earthy Delights

Great place to find premium products to stock your pantry. Their specialty is fresh mushrooms (including morels and truffles) and wild harvest like ramps and fiddleheads. They also have a wonderful selection of fresh exotic vegetables, caviar, foie gras, oils, salts, cheeses, chocolates, vinegars, spices, and a lot more! Good stuff!

16. Zabar's

Zabar's is a New York City institution. In business for over 70 years, Zabar's 16,000-square-foot store has everything from caviar and hand-sliced smoked salmon to cheesecakes and freshly roasted coffee. Other highlights include 600 varieties of cheeses, foie gras, olives, cured meats, smoked fish, specialty salts, olive oils, and much, much more.

17. Stonewall Kitchen Specialty Foods

Stonewall Kitchen is a great New England company that sells a wide variety of delicious sauces, toppings, and condiments. Products include jams and marmalades, chutneys, salsas, mustards, grill marinades, pasta sauces, cocktail sauces, relishes, vinaigrettes, specialty oils, salad dressings, asian oils, honeys, dessert toppings, maple syrups, olives, gourmet cakes and other desserts, tableware, kitchen tools and appliances.
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