D'Artagnan is also a great place to find preserved truffles and other truffle products. You can also find some specialty food items like chestnuts, duck fat, and French Heirloom Tarbais Beans.
I'm a huge fan of Food52, a foodie website created by journalists Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs in 2009. Recently they have made the foray into the retail business with their Provisions by Food52 shop, a gourmet food and kitchen store.
I love looking through the website. They have a wonderful selection of specialty foods - all carefully chosen and tested by the staff. Many of the items are exclusive to Food52 and the photography is outstanding. Find hidden gems like Flake Finishing Salt by Jacobsen Salt Co., Frog Hollow Farm Warren Pears, Nicholas Breed Free-range Turkeys, Olympic Provisions Salami, Noble Tonic Vanilla Bean and Egyptian Chamomile Blossom Maple Syrup, Fruition Dark Chocolate Bars, Blue Chair jams, and a lot more delishesness. A true delight for any foodie!
4. O & CO
They have a fantastic assortment of imported olive oils from Italy, Spain, France, and Portugal. You will find beautiful vinegars, delicious olive tapenades, gourmet crackers and spreads, pasta and sauces, truffle products, artisan salts and seasonings. They also have a beautiful selection of gifts.
For the Gourmet caters to chefs and their restaurants selling many of their products by the case or in larger quantities. It's a fantastic store, though, and a great place to find anything you might need to cook up something amazing. You can also save a good deal of money by purchasing by the case.
Meats, exotic fruits, seafood, chocolates, cheeses, line the shelves of this wonderful specialty food store. For organic foods, they have a selection of beans and lentils, rice, nuts, and flours.
6. Abe's Market
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.
9. Zingerman'sAnother 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.
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.